Don't bother buying these for your car
My current car (G6ET) had these tyres fitted from new (unfortunately) as did my previous vehicle (XR6T).
Don't waste your money putting these on your car. They fail to provide decent traction in the dry and give practically no traction in the wet and that's with driving sedately.
For each car I changed my tyres over to Michelins even though the Dunlops had plenty of tread left on them they were that bad.....Michelin Pilot Sport 3 on the XR6T and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on the G6ET.
The difference between the Dunlops and Michelins is night and day. A quick Google shows why Michelin Pilot Sports are so highly recommended
Purchased in March 2015.
These tyres are not good for the money or for comfort.
I have a 2018 VW Golf Comfortline hatch which had 17 inch wheels and Bridgestones as factory standard. In January 2019 I changed to 18 inch x 7.5 inch wide rims with Dunlop Sport Maxx 050+ tyres (225/40/18).
The ride immediately became noisy, rumbles a lot and ride firmed up well above expectations.I am SO Disappointed in this tyre and will NOT use again and cannot recommend them. For now I have gone back to the 17inch Factory rims and tyres. Comfort is Heaven and its certainly not the Dunlop tyres. I have owned several Performance cars with upto 20/30/245 tyres and all have been fine. Must admit they were never shod with Dunlops.
Noisy after 44000 kms
These tyres cane standard on my Honda HRV VTi-L. Whilst initially they appeared O.K, over the course of 2 years the tyres got so noisy that I felt my wheel bearings had failed. Although there was plenty of tread left they had to be changed prematurely. They were subsequently replaced with Michelin Pilot Sport 4’s. All road noise is gone.
Purchased in September 2016.
Absolute crap. These are the factory tyres on Mercedes CLA. When you spend 100 grand on a car, you expect quality, but 7 months later these are worn and needing replaced. Save your money and buy pirelli or continental. Avoid these like the plague.
And half of the reviews below are clearly fake. Separate reviews from supposedly independent people use near identical wording. I guess Dunlop has an issue with these tyres to have to pay for fake reviews!
Purchased in May 2018.
I drive a ford falcon and have had these tyres on for years and no problems at all, they grip good, noise level is good , ride is good , great performing tyres as well, could be better in the rain though they do there job , affects the steering a lot so if you don't take care of your car might have issues , but recommended overall a durability tyre
Resistant to wear and strong grip
The brand of my car is Jaguar, and Dunlop is the original tyre of Jaguar.
So I learned a lot about it. Dunlop's tires are very durable and have a good grip on the ground.
The influence on the car is very important. If the tire quality is not good, it will affect the control of the steering wheel. Therefore, the quality of the tire affects the safety of driving. I recommend it.
Long time Dunlop user and these latest RT's are bloody good, fairly quiet for a sports tyre, lower rolling resistance and great all round grip, no down sides. Just a quick google search will tell you the RT and RT 2 do very well in most tyre tests, recommended for sure.
High performance with low wear
Being my second C63 I was expecting tyres to wear out around 20,000km. This is what happened with the Perillis on my 2008 C63. I drive the cars relatively hard. With the 2016 model the Dunlop’s Sport Maxx 265/35 R19 on the rear and 245/35 R19 on the front came as standard and I have been very impressed. I was able to get 39,000km of wear. Grip was fantastic and predictable, except when the tyres were cold or not up to temperature which is when the tears would break grip relatively easily. Not a bad result on a car that comes a little under tyred to start with as it has 375kw and 700nm. They were quiet on bitumen but a little noisy on concrete freeways. A very good performance and wearing tyre at a fair price.
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT 2
Have these cars on all 4 corners of my Megane RS275. Overall excellent tires, wear is moderate as these are high relatively softer, performance orientated tyres. These dunlops have never let me down, and I push my car quite hard. Little things I have noticed are that they tend to push wide, veering on understeer when pinning the throttle too early. Cold grip also can be a little underwhelming, and at low speeds at high steering angles for some unknown reason. Good performance from a relatively cheap tyre.
These tyres came with my brand new car. They were on my car for 50,000 kilometres so they are quite durable. They are very quiet even at highway speeds and performed very well in both dry and wet conditions. These tyres perform very well but they are not cheap hence why I replaced them with cheaper performance tyres.
long life and great handling
For high performance tires, it was a pleasant surprise to be changing out the front tires at 32,000 kms.
These tyres handled well the entire time and the rear tires are still going. I replaced my fronts with the exact same J version tires. Good value compared to similar brands and no way to fault them. I'll continue buying them.
Good tyre however can wear quite quickly
This is the stock tyre for the 2015 XR8 which is why I purchased these when it came to buying new tyres. The tyres tend to do well in both the wet and the dry but my only true gripe about it is that it can wear quite quickly. However you get what you pay for and with a price of ~$162 each shipped, you can't really go wrong with some quality made in Japan tyres.
Awesome grip and low road noise
First time using Dunlop and love the low road noise on these compared to my Kumho KU38's or Pirelli P1's. Grip and traction is awesome with these tires and don't feel as if I was losing traction even in a high speed corner. I'll have to see how it goes for wear
for the price, grip no what I expected
the tyres have been on for a year or so now, I usually have the front 2 replaced and the old 2 moved to the rear so on and so forth thus only having to replace 2 tyres at a time... this time I actually had to move the old 2 tyres back to the front because I didn't trust the car on the new Dunlop SP max tyres.
Unsafe - Tyre blowout with only 2,500 kms on it
Driving at 110 km/hr on highway when noticed loud repetitive noise. Moved to side of road - car began to shudder. Rear Left side tyre had come completely off its rim. No sign of puncture or obvious cause for tyre to come off its rim. All 4 tyres are brand new with only 2,500 kms of driving.
Bought my '00 Mercedes CLK230 Komp with 4 mismatched and damaged AMG rims and worn front tyres. Ended up buying 4 new Simmons rims and 225/40-18 Dunlops for the front.
Initially, tyres were smooth, if not a bit hard and noisy.
Within 3 months, they were out of round and can't be balanced properly! Pathetic. Wet grip very average, dry grip okay.
Looks like I will be replacing them asap because I hate them.
Will go for Michelins or Contis.
Don't buy these tyres.
I got these tyres as recommended by Beaurepairs as that's what my BF falcon came out with. The Tyres handled well in all conditions but wear very quickly even with regular rotation intervales. On my 30,000km rotation service the dealer said they are worn down too far to rotate would not get again at $150 each on special don't bother.
Sp sport 3000a - noisey tyres!
Bought my VW second hand and to my displeasure, previous owner had fitted these tyres to the vehicle instead of Continental tyres which it normally comes with. Only question I have is, WHY??? Dunlop are so noisey and detract from an otherwise nice drive. Every other European car I have owned has had continentals and I have never regretted it. They are a far superior tyre for quiet driving. I can't wait to get Conti's back on my car and enjoy driving again. They are simply in a different league from these terrible dunlops.
No good after 15000
Front tyres scrub on outside which i can handle as it is a soft compound and has a bit of power coming via the front. I intended to change tyres front to back when i found the rears were vertically split in every valley.Spoke with renault service and they told me thats one reason renault no longer use dunlop. Poor tyre for the price. Much better tyres out there without the risk
Not up to Australian Roads
These were supplied on our Subaru Levorg, probably OK if you never venture beyond the city or the main highways but my experience is they are not up to Australian country roads. We had a Front Left Hand tyre fail, fortunately at low speed with less than 3000km on it having received what appeared to be light sidewall damage from a pot hole. Having accumulated approx 750,000km over the past 20 years on all kinds of roads and only used the spare wheel once due to a screw penitrated the tread I'm both surprised and disappointed.
To apply the rev...iew dot points - Are the tyres durable? Long term not tested, Short Term they don't appear to be up to Auatralian conditions if taken beyond the city. How do the tyres impact the performance of your car? Its not the cars performance that's in question it's the tyres and my confidence in the tyre, I haven't driven the car since the Blowout.
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Questions & Answers
I have bought a BMW X5 with SP Sport Max 325/30 ZR21 I am getting some unusual wear pattern on the inside of the tyre and they are very noisy is this a design problem with these tyres. they have only done 5000klm as the cost of replacement at this size I want to make them last as long as possible or have some sort of waranty
Tyres wearing on the inside would indicate steering alignment for the front and maybe camber alignment at the rear.
the X5 would look nice with the low profile
this issue should be able to be fixed by most places that sell the Tyres, as for the noise it is strange that they would be noisy unless the alignment is out a fair bit or the tyre pressures are out a fair bit as well.
I check my tyre pressure every 2 weeks when I fill up with fuel, if I drive around town I set at 38psi or if country driving going up and down ranges where the altitude is around 800 to 1000 metres I pump up to 40psi.
I got this information from the tyre dealer
hope this helps
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