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Old 03-15-2016, 04:19 PM   #1
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NJ tire options - Spring to winter

I have a winter set up at the moment which will be coming off very soon but I am wondering what my best option is for the months of march-end of november.

Is it worth going for a full summer set up or all seasons to deal with the rain, colder temperatures at the start of spring/end of fall?

I also do quite a few miles so dont want to burn through sets of summers like they are made of chocolate.

I have had conti's DWS before and have fallen victim to our wonderful pot holed NJ on numerous occasions.

Thoughts and suggestions?
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:24 PM   #2
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Conti dws06
Improved sidewall over the dws. Just put a set on the wifey jetta love them, great tires
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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Conti dws06
Improved sidewall over the dws. Just put a set on the wifey jetta love them, great tires
Better option over an actual summer tire you think?
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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I like the DWS, but it's not a summer tire really. The DW is, which I loved

For more of a summer tire, with SOME all season capability, maybe look at the Michelin A/S3 or A/S3+ with a 45K warranty

Summer only, Super Sports have a 30k warranty. But the Michelins are more money
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. Other than choosing the tire I am unsure on if I need All seasons or I ca go for just a summer only tire. Just considering the colder temps/rain/random weather we get in NJ.

My winter tires have been great but need to come off soon with temps on the rise and hopefully the last of the snow behind us.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:56 PM   #6
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I just purchased Conti DWS06 all-seasons for my Audi S5. My decision was based on reading reviews in forums and TireRack. You cannot go wrong with the following tires based on my reseach:
1. Conti DWS06
2. Michelin Pilot SuperSport A/S3
3. BF Goodrich Comp2 A/S
4. Yokohama Advan Sport A/S
3. Falken Ziex ZE950 or its twin, Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2

All exhibit good grip in dry and wet conditions. All good in light snow except for the Michelin which sucks in light snow. All have low or acceptable noise levels and comfort.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:11 PM   #7
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DWS06 seem to the all season of choice.

Question is, should I go all season or summer tires?
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If temps fall constantly below 7-deg.C or 45-degF, the rubber compound of summer tires harden. Next thing you know, your car is on hockey pucks. Also, cooler temps wear down your summers faster.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:46 PM   #9
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During those temps my winter tires will/should be on. Although the weather here in NJ is a bit unpredictable. We had snow monday and was 75 degrees today!
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:09 AM   #10
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My experience with driving nitto nt555's in cold weather (with no snow) is that there's a noticeable less traction. I can say that they are still safe to run but drive slow and be careful. No doubt, the all-season tires are a lot better in cold temperatures.
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