Re: P7000s RIP
I've had the following line-up on my 147 (17" 215):
P7000 => F1 GS-D3 => Dunlop Sport Maxx (current)
The P7000 I wont even discuss, as all of you know it is just cr@p... (noise, grip)
The Eagle's are excellent. They do need some temp to stick good, but once they do, they hold on like there's no tomorrow! I found that they do need a little more pressure to keep the sharpness in the steering (2.5bar mostly) and they do wear out quickly (managed 30.000 km with them)
The Dunlops: Well, it's my current tyre and they have there good point. In the dry they're as good (maybe even beter) compared to the eagles. In the wet I found them to be a little worse (just a little), specially on damp roads (ABS kicks in sooner). The noise level is about the same I would guess (the eagles do tend to develope some noise as they wear out).
The biggest plus over the eagles has got to be the wear rate.
I've now done 23.000 km with them (and no, I don't drive like my grandmother) and only 3.000 km ago did I rotate them.
I think they certainly got 25.000 km left in them (minimum that is),
so as far as I'm concerned these rubbers (dirty mind) are a good mix between grip, wear rate and price.
Would probably buy the eagles if I had the money to spare, but I don't so I'll stay with Dunlop for now.