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      02-26-2014, 08:54 PM   #67
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Tirerack shows one size of the Contis to be back-ordered until APRIL. Does anyone know if this is accurate? I may be running my snows until mid-April if it's true
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      02-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #68
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Tirerack shows one size of the Contis to be back-ordered until APRIL. Does anyone know if this is accurate? I may be running my snows until mid-April if it's true
For some reason, Tire Rack always seems to have random tires on back order for days! I had this problem a few times and didn't want to wait. With that said, I recommend finding one of those tire warehouse distribution centers; they always miraculously had in stock what Tire Rack didn't.
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      02-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #69
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Had 18" Bridgestone Dueler RFTs. Not great in snow, and even some hydroplaning in water (live in Seattle).
After going with Conti DWS, none of that happens. Absolutely great tire in situations like heavy rain and snow mix.
For a short wile after switching to Contis, I would be approaching water and go "hold on to your hats!" based on past experience with Bridgestones, but then it just plows through. Was very surprised at how these tires perform.
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      02-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #70
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Tirerack shows one size of the Contis to be back-ordered until APRIL. Does anyone know if this is accurate? I may be running my snows until mid-April if it's true
Discount Tire Direct is the best place to go (all price includes shipping). They should have plenty in stock.
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      02-27-2014, 04:55 PM   #71
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Bought my X5 SAV in May 2012, dealer wouldn't hear a negotiation of switching the OEMs out, so I have run them for 20k, alternating with Pirelli Scorpions. Just bought the Contis and will install in 3 weeks or so, will swap out one last time next winter if the Scorpions still have tread. Looking forward to the Contis forever though after that. Thanks for the review. The OEMs are a scam, we all know that, but that's life... BTW, just saw some 2014 X5s on the road and I am so glad I have my 2012!!!
I feel you on the F15s. Maybe I'll change my mind when I see the mSport version with 20s. I was building one online, it's $10k higher apples to apples compared to the E70.

The F15 owners who switched from the E70s are saying the F15 is better in every possible way. They say it's also lighter and quieter.
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      02-27-2014, 07:08 PM   #72
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I have also heard the Contis are on national backorder for the fronts, but they are doing a production run of them in March.
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      03-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #73
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Thanks JNoSol, I hear you...

Guys, I bought my Contis on TireBuyer 2 weeks ago. They had them in stock and delivered FEDEC ground in 2 days!
The sales guy t TireRack (where I had bough the Scorpions) suggested I do so... ;-)
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      04-14-2014, 08:46 AM   #74
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I was revisiting these tires, and noticed that Continental doesn't make a 275-40-20 for the fronts. Is everyone using the 275-45-20, and are there any issues with traction/stability control or ABS due to the larger overall width?
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I was revisiting these tires, and noticed that Continental doesn't make a 275-40-20 for the fronts. Is everyone using the 275-45-20, and are there any issues with traction/stability control or ABS due to the larger overall width?
Good morning! Check again, there is 275/40.
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Good morning! Check again, there is 275/40.
Interesting. Tire Rack does not list a 275-40-20, but Continental sure has it on their website.

Thanks!
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Tire Rack may be out or something. Strange. Try Discount Tire/Americas Tire whichever is near you.

Discounttiredirect.com has free shipping too, but in OH I think you will have to pay tax. I ordered from them, got delivery to MI for free and did the mount/balance on Hunter equipment at local Discount Tire.
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Just ordered a set from discount tire. Should come in soon for my new 20s
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Just ordered a set from discount tire. Should come in soon for my new 20s
Funny, my E70 needs new tires and I can't find these tires anywhere on either discount tire or tire racks websites. They list the conti sport contact 5 SSR as the only tire available in that size. Did conti discontinue these or am I missing something? :
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Just ordered a set from discount tire. Should come in soon for my new 20s
Funny, my E70 needs new tires and I can't find these tires anywhere on either discount tire or tire racks websites. They list the conti sport contact 5 SSR as the only tire available in that size. Did conti discontinue these or am I missing something? :
I have a set of Vredestein Sessanta tires for sale.
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Funny, my E70 needs new tires and I can't find these tires anywhere on either discount tire or tire racks websites. They list the conti sport contact 5 SSR as the only tire available in that size. Did conti discontinue these or am I missing something? :
You gotta call them
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Funny, my E70 needs new tires and I can't find these tires anywhere on either discount tire or tire racks websites. They list the conti sport contact 5 SSR as the only tire available in that size. Did conti discontinue these or am I missing something? :
You gotta call them
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Just got tue tires mounted and they are fine. Look mean in those sizes too! Any info on tire pressures?
My SA said run 32 all around.
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      05-03-2014, 03:54 PM   #84
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Just got tue tires mounted and they are fine. Look mean in those sizes too! Any info on tire pressures?
My SA said run 32 all around.
Whatever is listed in the door, add 5-7psi and start there. You can subtract from there from either end, ff or RR. Since the alignment is not easily changeable, tire pressure isn't going to do much, as much as a proper alignment would.
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Just ordered a set of Contis DWS for my F85 X5M winter setup. Love these tires.
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      09-28-2015, 09:48 AM   #86
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Tread Depot may have them.
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