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Old 01-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #12
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2013 Impreza SLTD 5d


Originally Posted by myrt1987 View Post
Ive heard DWS are a little more squishy resulting in poorer mpg. Any truth to this?
They're a little more soft on the sidewall and as a result, cornering performance supposedly suffers a bit.

However, everything else about them is very good. I swapped out my stock yoko's after 3 days in the rain. I love the DWS' so far. Their rain performance is night and day better than stock and I love their snow performance. It's not as grippy as a dedicated winter tire but it was pretty close.

Here is Tirerack's original test results on "Ultra High Performance All Seasons" and the DWS came in pretty good, but not the best.

However, when they did their "Winter Testing" for the same group of tires, the DWS blew everyone else out of the water. You can see the full test report here, it's also worthwhile clicking on the "test video" and watching that too.

So I guess it really depends on what kind of weather you will run into. If you live in Southern California, you probably wont need the advantage of the DWS. If you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain and or wintery weather (but not enough to justify a dedicated winter tire) then the DWS is an excellent choice.

Good luck!
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