Dunlop SP Sport LM704

The Dunlop SP Sport LM704 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 63%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 77%
Wear 79%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 69%

Tyre review data from 24 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 309,510 miles driven.

The SP Sport LM704 is ranked 71st of 143 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2015 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Price, strong sidewall
  • Negative - Extremely low wet grip, low resistance to aquaplaning, high rolling resistance
  • Overall - Not available in the UK market, Auto Review found the Dunlop LM704's dangerous thanks to a shocking performance in the wet. OK for hot climates with pot holed roads that don't see rain. No where else.
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2015 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2015 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
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    Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SP Sport LM704

    2016-10-11 - There are mixed reviews about this tire's wet grip. I live in the tropics, so if this tire is dangerous on wet roads, that's a serious no-buy issue for me. Can anybody shed light on the issue about the wet grip?

    Unfortunately we have no direct experience with the Dunlop LM704, however we are confident Dunlop would never release a product which could be classified as dangerous in the wet.

    2017-06-14 - Who performed the 2015 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test? Because in the other Q&A you mentioned "no direct experience" with this tyre. As a family man, I only want safe tyres and the reviews between "tester" and "user" are contradicting each other. So can you please confirm if this tyre has good grip on wet?

    Auto Review are a Russian automotive publication. They tested the tyres themselves for the article. Auto Review found the LM704 had poor wet grip compared to 8 other leading competitors.

    2019-03-21 - Pls provide threadwear rating on this tire

    Unfortunately we don't have the treadwear rating for the LM 704.

    2021-09-08 - 235/55/r18 100V SP sport LM.704 dunlop tyre can use ir not for the SUV car?

    Yes, as long as it matches the size and load rating needed for the vehicle.

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    Top 3 Dunlop SP Sport LM704 Reviews

    Given 87% while driving a Mazda 2010 2.3mps (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    Best tyre so have ever had on a car, I am running 260+hp through the front wheels and while they will break traction in a straight line relatively easily I can't think of a time they have produced under steer in the wet or dry. I got them when I purchased the car, they had some light wear, after 15000km of somewhat spirited driving, the fronts are quite worn (still 2mm of tread before needing replacement) but the rears have only worn a couple of mm.

    I would buy them again in a heartbeat if they were still available in New Zealand
    Helpful 162 - tyre reviewed on December 1, 2015
    Given 30% while driving a Ford fairmont ghia ba (225/50 R17 V) on mostly town for 10,000 easy going miles
    I have replaced these for some Continentals
    Car was downright dangerous in the wet . A terrible terrible tyre
    Car's characteristics have change with new tyres
    Helpful 86 - tyre reviewed on May 12, 2018
    Given 94% while driving a Toyota Revo (195/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 200 average miles
    Replaced 2 front tires for Toyota Revo 2003. Very good comfortable tires. Low road noise. Review in addition to my March 14 post (using Toyota Altis 2013 2.0V). - Philippines
    Helpful 78 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2016
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    Given 67% while driving a Toyota Cressida (205/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    These have pretty great grip when dry. Can hear the tires squealing when pushed around curves hard, yet they still have traction. Wet grip is rather poor though, take it easy around corners when raining, especially hairpins. Makes for good drifting practice if you're bored however. At least you can feel when they start to lose grip and it's pretty easy to back off on the throttle as such. It seems dependent on the road surface however; I've taken some bends at speed in the wet no problem, while others that seem gentler I still feel the rear sliding out, this tends to happen more if the road surface looks especially smooth/shiny. I've been driving them hard for about 12,000 miles and they still seem to have a fair bit of tread so the wear seems to be ok. I'm not too sure whether I'd buy them again however. I've been looking for performance tires for a while now and while these are great, the wet performance does leave something to be desired.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on January 20, 2023
    Given 40% while driving a Toyota Vios (185/55 R15) on mostly town for 10 spirited miles
    Good day, I'm from the Philippines, I drive a 2016 toyota vios 1.5 G which is called yaris in the USA, and its fitted with Dunlop SP Sport LM704 tires. I would NEVER buy these tires again, they are too numb at high speed corners, the car understeers like crazy but despite all of these its a quiet, durable and comfortable tire. These are on my car for about 16k kms, and they're still thick.
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2022
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    Given 82% while driving a Toyota Innova (195/70 R14 H) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
    got all my 4 tires worn (Bridgestone EP150, hasn't changed it since 2014). found this tire has more positive reviews than EP150 with the same price range. dry grip is great, relatively low noise and good level of comfort but the wet grip is just okay, not outstanding. can't decide to buy it again yet because I'm just using it for about 6 months, waiting for a full durability reports
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2020
    Given 89% while driving a Suzuki SX4 1.6 LITRE PETROL (205/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    I had to do this comparison because the previous tyres I had on my car were not good regarding the performance as the name claimed (Goodyear efficient Grip Performance) So I was looking for better tyres. And I found them with Dunlop. The design is nothing special, but it's got better grip, both on dry and wet asphalt. On concrete roads the grip however diminishes. I like the handling on curves, because the Goodyear EGP are quite soft on the sides so when taking a curve I could feel the car weight going on the opposite side of the curve. This doesn't happen with the Dunlop LM704. I don't have to use the breaks while approaching a curve. Ive tried emergency breaking and the tyres don't slip on dry or wet asphalt. I totally recommend them.
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2020
    Given 33% while driving a Toyota Camry (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    These tyres are dangerous in the wet. Also a very firm ride. Wouldn’t recommend at all
    Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on February 27, 2020
    Given 56% while driving a Peugeot 405 (205/55 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 50,000 average miles
    It has some positive points but It is definitely dangerous in wet.i have accident in staight street with 140km/h and I didn't understand whats hapens.lm704 is worse tyre in wet that I experienced.
    Its realy realy toooooo much dangrous in wet
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a Toyota Vios (155/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
    Very comfortable, affordable and nice handling. In Indonesia which only has 2 season, summer and rainy season, this tyre really good.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2019
    Given 51% while driving a Mazda Mazda 6 2.5 GH (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 50,000 average miles
    These tyres lack grip both dry and wet. My car, that is by no means powerful, easily spin them from standstill and on inclines. I would call these dangerous in the wet as they are frequently prone to aquaplaning.
    On the plus side, the tyre does give very direct steering feel and is easy to control just past its limit which made for some fun drifting. Wears well too - have done roughly 80,000km on a combination of highway and city roads.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on July 31, 2019
    Given 70% while driving a Honda Odyssey (215/60 R17) on mostly motorways for 1,000 easy going miles
    Everything is ok for this tire. The only downside is its a little noisy.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2019
    Given 44% while driving a Honda Fit (Jazz) (205/50 R16) on mostly motorways for 100 average miles
    Changed to 16” Dunlop LM704 from Kumho HS51. Tyre shop advised that it has good grip and durable. Until recently I experience aqua planing from these new tyres which I changed. I was driving the same route home after rain and it just ‘floated out of lane’ from a slight bend with not very wet ground. Luckily I’m a seasoned driver and knew that I can’t brake hard and had to slowly steer back with minimum steering. Luckily there were 2 lanes and no cars on the next lane. If not,I would definitely have an accident. Even with my Kumho almost worn out tyres, I would have no problem navigating the bend. Just wanna share my views with other consumers like myself looking for new tyres change and I dun think I will be using them again.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on September 4, 2018
    Given 90% while driving a Mercedes Benz 190 2.3 16 (195/70 R14 H) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
    Wow, What a fantastic difference! Excellent wet and dry grip... I can drive over any kind of road surface with confidence, even those shiny patches on old roads in the wet that you think for sure will cause your car to go for a slide, these Dunlop LM 704 tyres just grip. Handling... another wow! Finally my Mercedes 230E handles corners because these tyres love corners. I think you will be impressed with the cornering, just magic. You can turn onto a corner with these tyres and they just want to go around with no effort at all, they practically drive the car around corners willing to turn with ease and great precision. Comfort is much better than previous tyres too so thats a relief, they are rubbery supple and not harsh at all. Noise seems to be low but its difficult to say because i can't hear if they are making any noise over the usual wind noise etc. so thats ok too. So far fuel economy looks ok but its too early to say for sure. Will see how they last and I'll add a second review in around 6 months or so. The terrain these tyres are being used in is all winding mountain roads, steep sections and some hair-pin bends too, often wet and slippery because it rains for about 7 months of the year, low temps and the occasional very light snow. Then there is the short hot summer to deal with. Conclusion; a wow tyre for handling and steering precision, great wet grip and dry, with excellent rubbery supply comfort. I believe you will love them! :D
    Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2018
    Given 81% while driving a Ford Fiesta (205/45 R17) on mostly town for 12,000 average miles
    I bought this tyre in 2016 April as I am going from 16" OEM to 17" rims. I thought this was going to be an an okay choice, but turns out it is one of the best tyres I have. With a 45 profile, I was not expecting much of a comfort, but it handled beautifully. Grips are great dry or wet, even though at higher speeds above 120 kph it was loosing slight grip, unlike more expensive tyres such as Toyo I used before. Maybe it is a 'warning' feature! :D but anyhow, everything feels safe, even after hitting many potholes on the motorway as you would expect in Indonesia - no bumps on the tyre walls or surface whatsoever. Threads are still looking very good after 2 years! I was overwhelmed by the quality.. even more with less price than other tyres. Extremely recommended tyres.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2018