By all accounts Cam GTP200 reckons that the Yokohamas are a lot better than the Dunlops especially in the wet they grip better and are cheaper.
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Mine are getting low, especially on the rears. (No burnouts ever done. Brisk take offs without wheelspin seem to cause rapid wear.) They too copped a caining on the Calder day and lost a fair amount of tread. I have 11,000 kms on them now and I reakon I might get another 5,000 if lucky.
Ahhhh!.. The old "FREE" driver training day! (what I didn't realise that "free" was besides 10,000ks of tyre wear?) I ended up getting 21,000 out of my dunlops, & have now opted for kumos (It is, after all, just my everyday work ute).. Roughly $500 per dunlop.. per 20,000ks.. That is $10 per 100kms for bloody tyres! (almost equivalent to fuel?) Kumos at $300 odd make a bit more sense & surprisingly they're not too bad.
i got 17000 k's outta my sp9000's, the rears were like slicks tho.... :/
i changed to kumho 712's at $270 per tyre and they are not too bad at all(245/40/18)
they did cope a bit of a flogging at heathcote tho, even tho i did no standstills.....
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My Pursuit has 16000km on board now and I doubt I will make 20000 with the SP9000s. I didn't do the driver training day yet.
Still, the Dunlops are a very good tyre although I find when new or nearly new I get a lot of punctures in the edge tread blocks. Cost isn't everything and I consider good tyres to be a simple function of owning a good high po car. Why pay all that money extra for an FPV and then go all cheapo on tyres which are the basic foundation element of all the performance??????
I don't like to skimp on tyres and would buy SP9000s again. However, I'm going to 19s in 245/35x19 and the best option appears to be Yokohama V102s which are around $510 a pop. I have two months to decide while my wheels are being made though.
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Our BA XR6 has got the SP 3000a's (standard 17 inch XR wheel) on it and so far we have done 37,500km on the tyres and they are still going okay. They have only been rotated twice (15,000 and 30,000) and the wear on all 4 tyres is pretty even. I think we should be able to get at least 45,000km out of them.
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