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    Hey i was doing some homework on the cost of the 18 inch tyres supplied with the new cup.

    Well they will be .... wait for it ..... $574.00 RRP :shock:

    On the plus side at least you can get them in australia, and they are available now.

    You would not want to be replacing four tyres in one go !

    Hmmmmmmmmmm still want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRenaultsport
    Hey i was doing some homework on the cost of the 18 inch tyres supplied with the new cup.

    Well they will be .... wait for it ..... $574.00 RRP :shock:

    On the plus side at least you can get them in australia, and they are available now.

    You would not want to be replacing four tyres in one go !

    Hmmmmmmmmmm still want one.

    Dom

    Just got off the phone to the product manager from Dunlop and he just advised me that the real price for this tyre will be $390.00 still expensive, but better than nearly $600.oo a corner.

    Oh well dont think this will stop me buying one.

    Dom

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    What model Dunlop are they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    What model Dunlop are they ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
    those are the ones with silicon in them aren't they? if so, great roadholding and they'll last for ages. good investment. and dare i say it probably better than the original rubber used in Europe...(is there a smiley for "ducks for cover"?)
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    actually, the european Trophy and Cup models get the same tyre. supposedly specially developed for the Cup. i think for a hi performance tyre and 18in, it's a reasonable investment. at least it will put d***heads off from doing burnouts with the car!

    i can't wait....any news on colour options? i.e. will it be the same colours as the megane 225 range or any new colours, like the capsicum red released for the Cup model in the UK, or the nimbus for the trophy.

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    Itd be interesting to find out if the Sport Maxx is a good readily available alternative to the Michelin Exalto red spots on the RS Clio Cup.

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    Very cool that they're available here. That's a veryreasonable price for 18s. My 17" Contis are more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    Very cool that they're available here. That's a veryreasonable price for 18s. My 17" Contis are more expensive.
    the contis that are standard on the 17" 225 wheels are expensive too, around $370 per corner. I got some prices on other brands in the size and rating (225/45/17 91W):

    -goodyear f1 gsd3 $278.00
    -hankook k104 $177.00
    -firestone wide oval $175.00
    -bridgestone g111 $255.00
    -bridgestone s03 $292.00
    all includes fitting and balancing

    I think the Eagle F1 has my pick when the time comes, I'm hoping I can get that price down a little though. It was easily the best tyre I had on the Mi16 inh both 14" and 16".

    Anyone used the hancook or firestone. Quite a difference in price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Shearer
    Anyone used the hancook or firestone. Quite a difference in price?
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    I got a set of Firestone Wide Ovals to replace the stock Michelins on my Clio, on the stock 15 inch rims. They're grippy, bot in the wet and the dry, but there is a noticable loss of "feel" and the turn in doesn't feel as sharp. Quite sad about it actually. Am trying out various tyre pressures to see if it makes a difference to the feel of the car. Damm, if only the Pilot SX was available!

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