Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3

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Vehicle: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
Miles Driven on Tires: 35,000
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3
Initial Review: 35,000 miles on tires
November 17, 2013

I was a skeptic about snow tires, and with a Range Rover you have a snow mode that can be activated. However, the street truck tires proved to be dismal in 8 of snow we've had in the Northeast. Yet I remained indifferent to snow tires with the presumption that they were incapable of 60mph+ and were too noisy at highway speeds. Then whilst in Germany I rented a BMW X3 SUV fitted with Dunlop M3 snowtires in mid-summer. Wow, that changed everything. 70 mph cruises was dead silent even though the SUV was a diesel fitted with snow tires. And I easily hit 130 mph on stretches of the Autobahn whereby legally permitted, never losing confidence at all. In mountain/urban areas the SUV gripped like a sports car and I averaged 80 mph on country roads. That's when I thought I should replace street tires with snow tires... and I'm glad I did. Nothing much has changed in dynamics, and you can anticipate blizzards or even dry summer pavement. Don't be foolish like I was and invest in snow tires. They really are a quintessential component of winter safety.

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