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Old 07-06-2002, 07:15   #1 (permalink)
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235/45/17 XR Tyres (again!)

Hi all,

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.

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Old 07-06-2002, 07:48   #2 (permalink)
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Dunlop FM901s are fantastic! About $250-270 a tyre...

Do they still make Lemans 702s? Its not listed on their website...
Strange that he quoted more than what FM901s go for when its a 'lesser' tyre?
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Old 07-06-2002, 08:28   #3 (permalink)
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I have had no problems with the SP9000s and have found them a very good tyre. I replaced my fronts at 40,000 and rears at 45,000 so I can't complain about wear either. Last pair were #320 each.
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i'm with Martin, Dunlop Formula 901's, good tyre and well priced.
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Old 07-06-2002, 10:24   #5 (permalink)
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SHIT!!! I got quoted $225 for 235x45x17 Falkens & $285 255x40x17 & that's fitted & balanced... They were trying to sell me Dunlop SP9000 & Pirreli P5000...etc but I said I want Falkens If you are in Victoria the two cheapest places I've found are Lucas Tyres (38 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong 9793-7197 or 9791-1706) & Complete Tyre & Auto (309 Cheltenham Road Keysborough 9798-6633)....If you are paying $285 for 235's you are getting ripped off. I can't tell you much about the Dunlop SP9000 tyres but the Falkens are excelent tyres. I think they got rated second best affter pirreli P-Zero.... The falkes are quiet tyres & are excelent for handeling...etc as I said try these two places and see how you go
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Old 07-06-2002, 19:04   #6 (permalink)
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SHIT!!! <snip>

....If you are paying $285 for 235's you are getting ripped off.
In located in the land of "We have to charge more for everything, 'cos we're way over here and even if we make it here (autogas), we still charge more 'cos we can!". For the uninitiated, that's Perth.

About the only thing we seem to get cheaper is insurance.

Will check out the FM901's and the Falkens.
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You might want to try Kuhmo's new Supra Ecsta 712's. Their fairly new and have silicon just like the other sport tyres. Should be able to get it for around $200 each for 17's. (i have no experience with this tyre so i don't know how good they are.
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Reading in the Dunlop High performance Tyre Catelogue isn't the SP9000 a higher grade Tyre than the FM901's.

I mean if the FM901's are good then surely the SP9000's are better. Just my thoughts...

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My car has done 20k (i've only driven the last 3k of it) and there seems to be decent amount of tread there, Dunno how long it will last with doing the odd lightup here and there. I guess you've had fun in your car. :s5
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You might want to try Kuhmo's new Supra Ecsta 712's. Their fairly new and have silicon just like the other sport tyres. Should be able to get it for around $200 each for 17's. (i have no experience with this tyre so i don't know how good they are.

Ive had the Kuhmo 712s fitted to my AUII XR8 when the sp9000s wore out at 23000 bloody kays, Ive done about 2500ks now and they are superb, low noise, they stick to the road like &%#$ to a blanket and I picked them up for $200 each and they look good.

Choice magazine article put them at top of the list for performance tyres, for value v performance v road handling v noise, they whipped all comers even the big boys.

I wouldnt fit SP9000s to a babies pram....
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I'm also using Kuhmo 712's... after about 25000k's the built-in wear indicators are at just over half. I have nothing but praise for this tyre as the price and wear are excellent.
I got mine for $175 each... (235/45/17).
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