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Old 03-01-2007, 12:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ripvw View Post

ADAC is the German Auto Club. The SportContact3's test very well in the dry in this test - the lower the numbers in the table the better - but not as good in the wet as previous tests on the SportContact2's. It could be that Continental has decided that it should target the performance of the PS2's instead of the GSD3's with their new design, or the parameters of the test did not favor the 3's for some reason.

the Bridgestone RE050A's look really good in this test!

Personally, I'm going to wait on the 3's until some more test results appear, hopefully with the Falken FK452's in the mix as well. One thing about both the 2's and the 3's - incredibly light for those that are interested in that aspect of performance, i.e. better handling on poor surfaces due to lower unsprung weight. Continental has really taken the light tire crown away from Toyo in the last few years.
Good point about the weight -- that is something I've been looking at in addition to the tread wear ratings, etc. Everything else being about equal, that might tip the scale toward Continental.

From the test results above, I would probably stick with the 2's. Who knows, maybe there will be a price drop since the 3's are (presumably) replacing them.

I'm going to wait a bit longer myself. The Toyos still have some tread left above the wear bars and I've still got the winter tires on right now.

The saga continues...
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