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Old 01-04-2005, 01:45   #1 (permalink)
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Tyre replacement - what tyres?

What have you guys replaced your original tyres with? I am up for a new set 26 000 Km
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Re: Tyre replacement - what tyres?

Mate I’ve got the original mags and tyres sitting in my shed with only 1000km on them as I have put on a set of 19's, I'm still using the Dunlop SP9000's and have done 17500km on them and a few good burn outs at calder park and not one problem, you will get a lot of people telling you what they have put on there cars, but it comes down to how much you want to spend and what sort of driving you do.
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I have done 67000km in my car and since 7000km I have had Goodyear Eagle F1's on my car and they have taken the beating much better than the Dunlops and they stick just as well, I am still on my second set and they look like doing at least another 20,000km
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What have you guys replaced your original tyres with? I am up for a new set 26 000 Km
I put Sumitomos on at 29000 Km. Someone (on here) told me that they are a Japanese copy of the Dunlop SP9000 - and they do look very similar, if not almost identical in tread pattern, and they're pretty good, but not as good as the Dunlops when pushed hard - but they were $200 per corner cheaper too!
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I put Yokohamas on mine.....the first ones wore out in 19000 kms......

the Yokis were around the 350 mark way cheaper then the 650 for the Dunlops.....and they hang on a lot better
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I put Yokohamas on mine.....the first ones wore out in 19000 kms......

the Yokis were around the 350 mark way cheaper then the 650 for the Dunlops.....and they hang on a lot better
$650 for Dunlops, are you kidding me. Jaxx tyres at Penrith have a set of Dunlops they cannot get rid of and they are only $480
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$650 for Dunlops, are you kidding me. Jaxx tyres at Penrith have a set of Dunlops they cannot get rid of and they are only $480

when i was looking around 4 months ago they were 650....if you can get them for 480....i reckon grab them
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I have just got back from a trip up to the Sunshine Coast and have a rather strange story to tell in regards to my Dunlop SP9000's. About 2 months before xmas, the left front tyre developed 2 blisters. I went to my local Ford/FPV dealer, Westpoint Ford, Werribee, who instructed me to go to Bob Jane Tmart across the road who do their warranty work - which I did. The 2nd in charge told me in his opinion it was due to impact damage such as a pot hole, etc. I argued the point that I have 2 blisters, not one and I dont accept his assessment. He said he would get the Dunlop rep out the following week to inspect the tyre which I agreed to. Over the next 2 months the rep still hadn't been out so I eventually went back and spoke to the 2ic again. He tells me he has made the decision it was impact damage and the rep didn't need to inspect. Obviously I was not impressed with this and told him so and will take it further. On the way up to Qld, low-and-behold, the right front develops the same type of blister. I went to Pacific Ford in Maroochydore who had a look at it, agreed it was very odd for not only one but 2 tyres to develop blisters, so referred me to Beaurepaires in Maloolooba, spoke to the 2nd in charge (Brendan), took one look at them, said, yep, "they're faulty, I will replace them for you no cost". You reckon I wasn't pleased and pissed off at the same time. The dickhead at Bob Jane Tmart in Melbourne had potentially put me and my wife in a very dangerous situation had a tyre blown out at high speed. And to top it all off, Beaurepaire offer insurance for the life of the tyre which INCLUDES impact damage for just $6 per tyre. Suffice to say, I spent the extra $24 for insurance, bought 2 new tyres, got 2 free ones and replaced them at 26,000 ks. I would be interested to hear from any others who have had any similiar experience with their Dunlops.
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Re: Tyre replacement - what tyres?

yeh GTP610, my dunlops had around 30k on them (they were pretty shagged) but all of a sudden the ute (BA xr8) started steering a bit funny so i went to my local bob jane, when he looked at the front tyres he was shocked and i was soon to be too, because there were big cracks running from the bead out to the tread of the tyre!!! probably at least 6 per front tyre!
i was rather concerned from a safty point of veiw and was shocked to see a tyre deteriate so badly and be so close to the point of failure.
now i have put yokohama s1-z tyres on it, i was told they were the control tyre for the "brute ute" series.
they are quieter and seem to grip every bit as good. they were $400 odd a tyre but they have an exess to unload so i got them for $220
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What ever you get Dont get them bloody SP9000 again there over priced crap......
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