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Old 03-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Potenza RE960 or Continental DWS

Both are rated highly. Continental has promotion for free flip HD. Which one is better for dry and wet.

I'm leaning towards the Bridgestone.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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I just mounted my DWS and they are a great tire. I just drove home in a rain storm and they were glued. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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If you're in a heavy snow area, I'd lean toward the Continental. The RE960A/S is a bit more responsive and has better dry grip. Both have very good wet traction.

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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I personally use DWS and I love them. Work great in rain and the snow here in WI
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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Lots of our customers prefer the Continental DWS, so that would get my vote.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #6
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It rains a lot and can get cold here in Pacific Northwest during this time of the year.
The DWS is better than the OEM Contis. It has a slightly softer sidewall but at 40 psi (@ cold) it is just perfect: good response, lighter steering wheel feel, quieter than OEM and as good as OEM Contis in spirited driving. Even at 40 psi, it is not jarring and still kind to my suspension components. I still have to test it in snow. The 225 x 45 x 17 is not "meaty-looking" at all to my 17x7 wheels. Highly Recommended!
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