Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3

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Vehicle: 2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 6,500
Location: Toronto, On
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3
Follow-Up Review: 15,000 miles on tires
March 20, 2012
Second Winter on these tires. They have been consistent through 2 seasons, and have not gained / lost any characteristics. Am still surprised at the traction loss (at times) in deep snow. I have not been stuck, but there have been times where the vehicle has slid earlier than expected. Very good tire if you do not get heavy/deep snow regularly (read: MD, VA or pts southward)
Initial Review: 6,500 miles on tires
March 31, 2011

Purchased Dunlop SP Wintersport M3s with rims and sensors to mount on a new Maxima. Have Blizzaks on an 08 Highlander, and had Michelin X-Ices on prior vehicle (04 Celica GT-S Tsunami). Had very high expectations based on ratings vs. competitors in same size. Car has been driven 90% highway, 10% city through above-average winter snowfall north of Toronto, ON, Canada. Tire has performed well in dry and wet, however struggles with increasing amounts of snow - +1.5 inches (very slippery around easy corners, breaks traction earlier than would be expected.... so overall we are satisfied (but with a little disappointment on deep snow). Will consider again, but will take closer look at Michelin and Bridgestone next time.

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