AWGD8 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:36 pm
I have around 18k miles on my Continental
Pure contact and I highly recommend this if you hate changing snow tires on winter season. I no longer use my snow tires after using this purecontact one.
I believe the Conti pure contact has a snow symbol on the tire too. That means it is rated for snow.
The tread depth is way better than stock micheline tiresthat come with my Q40.
If I have to buy another set if tires, I would definitely go with the Conti Purecontact.
BTW, I see that you are looking at True Contact Conti. If this has a snow symbol like what I have, I'll get it for sure.
BTW, the reason why I mentioned on my previous post why my conti purecontact is softer on turns is bec. the tire width is 235 vs the 225 size and I found out that my aftermarket rim width is 7 not 7.5
So there is this pinching of rubber that past the width ofmy rims which tends to slightly makes the car roll a bit. 225 width should be perfect.
The PureContact has a tire ratings of
Treadwear :700 / Temp: A / Traction : A
Man, you had to do this
. While I kind of wanted to stick with the OEM size, you just might have swayed me into something different. I don't think the PureContacts are offered in the OEM size; I think I can only get them in the 235/55R17 size. Plus as a self-proclaimed "tire snob", it's almost impossible to resist how "sexy" the more performance oriented tires are.
I don't have a set of winter tires, as I have found it difficult to justify purchasing another set. Usually I get all-seasons that can handle the snow, though not excel in it.
The TrueContacts seem to be a better tire on paper in most aspects when compared to the PureContacts. The survey results on TireRack have them rated higher in almost every category. However, when I dove into the product reviews, there were lots of comments about rapid treadwear on the TrueContacts. The reviews on PureContacts seemed show that they tended to be more on par with the expected treadwear and the claimed mileage warranty. The last set of Continentals I had wore pretty much in line with their treadwear warranty, and to get a new set that does not fulfill that expectation would result in a big letdown.
The only thing the PureContact has going against it is the higher price. However, if it meets my expectations I guess I should get what I pay for. I might just go with that tire, as it's still going to cost less than the Michelins. The fact that Continental is offering a $70 rebate would make this purchase a bit easier to swallow.
The PureContacts have an asymmetrical tread pattern. They also appear to be non-directional. Can you confirm this? Also, if you could report your average treadwear over those 18K miles, and any other comments about or issues with the tire, I'd really appreciate it.
So I'll have to contemplate going this route and make a decision soon. It's likely that I'm going to get a new set next week.