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A review of dunlop tyres in general is a complicated thing to do. Each car handles differently and the set up of the car dramically affected the user opinion of the tyre. However, my experience of dunlop are as follows:
For my car a renault megane R26 which is a 230bhp hot hatch the sp sport TT tyres work more than fine. I got mine in a deal for £127 each fitted which is a lot lower than normal which is around £160 fitted in my area. These prices are for sp sport TT on 18inch alloys. The smaller the wheel the cheaper the tyre.
The tyres do not have the same bite or give you the same feeling of support as maybe a more expensive tyre but they do the job. I have had mine on for 8000 miles and the fronts are down to 5mm from the original 8 or so. The wear rate then is quite high but almost all tyres are on my car.
These tyres are for people who want a well known brand for a relatively cheap price. For your money you get good enough wet wear support, good dry support and a fairly good amount of wear. As for tyre roar well that pretty much depends on your car but on mine its not an issue
Had these fitted to my Peugeot 306 GLX and could find very little to like about them. In the dry, they're okay, and are quite predictable, but in the wet they are downright dangerous. Wet grip is pathetic. They resist aquaplaning reasonably well, but as soon as you start to press on in the corners, the car slides at stupidly low speeds. Understeer is not a known feature of the 306's chassis, but in the wet, I simply could not drive the car enthusiastically as it lacked any form of bite from the front end into corners. The tyres also robbed the car of some of its steering feel. The fronts were down to the wear markers in just 12,000 miles so I swapped them for a pair of Firestone Firehawks. Wow! The bite from the front end, and all the steering feel returned, and with the slippy Dunlops on the back, wet weather gave the car a lovely, slightly tail happy balance. Entering fast corners now saw the car's nose stay true to the chosen line, instead of the steering going light and the car heading rapidly for the hedge. The SP Sports were awful tyres. Wouldn't have them on another car if you paid me.
Many of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki, and Toyota fit Dunlop tyres as standard.