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Dunlop Sportmax RTs

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Post Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:57 am
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Right.........back on track. Getting the RTs tomorrow, so I'll let you guys know what there're like. Just replaced the tyres on the Tuono as well with Pirelli Angel GTs, which seem very grippy. Spending a fortune recently!


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Post Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:35 pm
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I've only done about 30 miles on them now, but enough to form an opinion. I used to run the Contis at 2 bar less front and back to try and get rid of the harshness. The Dunlops are at standard pressures and they are much smoother. That "driving on wooden rims" feel has gone. They seem well planted, but of course, it'll take 500 miles odd to get them bedded in. How's the noise?, I hear you ask! Well they still rumble a bit , BUT and it's a big but, that horrible coarse upper frequency of the Contis has disappeared. You're not going to get any 235 section tyre to be completely silent. My ears used to rattle inside with the 3s. With the Dunlops they don't. I read somewhere that they'll get quieter when they bed in. The rim protection beads aren't as pronounced as the Contis though. I'll give you an update when I've done some more miles. Ta ta.


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Post Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:19 pm
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Any update on how the dun lops are performing

Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:29 am
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Just seen this thread, a couple of comments from an 'enthusiastic' driver! I have used Dunlop Sportmaxx (not RTs) on my XKR, both front and rear and they were significantly better than the OEM Pirellis. I swapped to Toyo T1Rs, then T1 Sports due to issues getting Dunlops in that size but IMO Dunlop are a pretty decent tyre (as indeed are the performance Toyos).

Looking at RCZPerformance's Michelin recommendation though I can highly endorse Michelin PS2's, I used to run them on my 306 DTurbo and I think on my 406 Coupe if I remember correctly... If you are a Costco member you can get them for a pretty decent price too (as they are a bit steep compared to the others, but you get what you pay for)!

Talking of price, worth checking out:

http://www.blackcircles.com/
http://www.tyretraders.com/
http://www.camskill.co.uk/
http://www.tyrewizard.co.uk/
http://www.tyredrive.co.uk/
http://www.topgear.co.uk/

for decent prices. I buy online (unless my local fitter can get near the price!) and then take them to my local fitter who uses a Hunter Road force balancer, which is a SUPERB machine at getting the balance weights in precisely the right place as it actually puts a roller on the tyre to simulate a rolling road loading.

Also worth mentioning Tyre reviews, which I use to check out the grip and aquaplaning characteristics as well as general reviews, to get some idea if they are any good! 2014 Autobild Top 15 HERE

Personally, I will probably go for the Michelin PS2s when it is time to change as they are VERY grippy, although they do wear faster than the harder compounds obviously - as said previously, you don't get 'owt for 'nowt!... :thumbup:
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Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:14 am
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Very useful post. I will be needing some new rubber soon after Pearl2 is released from her retirement. However as I haven't set eyes on her in over a week she ain't burning any rubber.

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