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Old 09-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Is it worth it to get DWS tires over DW?

Not sure whether to get Continental DWS or just DW. It says the DWS is only for light snow so will I really see that much of a difference? I live in Maryland and expect some snow, but not all that much. Will I be stranded with DW in the snow or is it reasonable to drive on. Also I have an XI

From reading around, I'm thinking maybe Hankook v12 over the contis. They are a bit cheaper and have had better feedback. But then again who knows if the feedback is total BS. But considering I want an all season tire are the Hankook Ventus s1 noble2's comparable to the V12S?

Thoughts on Continental ExtremeContact DWS vs Hankook Ventus S1 noble2?

I want the best tire for the money, not trying to spend a whole lot, but don't want to cheap out on tires either. Definitely all season. So disregard my initial question. Been running the stock Conti DWS since I've had the car so I don't really have any experience comparing tires.

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Old 09-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Don't run the DWs in winter. Doesn't matter with XI. You won't be able to stop, and all that XI will do is weigh more than a RWD causing even longer stopping distances.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Don't run the DWs in winter. Doesn't matter with XI. You won't be able to stop, and all that XI will do is weigh more than a RWD causing even longer stopping distances.
Gotcha. So it does make a difference. I think I'm going to give the Hankook Ventus all season tires a try. Apparently several members (Mango) run the Hankook Ventus DW's and swear by them.


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Old 09-30-2013, 07:27 AM   #4
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If you're expecting light snow, don't bother with the Hankook Ventus V12 or Continental ExtremeContact DW. They are both summer tires.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Is it worth it to get DWS tires over DW?

I understand. Going with the Hankook all season tires!


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DWS is a crock of $hit, I have a set. They are horrible in the snow. The S in the tread block should've been written with a sharpie, so it would wear off immediately.......

If you want snow tires, get snow tires. That is what I did.
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DWS is a crock of $hit, I have a set. They are horrible in the snow. The S in the tread block should've been written with a sharpie, so it would wear off immediately.......

If you want snow tires, get snow tires. That is what I did.
That's what I was thinking also. However at this point in time it makes more sense for me to have one set of tires instead of two. Later on ill get a dedicated snow and summer tire. Thanks for the input.


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I do not use all season tires. not sure where that came from. i swear by my tires as good all around tires but i am going to try S-04s next
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I do not use all season tires. not sure where that came from. i swear by my tires as good all around tires but i am going to try S-04s next
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Apparently several members (Mango) run the Hankook Ventus DW's and swear by them.
I said you run Hankook Ventus V12s aka Dry Wet (DW)


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