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Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:41 pm
by DogMan12
Hi All - I want to stick with the OEM Dunlops. I have 21000 miles on the original set, and the wear is very good. I can likely get almost two more years out of these. However, I am nervous about the Enasaves in these sizes remaining available.

Onlinetires.com has them for $235 for the front pair and $251 for the rears. $58 shipping. $544 in the door. Has anyone found a better price?

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:05 am
by RobertC
DogMan12 wrote:Onlinetires.com has them for $235 for the front pair and $251 for the rears. $58 shipping. $544 in the door. Has anyone found a better price?
It looks like onlinetires.com has the lowest overall price. I ordered my Dunlop Enasave's from tirerack.com and they were just under $600 with shipping.

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:44 am
by JoeS
I very recently replaced all six of the Yokohamas on two of my i-MiEVs (long story, will post separately). The outlandish price per pair (including balancing):

Dunlop ENASAVE01 A/S 175/60R15 (rear) $420.52
Dunlop ENASAVE01 A/S 145/65R15 (front) $306.29

Dang, tires are the most expensive operating cost item of my i-MiEVs :x edit: In my case, 3.2ยข/mi for 23,000 miles

"ENASAVE01 A/S" is directly off the bill. I don't know what "01" nor "A/S" means.

The local shop was able to get them within three days.

At least they're quieter than the Yokohama ENVigors. Currently running at 44psi.

Damn, I just noticed as I was reading the statement that for the larger tires they charged me $7.98 (for two tires) for Nitrogen which I had not asked for and didn't notice when I was paying the bill.

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:45 pm
by DogMan12

Dunlop ENASAVE01 A/S 175/60R15 (rear) $420.52
Dunlop ENASAVE01 A/S 145/65R15 (front) $306.29



Ouch. The price I found looks pretty good....sorry for your loss ;)

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:27 am
by fjpod
I just replaced my two fronts with Dunlops for about $340 instaled. it took about 5 days for the tires to come in though. Very unusual to wait more than a day for delivery of any tire in my area. I just went to my local mechanic.

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:01 am
by DogMan12
That delay makes me think that at least inventory is not high or well-distributed. thanks.

Quick-Lane (which is inside our Ford dealership) makes a price-match guarantee. I am going to ask them if that includes online prices.

Has anyone else bought these Dunlops ahead and stored them? Am I too worried?

Re: Dunlop / Wheel balancing?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:24 pm
by DogMan12
Looking at my alloy wheels, I see weights (factory) welded on the inside "flat" surface. It does not appear that the outer rim would accept weights.

Has anyone gotten a balance after new tires? How was it done? Does the inside rim take weights?

Re: Dunlop / Wheel balancing?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:06 pm
by JoeS
DogMan12 wrote:Has anyone gotten a balance after new tires? How was it done? Does the inside rim take weights?
Yes, they just cleaned the surface and stuck the (self-adhesive) weights on. My SEs have the aluminum rims.

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:58 pm
by DogMan12
Ok, thanks.

Bad news: the rears are back-ordered nationwide and I can't get them now from onlinetires. Urgh.

Re: Dunlop Availability / Price

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:15 pm
by jray3
Might check the junkyard interchanges. I've not had luck finding where many of the salvage auction i-MiEV wound up, but did manage to buy one zero mile set of tires on steel rims from a flooded car, so I have not bought tires on the open market yet. EVen though the salvage tires are now three years old, I'll use them up before they age out. My original tires are now the "summer set", and surprisingly- have one more summer left in 'em. I thought they'd be done by now.