Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

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Vehicle: 1995 BMW M3
Miles Driven on Tires: 7,500
Location: Yorktown, NY
Driving Condition: Track/Autocross
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
October 24, 2012
This is an update from my previous review of these tires. The dry traction has not decreased during this time. The tires still handle very well when pushed hard on a dry surface. <br><br>The wet traction has fallen off significantly. I can most likely attribute some of this to the uneven treadwear (due to the amount of camber I run in the front and rear to improve the handling on Track), but not all of it. The tires still have a decent amount of tread remaining so it is clear that the wet traction will drop off with some good use on them.
Initial Review: 7,500 miles on tires
August 30, 2012

I've used this tire for both street and track driving. It has served mostly to get me to and from the track for HPDE's, and as my rain tires on track. I've left them on a few times when the track was dry to test them out as well. I would say they are one of the best street tires that can be used on track. There might be a handful of other tires (RE-11, AD08, PSS to name a few) that are just as good, or slightly better in dry conditions when being pushed to the limit on a racetrack.

Pros: The Z1 Star Spec offers excellent feedback, sharp steering response, good breakaway characteristics, and is very consistent lap after lap on track.

Cons: Noise is not bad for the first few thousand miles, but becomes unacceptable for a street tire after being used for a while. Comfort is OK at best.

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