Dunlop SP Sport Signature, High Performance All Season Tires

Thursday, September 10, 2009 by Chad Hocker
The Dunlop SP Sport Signature is a great tire for the consumer who is looking for a performance tire at a great price.  Many times I get the question "What are other people buying?"  This is one tire I have seen become more popular as of late.
More consumers are going with this Dunlop SP Sport Signature tire providing the following features. 
  • 60,000 Mile Warranty (H/V speed rated)
  • Asymmetric Tread Pattern
  • Good Wet Traction
  • Civilized Road Qualities
  • Crisp Steering Response

In the February 2009 issue of Consumer Reports the Dunlop SP Sport Signature earned the Consumer Reports "Best Buy" designation with-in Consumer Reports category of Performance Car Tires.

At the Tire Rack the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is classified as High Performance All Season.
The Dunlop finished 2nd in our latest test results and currently ranks second in our online survey data.  Considering the price points of the other tires in category.  I do believe these would be a good buy.



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Comments on Dunlop SP Sport Signature, High Performance All Season Tires

Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Pete:
I'm looking for a set of High-Performance all-season for my RX-8 (225/45-18") and is trying to decide between the Dunlop SP Sport Signature and the new Goodyear Eagle GT. What's the thought on these two?
Friday, September 25, 2009 by Chad:
I would advise the Dunlop would last slightly longer and handle better in any snow conditions then the Goodyear. However is you are looking for a little more performance oriented tire the Goodyear GT would be a good match also having a slight edge in wet traction. We consider the Goodyear as a Ultra High Performance All Season Tire and the Dunlop a High performance all season tire. Also the Dunlop has a mail in rebate available if that helps tip the scale.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by Paul:
I am looking for a set of high performance tires for my 2007 VW GTI. I am deciding between the Goodyear Eagle GT, the Dunlop SP Sport Signiture and the BF Goodrich g-force Super Sport a/s. Any thoughts between these?
Friday, October 2, 2009 by Chad:
The BF Goodrich G-force Super Sports in the 225/45R17 are priced at $71 each. Which is a great price. Compared to the Dunlop or Goodyear the BF Goodrich does not do as well in wet traction or Snow. If you are in a warm dry climate they would be a good choice nicely priced.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 by jrwilliams:
just bought a 2009 RX8 GT. i want to replace the OE tires with winter tires for wet/slush/limited 103 inch occasional snow in washington DC. do i go for the high performance all weather or the ultr high performance? i don't think i need a dedicated snow tire since most of the time i am on cold dry pavement with only occasional snow/ice. recommendations?
Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Paul:
I got the Dunlop SP Sport Signitures for my 07 GTI with 500+ miles so far. I have noticed a drop in gas miles from 30+ with my old Coopers to about 27 at best with the new Dunlops. Is there anything I can do about this. I try adding additional PSI of air to no improvement.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Chad:
It does not seem like much but the additional tread depth does make the tire taller, resulting in lower mileage. Even if replaced with the exact same tire your vehicle would show lower mileage. As the tire wears down you will see mileage improve.
Monday, November 29, 2010 by RMGGTEE97:
I purchased these for my '02 S2000, replacing Yokohama AVID V4S (which are no longer mfg'd). So far I am very pleased with the performance, and the price was about as low as can be had for AA traction rating and 460 treadwear. Made in U.S.A. helped make the final decision.

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