Dunlop Tire – The Highlights
In the 1960’s, the Dunlop technical team discovered a phenomenon that had yet to be explained: hydroplaning. Different demonstrations of this phenomenon attracted international attention and the Dunlop team was rewarded for their efforts. After completing multiple tests, Dunlop increased the number and approximation of sipes on the surface of the tire tread and they added ribs on the side to allow the water to disperse more easily.
In 1984, Dunlop consolidated its tire-related activity in Europe, the USA and Japan with the Japanese group Sumitomo. Later on in 1999, Sumitomo and The Goodyear Tire Rubber Company finalized a global partnership. Today Dunlop Tire forms part of the Goodyear Tire Group.
The Dunlop Tire Group works with many different original equipment manufacturers in Japan, Europe and across the Americas, more so than any other tire company. Some of the manufacturers that use Dunlop tires as original equipment on their vehicles are: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Toyota, Volkswagen and many others.
Dunlop Winter Tires
Dunlop Tire has introduced the Graspic DS-3, a winter tire that provides an excellent traction on snow and good traction on ice. The Graspic DS-3 is a studless tire that suits cars and, for some sizes, SUVs. Dunlop Tire also offers a high-performance winter tire for cars, the SP Winter Sport 3D, and for SUVs, the Grandtrek WT M3. These are ice tires. Thus, these tires offer excellent traction on ice, but their performance will not be as high in heavy snowfalls. Overall, high-performance Dunlop winter tires will be more suited to highway driving than secondary roads.
As for vans, pick-up trucks, 4x4s and jeeps, the Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6 represents an excellent alternative for your traction needs in snowy conditions such as secondary roads.
Dunlop Summer and All Season Tires
Dunlop offers a large range of summer and all season tires designed for all types of road vehicles: sedans, station wagons, sports coupes and SUVs. Dunlop has different models of summer and all season tires that are known for their good durability and traction in wet and dry conditions. Dunlop has good quality all season car tires, like the Signature and the SP Sport 5000. They also have all season tires for sport utility vehicles, like the Signature CS.
The Dunlop summer car tire category includes the Direzza DZ101, available in a number of different sizes.
Dunlop Light Truck Tires
Dunlop Tire offers a complete range of tires for trucks, vans, pickups and jeep 4x4s for all uses. Dunlop has all season tires for long hauls, city driving or for commercial use, as well as off-road tires and summer performance tires for light trucks.
Dunlop’s on-road SUV tire, the Signature CS, and the all season light truck tire, the Radial Rover A/T, offer good durability.
The on-road and off-road tires, like the Dunlop Rover RVXT, offer good traction in difficult conditions, including asphalt roads. The Radial Mud Rover is a mud tire that fares well on rocky terrains, making it a good choice for truck, pickup or jeep 4x4 drivers.
Dunlop Tire – Performance for 120 years
Dunlop has been involved in car racing for a very long time. In 1902, Dunlop Tire won its first victory in the Paris-Vienna race. Throughout the years, Dunlop Tire has equipped many prestigious racing cars with their tires, some of which are: Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar and Porsche. From 2003 to 2010, Dunlop was the exclusive supplier for the Australian V8 Supercar Championship and, from 2003 to 2005, the official partner for the British Touring Car Championship. Dunlop’s most noteworthy competition results were when they won 34 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Competition, which takes place in France on one of the longest circuits in the world.
Dunlop High-Performance Tires
Dunlop has a wide range of high-performance summer and all season tires that have excellent traction in wet and dry conditions. Dunlop high-performance summer and all season tires are great for cars and, in certain sizes, for sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Among Dunlop’s high-performance tires for cars, you will find the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec and the Direzza DZ101. Dunlop also makes the Grandtrek ST 8000for those SUV owners who are fans of great performance tires. Summer performance tires offer better traction than all season performance tires, but tend to be a bit less durable.
High-Performance All Season Tires
Dunlop also offers high-performance all season car tires, like the SP Sport Signature and the SP Sport 01 A/S, both are efficient in temperatures as low as -7 degrees Celsius and are more durable than high-performance summer tires.
Some of the vehicles that come with Dunlop tires as original equipment are: Nissan 350Z, Subaru WRX, Audi A6 and A8, BMW Z8, Honda S2000, Porsche 911 Boxster, Ferrari, Aston Martin and many more.
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