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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D: Good Tire for A Reasonable Price

8.5Expert Score

Performance Winter / Snow

Wet Performance
Dry performance
Comfort performance
Treadwear performance
Winter/snow performance
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
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The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a winter tire that is designed to provide excellent performance in wet, good in dry, and nice in snow & ice conditions. With decent traction, hydroplane resistance, high-speed stability, and good tread life this tire is a nice choice for anyone looking for a reliable and safe option for driving in winter weather.

  • Excellent wet performance
  • Nice dry traction
  • Comfortable and stable on the road
  • Good snow and ice traction
  • Fair price
  • Minor vibrations on the highway
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D outperforms 95% of tires in the Performance Winter / Snow category.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

For sports vehicles, coupes, and sedans equipped from the factory with low-profile tires mounted on big diameter alloy wheels, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Performance Winter / Snow tires were created. They were made to give traction in the cold winter weather and to provide effectiveness on dry, wet, and snow-covered surfaces.

The reactive silica mixing technique used by Dunlop, the SP Winter Sport 3D’s tread compound can deliver great flexibility at low temperatures, providing reliable traction in winter driving situations.

This substance is molded into a directional tread pattern that minimizes the possibility of hydroplaning and assists in retaining good traction on slick and rainy roads.

In a single tire, three various high-density sipe types define three separate traction zones. To provide grip when accelerating and stopping, particularly on ice and snow, the central tread blocks have “pulling” sipes.

High-amplitude sipes are used in the intermediate blocks to improve longitudinal stability and control in slushy and wet conditions.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Tread Pattern

The 3D sipes in the shoulder blocks also interlock to improve handling and stability on dry roads while maintaining the suppleness required to grip snow and ice.

Twin steel belts reinforced by nylon JointLess Bands (JLB) from Dunlop are integrated into the SP Winter Sport 3D tire’s structure to enhance the contact patch and reduce tire deformation at high speeds.

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D winter/snow radials are marked with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) and exceed the industry’s stringent snow service criteria.

It is highly recommended to install Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires in a set of four only.

Wet performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a tire that performs great on wet. With great traction and hydroplane resistance, this tire is perfect for those who want to feel confident driving in the rain. Overall, the tire’s performance in wet conditions is excellent, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and safe option for rainy weather.

8.8Expert Score

Hydroplaning resistance
Wet traction

Dry performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires offer confident dry pavement handling and good high-speed stability even in the corners. These tires provide better-than-average traction and steering on dry surfaces and won’t let you down on dry surface. Overall, the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a good tire for dry weather conditions.

8.4Expert Score

Cornering stability
Dry traction
Steering response

Comfort performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires are designed for ride comfort and stability, with plenty of grip and stopping power. They offer a quiet, stable ride with minimal vibration at highway speeds. These tires are a great choice for those drivers who want the peace of mind of knowing they can drive in winter weather conditions without sacrificing ride quality.

8.5Expert Score

Ride quality
Noise score

Winter&snow performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a good winter tire. It has enough traction and handling for snow and ice conditions. The tire shows good results in light and deep snow conditions. The only downside is that this tire is not very good in deep powder or heavy slush. Overall, the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a nice choice for snow and ice performance.

7.7Expert Score

Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
Ice Traction

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
215/55R1798H XL50 psi11/32″26 lbs176-7.5″7″9.3″7.7″26.7″783DE
235/45R1894V SL51 psi10/32″24 lbs180-0″9″DE
245/40R1897V XL50 psi10/32″25 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.2″25.7″813DE
235/50R1999H SL51 psi10/32″29 lbs196.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″7.8″28.3″739DE
265/35R2099V XL50 psi10/32″28 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.7″10″27.3″765DE
265/40R20104V XL50 psi10/32″30 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.7″9″28.4″737DE
275/35R21103W XL50 psi10/32″32 lbs219-11″9″10.9″9.4″28.5″732DE


The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a nice tire for those who want excellent wet-weather grip, good dry performance, and nice snow and ice traction. With a comfortable ride and reasonable price, this tire is a decent choice for anyone looking for a safe and reliable winter tire option.

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