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Old 02-01-2012, 10:07 PM   #276
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I knew they would be soft but they were much softer then the set of Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS that I used to have in the same size.
How do you think they compare overall to your 960's?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #277
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i've had my DW's on for about a year (245/35's on a 18x8.5) almost 12k miles.

first tire that i've ever bought with performance in mind so i do not have much to compare them to.

i have driven in below freezing temps and temps above a buck ten... heavy rain and in freezing rain/light snow... i commute about 40 miles a day and i've tracked the car at the local circuit... plus a lot of spirited driving.

in conclusion, i feel like these have great grip and they really let me know when they start to slip, BUT if there was a limiting factor on the DW, i'd say it's the braking. i have to lock up, or get close to locking, to get her to stop when i want.

i'd probably go with a 255/35 if i bought these again. they're a little stretched as is but not much. yet i'll more than likely look at re11's or starspecs instead.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #278
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I had a set of DWS tires on my BMW for about a year and loved them, and it's the same tire I'm planning on replacing the stock '11 WRX tires with. I have never driven with summer tires during the winter, is it really that bad?
Short answer: Yes. Living in southern Maryland we typically get very little snow, which wasn't a problem for me until Snowpocalypse Part One* hit in 2009. The summer tires I were running were an embarrassment. If not for the AWD I would have been screwed.

I switched to the DWS's for 2010's "Snowpocalypse: Requiem" and it was like night and day. I simply could not be happier with their snow traction (short of a dedicated winter tire that is.)

That said, the sidewall flex is pretty ridiculous. It suffers noticeably in sharp cornering as a result. But I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a safety issue. You'd have to really drive like a nut for them to become dangerous, and if you're driving that erratically you got bigger problems than your tires.

I've been running this tire for roughly two years straight. About 75% city, 25% highway and pretty spirited.

*Snowpocalypse is what many parts of the country simply call "winter." But in MAIC it is an excuse for cannibalism and societal collapse.

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Old 02-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #279
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*Snowpocalypse is what many parts of the country simply call "winter." But in MAIC it is an excuse for cannibalism and societal collapse.


same here in oklahoma
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #280
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I replaced the factory 960s with the DWS. They are most definitely quieter than the stock.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #281
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Soft too... Still can't get the pressure right
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #282
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Seem to like them on my brother's RS, definitely quiet. I need to go for a real drive for a proper assessment

Still can't decide on what I want for mine, guess I will keep searching this month too
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #283
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Im looking some DW's for my MR2, but it seems that they are discontinued. Anyone have info on this? Im looking for a 215/40/17's for the front and 245/40/17's for the rear.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #284
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Thank you to Legacy, post #208 was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Great review.
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