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Old 10-18-2001, 04:26 PM
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Dunlop DSST - Run Flat Tires

Does anyone have experience with the Dunlop SP9000 DSST 's ? This is a "run flat" version of the SP9000, which I understand is a pretty nice riding and performing tire.

Vehicle is a 1991 560SEC. H&R springs, Bilstein Comforts and currently Lorinser RS-90 16", with 225/50-16 Dunlop SP-8000's.
I am replacing the 16" with 17", and anticipate new tire size to be 245/45-17.

Does a "run flat" version of a tire severely effect it's handling and quality of ride ?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 10-26-2001, 01:45 PM
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...I've heard that DSST type tires require install of tire pressure monitors
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:17 PM
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Unless you absolutely need the run-flat technology I would stay away.

Yes you will need a remote air-pressure monitoring system ($200+), and the tires are very heavy, and don't respond nearly as well as the non run-flat version due to their weight.

Best of luck,

:-) neil
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:47 PM
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Thank you, folks. This is just the info that I needed !
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