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New Continental Wintercontact si #4499317
08/27/17 09:10 AM
08/27/17 09:10 AM
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WA
Finklejag Offline OP
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WA
I bought some of these tires from Tirerack last week and had them installed on my steel wheels yesterday. Tirerack has a $80 rebate on their winter tires going on right now. These are pretty much equal for the Blizzak WS80.


Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499358
08/27/17 09:53 AM
08/27/17 09:53 AM
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America's Dairyland
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America's Dairyland
How do you know if you haven't driven on them? What is your experience with Blizzaks?

They're new to you but have been on the market for a year now.


03 Honda Interceptor
11 Kawasaki KLR 650
12 Ford E450
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Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499371
08/27/17 10:06 AM
08/27/17 10:06 AM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Finklejag
I bought some of these tires from Tirerack last week and had them installed on my steel wheels yesterday. Tirerack has a $80 rebate on their winter tires going on right now. These are pretty much equal for the Blizzak WS80.


Were did you get them mounted and what did they charge you? I've found a lot of tire shops take away a good portion of your savings.

What are the rating on that tire for wear temp etc?

Nice tread design and winter will be here in Taxington before we know it. Did you get them studded?

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 08/27/17 10:07 AM.

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Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499430
08/27/17 11:34 AM
08/27/17 11:34 AM
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
Great looking tire. In Tire racks tests they actually finished slightly ahead of the WS80.

Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499460
08/27/17 12:20 PM
08/27/17 12:20 PM
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USA
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USA
They should've sold the SI as a General, so that Conti could sell the European-market ContiWinterContact TS8xx under their own name over here.

Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499488
08/27/17 12:56 PM
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WA
Finklejag Offline OP
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These don't have a UTQG rating and have a starting tread depth of 10/32. I bought them because they're H rated like my OEM tires also. I paid $83.00 to mount them at a local Discount Tire. The $80 rebate will pay for the mounting when I get it back. Tirerack's review rated them equal to the WS80 Blizzak.

Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499516
08/27/17 01:35 PM
08/27/17 01:35 PM
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USA
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Originally Posted By: Finklejag
These don't have a UTQG rating and have a starting tread depth of 10/32. I bought them because they're H rated like my OEM tires also. I paid $83.00 to mount them at a local Discount Tire. The $80 rebate will pay for the mounting when I get it back. Tirerack's review rated them equal to the WS80 Blizzak.


No winter tires have a UTQG rating because it isn't required on winter tires smile

Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499612
08/27/17 04:00 PM
08/27/17 04:00 PM
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New England
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New England
I feel that many of the top-rated name-brands will perform equally well for me. I choose based on price, unless ratings show some glaring issues or distinctive disadvantages for what I need it for.

I'm torn between these and the Blizzaks for my new-to-me Legacy. The Blizzak WS70s were good on my old Subaru STI and the WS80s have been great on our Forester so far.

With that said, adding a set of Conti Extreme Winter Contacts to our soon-to-be sold Civic was a game changer. Any car can be safe and manageable in the winter conditions I experience in CT and MA, so long as I drive appropriately, have enough tread left (> ~5-6/32"), and that tread isn't a summer pattern and compound. What winter tires afforded me was the ability to outbrake just about everyone else on the road and maneuver out of he way of someone who can't stop as well as I can; this has admittedly only been an issue a handful of times for me.


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Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
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Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499633
08/27/17 04:25 PM
08/27/17 04:25 PM
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Central Maryland
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I wonder how they'll compare to Continental's other offering, the General Altimax Arctic. I love my Arctic's, first Winter tire that was good in the rain, only quibble is the tread squirm. I'll put up with that for all the other benefits.


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Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499913
08/27/17 10:08 PM
08/27/17 10:08 PM
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SoCal
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The General Altimax Arctic are hand-me-downs from Gislaved, the Nordfrost 3. The next generation Arctic 12 are also hand-me-down, Gislaved 100.


2016 VW Tiguan|APR Stage 1|Neuspeed P-Flo|Osram CBI|Redline 5w30
Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499936
08/27/17 10:53 PM
08/27/17 10:53 PM
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Colorado Springs
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And you put those tires on the car at the end of August? WHY, WHY?


15' Toyota Sienna AWD (Mobil1 0W20 EP+ 2qt of M1 0W40 + FRAM Ultra).
11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W40+MANN filter)
Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499965
08/28/17 01:25 AM
08/28/17 01:25 AM
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Staten Island, NY
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Staten Island, NY
I'm thinking about a set on my Camry on winter wheels?


Tirerack liked them, how do you like them?


Good rebates on now


'06 Toyota Camry SE V6 3MZ-FE 100k
'01 Mercury Villager Estate VG33E 52k
'06 Ford Taurus SE Vulcan 60k
'13 Chrysler 300 3.6 Pentastar 230k
Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4499975
08/28/17 02:04 AM
08/28/17 02:04 AM
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Manchester, England
Olas Offline
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Conti are OK as far as tyres go, but are too much of an 'all rounder' for my tastes. I like to have a dry grip summer tyre and a rain/snow tyre for winter.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: edyvw] #4500082
08/28/17 06:32 AM
08/28/17 06:32 AM
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SoCal
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Originally Posted By: edyvw
And you put those tires on the car at the end of August? WHY, WHY?


Finklejag only stated he had them installed on steel wheels. He never implied they are installed on the car yet.


2016 VW Tiguan|APR Stage 1|Neuspeed P-Flo|Osram CBI|Redline 5w30
Re: New Continental Wintercontact si [Re: Finklejag] #4500245
08/28/17 09:39 AM
08/28/17 09:39 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Those look good. Tread is a bit more open than the Blizzak, should be better in actual snow.


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