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North West Region! Trying to gauge what tires you guys use and what has worked best throughout our seasons. Right now I'm starting to plan out how I want to

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North West Region! Trying to gauge what tires you guys use and what has worked best throughout our seasons.

Right now I'm starting to plan out how I want to go about the upcoming year. I'll continue using my stock Potenza S001's for the next few Spring/Summer months and will possibly consider all-seasons for Fall/Winter.

Kind of leaning towards Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06's. Anyone have any experience with them in their Z?
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I run Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06's and love them so far. Put on about 10K miles in the past 6 months with them so far and best winter tire I have ever used. On dry days they don't have the traction of the NT05Rs and P Zero's I was running the last two summers, but still great enough for all year use. If you have the funds to get a dedicated set of summer tires I would do that and get the DWS 06's for the other 9 months of the year. The grip on summer tires is impossible to match on true all weather tires.
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That's great feedback, thanks! Yeah, I'm definitely planning on buying a separate set of wheels and tires to switch out when the weather changes. Most people online recommend getting dedicated Winter tires like Blizzaks, but knowing our weather I feel like that wouldn't be very applicable since we barely get snow. I just need something to give me more traction throughout icy mornings or rainy winter days.

Good to know that the Continental tires are good to go.
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On my second set of DWS'. They run quiet and grip well for an all season tire.
Ran the DWs before that and they are an awesome rain tire.
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I've had dws for about 4 or so years. I got it because the z is my daily and if it snows I still have to go to work. I can get around in the snow but there's the possibility of getting stuck if I stop on an incline. Don't kid yourself and think you can make it up hills though.
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