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Old 06-10-2003, 22:07   #1 (permalink)
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Question Dunlop sp3000a tyres

How do your find this tyre in the 235/45/17 size ? Its standard fit on XR6's and XR8's with 17" rims.I have one retailer singing htier praises and another telling me how bad they are.Any thought's ,
I want to fit them to a ELXR6.
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I have them on my 'fire-breathing' 200KW AU Forte (lol) and they are brilliant in the dry and good to very good in the wet. Not quite as good as the SP9000s, but better than the Firestone/Simex combo I had previously. At around $250 per tyre, they are also good value for money.
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Old 01-10-2005, 20:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Dunlop sp3000a tyres

Have just been shown and told about cracks that can apear on the sp3000a series tyres. My Xr rear tyre had a puncture when it was first noticed last week. I am told there was a problem with them.
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Old 01-10-2005, 20:41   #4 (permalink)
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They are rubbish! over priced rubbish at that....
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yes they are over priced and last not long at all
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Re: Dunlop sp3000a tyres

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Check your thread re: cracks.

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I don't know where you get your info, but SP3000s are anything but rubbish. I work with these tyres on daily basis, and have driven countless cars with them on, and I find them excellent.

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Tyre wear depends on your driving. I've found the SP3000 to be one of the better wearing tyres, apart perhaps from the Bridgestone B530 and Goodyear F1 GSD3 (out of the name-brand tyres) but the other two do cost more. I can make any tyre last about 5 mins, it just depends what you do with them. The most kays I've seen someone get out of a set of 235/45R17 SP3000s is 63,000 and that's the mileage you'd get from a hard wearing tyre like the Bridgestone 205/65R15 RE92.

As for price, well, they're not cheap, there's no point in denying that. But why do you think an Audi costs more than a Holden? The old saying "you get what you pay for" stands true when it comes to tyres in 90% of the cases. Unless we're talking about Falken, where you pay top dollar for a sh*t tyre (eg. 326).
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Re: Dunlop sp3000a tyres

RE: post 4 there crap. But if your happy with there performance thats all that matters.
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Re: Dunlop sp3000a tyres

I found the SP3000's to be excelent in handling and wet or dry grip. However their durability and resistance to punctures is shitouse. Not to mention the famous side-walls cracking up. I changed my tires to Michelin pilot precedas after the sidewall burst in one of the dunlops. These new ones seem to handle less in the wet but just as well in the dry. as the tire wears, im noticing less and less grip more rapidly than the dunlops. If the Dunlops were less prone to punctures and sidewall blowouts, i would probably stick with the dunnies.
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Turns out the Dunlop dealer is going to cover them under warranty. Not sure of the full details yet, but I will be getting another set of sp3000. Thanks.
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Thats good that they are going to replace them. Keep us updated on that.
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