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).
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.
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 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
Continental ExtremeContact DWS- Snow/Slush Test
Quick review of the winter capabilities of the Continental ExtremeContact
DWS Ultra High Performance All Season tire including full ABS (anti-lock
braking system) tests, hill starts, traction limitation testing.
Overall, I found the DWS to be a very capable all season tire if you simply
cannot afford to purchase a set of separate winter tires, especially if you
don't do much hill climbing or don't experience significant amounts of
snowfall. My separate pair of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 winter tires have
significantly more grip, and that's in comparison to the DWS, which is the
highest rated all season tire on tirerack.com for winter weather
performance. If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall,
a separate pair of dedicated snow tires are worth the investment.
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
Ice storm insanity!
This is what happens to innocent drivers going to church on a Sunday
morning DURING FREEZING RAIN!
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice
First we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy
test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between
winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating
acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an
ice rink as our test track.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
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:
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.
Snow Drifting in an S4
Having some fun testing out the new Conti Extreme tires in my S4
*19" Continental Extreme Contact DWS