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    Default Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    I have unfortunately punctured the side wall of my trailer tyre on the infamous R355 and now need to find a suitable replacement.

    Trailer is a Metalian Mini with a TTT - fully laden is most probably in the 800kg range.
    I still have the original Kumho tyres on.

    I have the following 2 choices (Without having to get a tyre shop to order in)

    Dunlop Track grip

    OR

    Velocity Raptor

    Size 215/80 R15

    Both are similarly priced at around R1600

    Which would be the better choice in tyre?

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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingetrap View Post
    I have unfortunately punctured the side wall of my trailer tyre on the infamous R355 and now need to find a suitable replacement.

    Trailer is a Metalian Mini with a TTT - fully laden is most probably in the 800kg range.
    I still have the original Kumho tyres on.

    I have the following 2 choices (Without having to get a tyre shop to order in)

    Dunlop Track grip

    OR

    Velocity Raptor

    Size 215/80 R15

    Both are similarly priced at around R1600

    Which would be the better choice in tyre?

    Have a set of Velocity Raptors on the Disco 3. No complaints what so ever. Also had a set on the D2 a while back. Good tires. Especially for the price.

    Can't comment on the dunlops.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingetrap View Post
    I have unfortunately punctured the side wall of my trailer tyre on the infamous R355 and now need to find a suitable replacement.

    Trailer is a Metalian Mini with a TTT - fully laden is most probably in the 800kg range.
    I still have the original Kumho tyres on.

    I have the following 2 choices (Without having to get a tyre shop to order in)

    Dunlop Track grip

    OR

    Velocity Raptor

    Size 215/80 R15

    Both are similarly priced at around R1600

    Which would be the better choice in tyre?
    I would not rate either of them any better than those Kumhos
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Velocity Raptors are excellent. On my second set.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Track Grips are absolute rubbish compared.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    The Velocity also looks better - however that is not a reason to buy them.

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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingetrap View Post
    The Velocity also looks better - however that is not a reason to buy them.
    Tell that to all the BF buyers
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Track Grips are absolute rubbish compared.

    Hi Jakes,

    Sorry to hear about your experience, but thank you for your feedback! We always strive to improve our products. If you're willing, please would you send me an inbox to let me know about your challenges with the Track Grips so I can investigate further and possibly advise you on a tyre that will better suit your needs. Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Cheers for now,

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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by quintondebeer View Post
    Hi Jakes,

    Sorry to hear about your experience, but thank you for your feedback! We always strive to improve our products. If you're willing, please would you send me an inbox to let me know about your challenges with the Track Grips so I can investigate further and possibly advise you on a tyre that will better suit your needs. Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Cheers for now,
    Thanks. The Velocity Raptors fixed the abysmal mileage issue. Sorry, the Track Grip is a bad product.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    I ended up going with the Velocity Raptor - it is on as a spare at the moment and hopefully will not be needing it too often.

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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ingetrap View Post
    I ended up going with the Velocity Raptor - it is on as a spare at the moment and hopefully will not be needing it too often.
    Wait…

    All of this was for a spare?
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Track Grips are absolute rubbish compared.
    +1 I got my Nissan with a set of them on. The tyres are still brand new but they are off round so they cant be balanced properly.
    So now I have to drive a vibrating bouncy bakkie until I can replace them
    Last edited by FWM; 2021/09/16 at 12:25 PM.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    I was getting optimistically exited when the gent from Dunlop made contact with me and telling me their technical guys will make contact with me. Unfortunately thats where it stopped. I dont see any of my vehicles in the future having a set of Dunlops on.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    I was getting optimistically exited when the gent from Dunlop made contact with me and telling me their technical guys will make contact with me. Unfortunately thats where it stopped. I dont see any of my vehicles in the future having a set of Dunlops on.
    My issue as well. I've had a few too many bad incidents and experiences. Promised feedback amd it has never happened. If I were given a set I'd put them on my vehicle, however I ain't paying for a set. Thats for sure.
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    Default Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    Yesterday I got a smell of humble pie but no taste yet.
    I got a call from Dunlop Jet Park saying that they will make arrangements with my closest Dunlop Zone to have by bakkies tyres inspected.
    Lets see what happens.
    Last edited by FWM; 2021/10/14 at 01:48 PM.
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