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    Default Dunlop sp01's...a few days on

    not good!...
    had the new tyres on last week..dunlop sp01's...
    well left them a good few days and 130 miles later...decided to give the car some beans going round a roundabout..just to find out how well...or in this case how not, they performed..
    was only doing 15- 20 on the approach and booted it in second on the exit..... but the car started to oversteer dramatically...dropped the clutch and recovered..and then with some steering the other way...and it ended up snaking for about 50 yards to regain it...
    nearly wet my pants...but my lessons in a skid car kicked in and instinctively dropped the clutch and corrected the oversteer..
    nearly ended up in the kerb...hope it was a one off and the tyres still need some bedding in and wearing down...sont think i will be having a play in the wet with them!!...well not for a while anyway!

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    I would give it up to 500 miles to wear in tyres - a set of BF Goodrich's I had on my MG took 1k to bed in fully and give good grip. Go easy on them for a bit

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    in my experience tyres should perform the minute you put them on,try some michelin pilot sport 2's next time they grip like hell,,,

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    130 miles should be more than enough to have scrubbed any tyres in, just to take that initial 'shinyness' off so for them to be doing what they did sounds a bit alarming Martin.

    My 18s came with those same tyres, and I was keen to wear them down and get my favourite tyres (Michelin Pilot Sport 2) on instead, as the Dunlops never inspired any confidence. Going round a roundabout at a reasonable speed I'd feel the back end twitching, something I never experienced on the Michelins when I had 17s.

    As it happens, I had to change the Dunlops prematurely due to the sidewalls cracking, so I got the Michelin PS2 fitted - not cheap but a superb tyre. As soon as I had them fitted I could feel the difference, no twitching on roundabouts and I wasn't reaching the limits of grip like I was on the Dunlops.

    Whilst I never had confidence in the Dunlops, I never had anything like you experienced. Is it possible you've driven over a bit of diesel or something?, or simply overcooked it?

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    it was round a 'little' roundabout in the village... not tried it since on any others due to the wet roads etc today...but i did give it a bit on a few others but was very cautious etc due to traffic etc...last thing i want to do..massive understeer into another car... will see how they perform over the next week or so... but never had anything like that with my f1's...
    as you said about the diesel, it may be a possibility, but when i get chance, i will try a few more 'manoevers' to see how they grip..

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    Just fitted some Eagle F1's and they work straight off the shelf, not quite the standard of the PS2 but pretty damn good and at £300 fitted and balanced quite the bargain!!! A few miles to scrub them in and they were fine, really isnt good if your Dunlops are doing that to you mate, it cant inspire confidence, you never know they might get better

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    might is a hopefull word...just hope it was some oil /diesel on the road...

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    had a proper look at the place in the dry and normal conditions...there is a tiny pot hole/ dip in the roundabout... obviously it has gone over this and lost traction... they have been fine since but aint pushed the car to any limits..very good at starting though off the mark..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pecojess View Post
    Just fitted some Eagle F1's and they work straight off the shelf,



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