Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT Reviews - Page 2

Given 90% while driving a Audi Q5 (255/40 R21) on a combination of roads for 29,000 average miles
These were fitted from new and have 29k on them. I have a new set ordered and am about to put them on again. I was particularly impressed with how well they handled but also how comfortable the vehicle was considering it’s weight on these tyres. Tyre feedback was excellent but the main factor for buying them again was the performance they gave over such a long life of 29k
Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on October 4, 2018
Given 66% while driving a Audi A4 1.8T S Line (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 14,000 spirited miles
Good performance tyres, they look very nice. excellent grip on motorways, occasionally skidding on quick start, need to be cautious in wet weather, and a big No No on snow. they are hard and not comfortable in bad city roads. after 14000 miles from brand new car 3mm remains in front and 4mm back
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on January 25, 2018
Given 56% while driving a Nissan GT R (285/35 R20) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Oem on gtr 2015.. ok for the first 1800 miles then starts to wear the inside wall as they are runflats .. admittedly they are runflats at 127 mph so extremely safe but you pay the price as they wear so quickly.. only lasted 8000 miles and nissan wanted 2500 smackers to replace.. no way! I replaced them with michelin pilot sport 4s.. what a difference.. not nitrogen (i never had to inflate the dunlops ever.. amazing they never lost any pressure in 18 months)..
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2018
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Given 43% while driving a BMW X3 (225/45 R18) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
Got them with my BMW X3 2016 factory fitted.
Stiff from the start and began chipping at 16,000 km. Had to have them replaced on 20,000 km. Will never buy them again. Held the road but wore out and deteriorated way too early with no off-roading.
Disappointing tire quality, worn out way too soon and too stiff.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2017
Given 70% while driving a Audi A5 (245/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
These tyres were the OE fitment for my Audi A5 TFSI 1.8. Tyre size 245/40R18 93Y
Good performance until haIf worn especially on dry but I found them aging really bed, just after 2 years sides and outer treads started showing cracks. Now 3.5 years old and less than 19.000 miles, still has about 3 mm tread on them. Now rubber compound really hard, lost most of its flexibility and looks like an 8-10 year old tyre. Found it really unsafe on wet or in low temp. I looked after them well, rotated them regularly and store them properly in wintertime. Not sur if I would buy
it again. Looking for alternatives...
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2017
Vauxhall (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 14,000 spirited miles
Had these on my Insignia and they offer a fairly reassuring drive experience. Nothing really to shout about but they just do the job in wet or dry that i would expect a brand name tyre to do. Steering is sharp enough, wear not too bad as i'm a spirited driver and its a heavy car.....managed 12,000miles on the front and now moved to the rear at about 4mm.
Certainly a better tyre than anything budget,mid range or economy but they also cost more than better Premium tyres.
You do hear and feel the road but I'd fit them again if nothing else was available
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2017
Given 66% while driving a Audi A5 (245/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Got them new mounted 1 year ago. In 2 summers, the wear have gone under half and already I feel the grip going. Driven about 15-20000 km, hard, love cornering very fast. Drip grip is very good, wet grip also good, braking - not so much. They tend to be poor if the weather is lower than 15*. Mostly driven outside of town, highways rarely, the wear is awful. Would not buy again, as I want to get Bridgestone S001, being more easy with the wear and the better grip.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2017
Given 99% while driving a BMW 530D M sport (275/35 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 28,500 easy going miles
I purchased a BMW 530d M Sport fitted with the Dunlop SP Sport maxx GT and I have just got 28,500 miles out of the rear tyres with still 4mm on the front. I do not drive harshly but often accellerate hard now and again. I cannot fault the tyres and have replaced with the same, the tyres are designed for the car and would recommend them.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on June 17, 2017
Given 83% while driving a Jaguar XJ (X351) SWB 3.0d (275/40 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
These are OEM fitment for the XJ. I drive pretty hard and still managed 10k on the rears. At 4mm i noticed a slight lack of adhesion which by 3mm had become more pronounced. I always change my tyres with at least 3mm remaining but with these tyres I had to in order to maintain a acceptable level of grip. Don't get me wrong these are a great tyre and i have replaced like for like. They are the quietest by far, wet grip is high and they communicate well when pushed. Price wise they are on par with other premium brands. Get the 'J' suffix for rim protection. Recommended
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2017
Given 83% while driving a BMW 520d M Sport (275/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 24,000 average miles
Have had these on my BMW as OE, I've covered 24k miles so far and still have 5mm tread on the fronts and just over 4mm on the rears, the wear is very even. The tyres perform very well when warmed up and provide great feedback when driving in a spirited manner. I have had no problems in the wet when driving in a normal manner, they are progressive when wanting to initiate a drift.
So far i think i can get another 4000-5000 miles out of them which i think is pretty good. The comfort can be better, but that comes at a cost as I've used other tyres on similar large saloons e.g. Continentals Sport contact 5p and they wear far faster then dunops so its your choice.

Overall a great tyre and would consider buying again.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on December 30, 2016
Given 91% while driving a Mercedes Benz E350 (255/35 R18) on mostly motorways for 45,000 spirited miles
great tyres with excellent grip , when pushed hard the rear breaks away in a controlled manner. I drive the car hard yet the fronts have done 45k miles and the rears 20k which is not bad for a powerful heavy car.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2016
Given 51% while driving a Volkswagen mk7 Golf GTD (225/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 15,000 spirited miles
New car had Dunlop SportMaxx GT's on, not impressed particularly in wet, changed after 15k miles to SportMaxx RT on front, much better tyre IMO.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2016