excuse the intense techno music...
Car is equipped with Continental DWS tires - 225/17 front, 245/17 rear.
bmw e46, 3.0L coupe. ZSP on stock sport suspension, 5spd manual. Exhaust is custom with both resonators removed and a magnaflow dual-in/out muffler with a built-in tru-x pipe (probably why it drones). Also have a K&N CAI with an amsoil dry filter (nano fiber element).
Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires with Snow Traction - TireBuyer.com
The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tire features traction grooves with
biting edges or teeth that lock the snow in the tread keeping traction and
preventing sliding on top of the snow. This gives better performance and
traction in snow conditions. For more information and to purchase these
tires visit http://www.tirebuyer.com
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Our three-part Arctic Circle winter series from January of 2009 concludes
with this evaluation of the effectiveness of Ultra High Performance
All-Season tires -- during the height of the winter season -- in Northern
These tires' three-season focus usually comes at some expense in the fourth
season's wintertime traction levels. Our test revealed just how much, or
little, snow traction is provided in these all-season designs by comparing
the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact
DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus and
Yokohama Avid W4s.
Do winter tyres work? by autocar.co.uk
Two BMWs, two different tyres and lots of snow - we test the effectiveness
of winter tyres. More videos at
Tire Rack Tire Test - Raising the Bar: Testing New Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Tire companies always work to improve on successful designs. Many succeed,
but not all. Continental hit a home run with the ContiExtremeContact Ultra
High Performance All-Season tire but then challenged their design team to
improve dry road handling and road manners without sacrificing winter
traction. Their solution is the new ExtremeContact DWS.
Pirelli faced a similar challenge with the popular P Zero Nero M+S as they
developed the P Zero Nero All Season.
Did Continental and Pirelli succeed in raising the bar? Watch the video to
Tire Rack Tire Test - All-Season vs. Winter Tires
Many of today's vehicles leave the factory with all-season tires. While
all-season tires are intended to provide traction in a wide variety of
weather conditions, we've found they can behave like a Jack-of-all-trades,
master of none. Watch as we compare the difference between all-season
tires and winter tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering
capabilities on our snowy test track.
Winter Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires vs Summer Tires testing on Ice
Do you really need Winter Tires? Watch as Tire Rack compares the
difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by
evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities using an ice
rink as their test track.
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Everything That You Wanted To Know About Tires
In this video, Jeremy from 1A Auto explains everything about car and truck
tires. Read below for helpful tire math, and the Speed, Load, and Class
- Tire Sizes
- Tire Age
- Tire Construction
- Tire Speed Ratings
- Tire Load Ratings
Here is a Tire Load Rating Quick Reference
Here is a Quick Reference for Tire Classes, Construction, and Acronyms
Bonus info (because we love math)!
Want to figure out how wide a tire is in inches? Just multiply the width by
the magical number .03937.
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .03937 = 9.25 inches wide (This is the width at the widest. Usually
the tread itself is slightly less, because the tire "balloons" slightly at
Want to figure out the overall height of a tire in inches? Just do the math
below. It's easy!
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .45 = 105.75 (That's the total height of the sidewall in
millimeters. Now we need to convert it to inches.)
105.75 x .03937 = 4.16 inches
Now since the diameter of the entire tire includes two sidewalls and a
wheel diameter, we have to add them all up...
17 + 4.16 + 4.16 = 25.32 inches
More Tire Information Here:
Snow Drifting in an S4
Having some fun testing out the new Conti Extreme tires in my S4
*19" Continental Extreme Contact DWS
BMW all wheel drive
You can see this BMW seemingly making quick work of the ice. What you don't
see is the car completely stuck for twenty minutes. The owner borrowed our
shovel and our ice chisel to get to this stage.The problem seemed to be the
low ground clearence. Sorry no audio for this quickie.
Tire Safety Video.mov
A tire safety video from Branick Industries highlighting the dangers of an
exploding tire and the benefits to using an inflation cage and auto
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studless Ice & Snow Tires
During the height of the winter season in Northern Sweden in late January
of 2009, we compared three Studless Ice and Snow winter tires, each
designed with advanced tread compounds and highly evolved tread patterns to
be the best for when winter conditions are the worst. We evaluated each
tire's ability to accelerate, brake and drive through the snow and across
ice. Both objective tests measuring each tire's performance with sensitive
on-board instruments, and subjective ratings of how each tire felt from the
driver's seat were conducted.