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Old 10-06-2004, 10:41 AM   #59
JCampbell
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Join Date: Sep 2002
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Location: Omaha
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[quote=Luke@tirerack]please answer these questions

#1.) Conti ExtremeContact 205/55/16


#2.) Omaha


#3.) no events yet...


#4.) ~90% interstate


#5.) After selling my 17" rims I wanted an all-season that was at least 'good' in the snow so I bought the Contis from TRack after reading a lot of reviews. I've had snow tires before and I have to say that in the snow the Contis are amazing. To illustrate, my wrx is lowered on ProDrive springs; last winter I made it up my hill through ~8" of virgin snow, without a problem. In contrast, the stock RE's wouldn't make it up the same hill that had been plowed and sanded.
The tires are equally impressive in the wet.
In the dry they are starting to howl more when pushed and they are a little noisier than some other tires I've run, including the Hankook K104. The noise is tolerable, not a howl or rumble... closer to a slight whine.
They are predictable at the limit and won't let go without giving you plenty of warning that they have reached their limit.
If you don't want to switch between snows and summers the Contis are a good compromise, especially if you only get some occasional snow.
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Last edited by JCampbell; 04-22-2005 at 03:23 PM.
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