I just lost another tire to a sidewall bubble. One of the OEM Dunlops. In the less than 6,000 miles total I've put on the car, I've now been through three tires - two sidewall bubbles, one nail - and I'm getting tired (no pun intented) of this.
I don't track the car, I don't drive locally, I just use it for occasional weekends out of the city. I live in NYC, but it takes me 3 blocks to get to the highway, so I'm not even hitting all that many potholes.
Has anyone else had excessively frequent tire problems with the Dunlops? Does anyone have a tire to suggest that would be just a bit sturdier?
04-25-2006, 02:44 PM
When I had to replace the tires I put the same ones on because the worked quite well for me. (did the same on Gina's A8 ).
04-25-2006, 02:48 PM
they are holding up...13,000 miles of them and even wear.
04-25-2006, 03:05 PM
04-25-2006, 03:14 PM
I live in boken' and did the reverse commute into CT so I drove up the west side daily at relatively high speed (early morning commute) -- having said that, I beat the crap out of my tires...changed them once already around 15-ish T -- I got really good use out of them... two bubbles seems a lot for "new tires" ...maybe they were actually "old" new ones -- i.e. your dealer had them stored around his/her shop for a long time -- rubber can be severely deteriorated in hot/cold/hot/cold (typical NY) weather when stored incorrectly...as to the nail
welcome to NY...
assuing you don't climb too many curbs, sounds fishy to me -- go buy tires from someplace with higher volume? the potholes can't help either considering how big they get -- not to mentioned the crappy job muni does putting plates down over road work -- hitting those thick sheets of metal just the wrong way could be another culprit...I am very cautious of how (speed reduced) i drive in The City...
04-25-2006, 03:26 PM
shared milage with winter tires.
I just got a new set of Michilin PSII's, but the next guy will enjoy those.
04-25-2006, 04:11 PM
You know what they do with lemons...
04-25-2006, 05:57 PM
Probably about 50% thread left. You can have them cheap, and I can deliver to NYC.
04-25-2006, 05:58 PM
04-25-2006, 06:55 PM
04-25-2006, 07:29 PM
I had the Dunlops as OEM, and they lasted just over 20K miles, then had inner side wall blowout helped by my having the tire somewhat underinflated. From checking the board, switched to the Michelins. Much quieter on the road now at about 7K miles, great grip even in our wet Northern Californis winter, ride about the same. I had also run the same Dunlops on my prior Dinan 740, but switched from them with that car as well. If you check the reviews in TireRack, which is where you should pick up your new tires, the PS2s are well regarded by many.
04-25-2006, 10:55 PM
04-26-2006, 02:47 AM
Last September, the dealer told me they couldn't warranty them anymore, because the car was an 03 and time was a factor.
Sucks, because there's no way I would see the rot occurring in between rotations.