Dunlop SP9000 Tires

Dunlop SP9000 225/40/16

[1/27/2003] Reviewed by: Scott Lelievre -

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Dunlop SP9000 225/40/16 mounted on 16" BBS RV wheels

These came on my miata when I purchased it used. They had ~1,000 miles on them. They are a very good high performance street tire. They'll take 95% of what you throw at them no problem. They are not silent on the highway but by no means intrusive. No signs of the 65mph shimmy. Wet traction I think is on the low side. This tire is sold as having excellent rain traction. I recently switched pirelli p7000 sumemrs and these are a much better rain tire in my expeirence. Also I would not recomend these tires for auto-x. I found the tires overheat quickly. One over steer slide or spin the tires on exit and they become very slick.

Overall a great dry weather tire for the street. Don't be fooled by dunlops claims that it is an excellent rain tire.

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[4/8/2002] Reviewed by: Howard Leader -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Z-rated ultra performance tire

Swapped these for SP5000's. 195/50/15's @ $66 per-- matched by local dealer. Immediately noticed huge difference in dry traction. Wet is still unknown and will be very important. I do not auto-X, but so far this is a great street tire at a v.good price.

Definitely reccommended, but will submit another review after experience in the rain.

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[9/22/99] Reviewed by Andy -

Applicable to '90 - '97 1.8 liter

 the Dunlop SP9000 tires are extremely stickly, no matter dry or wet conditions. Meanwhile it gives you a quiet environment, so you can enjoy great handleing and a uiet ride at the same time

the tires are good, but it is hard to brake, especially last minute braking, almost scared you to death

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Reviewed by: Derrick -   [8/4/99]

17"x 7" SSR Integral wheels
Dunlop SP9000 Tires 215/40-17

So far this setup has been awesome on my '99 with 6500 miles. It added a lot more road feel. So far, I've only really tested high-speed turns, and the car goes exactly where you point it. The only downside is that braking noticeably takes more effort than before. This is probably attributed to more rotating mass and a larger diameter.

I bought tires for very high treadwear rating besides performance. 225 width tires would look a little better, making sidewalls perfectly vertical.

I've received lots of compliments on wheels, and quality of them is superb. I plan to lower the car with H&R race springs, with Koni shocks. (on order)

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17 February, 2003