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Tires report: Continental DWS06 vs Continental Contisportcontact 5P vs Toyo Proxes ST II

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by Titus, Dec 4, 2016.

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  1. Titus

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    After changing to 20" wheels at around 3000kms, I've now gone through 1 set of Continental DWS06 and about to wrap up on a set of Continental Contisportcontact 5p (CSC 5P) and to be replaced with a set of Toyo Proxes ST II.

    The DWS06 are 4 season tires with deep grooves. OEM 21" sizes I got were staggered: 245/35/21 front, 265/35/21 rear. The DWS06 I got were 245/40/20 front and 275/40/20 rear.

    The cornering grip was close enough to the OEM Michellins on the 21" Telsa wheels before (I'd say around 90%). I put about 4000kms on the OEM tires and looked like it would last maybe 12,000kms in total from the way I was driving. With the DWS06, I ended up swapping new tires after 24,000km; could probably go 26 or even 28,000 but in heavy HK rain it was starting to hydroplane if I hit water puddles at... certain speeds.

    "After" photos of the DWS06:
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    You'll notice the "S" in the Dry Wet Snow gimmick is still legible meaning supposedly it's still good for snow... but as mentioned I was starting to hydroplane....

    Next set I got was Continental Contisportcontact 5P. They were the cheapest compared to Michellins and dealer was saying how Contis gets more mileage... these are rated as performance summer tires. I have now done 20,000kms on them and about to swap them out. Grip wise they were almost the same as the OEM Michellin. Comapred to the DWS06, there's less flex in the tread blocks giving a more accurate steering feel. Even though I'm swapping them out, there's no hydroplaning in the wet that I've experienced (but then again no heavy rain since the fall). But they are very close to the tread wear indicator bar (I err on the safe side with my tires...) so will put maybe another 1000-2000kms on it. Size that I got was 245/40/20 front, 285/35/20 rear (not sure if you can fit wider than 285...).

    "Before" photos of the 5P (I'll post up the "after" ones after I get new tires)
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    The next set I have ordered are Toyo Proxes ST 2. Proxes ST II - Sport Truck Tires - Highway Tires

    I'm excited about this one as it's a truck/SUV/crossover tire vs the sedan tires I used before. With the fact that our Model Ss weigh around 6000 pounds, I thought a SUV/truck tire would give more mileage... so we shall see.... I will be cutting close to rubbing with the bigger sizes but my after market wheels have offsets that should allow me to fit the 255/40/20 front and 275/40/20 rear that I ordered. Will repost here on results end of this month or early next year.
     
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    #2 Titus, Jan 17, 2017
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    Update: FINALLY had the Toyo Proxies ST2 mounted; found a wheel had a crack in it and leaking air and needed to get it repaired first. Drove for about 800kms now and:
    - Grip: probably only 80-85% of the DWS06 and CSC5P. The first day I got them it was drizzly rain last week after a long dry spell so roads were greasy. Literally the stability control kicks in at every corner if I stab the pedal a bit. But then it was new tires + rain... BUT then again the CSC5P and DWS06 never did that. Even after wearing in like today, there are corners where I know I could have gone at a certain speed before driving the same road everyday but I see traction control light flashing a few times where it never did before.

    - Wear: probably will last at least 30% longer than the CSC5P; maybe 10% longer than the DWS06. After getting to work the tires does not have that mushy/melted feel (I used same tire pressure, 44psi all round; and ah... yea I kinda drive them hard on the way to work...).

    - Ride comfort/Noise: Now THIS is where the tires absolutely SHINES.... I'd say it is about 40% quieter than the OEM 21" Michellins (I had them back to back as I had to drive with the OEM wheels while they repaired my damaged 20"). About 30% quieter than the CSC5P (especially as the CSC5P neared end of its tread life). About 15% quieter than the DWS06. Toyo has some marketing stuff on their quiet sipes technology etc... dare I say their R&D guys really gave their marketing guys something to stand behind. The ride feels quite supple, maybe smoother over bumps by about 10-20% over DWS06/CSC5P. But as the tire is still new, I will post updates near the end of its tread life in maybe about 8 to 10 months (LOL hopefully maybe even a year since this tire should last longer).

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    Highly recommend "Mun Kwong Tires" in Tai Po; was referred by a member of the Charged HK organisation. They sold me the set of CSC5P before as well as mounting/balancing on tires. They also did a fantastic job repairing the damaged wheel I had; driven it for a week now and no vibrations on the highway (separate post). Their address is 29 Po Yick Street, Tai Po. You can whatsapp Alex at 9027 162(Three).
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