Continental PureContact or Extreme Contact DWS for 2009 Camry Se V4?

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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:10 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Continental PureContact or Extreme Contact DWS for 2009 Camry Se V4?

The original tires on my 2009 Camry SE are bridgestone P215/55R17 V. The tread is coming to end. Wanna buy new tires with quiet driving and good tread life, but I am not sure which one is better: Continental PureContact or Extreme Contact DWS?















The size of the Extreme Contact DWS (215/50R17 W) is a little different from the original one. It has lower aspect ratio 50. To fit these tires, do I need to change the wheel rim? Or it will fit well with the wheel rim?















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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:24 pm   #2 (permalink)
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USE the TIRE RACK for this decision! CONTINENTAL makes EXCELLENT FUEL EFFICIENT TIRES for many cars! These tires have LOWER ROLLING RESISTANCES and SAVE ON GAS BIG TIME! I also like MICHELIN HARMONY TIRES as well! "BETTER" means NOTHING! LOOK at WEAR RATINGS< TRACTION ratings, TEMPERATURE RATINGS< and TEMPERATURE ratings! They are STAMPED onto the sidewalls! BETTER means NOTHING AT ALL ! DIFFERENT widths and tire tread designs make ALL the DIFFERENCE! BRIDGESTONE makes EXCELLENT EFFICIENT TIRES as well! And so does YOKOHAMA and even KUMHO! The DWS tire is FANTASTIC as well! TIRE RACK will tell you ALL you need to know!
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You're just changing the aspect ratio. Basically the 215/50/R17 will be shorter by 8/10th's of an inch. Your speedometer will read slightly faster, but they should fit your stock rims.































Also you probably have the only "V4" Camry in the world.
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 05:54 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Extreme Contact is not worth it for the Camry. Pure Contact is better for that car. No such engine as a V4. Try tirerack.com.
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Old 15 Mar 2014, 06:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Well obviously the DWS is not made in the correct size for your application so it is just out of the running on that basis alone. The DWS also has a treadwear warranty that is 20,000 miles less than the PureContact which given the fact you list long wear as a requirement should mean it was out of consideration anyway.































Then there is the fact the DWS is a high-performance tire engineered for handling and precision where the PureContact is a Touring tire engineered more for ride comfort and low noise - another of your mentioned requirements.































Really if you had done the basic research this decision should have been rather simple.
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