Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth, West Australia
Re: XR6 Dunlop 3000 Tyres
Hi all, been offline for a while. At my last visit with the dealer, they also tried to swap a set of tyres off another XR6 that had done 12,000kms. The vibration was not there.
I also contacted several tyre retailers, on average, the weights should not exceed 50 at the worst, hoever, I had 2 tyres at over 55gms on the RIM.
As per the other messages, they balanced the driveline twice, but that did not remove the problem.
Finally, Ford agreed to credit the tyres, but rather than put dunlops back on, I choose to have Pirelli P6000, which is comparable or better. The end result was to pay the difference of $20AUD per tyre to have Pirelli's which was great given the Pirelli's are much more expensive. Initially is was going to be around $100 per tyre, but I decided to get some of my own quotes and got this reduced, which they matched.
Since then, NOOOOOOOOO vibrations. Only comment I have with Pirelli's is that there seams to be a little sideways movement in the tyre, maybe they need more pressure and slightly more noisy than the Dunlops, but drive smoother.