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Michelin vs Dunlop, budget, fuel saving tyres

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Hello so i need a new pair of tyres, 205/55/16/91V The choice is narrowed down to Dunlop SP Sport BluResponse (£57.91) and Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance (£60.35). Yes its only £3 difference b… Read More
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10m, 3w agoPosted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Hello so i need a new pair of tyres, 205/55/16/91V

The choice is narrowed down to Dunlop SP Sport BluResponse (£57.91) and Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance (£60.35). Yes its only £3 difference but that makes the decision even harder...

Dunlop has better reviews for grip, performance and noise....Michelin has way better review on wear. Currently im on the Michelins and have done 31k miles with them...

Any really bad experiences with either?

Thanks very much

EDIT: Error noticed, thank you, Currently I have Michelin Energy Savers (£67.50), apology for the mistake.
So.....
Dunlop? Good Year? Michelin Energy? Michelin Climate? :)
...so far it does sound that Dunlops aren't worth the saving....?
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10m, 3w agoPosted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
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Just bought the same size Michelin Crossclimates myself - very happy with them and good for winter too if you don't change to a winter tyre. They are about £72 per tyre though.

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#1
Just bought the same size Michelin Crossclimates myself - very happy with them and good for winter too if you don't change to a winter tyre. They are about £72 per tyre though.
#2
Mermoo
Just bought the same size Michelin Crossclimates myself - very happy with them and good for winter too if you don't change to a winter tyre. They are about £72 per tyre though.
Ha! third player entering the game! Thanks
#3
I have had four sets of efficientgrip performance on different cars, they are the best tyres I've had for a long time. Very quiet and on a front wheel drive car there is very little wheel slippage under hard acceleration, especially noticable in the wet.
#4
You got Michelins or GY tyres then? I use Dunlops on all 4 corners and will use them again.
#5
Do you mean Goodyear or Michelin as you mention both?
Michelin are the best tyres ( IMO) and if it is goodyears I would get goodyears over Dunlop every time.
#6
In January, I have changed my front tyres from Michelin Energy Saver + to the Dunlops you mention and I get the same efficiency, braking from them in wet and dry. I do find handling to be slightly off compared to the Michelins. Going back to Michelins once these Dunlops have worn down.
#7
No idea about the Michelin tyres but I had the Dunlops on my car from new and they lasted a whole 6.5K now don't get me wrong where very grippy blah blah but when anywhere near the wear indicator they really "fell of the edge" as they would say in F1 very very quickly, with the GY's didn't notice much degradation and replaced more because they where nearly on the wear indicators . Replaced with the GY Efficient grips and got around 9-10K from the fronts. Far as safety and grip etc they where much of a much with the Dunlops except for the wear and also found the GY to be better on the shoulders than the Dunlops where. Currently on Jinyu tyes on entire car and found them just as good as both and half the price with my local dealer doing "liftetime" warranty (free puncture repair of x% back on a sliding scale to what mm left towards price of replacement or unrepairable puncture) currently 7K on them.
All above where 225/45/R18 on a FWD Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde 245bhp 70% B-Roads 30% Motorway N.Ireland weather!
Far as "Fuel efficiency" goes waste of time worrying as the difference between the top 3 grades go, having tyre pressures incorrect, opening a window,having air con on has a much much greater affect than the rolling resistance and weight of tyre would have. Or to put another way between the top 3 grades you won't see so much as a 1mpg difference.

Edited By: cecilmcroberts on Sep 01, 2016 23:56
#8
Pigmejs
You got Michelins or GY tyres then? I use Dunlops on all 4 corners and will use them again.
Good spot, I must apologize I do have Michelin Energy Saver. I had the GYs in my head since i put them on a company car recently.
#9
Michelin always.. tried most brands on my mercedes s500l and Jaguar s type 4litre and now on my jag xj .don't like dunlop sps.
#10
Thank you everyone, so now it looks like its GY or Michelin, tilting towards Michelin, how about those CrossClimates? I read they are good on wear and noise? with pretty decent grip too?
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Michelin/CrossClimate.htm

Edited By: Alllfff on Sep 02, 2016 00:59
#11
Cross climates get decent enough reviews but some I have read say they do an ok job in summer and winter but not a brilliant job of any. I did look into these as I need winter tyres due to my remote location which is high up. I have opted for Michelin summer and verdestein winter tyres. The noise issue was also a worrying factor.
#12
Tbh mate going by the says of tyre i take it its a fairly standard car your driving? You would be better off saving your money and going mid range something like a nexen nblue would be ideal for you and a lot cheaper have sold thousands of these never had any complaints and i use them on my own motor

Whilst doing mots the main tyre which has perishing issues would be michelin and some of the goodyears are prone to feathering on the edges and becomeing noisey
#13
Should say size of tyre not says
#14
Alllfff
Thank you everyone, so now it looks like its GY or Michelin, tilting towards Michelin, how about those CrossClimates? I read they are good on wear and noise? with pretty decent grip too?http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Michelin/CrossClimate.htm

I don't change between winter and summer tyres, so these are the perfect solution for me, especially living in the North and getting a fair amount of snow. I've got nothing but good things to say about them and had numerous people in the car industry tell me that these are the best all round tyres out there. Definitely noticed a better grip in wet weather and fuel economy appears to be slightly better than my previous energy savers. I won't be going back to anything else now.
#15
Michelin, in my experience, are the longest lasting and have the best grip throughout their life. I would personally choose Michelin every time if cost is not a factor.
#16
123batman321
Tbh mate going by the says of tyre i take it its a fairly standard car your driving? You would be better off saving your money and going mid range something like a nexen nblue would be ideal for you and a lot cheaper have sold thousands of these never had any complaints and i use them on my own motor
Whilst doing mots the main tyre which has perishing issues would be michelin and some of the goodyears are prone to feathering on the edges and becomeing noisey

1.6 ecomotive TDI seat Leon estate, Thanks I will have a look into it
#17
Mermoo
Alllfff
Thank you everyone, so now it looks like its GY or Michelin, tilting towards Michelin, how about those CrossClimates? I read they are good on wear and noise? with pretty decent grip too?http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Michelin/CrossClimate.htm
I don't change between winter and summer tyres, so these are the perfect solution for me, especially living in the North and getting a fair amount of snow. I've got nothing but good things to say about them and had numerous people in the car industry tell me that these are the best all round tyres out there. Definitely noticed a better grip in wet weather and fuel economy appears to be slightly better than my previous energy savers. I won't be going back to anything else now.
I read the CrossClimates are best in cold on wet, while decent in summer wet/dry and decent on snow....Just found out a colleague at work has them and he went to the alps with them in a wee Polo and it was great. :)
#18
Alllfff
123batman321
Tbh mate going by the says of tyre i take it its a fairly standard car your driving? You would be better off saving your money and going mid range something like a nexen nblue would be ideal for you and a lot cheaper have sold thousands of these never had any complaints and i use them on my own motor
Whilst doing mots the main tyre which has perishing issues would be michelin and some of the goodyears are prone to feathering on the edges and becomeing noisey

1.6 ecomotive TDI seat Leon estate, Thanks I will have a look into it


Definitley worth a look. Dont get bogged down with the ratings labels as most of it is garbage in a similar vein to the economy ratings the manufacturers put out

Quality of nexen (and other similar makes) are as good if not better than the bigger brands

Ones to avoid are the really cheap makes three a goodride event etc these are not so good

Others to consider are maxxis matador kleber all good makes
#19
Michelin for longevity, no doubt
banned#20
mitchelin, but I do less miles so just buy part worn, £25
#21
My comment there sounds rude which wasn't ment like that at all - I just ran out of time to write it properly
#22
Pigmejs
My comment there sounds rude which wasn't ment like that at all - I just ran out of time to write it properly
Not at all :) All good
#23
Alllfff
Pigmejs
My comment there sounds rude which wasn't ment like that at all - I just ran out of time to write it properly
Not at all :) All good


As I said before I have all 4 of Dunlop tyres and I'm happy with everything. Haven't tried any of Michelins or GY but Bridgestone tyres were dreadful.

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