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Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by SloguyTy, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. SloguyTy

    SloguyTy New Member

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    My car gets around good in the snow, but when it comes to highway speeds with rain or a bit of snow/ice it has a tendency to fishtail. Not going sideways, but little motions back and forth. Makes driving in those conditions a little nerve wracking. Anyone have any suggestions for a good all year round tire?
     
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    how's your suspension? that sounds more of a trailing link or shock issue rather than tires. Do you have excessive body roll?
     
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    I had this same issue, turned out my rear tie rods were shot and barely holding on. Do a shake test of your rear tires and see if that might be your problem.

    EDIT: I believe ford has them under "Trailing arms"
     
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    Continental extreme contact DWS 06

    The absolute best all season tire I’ve used. I’m on my fourth set over two cars now. Grippy in the summer and beasts in the snow.
     
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    :thumb::thumb::thumb: ^^^^^
     
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    Yep, the Conti's kick complete ass. I have them on my SHO, and when my Focus needs tires...it will get the same.
     
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    I'm running DSW06s and will get another set when these are done. Great tire.
     
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    I will put it up on the lift this weekend and take a look!
     
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    I’ll have to get these as my next set!! Thanks!
     
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    DWS06 lover here! If you are running stock rims, go with 255/45/20’s.
     
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    I've never had the DWS06 like the other folks but I had the General G-Max AS-02, BFGs g-Force Comp 2 AS, Firestone Firehawk GT Pursuit on work ride, and now I'm back with the G-Max AS-05. They have all been great tires... for my piece of the southeastern US: decent prices, good tread wear, good dry/wet traction, no issues on slight snow/ice, and no issues cornering. The one downside I had was that the Comp 2s were quite loud over most road surfaces at nearly all speeds.
     
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    Looking at grabbing some tires here within the next few days as the snow has started up in Cleveland. What’s the benefit of the 255 vs stock 245? Also would save a good few hundred AND garage space just grabbing these instead of 18” wheels & winter tires. Would anyone be able to recommend these as year round dailies for more northern states instead of switching to dedicated winters?
     
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    255 vs 245 is 10mm of width so better grip patch- although narrower tires might be a little better in soft pack snow and wider with good sipe is probably better in harder compact snow. Just get the best tire that makes $ sense. The continentals are a good tire. I'd have to look at the compound rating but you could get away with those with awd. If money is not a huge issue I would get a set of winter tires. All the performance type tires I buy last way shorter than the stated mileage rating.
     
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    I’m running them year round in NY.
     
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    I run them year round in the snow belt of lake coast Indiana.
     
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    The main benefit between the two sizes is also price. For whatever reason, 255 is typically cheaper than 245 and since it's a little wider, it also rides a little smoother, at least in my experience. The DWS06 is one of the best all-season winter tires short of going to a full fledged winter tire. Make no mistake, a winter tire is still better than the best all-season tire.

    Per your avatar, are you running 19's? Reason being is I suggested 255/45/20 for the stock 20" rims because the factory size is 245/45/20. I believe the 19" rims are already sized at 255/45/19.
     
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