I (We) are aware about how tread wear ratings are issued.
I, like you, had hopes that the best Max performance summer tire would be as good as an Extreme Performance Summer tire. I bought the highest rated max performance summer tire at the time (Conti DW - 280 tread wear btw) and I instantly noticed a big difference between them and the previous tires. Fact of the matter is doesn't matter what tread pattern you choose or whatever else, at the end of the day the compound used when the tire is created dictates ultimate grip more than anything else. If you've ever touched a pair of RS3's you can FEEL the difference between them and any Max Performance Summer tire on the market that I've seen. I dare you to prove me wrong. Meanwhile, I'll be going faster than you are b/c my tires are better in the dry. Period.
Did you ever read your link? The traction rating of AA is for WET. You have proven our point. The better a tire is in the wet, the WORSE it's going to be in the dry, it's a trade off. It has to do with the compound of the rubber. For example, the more Silica, the more traction in the wet, but less in the dry.
Yes the reviews by all those BMW and Porche owners on tire rack that have never left the street with their tires speak for themselves. I got an idea. Go talk to someone who actually races their car about those tires. But hey, for those of us who, I don't know, actually race our cars competitively and often, our reviews don't count.
Girl Please.... :ghey: