Originally Posted by 2011candyredGT View Post
Continental DWS is also a contender....
I almost bought the Continental DW (not DWS, I have no need for an all-season tire living in AL), but decided on the Sumitomo HTR Z IIIs because of price. The Conti DW tires look and sound great, though. I will likely buy them next time.
I thought I would report back about the Sumitomos since I've now had them for about 500 miles, and we've had some nice weather down here in Alabama recently so I've had a chance to test them out. They are not quite as grippy as the stock Pirelli PZeros were, but to be fair, it has only been 60-70 degrees, so I'm sure they will be much better when April hits and the 90+ degree weather comes.
I'm very impressed so far. They grip really well in the rain. Dry traction is awesome; I can finally floor my car again in first and second! Tire noise is low, definitely better than the Pirellis, and they ride better. I had no problems with balancing or mounting, so overall, they have been a good buy. I definitely recommend them, especially for the price. If you want a serious performance tire without paying $1400-1500, check these out. Mine were $976, installed, mounted, balanced, with an alignment, too.
2011 Mustang GT - Kona Blue, 6MT, Brembos, 3.73s, Everything but auto & glass roof.
BMR Springs, K&N Drop-in, Magnaflow Street Axle-backs.