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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, I love the smell of Continentals in the morning... in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I gave them a final send off before being sent to the Springfield tire fire. Should have spent another 10 ...
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    I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    I gave them a final send off before being sent to the Springfield tire fire. Should have spent another 10 seconds stationary, but I wasn't sure how quickly they'd get to the cord. The last thing I wanted was a couple of flats on the way to the tire store.

    http://tinyurl.com/Final-miles


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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    hey man dont be messing up my car lol. sounds good too.
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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    Now I need to figure out how to best have some intake roar. Quiet exhaust, I like, but I love the sound of an intake at WOT.

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    Just take airbox off and put a 25 buck spectra filter on. It's gonna make your exhaust a bit muscular. But nothing like how mines sound, cobra with no supercharger on steroids

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    So you're the guy who marked up my driveway

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

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    So you're the guy who marked up my driveway
    Happy to do it!

    It'll be a while 'till I come back, though...new shoes are pricey.

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    Quote Originally Posted by mckellyb View Post
    Happy to do it!

    It'll be a while 'till I come back, though...new shoes are pricey.
    what you replace em with? same tires? i think im gonna get summitomo off tirerack 255/45/17 since they are cheaper and have same od as 235/50/17

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    The same ones.

    For this car, they're the perfect tires, based on what I've read about others...both here and elsewhere.

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    Opinions vary, usually for good reason. Personally, I agree with you and have Conti's on my car. But I know others have different priorities and tires are an easy way to acheive them.
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    I have and like the dws but they don't handle the bends nearly as well as my p zeros. The dws have a much softer sidewall which is the obvious reason for it.

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    The STS is my commuter, so I want more of a balance of impact absorption and handling.

    Fort Worth roads are better than 98% of cities this size, but still...holes are everywhere.

    I do wish the car didn't 'push' so easily. I'm sure it's slightly nose-heavy, but part of it is suspension design. In an attempt to keep tire wear more even, the fronts are at 38 PSI, the rears 32.

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    Re: I love the smell of Continentals in the morning...

    I consider your front pressures dangrously high if measured cold. Both our STS's carry recoomended presures of 30/30 and we rarely vary by more than a few PSI.

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