The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bigjohnsd » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:56 am

Scored a great deal on Roadsmart 3's via a "Vendor Discount" $176 for a pair after the $100 rebate! Should buy 2 more sets for travelers.

Talked to a Dunlop muckity muck for awhile, he claimed they are successfully buying Michelin market share with their current Roadsmart 3 promotion. What else would you expect him to say? Oface recommend them, will install during my mid-September "Pit Stop" at home enroute from Reuben Run to Maggie Valley. Festar had his set installed yesterday.
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bungie4 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:15 am

Sounds about right, same thing with Bridgestone. It gives you an idea of how far ahead and how much market share Michelin has/is.

I'm gonna order another set in the next few weeks. At the current prices it's a little foolish not to. No telling when they'll be happy with the market share and stop the promo
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by Hppants » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:00 am

Now that’s about half price to the PR4. No brained there. When does the rebate end? I could pick up a set now and hold them for later
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by LKLD » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:07 am

Hppants wrote:
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Now that’s about half price to the PR4. No brained there. When does the rebate end? I could pick up a set now and hold them for later
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by Uncle Hud » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 pm

Rode my Roadsmart 3s for five hours in the rain this past weekend. Mostly Interstate, but all at 10 mph above the speed limit. Stuck to the pavement like they're supposed to. Slipped on lane lines, like every tire ever invented, so I practiced changing lanes between the skip stripes.
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bungie4 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:30 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Rode my Roadsmart 3s for five hours in the rain this past weekend. Mostly Interstate, but all at 10 mph above the speed limit. Stuck to the pavement like they're supposed to. Slipped on lane lines, like every tire ever invented, so I practiced changing lanes between the skip stripes.
Looks like I'm gonna get to try out the RS3's on a rain soaked interstate tomorrow.
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:41 pm

Safe travels...
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bungie4 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:35 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Safe travels...
Seeing how I'm so close, and hotel check in isn't till 3, I'm gonna burn off about 50 miles on the Interstate, then hop off before Pittsburg (where 55 is a mere suggestion) and follow my nose. I'll likely end up near Toledo.
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by El Toro Joe » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm

Toledo???...LOL!!!
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by HotRodZilla » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am

El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Toledo???...LOL!!!
Holy Toledo!

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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by wheatonFJR » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 am

HotRodZilla wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am
El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Toledo???...LOL!!!
Holy Toledo!
Wow, you know your history!

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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bungie4 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 am
HotRodZilla wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:59 am
El Toro Joe wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 pm
Toledo???...LOL!!!
Holy Toledo!
Wow, you know your history!
Learn something new everyday.

This gets added to the pile of useless information that does me no good at all in my brain.
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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:38 am

I know more than one guy who gets impeccable all around performance from RSIII’s. And more than one who tossed them because of pronounced handling problems in the wet. We all got a great price on them.

Yesterday, I got to experience Road 5’s in the wet for he first time. Did great wet and dry. I’m not ready to say I like them as well as PR4GT’s, but they are pretty darned good.

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Re: The Dunlop Road Smart III compared to Michelin PR2/PR4GT Dilemma

Post by wetwolf » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:48 am

Well, I just installed a PR5 on the rear. I got 8360 miles out of the RS3, could have gotten a little more, but took it in to have a pinhole leak fixed and got talked into a new tire.
Do I really need to put something here?? Why don't you guys just think of something witty instead...........

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