Shifted wrote: ↑Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:27 pm The original DWS had a softer sidewall, which undoubtedly helped with ride quality. However, the 06 version has much stiffer and stronger sidewalls than the version that people complained about. Including the addition of a 2 ply sidewall insert.I've run two sets of the 06s on my E55 with very satisfactory performance and no trouble.
Shifted wrote: ↑Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:15 pm That doesn't look like a DWS 06. What model was it?
Having done a lot of tire mounting and dismounting on my own machines, I can't imagine what they did "right" that would cause a sidewall rupture to happen when it didn't rupture on the car. The only two things that I can see causing that are they either didn't deflate the tire before unseating the bead with the pneumatic bead breaker and there was a LOT of pressure in the tire, or they put the lip of the bead breaker scoop in the middle of the sidewall instead of right up against the bead. I haven't done anywhere near the number of tires that a tire shop does, but certainly north of 100 on various sizes from tiny to huge. And that cut has a suspiciously slightly curved shape to it that would match up very nicely with the curved edge of the dish on a pneumatic bead breaker.
maddog2020 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:26 am here is my Conti DWS blowout.That is not a blow out. You drove at too low a pressure at for too long.
amdavid wrote: ↑Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:51 pm Holy chit man, would not liked that sound/feeling driving triple digits.....looks gnarly.It was a code brown moment for sure. Right rear tire. Seeing the truck that was behind me through the side glass, and then taking up both lanes of a 2 lane highway to get it straight again and stopped on the shoulder. The guy behind me stopped to see if I was ok.. He told me he saw me through my windshield working the wheel. It was in a 2000 SL500. I've been driving since 1983, and only had 3 blow outs. All 3 of them were Conti's. The 4th Conti issue I had was a bubble on the sidewall. never again will I own conti tires. The set of tires on the SL were less than 2 years old and had less than 3K miles on them.
maddog2020 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:26 am here is my Conti DWS blowout.I had that happen to me one time on the freeway at about 85mph; pretty sure I picked up a piece of metal that penetrated the inboard sidewall. Was a matter of a few seconds. Definitely got my attention and VERY glad it was a rear tire.
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