Can't get enough of it!
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
235/45/17 XR Tyres (again!)
Yup, it's time to spend some serious dollars on a new set of tyres for the XR with 17" rims. I currently have the 'as delivered' Dunlop SP9000's fitted and am looking for a good replacement, after 26,000 km's.
I've read through the old threads on tyres and can't find specific discussions on these, so here goes:
I've been quoted $370 for the SP9000's (another of $416), been recommended Pirelli P5000's at $280 (Bob Jane) and heavily recommended Dunlop Le Mans 702's at $280 (Beaurepairs).
I've read that the Pirelli's are noisy and the Beaurepairs guy said that he wouldn't recommend them (too much wear).
When I specifically asked whether he'd choose the SP9000's or the Le Man's (if price wasn't the issue), he said the Le Man's.
BA XR6T, Mercury Silver, Manual, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Premium Brakes, Sports Steering wheel, Leather, Mats, Tint, Mud Spats, Boot Liner and a dribble bib :-)