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    Hi all,

    Has anyone got any experience with the Dunlop SP9000 tyres (This enquiry isnt for my car by the way, but your knowledge is valued).

    Cheers

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    I had them on my Ibiza before the Vec. Great in the dry, not so good in the wet or cold and only lasted 10k. We didn't really get on.

    Sorry can't be more positive.

    Andy

    ps this was about 5 years ago mind, so they could have improved
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    No experience of that type but the Dunlop SP01 Sport range is the best that Dunlop do.

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    Had them on the Golf and found to them be ok in the dry a little slippery in the wet.

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    They are soft compound and wear quick, cant say about handling, for the money Avon beats em hands down.

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    I had the Dunlop SP9000 on a 530i BMW and thought they were great grip in the dry and great in the wet however, on greasy roads especially country lanes they were **** but what tyre is good in those conditions. Lasted approx 20000 miles.

    I have just changed the Goodyear NCT's on my SRi after 35000 miles for 225/45/R17 Dunlop SP9000's. I had no confidence in the NCT's at all, even if they did last forever.

    Even the dealer where I bought the car claimed they had a number of dis-satisfied queries regarding the NCT's and recommended either the Dunlop SP9000/9090 or Mitchelin.

    I got a good deal on the Dunlop's (not from the dealer) and decided to go with them.

    So far so good in dry and wet.

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    blackcircles.com has a useful tyre tests page.

    The SP9000 scores 4 out of 5 for wear & handling and 3.5 out of 5 for road noise.

    The NCTs only get 2.5 for handling, and i have certainly noticed the improvement switching to Goodyear F1s which score 4 out of 5 accross all three categories.

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    The astra i drive at work has 225/45 Goodyear F1's fitted to all 4 wheels. Now, I don't know whether it's because it's a smaller, lighter car (although with all the clobber in the back it probably weighs more than most vec's), or whether it's just the way I drive it, but I find the grip absolutely shocking, even in the dry.

    I obviously don't drive my vec as hard as that, but even with the NCT's, I've only lost traction a couple of times. At work it feels like every corner and every stop might be my last...

    I won't be going for F1's when my NCT's wear out

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    i have them on my fronts at the moment and will be getting for the rears soon. Good in dry from what i have found andok in the wet, again i havent really pushed them hard bur seem ok to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post

    I won't be going for F1's when my NCT's wear out
    Take a look at this review mate.http://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/goodyeartest

    The F1s beat the NCTs hands down. Any difference must be to do with them being on an astra. Honest they are MILES better than the NCTs IMHO.

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