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Old 12-11-2011, 02:51 AM   #267
Bikelok
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Member#: 254851
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Nor-Cal Bay Area
Vehicle:
2002 Wrx wagon 5mt
PSM

Default Continental DW

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Continental DW 225 60 16
On 6 spoke RS wheels 16x7



#2.) what is your geographic location
Northern Cal suburb.

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
No longer do any events


#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
40% local round town, 40% mountain/canyon roads, 20% freeway


#5.) your review and comments.
Bought the car about two years ago. Non-stock 2002wrx wagon. These are the first set of tires I bought for this car. It's been written how the sidewalls are soft which I have found to be true. At first I thought I might not like that but it is very predictable. It does not take away from the communication from the tire. After 50-100 miles you should get the hang of them. It's like you almost pre-turn by a half second or so. I tried running almost 40 psi up front to compensate for the sidewalls. Little by little I found that I like 36-37 up front and 34-35 in the rear. The sidewall adds to a compliant, quiet ride for a performance tire. Many people have commented and I have experienced that for the first 500-1000 miles the tires seem not to be able to be balanced properly. After this "break in period" they seem to balance out. They track well on most road surfaces. Wear seems better than average. On dry surfaces I would give them an 8 out of 10. Excelent grip, lots of warning at the limit. Suitable for occasional track time. It would not be my choice if I were to track my car often. On wet surfaces, WOW these things rock! By far the best wet tire I have ever driven on. These things will make you feel like superman in the rain. I don't see much freezing weather where I am but below 40 degrees they get greasy so you need to be carefull. I can use them all year long here but if you get freezing temps you should be aware of that. I like them and would recommend them, but if you are looking for an all out dry tire you might be disappointed.
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