Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 2050

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport 2050Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: North Hills, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
September 13, 2012

This is the stock tire on the Mazdaspeed3. I've had various issues with these tires, most notably two inside sidewall failures on the fronts. Just yesterday I had my second failure. I've had to replace two of these tires previously (1 for a nail, 1 for sidewall failure), and haven't had the chance to try a new tire because I needed a same-day fix. But I'm moving on to some Conti's.

The 2050s handle well, have good grip in both dry and wet weather, good road feel, turn-in, etc. But now after two sidewall failures, despite the working performance of the tire, I have to give them a major thumbs down, particularly given the $250 price. You can get a much better and much more reliable tire for less money.

I would avoid this tire at all cost.

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