Continental ExtremeContact DWS Tire

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    If you have a newer Accord Coupe V6 with 18-inch alloy wheels, you're in luck. The sublime Continental ExtremeContact DWS becomes a realistic option if you want the extra performance. Even if you don't have the top-trim model, access to this tire is only a wheel upgrade away.

    Among high-performance all-season tires, the ExtremeContact DWS is a top choice thanks to its excellent traction in all conditions, including reasonable winter situations. These tires also blend long tread life with a compliant ride and muted tread noise; a feat which was once considered difficult, if not impossible when also keeping up high grip levels.

    The built-in tread monitor lets you know when the tire has lost optimum grip in that condition: the S disappears first to indicate that snow traction has decreased, and the W eventually goes away when wet weather performance has been compromised. Just like the Accord, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is well-balanced, versatile, and capable of handling many different situations while still being economical to purchase and run.Rating: 5/5

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    • Anonymous Anonymous

    We know all about the woes of the tire industry. Lack of tire sizes for the DWS is a self inflicted wound.I've been looking at a PDF on the Conti site for a few months telling me '9 more 17 inch sizes coming soon!'. I've read the reviews, and would like the tire, but can't wait a year or two for them.Mr. Nam, any contacts at Conti who could provide a production date for a 225/55-17?

    Posted on 10/20/2009 6:08 am | Reply
    • Anonymous Anonymous

    I tried to purchase a set of the DWS this past week, but I found that they have been out of stock for at least the past month and nobody knows when they will get any in. They said probably in about two months. I got the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus instead as they were the 2nd ranked UHP A/S tire on Tire Rack, size 225/50-17 on my Lincoln Zephyr. After two days of driving in heavy snow in the Detroit area I have been very pleased. Traction was only questionable when driving through 5+ inches of snow.

    Posted on 2/11/2010 7:48 am. In reply to Anonymous | Reply