Tak - The <3 of my 9th Gen Civic FB2

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  1. webby
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    oem "honda" glass is going to cost probably 3x any replacement "glass" a body shop or glass shop will charge. Their windshields are sometimes 5x+ the cost of others. I'm not aware of any etching/markings on the rear glass towards the bottom, but you can look. Some glass has a faint brand or marking on them. That'd be about the only way someone would be able to tell it wasn't "honda" glass. Again, you can just look at the lower portion of the glass and see if you see any markings.
     
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    something like this -----

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    Great information.

    I don’t mind using aftermarket. But does aftermarket the glass protect the same way as oem when a collision happen?

    Another question. Someone just told me Geico full coverage covers glass damage. Do you happen to know? How can I claim it through insurance? Thanks again


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    There are differences when it comes to windshield glass and the layer thicknesses. The side glass is essentially just.... glass. It's not going to be different on the sides. I know some states cover windshield glass replacement free, and some have like $50 deductibles, but I'm not aware of side window insurance. Every state is totally different on their coverage. It may totally exist. You could just call them and they'd be able to tell you in seconds.
     
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    Just replaced my current mix tire setup ( front pair - worn out old version Continental DWS + rear pair Bridgestone potenza) with all 4 new Continental Extreme contact DWS06. Car feels like a new ride now.[​IMG]


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    You made the right decision, my friend. I'm 100% pleased with my DSW06 set. I drive hard and aggressively, these DSW rubbers are promising. It handles wet tarmac naturally. I personally feel I get more tractions on wet tarmac than dry tarmac ironically. Enjoy your ride's new kick. Have fun, my friend !
     
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    I used those DWS and they are good,:guitar::bananawhipdance::brock: but Michelin 3+ are far better.
     
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    Thank you. I feel my car is reborn. My old version Continental DWS was good. Bridgestone was noisy. The response is equivalent. But Bridgestone is bad on snow.


    I’m keeping 215/45r17. So when I buy another rim, I’m keeping on 17”, probably 17x8.


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    I was thinking about Michelin 3+, but it’s expensive and Continental has $70 prepaid visa promotion. And I’ve been due for front set replacement. So I was like, “let’s roll”. Haha


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    any tire with good tread is ok, but I am much more picky, The Michelin's were on sale when I got them and they really much better. And why aren't you using 225 45 17.
     
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    ...Which car do you have Michelins mounted on?
     
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    his civic for winter. firehawk indy 500 for summer
     
  13. ElDiabloBlanco

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    Leon the Neon
     
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    Sunofwolf IS a Neon. :rotfl:


    Ah, okay.
     
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    How are the DWS06 with road noise? Are they pretty quiet and smooth for the most part? I have some Hankook tires and I feel like their a bit loud. I don't remember the exact tires I have off the top of my head.
     
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    They're quiet. My ride sport these tires. Here are the details on these tires on the manufacturer's site:

    https://www.continentaltire.com/product/extremecontact-dws06-23555zr17-99w

    I promise you and @Tak will not be disappointed with these tires.
     
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    I confirm that this DWS 06 is engineered so well and it’s quite equivalent to Michelin AS3+. My friend had AS3+ on his R18 and I know how well it does on his r18.

    I did a full test drive on local streets and expressway with curve and straight line last night. This tire is so quiet. I don’t hear anything any road noise like to my old Bridgestone RE980AS that I could literally hear the road noise even I only had a pair installed in rear. The tire is very responsive and smooth which is comparable to RE980AS and better than my old version Continental DWS. I know some roads have some bumps. With my old setup, I felt more. With this DWS06, the feeling of bump is reduced a bit.

    In the curve, it takes so well like it eliminates some body rolls. In some curves I know I don’t have confident to beat, this tire does well. I was able to push the speed higher and I don’t feel “loose” like old days. I’d imagine my car would beat the curve so well if Id be pairing this tire with a better suspension.

    Regarding why I’m sticking with 215/45r17, the reason is that I don’t want to go with 225. It’s a thicker tire and i know it’s gripping the road better. But I found my friends r18 with 225, the steering is more heavier. I didn’t like that heavy feeling. Maybe it’s working better on a Si.
     
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