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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ FYI Dunlop SP Sport 5000 195/65 BF $54

Posted by: nditiz1 Nov 11 2017, 11:51 AM

For anyone looking for new tires, Walmart is having a sale on these in particular. Dunlop SP Sport 5000 @ $54 a tire on Black Friday.

No affiliation - Others have stated these suck ;-p

Posted by: jesse7flying Nov 13 2017, 02:27 PM

I might bite on this. Anyone heard anything good or bad about this particular tire? I had a particularly bad experience with Dunlop tires, but it was thirty years ago. I'm still holding a grudge, lol.
Jesse

Posted by: thelogo Nov 13 2017, 02:48 PM

Sounds intriguing
But my walmart doesn't have a tire center in it .

And no way im camping out for black friday



Other then that it could fill my void since i do need tyres

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Posted by: 914_teener Nov 13 2017, 08:26 PM

QUOTE(jesse7flying @ Nov 13 2017, 12:27 PM) *

I might bite on this. Anyone heard anything good or bad about this particular tire? I had a particularly bad experience with Dunlop tires, but it was thirty years ago. I'm still holding a grudge, lol.
Jesse



I have had these on my car. They ride like crap and the rubber compound is harder then hell.

Not a ringing endorsement.

Posted by: jesse7flying Nov 13 2017, 09:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Sure like the price, but I didn't like most of the reviews I've seen. I really need a set of tires that won't break the bank. The search continues.

Posted by: 914_teener Nov 13 2017, 10:29 PM

When it comes tires and brakes get the best you can afford.

These are what stops you and is the only thing connecting you to the road. I only had them because they were on my car when I bought it years ago.

Posted by: euro911 Nov 14 2017, 12:33 AM

I run the Kumho Solus Experts (195/65-15) on the 'BB'.

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Quiet, grabby, nice tread design, and they're not expensive. Not sure if they still make the particular 'Expert style, but see they sell something very similar.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?message=singleSize&tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Solus+KH16&width=195%2F&ratio=65&diameter=15&partnum=965TR5KH16V2

Posted by: falcor75 Nov 14 2017, 03:54 AM

I had SP6000 on my 964 when I bought it. For car that doesnt see track or autocross its probably ok, changed the tires to Michelins after the first season and it felt like a new car.

Posted by: jesse7flying Nov 15 2017, 10:04 AM

For anyone still looking for a cheap set of tires, I found Hankook Optima H724s at Wally World for $52.49 each in the 195/65-15 size. The reviews I've found for the tire are a lot better than for the Dunlops in the OP, but let's be real, it's still a cheap tire. For those of us who only drive on nice weather weekends, they might be good enough and it's hard to beat the price.

Posted by: porschetub Nov 15 2017, 01:53 PM

I would never go Dunlop again had the SP 3000's on my BMW e39 touring...a truly awful tyre.
I run Hankooks on my Audi's and on my six conversion ,I go for top of range on these and very pleased with them.
Many ''namebrand'' tyres sold in my country are older designs and overpriced for what you get.

Posted by: nditiz1 Nov 15 2017, 02:10 PM

Updated original post to reflect reviews biggrin.gif

Posted by: saigon71 Nov 15 2017, 03:08 PM

QUOTE(jesse7flying @ Nov 15 2017, 11:04 AM) *

For anyone still looking for a cheap set of tires, I found Hankook Optima H724s at Wally World for $52.49 each in the 195/65-15 size. The reviews I've found for the tire are a lot better than for the Dunlops in the OP, but let's be real, it's still a cheap tire. For those of us who only drive on nice weather weekends, they might be good enough and it's hard to beat the price.


agree.gif +1 on the Hankook Optima. I run these on both the 914 and the Mazda pickup. A fine tire with long tread life.

Posted by: Socalandy Nov 15 2017, 03:13 PM

FYI, in the case of blowout sales of tires check the DOT dates on them. When the stock gets old or a certain tire is not moving they will dump them and in some cases you get a tire that is already 2,3 or more years old chair.gif


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Posted by: jesse7flying Nov 15 2017, 04:52 PM

Great point Andy. I will check the dates on the tires before I accept them for mounting on my wheels.

Posted by: Rand Nov 15 2017, 04:57 PM

Think about it. What kinds of products do retailers blow out crazy black Friday deals on? The great quality parts you want, or the crap they want to dump?

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