Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3

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Vehicle: 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550 Standard Suspension
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,000
Location: Billings, MT
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
December 22, 2011

Spent considerable time researching best winter tire for my heavy weight ml550. The WT M3 is new and not many reviews, so it was a leap of faith based on what I did find. The tire is just plain exceptional! Grip is excellent, yet I have not experienced deep snow yet. The stability and steering response is considerably better than the OEM Conti 4x4 tires that came on the car (shame on Mercedes for putting junk tires on a $75,000 automobile!!) Cornering control is 80% better and the tires are not one bit noisier than the Conti driving at sustained speeds of 65 to 85 miles per hour-- a very real surprise. The sidewalls are stiffer, so the ride will not be as cushy as the Conti; the trade off is worth it, believe me. I am not easily impressed (by something as mundane as tires) ,but these tires feel safe, sturdy and worth the cost, in my opinion. Heartily recommend the WT M3 for any heavy, mechanically-sophisticated SUV. Dunlop did it right this time.

recommend them for any heavy, mechanically -sophisticated SUV. Dunlop did it right this time.

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