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So when I went to get my car aligned after putting my Eibachs on, the guy told me my toe-in was offer and my tires have a lot of wear on the inside thread.

With that in mind, I am starting to look for new tires and was looking at:

Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Of course I found them locally cheaper but wanted opinions on a good allseason tire.

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Daniel
 

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to be honest i have hankook ipikes (w409 i think) and they actually have better dry traction then most sport all season tires... but if i were you id go toyo proxes ra1's and go sledding in the winter
 

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i just picked up some 215/50/17 primewell pz900 tires brand new 50 bucks a piece on sale at firestone till the end of the month they have many sizes for the price cant beat it and its brand new meat :) love them
 

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I just put a set of the DWSs (215/45/17) on my SX this past weekend. 500 miles on them and and so far I like them a lot. Great traction (dry and in rain) and a comfortable, at least as comfortable as an SX can be, ride. I put on about 35,000 miles a year so I should know pretty soon how the are.
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I just put a set of the DWSs (215/45/17) on my SX this past weekend. 500 miles on them and and so far I like them a lot. Great traction (dry and in rain) and a comfortable, at least as comfortable as an SX can be, ride. I put on about 35,000 miles a year so I should know pretty soon how the are.
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Awesome. Keep me posted please as I think this is the way I'm gonna go
 

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I just put a set of the DWSs (215/45/17) on my SX this past weekend. 500 miles on them and and so far I like them a lot. Great traction (dry and in rain) and a comfortable, at least as comfortable as an SX can be, ride. I put on about 35,000 miles a year so I should know pretty soon how the are.
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How is the road noise now in comparison with the factory set?
 

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I've only got about 3500 miles on my Forte, so I'm far from needing tires, but if I were in a position of needing tires I would be looking at those DWSs. They look like a real good tire to me. According to Tire Racks testing it's head and shoulders above the other Ultra High Performance All Season tires in actual snow. It also gets good marks from the owners on Tire Rack. Sidewalls are reported to be thin though. But if I had to buy today, the Continental DWSs would have my attention.

Keep in mind that new tires will usually be quiet. It's after they get 20,000 miles or more that they start to get annoying, if they're going to get annoying.
 

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I have these and LOVE them. They feel sooooo much better than the stock ones but I will admit I am no tire guru. I didn't notice any additional noise but with the CAI and my lead foot I don't hear much else :)
 

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245 will fit?
When I get the sparco drift wheels I'm hoping for, I want the new hankook ventus tire
reviews are all amazing and I'm keeping it korean
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I think they were 205/45/r17, cant remember offset
 

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I've had so many vibration problems with mine that I'm getting a full refund. 4 times balanced and i'm not getting it fixed. so here I come Falken
 

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the tires on the sx stock are goodyears and they claim to be all season but yeah I've had them in the rain and found them not very helpful there. just my 2 cents
 

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Are the factory tires not all season? I am a tire n00b.
I have the Goodyear Eagle LS on the SX model. Dry they seem great, the car hugs the road in turns with no noise. Wet they seem ok, but due to the fact that they wear out fairly fast, I have 20k on mine and they look like my previous car's tires did with 60k, I am less confident in the rain. Snow they suck. I bought my car last November and I hated the handling all winter, so when the wife's Forte needs tire this winter, she already has 26K, I will be looking at the Contis.
 

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I have 4500 miles on the Forte and my tires look almost new. They are good on dry pavement, but not to fond of them in the rain. Anything with less road noise would be good. My Toyo Proxies did not have a lot of road noise, Falkens are OK, I don't know how they would sound on a Forte.
 
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