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Old 01-13-2006, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
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Dunlop or Bridgstone?

I will in be the market shortly for new tyres for my AUII XR6. It has factory fitted TS50 17" rims on it. I've been recomended to use both the Bridgestone Potenza GIII tyre and the Dunlop SP Sport 3000A tyre. Not really to sure which way to go, so any recomendations on how both these tyres perform would be great.
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

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I will in be the market shortly for new tyres for my AUII XR6. It has factory fitted TS50 17" rims on it. I've been recomended to use both the Bridgestone Potenza GIII tyre and the Dunlop SP Sport 3000A tyre. Not really to sure which way to go, so any recomendations on how both these tyres perform would be great.
Have you looked at other brands I run Falken 19 Azzenas and are very happy
with there performance..
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

nhanst, it has those tyres on it atm and they are "SCARY" in the wet. They lose grip without any warning. It's like your driving on your toes in the wet. I couldnt go through another winter driving like that again. Maybe my tyres were just lemons.
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

I had potenzas on my old Integra, it had massive amounts of grip no matter what the sitch - dry, wet, even in dodgy icy conditions which is quite common where i live.

Yes it is a completely different setup - front versus rear wheel drive, but one thing is for sure i would rather have oversteer than understeer and i can only say positive things bout the potenza.
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

bridgestone potenza GIII 's all the way!!!
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

Go the Potenza's, they are a great tyre.
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nhanst, it has those tyres on it atm and they are "SCARY" in the wet. They lose grip without any warning. It's like your driving on your toes in the wet. I couldnt go through another winter driving like that again. Maybe my tyres were just lemons.
not lemons mate. i had a set of falkens on my gt-p mags when i bought them. they were absolute rubbish. even when they were only a few weeks old i had real traction issues in the wet. and to make matters worse they wore out VERY quickly.

now with the potenzas no such issue. the car feels like it is on rails!! they are awesome.

i had a set of them on my ea before the ba and i loved them on that too. all the grip you need on a road car with the durability ahead of the SO3 (the top bridgestone tyre)
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Re: Dunlop or Bridgstone?

YELLOW FIRE XA GT I have only one recommendation, go for yokohama ES100. Well priced and very underrated tyre that exceeds all expectations.

Me and Mr NOBOSS drive our cars as if they are stolen and mate these tyres are the 'ducks nuts'. Their rolling resistance is second to non and are a perfect compromise between road grip and wear.

I've got standard dunlops at the moment and am very disappointed.
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