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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Mar-18-2017, 02:59:52 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting.
No problem. I have used there DW tires on my 325ci and loved them for the price. I allways said if they made the outer patch more like the pss and stiffened the sidewalls it would be a great tire. I love corners so i tend to wear out the edges quick. The pss hold up better this way. I hope to try the new conti this summer in the m3. I i kill front tires before rear hard braking and cornering.

This is a rear pss tire
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No problem. I have used there DW tires on my 325ci and loved them for the price. I allways said if they made the outer patch more like the pss and stiffened the sidewalls it would be a great tire. I love corners so i tend to wear out the edges quick. The pss hold up better this way. I hope to try the new conti this summer in the m3. I i kill front tires before rear hard braking and cornering.

This is a rear pss tire
That review is spot on and really, really describes the DW to a T. Smooth, very grippy and "oh my god" comfortable.... but hugely imprecise.

The new Sport "sounds" like the ultimate tire - PSS performance with, I'm guessing, near-DW comfort. Not that the PSS is bad but it is a stiff tire.
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Old Sat, Mar-18-2017, 03:23:08 PM   #23
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I did Find the PSS Snappy less forgiving then the DW but thats on a 325ci compared to a M3 When i picked up My M3 it had a horrible suspension setup Bilstein HD with the wrong drop Springs I have since replaced the springs with OEM and its much better. the first thing i did was switch to a square setup as i hated the stock understeer setup i had more fun in my 325 then the m3. This summer Tuner sway bars and a 2003+ Steering rack "ZHP" to bring the fun factor up a bit
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I don't know if they improved the tire compound from their last version. I had continental extreme contact dws, the front lasted awhile. The rears only lasted about 15k miles. I don't do burn outs or donuts just DD. Then I had a blow out on my second set of rears. I switched to Michelin PSS and only have a little under a thousand miles on them and they are way better. The PSS were cheaper to, I remember the conti dws was $250 a tire.

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Old Sun, Mar-19-2017, 01:57:03 AM   #25
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I have PSS on my 340, and went with the DW on my M3. For the money, on a daily driver, I think the DW are a great tire.

I use the DWS as my winter tire on the 340. They are an outstanding all season tire that I've used on a few different cars.

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Old Sun, Mar-19-2017, 03:15:58 AM   #26
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As others have said, this is NOT the Continental DW. It's the brand new replacement for that tire. Initial reviews from tirerack employees are saying that it's better in the wet and slightly better in the dry than the Michellin PSS. Sidewall stiffness has been increased a lot (84% I think I remember reading) so response should be much better now.

Source: http://www.planet-9.com/porsche-tire...ml#post1599378
It seems to me that Jim@TireRack was referring to the Pilot Sport 4S being slightly better than the PSS, not the Conti.

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Right, but even the old DW is an extremely grippy tire, vastly better than the V12. I literally can't enjoy the car with V12s, it loses traction constantly.

The problem with the DW is not grip, it's response.
Do the V12s struggle for traction even in a straight line? Curious how bad it can be. I've never had any trouble putting the power down with my Super Sports.
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It seems to me that Jim@TireRack was referring to the Pilot Sport 4S being slightly better than the PSS, not the Conti.
This is correct. PSS was king, but now the PS4S seems to be the new king as it performs better than the PSS and wears better. Jim at tirerack WAS referring to the PS4 being better than the PSS, not the Conti's being better than the PSS.

IMO, the Michelins' make the M3 a better M3. They match the car perfectly. On a car that couldn't take advantage of that stiff sidewall and great initial turn in, then the Michelins are less of a bargain and not worth the extra money IMO.

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IDo the V12s struggle for traction even in a straight line? Curious how bad it can be. I've never had any trouble putting the power down with my Super Sports.
Big time. You simply cannot go WOT in first gear, warm and sunny and dry, with the V12s and expect it to hook. And forget about accelerating away from a turn, no chance.

With PSS, even in stock 255 size, WOT in first hooks easily. Honestly, without exaggerating, I'd say the PSS hooks in the wet nearly as well as the V12 in the dry.

PSS = super glue in all non-super-cold conditions. I run strictly OE sizes on my M3s and I can literally fling my car down a mountain road with reckless abandon and it just grips relentlessly with the PSS'. I've never once had the thought that I need a better, or wider, tire.

V12s are for people who mostly just cruise, and that's totally cool. But if you really like to push the car they simply won't cut it.
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Big time. You simply cannot go WOT in first gear, warm and sunny and dry, with the V12s and expect it to hook. And forget about accelerating away from a turn, no chance.

With PSS, even in stock 255 size, WOT in first hooks easily. Honestly, without exaggerating, I'd say the PSS hooks in the wet nearly as well as the V12 in the dry.

PSS = super glue and all non-super-cold conditions. I run strictly OE sizes on my M3s and I can literally fling my car down a mountain road with reckless abandon and it just grips relentlessly with the PSS'. I've never once had the thought that I need a better, or wider, tire.

V12s are for people who mostly just cruise, and that's totally cool. But if you really like to push the car they simply won't cut it.

Wouldn't even take the V12s cruising
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I don't know if they improved the tire compound from their last version. I had continental extreme contact dws, the front lasted awhile. The rears only lasted about 15k miles. I don't do burn outs or donuts just DD. Then I had a blow out on my second set of rears. I switched to Michelin PSS and only have a little under a thousand miles on them and they are way better. The PSS were cheaper to, I remember the conti dws was $250 a tire.

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That looks like underinflation or perhaps there was a puncture that caused the tire to leak out. When sidewalls fail like that, it's usually due to excessive heat induced by underinflation.
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