In Reply to: 18K and rolling ... Dunlops: An Opinion (more) posted by D///Mill on August 05, 2000 at 09:44:02:
I have a set of race tires on stock rims in the garage, but I don't feel the need to use them for street driving, ever.
Will I replace them with something "better?" Sure. Will I do it before the Dunlops are down to the wear bars? Nope.
I've got 18,000+ on the stock Dunlops and I bet I have over 10K of tread left ... they still look really good! This is for 60% freeway driving.
Ya know ... For my daily driven "///M coupe", I cannot complain as much as the rest of you about the Dunlops (aka "Dunflops", "Damnlops", etc). I don't think they're as bad as everyone makes them out to be, especially for a daily driver. Sure ... the Michelins Pilots or S02 Pole Positions will perform better overall, but you really gotta be pushing the envelope (something you should not be doing on the street) to reach the point where you can tell the difference. Overall, I can't complain much about the Dunlops. For track use or some spriited back road driving, I'll just put my Kumhos "Victoracers" on. My thoughts ... FWIW.