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+1 on Kokanees's request .. I'll be tire buyin again this spring when I get a set a repos from FR .

Im torn between Vreds or another set of proxi's ... but im now curious on the outcome of a few reviews on these conti's
 

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Do you mind me asking if you paid the current listing price on Tirerack ? - also what sizing did you decide to go with

Thanks :)
 

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So I know it's not the same, but I just put Conti DW's on my VW, and I really like them, only complaint I have is that they are louder than other tires I've tried. Over all though, I'm impressed with them for how much I paid.
 

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Arod I think everyone goes with the 275/315 size for the DWS tires
Sounds good, Just priced @ $996 for the set ... Same ball park as Vred's and Toyo's

Too many choices
 

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For you Arod I would get the Vreds. They are really the best wet dry tire out there. I'm guessing you only drive maybe 2 to 6 days at max in the snow in Van. I grew up there so I have a good idea of your driving conditions. They are simply amazing in the rain, and if you do get stuck driving in the snow the Vreds are not going to kill you, no matter what everyone says I have logged MANY days of driving in the snow with them and they are not good by any means, but they are not horrible either. The wet and dry performance out way the few days of snow a year for me. My 2 cents anyways.
 

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For you Arod I would get the Vreds. They are really the best wet dry tire out there. I'm guessing you only drive maybe 2 to 6 days at max in the snow in Van. I grew up there so I have a good idea of your driving conditions. They are simply amazing in the rain, and if you do get stuck driving in the snow the Vreds are not going to kill you, no matter what everyone says I have logged MANY days of driving in the snow with them and they are not good by any means, but they are not horrible either. The wet and dry performance out way the few days of snow a year for me. My 2 cents anyways.

You make a very good point ! I had dedicated snows for my Subaru but that was due to the fact that I ran full out high performnace summers that were really more of a slick than anything. Also, like you mentioned, we see maybe 12" of snow all year .. and it usually last all of 2-3 days. Im much more concerned with wet/dry performance as if need be, I will park the truck throughout the "heavy" snow days.. I went with the toyo's this summer and havent really been overly impressed or dissapointed. they definitely dont perform well in the wet though.. I think I may check out that shop in North Van you mention over PM a while back for the Vreds. if not, I believe Blackopps still has some competivie pricing going if I were to ship to Washington.
 

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Been running them for over a year. Went through a blizzard with them and still daily drive them. A few track runs with them too. For an all purpose tire, it is one of the best riding tires i've driven on. So much confidence in the rain, as I used to have to be extra careful with the GY runflats. As for the track. there as good as any other street all-season tire.
Normally, I never purchase the same set of tires twice. However, I would DEFINITELY buy these again. No signs of abnormal wear and they still look great.

-Jim
 

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How did they handle in that Blizzard Jim and how many inches we talking about? Any slippage on takeover or stopping?
 

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Coming up on a bend on the highway, I car had cut me off, over 3 lanes, to catch his exit, I swerved and had to recover, thinking I was nearly going to flip. Thankfully all went well and tires were to thank. Thats really the hardest 'cornering' I have done. Not sure if they are road course worthy, but wouldn't be suprised if they did extremely well. Check the reviews on tire racks site. Always felt comfortable no matter how hard I pushed them. And after the GYs were removed, WOW. felt like a whole new suspension.

-Jim
 
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