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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5257241 11/02/19 11:29 PM
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Continental has $70 rebate/card for a set of four with many tires on it including the VC7. Discount tire has the $50 back also if you use the DTD card plus the free shipping.

I just ordered 4 of the Viking Contact 7's for my son's Kia Forte so I can get him set when he comes home before Thanksgiving and goes back to college. He was used to his CRV with Altimax 12's and more ground clearance so comparison will be harder. Either way I know I got him some highly rated shoes.

'Tis the season- my Cousin in Montana has pictures of him and his friends on the snowmobiles already. Not so much by me in NY yet but will be here before we know it.

Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5257926 11/03/19 11:21 PM
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Canadian Tire in Canada is selling the Continental VIKING CONTACT 7 alongside what they list as the Continental WinterContact Si PLUS. Looks just like the old Wintercontact Si.

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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: geeman789] #5257945 11/04/19 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by geeman789
Canadian Tire in Canada is selling the Continental VIKING CONTACT 7 alongside what they list as the Continental WinterContact Si PLUS. Looks just like the old Wintercontact Si.

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Probably updated compound.


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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5258654 11/04/19 07:13 PM
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Viking Contact 7s are on Volvo S60.
Dry, backroads (up to 55mph) are very similar to Xi3 that we had on other cars.

We may have snow Thursday/Friday and then I will know more about them.

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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5259055 11/05/19 10:47 AM
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Next year I am replacing Nokian's Hakka R2 on my wife's Tiguan as they are starting to sound like CFM's on Airbus or Boeing. It is going to be Viking or new Michelin winter tire. We will see what Michelin comes out with.


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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: edyvw] #5259185 11/05/19 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by edyvw
......We will see what Michelin comes out with.


The 2019 Global Tire Expo is going on this week in Las Vegas as part of the 2019 SEMA event. Will have to wait and see if Michelin makes any announcements.

Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5259445 11/05/19 08:06 PM
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I just bought a set of viking contact 7's for the 2020 elantra.

They are available at DT and DTD even if you cant find them on the website (phone order for me)

I could have gotten the wintercontact si for $69 vs $86 for the viking7
Michelin xice xi3 were significantly more.

Right now DT has a 70 conti rebate,
and a 50$ winter tire rebate (with discount tire credit card)

I downsized to 195/65r15 from the oem 205/55r16


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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5259558 11/05/19 10:57 PM
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......We will see what Michelin comes out with.


The 2019 Global Tire Expo is going on this week in Las Vegas as part of the 2019 SEMA event. Will have to wait and see if Michelin makes any announcements.

Will see. I still might go with Xi3 even if they do not introduce anything. I cannot explain you how not ready I am to do another purchase in Discount Tires.


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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5284221 12/03/19 05:29 PM
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https://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/736572/continental-offers-vikingcontact-7-rebate

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...Through Dec. 31, consumers who buy four Continental VikingContact 7 tires will receive a $70 prepaid Visa gift card.

The company's Total Confidence Plan includes road hazard coverage, flat tire roadside assistance, a customer satisfaction trial and a limited warranty...

Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5284318 12/03/19 06:48 PM
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I had a chance to drive on wet snow today. The Vikings seem to be no worse than Xi3.
Now if Continental managed similar treadwear as Michelin that would be nice.

Krzys

Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5288996 12/08/19 11:46 PM
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Well, I guess I know what I'm replacing my WinterContact Si winter set with

Whether I want to or not, because I'll probably blow one out, and it'll be discontinued, and the circle of mismatched tires continues

Looks a good tire, hopefully quieter then my WinterContact Si set


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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5289252 12/09/19 09:57 AM
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I just ordered a set. Pretty good deal with the $70 rebate as they already start out cheaper that the Xi3, WS90, etc.

Ordered from TireBuyer’s eBay store and shipped to a nearby tire shop.


Whatever's on sale...
Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5289659 12/09/19 05:35 PM
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The Russian tire enthusiast website Shina Guide has published their summary of the 2019/2020 international winter tire tests of studless tires:

https://shina.guide/press/22021/#more-22021

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...By the winter season 2019-2020, six tests were conducted with the participation of [studless tires], and this is almost half as much as last year : someone joined forces, and someone for unknown reasons sank into oblivion. In total, 27 scandinavian models from 23 tire brands took part in the tests.

....Let's not wander around for a long time, the title of “The Best Winter Studless Tires of the Nordic Type of the 2019/2020 Season” goes to the score of Continental VikingContact 7............So far, it is difficult, if not impossible, to compete with these tires: they were the leaders in three tests of the season for Nordic tires, and in the mixed tests of winter tires conducted by Teknikens Värld and Test World, where studded tires took part, Viking Contact 7 not only overtook their toothed rivals , but also were able to take the first lines of the rating in their subgroups.

...The spirited Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires have noticeably improved performance compared to last year. In the 2019/2020 season, they are unequivocal No. 2 . Both Russian testers from Behind the Wheel and Auto Review, as well as experts from Northern Europe, will agree with this.

...We emphasize that Michelin Xi3 has been produced since 2012, and despite its unstable test results, which we described in our separate publication about the sudden failure of X-Ice 3 tires in Motor tests , the French are still in no hurry with the launch of the fourth generation of Nordic friction tire. One problem: when the results of the Michelin Xi3 model float from test to test, their purchase becomes a lottery.

Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5317146 01/08/20 07:56 PM
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Ok guys, I got Viking 7 for my BMW 328i.
I got a car between Christmas and NY. Drove it from MD to CO, had 4 new Bridgestone Driveguard RFT tires on (225/45 R17 91W). Went through snow storm in KS, got reminded why all seasons are absolute POS in snow.
So, was thinking should I get just wheels from Discount Tires or whole package bcs. I am seriously tired of their incompetence. Decided to roll the dice and get whole package (I lost).
Tires were delivered yesterday with wheels, 205/55 R16 91 T.
They installed it, of course did horrid job balancing, and as usual was this morning in Costco for rebalancing. That is where they determined that one wheel has too much runout, probably manufacturing error, and DT forgot to put TPMS on the wheels (explains why I could not reset TPMS all morning).
Anyway, all that back and forth plus daycare runs twice, gave me some opportunity to feel tires on dry pavement.
1. Extremely smooth tire. They are ridiculously quite. Very smooth over any kind of road imperfections (though any would be after RFT, but it is kind of obvious in this case). Braking in dry seems very good for winter tire of that level (temperature was 57 today in COS). No spongy feeling on pedal.
2. On other hand, on steering wheel it is obvious that it is winter tire. Tires are extremely soft. Actually they are more flexible than Nokian Hakka R2 I have on Tiguan (however, several steps up refinement wise compared to R2). There is a bit of mushy feeling on steering and a bit of "delay" to put it this way. I will see once DT delivers replacement wheel if I could bump up pressure a bit and whether that would help. But, it is nothing major. Could be warmer weather than usual. Could be also that bcs. E90 has telepathis steering I feel much more than on my Tiguan (R2) and especially Sienna (Michelin Xi2).
Keep you posted on wet, snow and ice performance.

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Re: Continental VikingContact 7 Comes to N. America [Re: SubLGT] #5326992 01/19/20 11:22 AM
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Yesterday we had decent amount of dry snow (-6C, 17F).
The tires provided very controlable experience on white roads and interstates.

So far so good.

Krzys

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