Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ101

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Vehicle: 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
Miles Driven on Tires: 30,000
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop Direzza DZ101
Initial Review: 30,000 miles on tires
February 14, 2014

I read the reviews of this tire and have to laugh when people say they are weak in the dry traction area. I drive VERY spirited through tight mountain roads and they are fantastic. They out preform the Michelin, Kumho, and Continental sport tires hands down. These things stick like glue and lose traction very predictably. If you have trouble with traction or ultimate grip with these tires it is NOT the tires lol. My son runs the DZ 1, I know it is a softer compound then the 101, on and his M3 suspension binds before his tires lose grip. He has run both and had the same experience I had. I bought them on this site and am thinking about getting them again for another car. They do not last as long as the others I mentioned but that is the trade off for the grip you get. My 5 means average my 10 means exceeds expectations.

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