I'm in a 370z. I'm not a pensioner, but I'm no p-plater in a commodore either. For the price, they're a pretty good tyre. But as far as tyres go, I'd call them midrange. Very noisy on the highway. If I drive real easy for 2 more months it'll be12months and 25000kms out of the rears, perhaps another 5-8000kms on the fronts. An excellent tyre for most people, maybe midrange for sportier drivers.
I don't know if it's my rims (stock) or the tyres, but there were a LOT of weights added for balancing. I'd get them again, except 370's have a lot of road noise and these don't help.
Purchased in May 2020 at JAX Tyres for $940.00.
If you like grip, or simply want to feel safer on the road, this is it.
I've had RE003s in the past, amongst a whole lot of other tyres. These Dragon Sport tyres are by far the best performance for the price. I didn't expect much from them in the beginning, but after having driven on these for some time now I'm thoroughly impressed. Wet or dry, these things stick to the road well. I wish tyre companies would make more tyres like these. The only thing that remains to be seen is the tread life, but in general the grippier the tyre the shorter they last. So I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't last as long as other inferior tyres. Not an issue though, as I value my life and safety over cost savings.
Awesome tyres !
Bought 4 of them about 6 months (12,000 km) ago, 225/45/18 for my 2016 Toyota Camry RZ.
They have been performing really well so far, both on dry and wet condition. It is slightly more noisy than the original Bridgestone Turanza but definitely better than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4. I was disappointed with the PS4 as they are a lot more expensive but very soft tyres that they were gone within 25,000 km. With Dragon Sport, even though only 12,000km so far but still looks new, compare with SP4 when it was 12,000km mark. Overall, Pirelli Dragon Sport is very good quality tyres and very well priced and seems the tyres are very well suited for Australian condition.
Purchased in August 2020 at JAX Tyres for $239.00.
Do not purchase if you do hwy driving
I went into bob jane knowing exactly what tyres I wanted as my car does 95% hwy driving
They sold me these tyres as they said they were better
Yes they are 10th fold grippier to the road
But when you travel in a straight line, I dont even know the difference between these and my bald hankooks
The massive downside is my car is now using a lot more petrol
Ive owned my car for 5 years (put about 100,000km on it now)
Fuel consumption, has always been around 6-6.4L/100km (I've always used 91 and my driving style hasn't changed)...
Purchased in July 2020 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $899.00.
Fitted 225/45R18 Pirelli Dragon Sports to a 2015 Mazda 3. Much better handling and very good wet weather performance. Only done 1000km so far so can't comment on wear yet, but I am confident they will last a while.
Purchased in July 2020 at Tempe Tyres for $800.00.
Bad balance noisy
Had them three weeks already been back to Jax for a rebalance after two weeks. Was told one wheel was 25 grams out. Will be going back again to have the balance rechecked . Mostly highway driving. Noisy tyres compared to the original potenza's. Bluetooth phone even says too much background noise sometimes. Pirelli tyres always seemed good to me, never again. Fitted to a Vf Sv6.
Purchased in August 2020 at JAX Tyres.
Better than the old tyres
It’s expensive than chinese brands out there in the market but I bought them for my 2017 lancer feel like less noisy than old tyres and better handling on the Road will se how they old tyres last Around 60.000km the originals with the car
Purchased in July 2020 at Bridgestone Tyres for $900.00.
Bob Jane talked me into these and very inpressed
Very quiet and great performance.
Ooted out of the wheel alignment, these tyres are so good they corrected the alignment themselves.
Got up this morning and they made me a coffee amd poached eggs on toast.
Can't fault these tyres, seriously.
Purchased in July 2020.
I got a set of these Dragon Sports on my 2007 VE SS and have been very surprised. It handles very well and I can't really complain. To handle all the V8's torque and power requires a very good tyre and these tyres don't disappoint. My first set of Pirelli's and I'd happily buy another set. Good wear and really good grip in dry and wet.
excellence dragon sport 4 one the best tyres i bought
ok dragon sport 4 i have 245/40/19 and 240/35/19 i bought these tryes a little road noice wet weather grip so cool,dry great trye overall cannot fault them i had bridgestone Hankook,yokhama they were great but still pirelli a lasting tyre grips fantastic u pay $200 a tyre worth it,if u tyres are smaller buy these u want wear not tear so far mine been my car 2 years now i look saturday 15th feb 2020 my tyres like brand new still amazing would i try others not now but before u buy a tyre look the year on them also
Purchased in July 2018 at Highway Tyres.
Sport by name, sport by nature.
Running Dragon Sport 'W' speed rated tyres on four cars, two of which are turbo charged European cars. These tyres have excellent grip in all weather conditions, and despite being 40 and 45 series profiles, are reasonably quiet. Have done 30k highway driving on one set and they are wearing well with rotations every 10k.
The Dragon Sports are a price leader premium tyre, and hence why l moved from Michelin to Pirelli. I have given 5 stars based on a combination of Performance and Price.
Purchased in February 2019 at Tyroola.
Incredible Value For Money.
Needing to replace my car tyres, I did quite a lot of research online, reading reviews and articles and eventually settled on a set of 4 Pirelli Dragon Sport XL's (size 245/45R18 100Y) purchased online via a company named Tyroola. I've had them on my car for about 6 months now and in my personal experience, they've performed flawlessly. I drive my car about 50 km's per week and to-date the tyres don't display any indications of premature wear and I conclude that they're extremely suitable for my use; driving about the city. They only put out low to moderate noise and provide a very comfortable ride. They're hands down the lowest cost, great quality tyres I've ever had fitted and I highly recommend them.
Purchased in February 2019 at Tyroola for $648.00.
Good tire as expect from the brand, similar performance can be had cheaper
Good all round tyre, dry and wet performance good, wear rate isn't to bad done 20,000km and still have maybe half tread left, using them on a NON lsd commodore and it holds grip in most conditions well unless your putting some power down. Slightly better than NS-20 Nangkang i had before and prob last's longer to but alot more expensive to.
Happy with these tyres
I brought a Mazda 6 and it needed new tyres straight away. I did some research and come across the Pirelli dragons which I asked about at Bob Jane, I was originally looking Goodyear. I have had them on the car now for 2 years, and in that time have done approximately between 15-20k kms. I realise this is not much but the terrain has varied from tarmac to gravel roads and bush tracks (family property that was left untouched for some time). There is still a significant amount of tread and traction has been great. I will look at getting this tyres again when it is time to replace. I do recommend these tyres.
Great all rounder
Got them brand new from Tempe Tyres (they usually have the best prices and good service too). I have 215/45/R17 on my '07 Subaru Liberty. They are very good and grippy tyres. Took them and drove during a blizzard in Snowy Mountains. Got sufficient wet grip during rain. Road noise is also very minimal
Awesome spec tyre!
Recently picked up 4 of these for a Toyota Aurion, amazing performances all round, the car is now driving very tightly. Even in the wet, the performance has improved drastically, really able to drive with confidence!
This slightly firmer tyre really balances out with the Aurion's bouncy suspension, giving you a much more neutral driving experience.
Definitely worth the money!
Very reliable tire overall
I have had these tires on my 2007 Subaru Liberty which I don’t drive too softly & they have been quite good overall with grip & cornering. Also really quite good in the wet which is what I really wanted from the tire so overall its 2 thumbs up from me. :)
Very good tyres
Bought 4 X 225/45R17 91W Pirelli Dragon Sport for my Volkswagen Golf MK7 from Motor Sport Wheels and Tyres in Dandenong. My first impressions are very good, this tyres are nice and very well balanced. Quiet on road with excellent braking on wet and dry surfaces. This is not very expensive tyres but I will be recommended for everyone.
So much better than the Bridgestones
Great grip, low noise, good wearing, low cost.
Much better than the much more expensive Bridgestone Potenzas - the noise went to the back of the car when I replaced the front 2! Couldn't believe the difference!
After another 12 months I'm buying a 2nd pair to replace the rears so I'll now have 4 Pirellis. :-)
Awesome and relatively cheap.
Really good tyres. Road noise is low and they perform great in the wet. They will stop on a dime and don't slide around in the wet.
The Pirelli Dragon Sports wear really well. I haven't noticed any unusual wearing in certain spots either.
I have bought another 4 for my other car. Would recommend.
Questions & Answers
What is the best price for dragon sport peralli 235 /40 r18? Cheers
About 10 months ago, I searched for the best price and ended up buying mine online at tyroola.com.au. Unfortunately, at present they're sold out on that site; obviously popular tyres. To give you something to go by regarding a good price, the most recent price they were being sold on Tyroola was $115 / tyre (even lower price than what I paid) and the fitting would've cost about $90 to $116, depending on where you would've chosen to have them fitted. I hope this 'benchmark' price helps you find a good deal; if you're in Sydney then someone else recommended getting them from Tempe Tyres. For the record, here's the link to the page on tyroola.com.au -
Trying to decide between the Pirelli Dragon sport and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4. 235/40/R18. Driving a 2017 A250 4matic. Any recommendations? I was leaning towards the Michelin only because I'm running the Michelin Pilot sport 3's on all 4 right now (got the car with them). The Michelin are definitely more expensive though :S
Hi David, Well, I can only share my knowledge gained from my experience with Pirelli Dragon Sport; they're great tyres and considering the price, excellent value. No doubt the Michelin's are pretty good based on my knowledge of Michelin's great reputation, but Pirelli has an equally great reputation. I'm a big Formula 1 Grand Prix racing fan and Pirelli supply the tyres for F1 GP so that was my primary reason for taking an interest in what tyres were available to me for my car. I did quite a lot of research reading both professional motor vehicle industry reviews as well as 'member of the public' reviews; in the end, I felt confident with buying Pirelli Dragon Sport and about 9 months later I can't be happier.
Thanks Craig, that's just the response I needed!
What tyre do you suggest for a Honda Accord V6 2002
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