Originally Posted by skalberti
So the ride is better, but how do the DWS handle? Are they squishy as others have described on other forums? Any vibration issues? And some are posting a noise up until there's 1k miles on the tires. Has anyone had the noise after 1k miles?
The noise level is night and day compared to RFTs after the install. New Contis (and most tires) have excess molding rubber spots (it might be there so you know the tires are brand new), so there will be slight noise at high speed until they wear off. The subtle noise goes away after 1k miles or so.
The sidewalls have less reinforcement compared to RFTs, so they're not as responsive as RFTS. Overall, these are nice tires and worth the stiffness tradeoff.