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

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda S2000
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: Falls Church, Va
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
May 18, 2012

These tires have incredible traction on dry pavement if temperatures are above freezing. I had just put the tires on and on my way home thought about testing out the traction prowess. The light I was coming to just turned yellow, normally I would stop but this one time I decided to take the light. I made sure that no one else was around, in case something went wrong. I down shifted from fifth to third, maintained throttle and went with it. To my amazement the tires held traction without a hint of over steer and I made the light.

The car is now almost euphoric now. It is such a pleasure to drive especially now that I know that I don't have to let off the throttle when going into turns. Don't get wrong on this part. If you over throttle the car will still oversteer but instead of having to let off the throttle and brake going into a turn I can now just down shift and hold throttle through a turn.

Wear on these tires are not that great though. I'ce put approzimately 10k on them in only a years time and the rears need to be replaced due to wear. I haven't done any burnouts nor have I ever tracked the car. I do take turns rather quickly as I don't slow down.

If you plan to Daily drive with these tires, just know that they will be requiring replacement as often as once a year if not sooner depending on how you drive. I purchased into these tires know this and don't regret it one bit. I would much rather enjoy my car to it's fullest extent then let it idle by like any other daily commuter.

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