Dunlop Elite 4 tires, anyone used 150/80B-16?


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Solo So Long
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Dunlop Elite 4 tires, anyone used 150/80B-16?

Post by Solo So Long »



Tires have aged out, so time to replace them before riding season.

Looking on Scamazon, they have the Dunlop Elite 4 rear in 160/80B-16 (80H) for $226 and the 150/80B-16 (77H) at $160.

Has anyone used the smaller tire? That's about half an inch width narrower and 85 pounds less weight rating, but a $65 difference in price!


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Re: Dunlop Elite 4 tires, anyone used 150/80B-16?

Post by gford »

For the sake of $65.00 I would go with the original tire size. I use elite 4's and got good performance and millage out of them. Just my opinion.

Did you check rocky mountain ATV for prices? They are normally the lowest prices anywhere.
Solo So Long
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Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Location: Northern Nevada
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1989 GL1500 FOR SALE
A pack of Super Cubs
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Honda Super Cub (bought 1968, sold ?)
Kawasaki Coyote (early 1970s)
Honda 350 (mid 1970s)
Kawasaki KZ900-PS (1977)
Honda Super Cubs (various years)
Kawasaki KZ1000C (1978)
Kawasaki KZ1000P (various years, 1980 - 2005)
Honda 360 (1983)
BMW R1150RT-P (2001)
BMW R1200RT-P (various years 2007 - 2018, NEVER AGAIN)

Re: Dunlop Elite 4 tires, anyone used 150/80B-16?

Post by Solo So Long »

Rocky Mountain ATV is the same price as everyone else.

I just find it hard to spend a lot more money for a little more tire. Obviously there are some internal differences to get that higher weight rating, but the set is going to cost $400 -- saving a few bucks would be nice.

OTOH, if they last as long as claimed, that's less than a penny per mile difference in cost.
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