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".
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
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!)
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
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
2002 Narooma Blue Manual TS50
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