: Great deal @ tirerack



Twitch
11-18-07, 02:33 PM
Don't know how good they are, but its a great deal.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Sport+Maxx&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=445YR8SPMAXXXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=18&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=Z

PS What happened to the casino link???

Twitch
11-18-07, 02:42 PM
Don't know how good they are, but its a great deal.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Sport+Maxx&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=445YR8SPMAXXXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=18&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=Z

PS What happened to the casino link???


My bad,,,never mind about the casino :cookoo:

BBV
11-18-07, 03:24 PM
Don't know how good they are, but its a great deal.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Sport+Maxx&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=445YR8SPMAXXXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=18&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=Z

I just bought 4 from Tire Rack last week and installed them last Thursday.
I'm going to the track tomorrow AM. My initial impression on the road is that they are infinitely better than the RSA fun flats they replaced.
Tomorrows lap times will be the ultimate test. Even if my lap times do not improve at $128 a pop I can afford a new set every week.

Twitch
11-18-07, 05:38 PM
I just bought 4 from Tire Rack last week and installed them last Thursday.
I'm going to the track tomorrow AM. My initial impression on the road is that they are infinitely better than the RSA fun flats they replaced.
Tomorrows lap times will be the ultimate test. Even if my lap times do not improve at $128 a pop I can afford a new set every week.


Have fun at the track!!!
Post up what you think about them, I may get them myself.
As for the RSAs,,,I dont think they belong on the V.

dqw1
11-18-07, 05:45 PM
I just replaced my RSA's with F1 All-seasons (255-40-18). So far I'm very impressed, and I agree on the RSA comment.

thebigjimsho
11-18-07, 07:56 PM
I found turn in slower and overall grip down a bit from the F1 Supercars but in every other way they are great! I bought them 2 1/2 years ago. The price has been going up and down for over a year.

Do a search on those tires. There has been many discussions on them...

thebigjimsho
11-18-07, 08:17 PM
Just one of many threads on this tire...



http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/40017-dunlop-sp-sport-maxx.html

CVP33
11-18-07, 08:32 PM
Wow that's cheap. Wish I could find something that good in 20's. And BigJim approved? Does it get any gooder?

BBV
11-18-07, 09:25 PM
I found turn in slower and overall grip down a bit from the F1 Supercars but in every other way they are great! I bought them 2 1/2 years ago. The price has been going up and down for over a year.

Do a search on those tires. There has been many discussions on them...


Jim,
I am not expecting miracles however at a buck twenty eight a corner if they last for two tanks of gas on track and get me back home I will consider them a bargain.
My impressions will follow tomorrow afternoon.
-Bill

pietroraimondi
11-18-07, 11:06 PM
I have run the Nexen Ultra High Performance N3000 summer tires and can say that the side wall rigidity is incredible with no roll over and when run hard and heated up they bite the asphalt like hot tar.

Great price to boot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-Inch-Tires-245-45-18-Nexen-N3000-New-Tires_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ66476QQihZ018QQit emZ280173649761QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

I found this forum with some pretty positive reviews on the Nexen N3000; so take a look because you can't beat them for the money.

http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-99533.html

CVP33
11-18-07, 11:48 PM
I prefer the Wanli's. Not so spicey.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20-Inch-Tires-275-40-20-Wanli-S1088_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ66478QQihZ018QQit emZ280173650613QQtcZphoto

V-Love
11-19-07, 12:55 AM
I prefer the Wanli's. Not so spicey.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20-Inch-Tires-275-40-20-Wanli-S1088_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ66478QQihZ018QQit emZ280173650613QQtcZphoto

....only rated for 130 mph?

thebigjimsho
11-19-07, 10:39 AM
I don't care if tires are cheap. You usually get what you pay for unless tires are on clearance. Tire technology that's a few years old and cheaper compounds.

Mind you, these tires are certainly road worthy. And for 95% of your use, they'll serve you well. But even the almighty Falken RT-615 loses it when hot because of cheaper compounds.

For me, I'll take the reputable, state-of-the-art tire for the V. I'll spend the extra couple hundred bucks to get the best on the best...

pietroraimondi
11-19-07, 04:51 PM
I don't care if tires are cheap. You usually get what you pay for unless tires are on clearance. Tire technology that's a few years old and cheaper compounds.

Mind you, these tires are certainly road worthy. And for 95% of your use, they'll serve you well. But even the almighty Falken RT-615 loses it when hot because of cheaper compounds.

For me, I'll take the reputable, state-of-the-art tire for the V. I'll spend the extra couple hundred bucks to get the best on the best...

Jim...I agree completely.

The price is the last thing that I consider when making a tire purchase.

Whether it is a $100 a tire or $400 a tire....if the tire doesn't serve the purpose for what you purchased it for; well you just wasted your money.

If your looking for a sticky ultra high performance summer tire for track purposes and you know up front that your only going to get maybe 10,000 miles out of them and they cost $350 a piece........buy them and be satisfied.

There's nothing worse than trying to save a few bucks upfront given the estimated drive time and mileage that the tires are on the car.

Any upfront savings is usually turned into long term aggravation when the tires you bought don't offer the features or performance that you expected when you first had them installed.

And you're right....tire technology is always changing and evolving.

I always determine upfront what my expectations are out of the tire that I am going to purchase.

And since I can't be familiar with every tire out there with tire technology always changing and evolving; I always look at the long term survey's from other users that have bought the particular tire that I might be considering.

I loved the Goodyear F1 EMT run flats and had no complaints except that at about 8000 miles; wet traction was poor and at 10,000 miles they were in need of replacement.

I've run Toyo UHP summer tires and have been very impressed with their performance and they provided about 50% more useful life.

I found the Nexen N3000 UHP tire's about a year ago and would compare them equally in performance to the Toyo UHP tires with much better tread life.

In addition; Nexen is an emerging tire company out of Korea and not very well known. As such; their UHP tires can be had at a bargain price.

With that said; IMO they're worth perhaps stocking up on for track time before Nexen's increase in price once they have much more brand awareness like Toyo and Yokahama's.

I read quite a number of user survey's on them before purchasing them and will second that they are a very, very good UHP tire.

BBV
11-19-07, 11:07 PM
We spent a few hours at the track this morning with a new set of Dunlop SP Sport Maxx.

We were the only car there and it was a perfect day. Sunny and mid 60ís early this morning on November 19!

I really canít add much to Jimís impressions linked here other than to note I previously had RSAís while Jim had F1ís:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum/40017-dunlop-sp-sport-maxx.html

My lap times plummeted and I find it much easier to make the car rotate.

We have a couple of turns at Pueblo where it helps to rotate the car slightly at entrance or mid turn to get the car pointed to the apex or exit; a much easier task with the Dunlopís vs. the RSAís.

One negative I noticed is you REALLY feel the weight of these 3800 lb. behemoths. My car wallows a bit more and I feel every ounce of itís 3800 lb. mass. I need to play with air pressure some more maybe that will help?

If I need another set of tires between now and the release of the í09 CTS-V I will definitely buy another set of these Dunlops especially at the current price.

A huge thanks to my son Kurt who for his first time shooting a car on track took some great pictures.


http://www.bnkk.net/MyPictures/pueblo-3.jpg

Rich H
11-19-07, 11:46 PM
We spent a few hours at the track this morning with a new set of Dunlop SP Sport Maxx.

We were the only car there and it was a perfect day. Sunny and mid 60ís early this morning on November 19!

I was at Pueblo Motorsports last year on Thanksgiving day and it was totally deserted - although perfect weather.


My lap times plummeted and I find it much easier to make the car rotate.

We have a couple of turns at Pueblo where it helps to rotate the car slightly at entrance or mid turn to get the car pointed to the apex or exit; a much easier task with the Dunlopís vs. the RSAís.

Not surprising - remember the RSA EMTs are an all season tire - they're not in the same league as a summer performance tire for track use.




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