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Old 10-18-2003, 14:29   #1 (permalink)
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Hello All,

Had a bit of a unfortunate incident yesterday.

Was parallel parking the XR outside my house yesterday morning, there is a stormwater drain outside in the gutter, it has a metal bar across the front to stop the concrete from colapsing into the drain, the rod sticks out about 1cm from the concrete. As i was parking the car the tyre rubbed up against the corner of the rod, as a result i now have 1 flat tyre and an unrepariable gash in the sidewall. D'oh...... What are the ods that i would hit the bar on the perfect angle????

Anyway here comes the good bit, called my local bob jane, and was quoted a trade price on a new Dunlop Sp Sport 18" tyre.........You ready for it.......I wasn't...............$610......F*%K.......

Should have bought the 5th alloy when purchasing the car. Having said that, the last flat tyre i had was over 6 years ago........didn't think i would need it.....
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Old 10-18-2003, 14:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Watch those 18's

Opps... in addition, does anyone know where i can get an 18" Dunlop tyre for less than $610 in sydney???
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$610 for 1 tyre??

Me thinks Bob Jane is dreaming.

(Think I'll keep my 16" for sure now... I thought $200 a tyre was bad!)
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Old 10-18-2003, 16:05   #4 (permalink)
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Hello All,

Had a bit of a unfortunate incident yesterday.

Was parallel parking the XR outside my house yesterday morning, there is a stormwater drain outside in the gutter, it has a metal bar across the front to stop the concrete from colapsing into the drain, the rod sticks out about 1cm from the concrete. As i was parking the car the tyre rubbed up against the corner of the rod, as a result i now have 1 flat tyre and an unrepariable gash in the sidewall. D'oh...... What are the ods that i would hit the bar on the perfect angle????

Anyway here comes the good bit, called my local bob jane, and was quoted a trade price on a new Dunlop Sp Sport 18" tyre.........You ready for it.......I wasn't...............$610......F*%K.......

Should have bought the 5th alloy when purchasing the car. Having said that, the last flat tyre i had was over 6 years ago........didn't think i would need it.....
At least you didn't take out 2 tyres like I did on my GT. The Dunlops are less than $610 at trade price, you can get them from Ford Parts Retail for that price so Bob Jane are dreaming. I was told that Big O's tyres in Liverpool can get them cheaper than that, and certainly Beaurepairs were even cheaper than Bob Jane when I checked there too. I actually ended up scapping the Dunlops and getting 2 Goodyear Eagle F1 G3-D3 as they are only about $470 per tyre and perform just as well, but for 1 tyre I would 'Stick with Dunlop' (LOL)
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Re: Watch those 18's

For a strock standard, non-turbo XR6, it's not like you need really high performance tyres. For that kind of money, you can get 2 of just about any other brand 18" tyre!! Well, apparently, these ones you can get 3 for that kind of money:

Firenza 18'' $205 (Taken from this thread: Crappy Tyres)
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Old 10-19-2003, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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I had to get one replaced last week, and was told they were around $450, so that quote seems quite steep. Thankfully mine is a lease vehicle, and i wasn't out of pocket at all. :D
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Being an XR I guess it's an SP3000. I can get the SP9000 for less than $500 easily so the SP3000 should be a lot less than that. Try Sean at Wheels Pty Ltd in Kirrawee - I buy all my stuff from him and he's a Ford nut. Tell him Pete sent you (and tell him I'll be back soon for my 10000km rear tyre relacement!)
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The 18" option rim on the XR range are factory fitted with Dunlop SP 9000 tyres.
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Yep it's an SP9000

Called a few places prices range from $539 up to $580 through to my original quote of $610.

No one has it in stock?
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:45   #10 (permalink)
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My local Beurepairs agent offers a tyre warranty for $6 per tyre.
This includes punctures repaired for free for the life of the tyre.
Any puncture that cannot be repaired you will be given a new tyre up to 10000km then pro-rata after that.
It doesen't matter if the damage was your fault they will still replace it.
I think its a worthwhile investment for low profile tyres especially.
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