Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

First snow of the season today in Chicago 1/4/15 and so I took out the good 'ol Civic for a spin with the new Dunlop Wintermaxx and I have only good things to say about these tires. Everybody else was driving slow or carefully and I was driving like any other day. Lots of traction taking off, cornering and breaking. I even took the car to an empty parking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

First set of Dunlop winter sport 4d. Always had winter sport 3d. Winter sport 4d excellent tire in 2-4 Inches of snow . Very good in slush . Excellent wet weather tire . Keep car in sport mode really helps driving in snow or use tiptronic shift Vetry good winter tire . Thank you Dunlop   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

I spent way too long looking at winter tire options, and tireracks' website was by far the most useful.Regarding the Winter Maxx, I liked the reports of good tread wear and general all-round high marks for this tire, combined with the price. (There was a rebate going on.) I purchased the tires with new black steel wheels and had them mounted/balanced by...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

You must purchase this tire. I got caught in the snow in Chicagoland with the stock tires - terrible. I bought the Winter Maxx's on a Friday and had them following Monday. We since had a major snowstorm in Chicago and the Sonata starts, stops, corners better than my Grand Cherokee (with stock tires). Now I know why winter tires are required in parts of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

2013 was not a good year for me, in terms of getting through the winter. I had to park my 2011 370Z all winter and drive around my 2003 Ford Escape beater. I upgraded to the 2015 WRX STi in 2014 and with the news that 2014 will have bad snow season, I decided to get dedicated snow tires and wheels. I didn't want to break the bank, I decided to go with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Got caught in a driving snow-storm on I-81. Left the highway and had to make my way up and down hills for about ten miles to get to a hotel to wait out the weather. At that point there was about 4-6 inches of snow and the roads were completely unplowed. It was packed down in most cases but I still had to bull-doze my way through drifts a couple times.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

This is my 2nd winter on this set and I am very pleased with the confidence the Dunlop Winter Maxx gives me for winter driving in deep snow and icy conditions. I love these tires so much that I bought another set for new car the day after I got it. The Dunlop Winter Maxx makes winter driving easy and fun!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Incredible tire. All of my questions were answered immediately when the snow came hard the first week of installation. I've run Blizzacks, Dunlop winter sports,and others but these lead the pack. They took the trip to Florida and back so well I'm leaving them on year round. Barely any noise and none above my wifes chirping. Thanks to all reviewers who were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

3,500 miles of mixed dry and light snow (<4) and i have to say that i do recommend this tire versus no snow tire at all. They PALE in comparison to my old Blizzak ws-60 (sadly not offered anymore) because the Wintermaxxx's have a more standard tire design for dry comfort and noise, instead of thick chunky tread blocks that are unparalleled on snow and ice. With that more traditional design, the blocks are much closer together, giving slightly less traction on snow and ice than the Blizzaks. As this is a sport coupe, I took my time on heavy snow and anything more than 5 mph would cause the car to slide sideways. The tires did a good job at gripping upon braking however, and I know that my summer tires would simply spin. While not the very best winter tire, Dunlop has made a good overall tire for the 90% of winter in NJ that is dry and salt-covered. Treadwear has been very good with rubber stips still apparent after 3,500 of generally easy miles. Handling is appropriate for a winter tire, which is to say much softer than a standard tire, but that's to be expected. For the price, I'd recommend these to anyone looking to have a safe commute in winter months. Adding some weight to the trunk (RWD) and applying smooth acceleration will give you best feedback with these tires. I know many companies are creating winter tires that mimic summer tires for noise and comfort, but bring back the blocky tread design Dunlop! Overall, well executed tires at a reasonable price. Much cheaper than crashing and dealing with insurance premiums for years!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Purchased these tire along with some 16 wheels as a winter set up for my IS300 and I'm happy with my investment. Is300 is a small RWD car and getting around in the snow on all season tires last year was scarry not to mention potholes ruined two of my low profile 17 tires. Two days after putting these on I had to drive through about 2 of unplowed frozen...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Did not get a chance to drive on these much before switching to winter tires, which are a MUST in the climate where I live. I actually liked these tires a lot and were a good choice of size and composition for the car. There will probably be other contenders when replacement is necessary, but I will run these until that time comes.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Bought a new set for my car, they perform great in snow/ice. However two of the tires blew out on a pothole within one week of purchase. Replaced both tires. Within two weeks, another tire had to be replaced because of a small puncture by a tiny pebble in the side wall. So I've purchased seven of these tires within four weeks. The pothole I understand, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

The M4 and my previous sets of M3's on two Subies are the best tire I've owned, period. One set was wearing down a bit more than I like in late spring, so I decided to take them into summer, couldn't wear them out. Great confidence on dry roads, off road mud, etc. I've been on glare ice where the ABS pumped a whole lot more than I would have liked trying to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Selected a 18 wheel and tire package from Tire Rack. A must for a high horsepower rear wheel drive car. Had a rough winter in NE Ohio this year and had no issues getting around. Deep Snow and Ice traction was excellent. With the narrow tire profile I never felt the front of the car plow when turning.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

My wife wanted a Subaru Forester and we found one from an individual that had these tires already installed back in October of last year. I've owned Dunlops before and never had much luck with them but these tires did not disappoint. They have excellent winter traction and are surprisingly quiet for snow tires. Deep or light snow is no problem and I drove in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

1. Bought these for HPDE events and weekend driving. The car is a heavily modified '07 Mustang GT so handling and power is on par with a Boss 302. 2. Replaced a set of RE-11s that served well on HPDE days over the winter. The car also ran Hankook RS-3 v2 and Dunlop Star Spec I before in similar weather this past weekend (50F87F).3. On a tight fast course...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Excellent all around winter tire for areas receiving moderate snow. Majority of my driving in mid west where we experienced significant snow and ice this winter. Tires lean toward cold/dry performance over deep snow performance. Amazing responsiveness for a winter tire. Have had Blizzak on other cars and those are superior in DEEP snow. However Blizzak and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Tires perform much better than the O.E. Dunlops. All-wheel drive definitely helps the winter weather driving experience. Would definitely buy these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I used 3 sets of these and/or their grandfather (Dunlop Sport M2) over the last 14 years using them only during the winter. I'm now going to buy a new set of the next winter. I really like them for Seattle driving where water and wet snow is what I mostly drive on winter around town and in the mountains. They are true to their advertising: better tire than...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

After 2000 miles with this tire it is still a bit early to draw conclusions but so far I feel really happy with it. They are a vast improvement over the stock summer RFT (Goodyear NCT5, which is NOT a performance summer tire in my book). I was fearing a lack of steering feel based on the reviews I saw but I did not notice any lack of it compared to my...  Read More