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I am looking for a new tire for my 2012 Si on the 225, 45 R17's, for late fall, winter, early spring (mostly winter)
What can you tell me about this tire? Tirerack.com
Does anyone have experience with it?
My Honda Service guy told me they are a good all-around tire.
Any recommendations?
 

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I had them on my TSX and liked them a lot. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is that when the weather got colder, they took a while to warm up and felt as though they almost had flat spots on them. After a few miles of driving this went away but it still gets annoying everyday.
 

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Had the conti ec dws on my 08 Si, they lasted nearly 45k miles.

Good wet, dry, and snow traction.
Agree with the other post regarding flat spots in the cold till they are warm
They were very sensitive to air pressure 2 to 3 psi made a big difference. I ran mine at 35 psi, due to the extra tread depth they felt better on turn in a few psi high without any loss in overall grip.

For the money it's a good wet and snow tire and a fairly good dry tire.
Note that because of the extra tread depth you will feel the tire move then set on turn in when they are new, it's not a bad feeling but it's there. Once they wear and you loose some tread depth the feeling goes away.
 

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Thanks for the replies and reviews! This will be my 3 season tire.
 

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I've heard nothing but good things about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS's. Once I finish restoring my EP-R5's I'll be wrapping them in DWS's.
 

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So a couple days with these now and I don't feel too happy. They're great in wet conditions but in dry conditions the squishy sidewalls and deep treads make high speed driving and cornering a chore. When I get to 100+ mph the car is pulling all over the road. When cornering the car feels uncertain and less precise than before.

Maybe they just need to break in more?
 

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^ i read that the sidewalls were squishy and deep tread made pushing the car become a challenge in some reviews on tirerack.


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So a couple days with these now and I don't feel too happy. They're great in wet conditions but in dry conditions the squishy sidewalls and deep treads make high speed driving and cornering a chore. When I get to 100+ mph the car is pulling all over the road. When cornering the car feels uncertain and less precise than before.

Maybe they just need to break in more?
100mph! Bad skrub!

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So a couple days with these now and I don't feel too happy. They're great in wet conditions but in dry conditions the squishy sidewalls and deep treads make high speed driving and cornering a chore. When I get to 100+ mph the car is pulling all over the road. When cornering the car feels uncertain and less precise than before.

Maybe they just need to break in more?

Since performance is lacking, I will stick with the stock Michelin's when it comes time to replace them. Hate to hear you're not satisfied though. Thanks for passing the word on.
 

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Since performance is lacking, I will stick with the stock Michelin's when it comes time to replace them. Hate to hear you're not satisfied though. Thanks for passing the word on.
I'll report back once I get some more miles on them. They certainly feel "safer" in terms of braking and maintaining traction, but my gripes are as mentioned before. Stigmacher said they will probably get better with wear so hopefully that is how it goes for me too.
 

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So a couple days with these now and I don't feel too happy. They're great in wet conditions but in dry conditions the squishy sidewalls and deep treads make high speed driving and cornering a chore. When I get to 100+ mph the car is pulling all over the road. When cornering the car feels uncertain and less precise than before.

Maybe they just need to break in more?
I've read the DWS causes your steering feel to take a rather noticeable hit, especially on-center feel. I had the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS on my last car and they were amazing for an all-season tire. I drove in a few 1-3" snows in Nashville without any issues. The new model is the RE970AS which has a full circumferential center groove which should make steering response even better than the RE960s. I really disklike the Michelins on my Si, which is what I replaced the Bridgestones with on my Mazda. What a difference! Like the Tire Rack video stated, if you don't have persistent snow, the Bridgestone is a great choice. I hope my Michelins wear out qucikly so I can replace them with the Bridgestones :)
 

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Skrub & the rest,

Thanks for the info and thanks to the rest of you. I am going to need new tires soon. Not sure which route to go now. These tires will be my fall, winter, spring tires. I already have a second set of tires and rims for summer with Michelins. I hope they perform well!
 
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