Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon
Miles Driven on Tires: 13,000
Location: Verdi, NV
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)
Initial Review: 13,000 miles on tires
August 28, 2012

These were my summer tires for a commute from the high desert of Nevada to the mountain town near Truckee/Tahoe. Liked the tire pretty good except for the wear. I swap out with Mastercraft studded winter tires so this is a 2-3 season for me. Had enough wet/light snow traction to keep them on in the shoulder seasons until I committed to the studs.
These got rotated and checked for pressure a lot. Did not last as long as I would have liked although I have yet to buy a tire for this vehicle that has. Yoko S-Drives were the worst, about to try some Kumho ASTs. I drive HARD, take corners HARD and the freeway is rough and rutted on my daily drive. Not exactly ideal conditions for a tire. Also although I get the WRX an alignment tuning by race techs every so often I chew through right fronts bad.
I did try them in deep snow once or twice because I wasn't ready to switch to studs yet (Sierra storms are not predictable always) and it's not something I'd recommend to those not SUPER comfortable driving in such conditions. Like an F1 car on ice skates. To be fair though, that's not what I bought them for....

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