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Old 10-10-2004, 01:50   #1 (permalink)
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Dunlop SP9000 ???

Has anyone got any comments good or bad about these tyres? I can't say I have been a fan of Dunlop tyres, just wondering if these (supposedly their flagship international tyre) are any good? They seem fine so far on my XR but I have'nt really pushed them yet either. They are 245x40x18".

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Old 10-10-2004, 03:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dunlop SP9000 ???

yeah great question was coming on to ask same. Was thinking of changing to Potenza SO3 or ContiSportContact 2
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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If you are looking at dunlops try and find a set of FM901's still laying around in your size they are the best tyre i have ever used.. Failing that I have Dirrezza's now the have pretty good grip on take off and awesome cornering grip. On a side note they smoke like hell also
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Re: Dunlop SP9000 ???

I purchased my car with the dunlop originals (very worn) on already.

I've replaced 2 tyres and am about to do another 2. As these are $560.00 EACH I chose the Hankooks instead which have been very good and are half that price @$270 each.

I can't really comment on how good a fresh set of Dunlops might be cause mine were buggered when I started driving the car.
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:23   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Dunlop SP9000 ???

[QUOTE=BossyXR8]I purchased my car with the dunlop originals (very worn) on already.

I've replaced 2 tyres and am about to do another 2. As these are $560.00 EACH QUOTE]


Hey man are you serious!!!! thats divorce talk!!!! if I tell the little woman them bloody tyres cost $560 each I'll get hit in the face with my pre-packed suitcase!!!!!

Is Hankook - is good!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Dunlop SP9000 ???

Actually, am very surprised Ford supplied a tyre of that price. They must have screwed Dunlop on the tender????!!!!
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I had Dunlop SP9000. Never again. Got Hankook K104 on now and will get them again. Awesome tyre. Should cost double the price than what they are... but don't tell anyone.

The big brand names don't mean sh!t. I read a few comparisons and a lot of reviews, here and overseas based tyre tests, and took a risk with the Hankkok K104, and it has paid off.
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Re: Dunlop SP9000 ???

SP9000's.... well can't complain really. Bought a set new (17's) have done about 32000 km on them, fronts are worn out on the inside due to crap camber settings, but outer tread is still well roadworthy. (still must be replaced however) Rears are just roadworthy, but they have also done around 15 passes at Calder park (with obligatory tyre warm up... read pointless burnout for each pass) have also put a few holden boys back in their shell by putting on a smoke display on various occassions... they have also hit the Dyno rollers about 10 times or so.
Therefore in my opinion they last quite well...

IMHO Dry grip isn't all that fantastic, but wet grip is good enough to inspire confidence, even with 200+ Kw pounding the pavement.
(my old MK2 escort used to scare me more in the wet with 'Bridgestone Eagers'.... or perhaps now I think about... perhaps I've just gotten a little older and wiser... and/or soft...D'oh!)
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Hahahah SP9000's where do i start?

11,000 kms, $500 odd bucks and just a crappy tyre, unless you get an overseas manufactured batch then they arent too bad. As for the Australian manufactured ones no no no no..

Good in the wet, but they tramline like shit and pull you around all the bumps. Ive had yokies and Falkens and they are waaaaaaay waaaaay better for normal driving...
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Hahahah SP9000's where do i start?

11,000 kms, $500 odd bucks and just a crappy tyre, unless you get an overseas manufactured batch then they arent too bad. As for the Australian manufactured ones no no no no..

Good in the wet, but they tramline like shit and pull you around all the bumps. Ive had yokies and Falkens and they are waaaaaaay waaaaay better for normal driving...
so so agree
the last sp9000's i put on were almost $600 each
they Tramline, they wear, grip is ok, but not outstanding. Last set i put Hankooks on
$300 each
i think they grip as well if not better sometimes, and so far 14,000 km , wearing pretty good, i will get more that the 17,000 i got out of the SP9000
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