The Dunlop Signature HP tire line includes V- and W-speed rated Ultra High Performance All-Season radials developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and high-performance sedans who want to take command of their vehicle and experience the thrill of the road. Developed for drivers who love having both power and control at their fingertips, Signature HP tires are designed to combine a stylish look with all-season traction, even in light snow.
Dunlop Signature HPSignature HP tires mold a high-performance all-season compound into an asymmetric tread design. Their broad outboard shoulder blocks are backed by intermediate and center ribs designed to enhance steering response and cornering stability. The tire’s inboard intermediate rib and shoulder feature independent tread blocks that pump water to help resist hydroplaning and enhance wet weather traction. An innovative blade pattern increases the number of biting edges to offer long-lasting traction and enhance turning in snow and on ice.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin, high-density steel belts reinforced by Dunlop’s JointLess Band (JLB) nylon to improve driving control and promote even treadwear while minimizing weight and enhancing ride quality. Hard rubber sidewall reinforcements enhance steering response and cornering stability. Rim guards help protect wheels from accidental curb damage.
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Excellent tires. Treadlife was a little less than expected but I drive pretty hard on some curvy back roads.
I had them on my 2013 C300 4Matic. Tire is exceptionally good. I drove twice to Detroit from Toronto every month on that car. No noise or any other issue found. Also works well in sporty driving situations. Unfortunately couldn’t enjoy that a lot for sportiness because of ’50km over’ law of loosing license in Ontario , Canada. Will definitely buy again!
I have been meaning to write a review for some time now. Each time it rains, I think…geez, I need to let folks know how well these tires hold up. Last year in MD there were heavy rains which impeded visibility and driving conditions. There was standing rain and drivers had to go super slow. These babies got me to my destination safely! I will definitely purchase another set when the time comes! I try not drive in the snow and definitely not when there is ice. There was not much snow in this area for me provide additional ratings.
The Great: We had a major rainstorm the same week I had these tires. I was concerned that the mold release agent has not worn off yet and the tires won’t grip well¿. The tires were awesome in the downpour. The Good: I put 40K miles on the tires. Great tires in snow and rain. Great all-weather tires and a good match for VERY spirited driving. I installed them on my 2012 Volvo S60 T-6. Then installed them on my other car. A Volvo T5. For the ones in the know, the S60 T-6 is undoubtedly the most fun car Volvo has ever produced. The handling, the stability and the speed of the stock 300HP 6 cylinder turbo-charged engine is simply awesome. The tires are a perfect fit and beats the Volvo Pirellis and Kumos. Hands down. The average: These tires started getting loud at about 37,000 miles. And they are getting louder and louder and exhibit a slight vibration between 60 and 80MPH. I have gotten used to getting 50K plus from the Goodyears on all my previous Volvos. I’m buying again comes spring.
If you enjoy the sound of a helicopter while you drive down the road, then these are the tires for you! I cant even describe how bad the noise is. At first I thought that one of my wheels was bent.. nope.. one of the tires is out of round. and to think I was getting a good tire if I went with Dunlop.. Never again.
Ok, well I dunno about this Subaru guys review… I decided to make one specifically because of reading this. If you have so many other people giving good/great reviews at all sorts of miles then buddy I think you probably should look at some other suspension issues, balancing etc. I had no sort of “helicopter noises” driving. It’s a tire balanced for all season ultra performance.. tough to do. They grip great for summer considering an all season tire. Rain it blasts through easily, now snow was still an issue for me unfortunately. However I know this is not so much the tires fault and more so my vehicle. It’s a lighter car with wide tires and tends to ride up on the snow instead of cut through it. Been an issue with every type of tire I use and I always buy high rated all season ultra performance tires with strong snow reviews. But I’m not going to bash this tire because I know these other variables play a significant role. If I screw up rotating intervals or getting properly balanced or camber is messed with and sounds like a helicopter… I’m not going to blame the tire .