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Old 08-05-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Dunlops vs. Generals

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So upon the advice of this forum, I was all set to get General Exclaims for my 3-series coupe when the guy at West Coast Tires said he has a special on Dunlop SP8000's for $80. The Generals were $83, so there's no major economic difference between the two. My question: which would you go with?

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Which General? Which Dunlop? These are only brands...the models of the tires will make all the difference!
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Choose neither if you autoX, etc.. or even just daily your car. I will never buy dunlops (mainly because of the inferior quality of most of their tires- IMO) nor will I ever buy Generals again. The Exclaims I had popped on me when I was on the highway I have no idea why... (see my TireRack review - Scion tC).
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interesting. the generals are exclaims and the dunlops are SP8000.
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Choose neither if you autoX, etc.. or even just daily your car. I will never buy dunlops (mainly because of the inferior quality of most of their tires- IMO) nor will I ever buy Generals again. The Exclaims I had popped on me when I was on the highway I have no idea why... (see my TireRack review - Scion tC).
Not buying an entire tire brand because one tire you had popped once is kinda stupid. Roads are filled with potholes, glass, rocks, etc.

I compared those Dunlop SP8000's with General Exclaim UHP tires on tirerack. The Dunlops seem to wear out way too quickly according to a huge number of reviews.

I ended up buying the General Exclaim UHPs, and they're great.
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Not buying an entire tire brand because one tire you had popped once is kinda stupid. Roads are filled with potholes, glass, rocks, etc.

I compared those Dunlop SP8000's with General Exclaim UHP tires on tirerack. The Dunlops seem to wear out way too quickly according to a huge number of reviews.

I ended up buying the General Exclaim UHPs, and they're great.
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The Dunlop 8000's have a bit faster steering response and better dry grip between the two, while the General Exclaim UHP tires have the smoother and quieter ride, along with better wet traction and longer wear between the two.

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Thanks Gary. I appreciate it. It turns out I have Dunlop SP8000's on my car already, and even though they're good tires I never really loved them. they also seemed to run out quickly. i had only 33k miles on them, which is a decent amount but not a crazy amount. i did discover the subframe problem while riding on them though, so that may have contributed.
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