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Old 06-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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I think this should be under wheels and tires, but anyone feel free to move it to off-topic if it shouldn't be.

I've been running the Conti DWS on my 2001 e46 xi for about 5 months now through rain, hail, snow, heat, potholes and 100 mph freeways and absolutely love these tires. I love the way the handle, the way they grip on dry road and wet, and the way that they brake (they have saved me in an emergency braking situation at least once). They look great to boot.

I know that a lot of folks on this forum are using and loving this tire on their 3 series as well, but I am curious if anyone has experience with them on other vehicles. It's time to put new tires on my girlfriends 2011 Tiguan (2.0 Turbo with 4motion) and I am looking at the Contis for this application for all the reasons that cited above. My 2 main concerns are that the Tiguan is a much taller vehicle and thus I wonder if the tire will handle just as well and that my GF is a markedly more conservative driver than I am and so she may not need to pay for a tire that handles as well as the Contis (though, the price is hard to beat). Tire rack recommends this tire for her car, but I also read a lot of reviews of the tires on here before throwing them on my e46. Any comments on how they work on the Tiguan (or similar vehicles: CRV, Forester, X3, etc) is much appreciated.

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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I haven't put them on a larger vehicle, like a Tiguan, but I threw some on my sister's Civic and I (nor she) have any complaints about them. They're great tires for the money!
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I haven't personally driven on these are larger vehicles, BUT I have had positive feedback from many customers using them on BMW X5's, Porsche Cayenne's, and other CUV/SAV's that are even larger than a Tiguan. Tires with taller sidewalls aren't as responsive just in general, but the DWS likely has better handling and grip than the original equipment tires that came on the Tiguan.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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I put them on my Z4M 2008, and they are great!!!
It is a lighter vehicle, but want to share this with team!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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You're probably paying for a lot more performance than she needs, especially on a Tiguan. Not to mention that there are tires that will probably provide a lot better treadlife and reduced noise levels for less money.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:00 AM   #7
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They're good tires. If you want to get good tires for her, then get the DWS's. I got them for my sister on her 2007 328xi (E90). I can tell the sidewall on them is a bit spongy but she couldn't care less.
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I've had them on a B7 A4 for awhile now. Excellent tire and a huge step up from the Pirelli's it came with. A top contender for when it's time to replace the Conti's on the 330.
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