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post #51 of 86 Old 05-06-2016
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I'm debating between the DWS 06 or the Verde Plus. I think it is close overall for me and with the Pirelli having a longer tread life I am starting to lead towards them plus the fact they are quiet too.

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Was in same boat with same final two. Had previous DWS version and went with the Verde Plus. No regrets. Great tire.

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So I decided to go with the Verde Plus. I will post a review once I get some miles on them.

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9000 miles later and they're still excellent. No regrets. Dry, Wet no problems.
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Was going to go with Verdi plus but tire rack guy talked me into some Michelin premier LTX. He claimed better light snow traction for random late and early season snow storms here in the Sierra Nevadas. I'll post how they go after I put some miles on them.
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bobby, I am somewhat surprised by your comment about the Michelins. When researching tires for my, new to me, 2011 Touareg, the Verde Plus was the highest rated tire on the site and had 9+ on almost every category they tested, along with two or three high 8's. Was I looking at the wrong place on Tire Rack when I made my decision to buy these tires? They were also rated the #1 tire on that search I did.
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bobby, I am somewhat surprised by your comment about the Michelins. When researching tires for my, new to me, 2011 Touareg, the Verde Plus was the highest rated tire on the site and had 9+ on almost every category they tested, along with two or three high 8's. Was I looking at the wrong place on Tire Rack when I made my decision to buy these tires? They were also rated the #1 tire on that search I did.
Be careful of what data you take from tire rack. Tire rack ratings are from people who bought one set of tires. I doubt any of them actually tested various brands back to back on the same vehicle in equal conditions. The tire rack tests that they do are better but they usually only involve three or four tires at a time.

From what I have read, snow traction is not a strong point for the Pirelli's. The Continental DWS and Michellins should be better for that, and probably wet traction as well. Not that the Pirelli is not good at either, just not the best in those areas. There is no one best tire so you need to pick one that meets your usage.
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I agree with the Pirelli not the BEST in snow. In fact when the OE set was half way worn, it was awful on light snow. That's why I run a dedicated set of Winter wheels and rubber (Bridgestone Blizzaks) .

BUT I did have the chance for using the NEW Verde Plus tires on light snowfall during the last small snowstorm of the year. They were fine. No problems stopping at all or climbing the hill home. The tread of course was still like new, with plenty of bite and sipe channels. My main problem with the old Pirelli's that came with the Touareg was fast wear, resulting in NO snow traction. they were still good on dry surfaces, but I worried in very rainy weather with lots of standing water, I knew they were much more susceptible to hydroplaning without the sipe and channels (worn away).
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Michelin Premier LTX is a relatively new suv tire, but the reviews have been nothing but exceptional so far. Tire rack used a Porsche Pepper for the testing. http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/...rack-suv-tests
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So far in the first 100 miles I am loving these Verde Plus's. Since I live in AZ, and rarely drive to snow I chose these.


Now if I move to Colorado I would definitely be looking at tires for snow during those months.

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