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Old 03-20-2017, 02:08 PM
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I see the new Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires are on the Tire Rack site.
Does anyone here have some seat time with a set?
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:52 PM
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I had them on my AMG C63.

They were terrible. Broke traction all the time, terrible ride, and noisy.

Switched to the PSS.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by seattle_sun View Post
I had them on my AMG C63.

They were terrible. Broke traction all the time, terrible ride, and noisy.

Switched to the PSS.
You had the all new ones that literally just got released in the last 60 days?
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:05 PM
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My bad. I had the ContiSportContact.

However, given how those tires were, I probably would pass on the Extreme version...
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To be fair, that car had traction issues didnt it?
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:05 PM
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For sure, 507 HP RWD is not the best for traction. However, I'm talking about taking a moderately aggressive right hand turn in bone dry conditions. The tires were just terrible. I'm not a Conti hater either. I have the DWS on my Cayenne and think that they are a very good tire.

Switching to the PSS made a world of difference. Never breaks loose in normal driving and the noise/comfort levels are so much better. The Extremes were made as a cheaper alternative to the PSS. When is cheaper ever better?
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:05 PM
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I like what I was reading about them here

http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/10/24/ti...-summer-tires/

I would like to see if this data can be backed up
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:44 PM
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I have the Conti Extreme Contact DWS6's (the all-season's, not the Sport summer only tires) on my SS Sport Sedan (415 HP, Corvette LS3 engine). I got them this past fall. I had to baby them through the few big snows we had, but, other than that, they've been great -- good ride, nice grip in cold weather, relatively quiet, and they were also great when it warmed up into the 60s. I think I'll leave them on through the summer, as well (once I've got good alignment I don't want to mess with it!).
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:27 PM
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I drove them at the product launch late last year, a good tire, but I would say not as good as the SuperSport which probably means they are not as good as the new 4S
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:50 AM
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What is your definition of "good"

Based on experience in a BMW 335
I like the DW as a street tire, for it's quiet and comfortable ride.
Tracking the tire, the tread showed excessive scalloping from cornering.

The Supersport is unfazed by track work at my speed, but is a louder tire, and makes more noise if the pavement is less than new condition. The Supersport was much tighter in transitions than the DW

I guess I would summarize it as the DW is a trackable street tire, and the Supersport is a streetable track tire.

Kind of a horses for courses type of thing.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:45 PM
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I'm still on MPS2s but have been keeping an eye on the MPSS, MPS4S, and the Conti ExtremeContact Sport for my next set of tires.

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticl...act-Sport.aspx

Billy Johnson (aka "stuntman") seems to have a pretty positive opinion of it after some extensive testing, and to be a guy who is quite knowledgeable about his tires. He is a highly-regarded professional race car driver, working as a race and test driver for Ford and Multimatic. He says that the new tire is completely different from the old DW, and summarizes that "the ExtremeContact™ Sport is now an option that has no real drawbacks to the PSS, is claimed to have better wet traction and hydroplaning resistance, and comes in at a more affordable price point."

The new MPS4S is supposed to be no better than the outgoing MPSS in the dry, but improves in the wet which is the Conti's strong point. If that's the case, the MPS4S and the new Conti should be two very similar tires.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:33 PM
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I had the Michelin Pilot Sports on my 997.2, but when the supply of replacement tires dried up I went with the Continental ExtremeContact Sports, and have been quite surprised. Sidewall seems a bit softer, but it's very progressive and fabulous in the wet. And, unlike the Michelins, I can have a conversation in the car at 70+, they were much quieter than the old tires.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:32 PM
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I had the opportunity to drive on them last week and the new tire is much more responsive than the DW. It was on a track setting and they seemed to have endless grip
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I was at a track day the other day, and there were a few non P cars with them.
I was able to look at them after a track session,and they look to hold up better than the old DW. The rubber seemed more like the old DW, in that it was a soft compound, not a hard but sticky one like the Michelin

I'll get a set as soon as I grind more rubber of the tires on the car now.
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If they are less expensive than Michelin and arent going to be tracked with similar performance, why wouldnt you get them? I had a set of DW a few years ago on a BMW e92 and thought they were great value and performed really well.
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