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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D: A Good Snow Tire with Enough Traction

8.6Expert Score
Decent


Performance Winter / Snow

Wet Performance
9
Dry performance
8.5
Comfort performance
8.6
Treadwear performance
8.4
Winter/snow performance
8.5
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The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a good tire for those who are looking for grip and traction on icy and snowy roads. The tire also provides enough traction on dry and wet surfaces, making it a nice choice for drivers who want a reliable tire for any conditions.

Pros
  • Excellent wet traction and hydroplaning resistance
  • Strong and durable tread
  • Smooth and responsive handling
Cons
  • Gets noisy with mileage

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Performance Winter / Snow tires were created for sports vehicles, coupes, and sedans that come with standard low-profile tires set on large diameter alloy wheels. The SP Winter Sport 4D tires offer traction on icy, snow-covered, wet, and dry roads and provide a decent amount of traction in freezing winter conditions.

The silica-plus tread compound used in SP Winter Sport 4D tires is inspired by motorsport and provides excellent traction, especially in cold and wet conditions. This material is installed into a directional tread pattern with large V-shaped grooves that help maintain good traction on wet and slush-covered roadways and to resist hydroplaning.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Tread Pattern

The 4D Sipe System from Dunlop blends transverse sipes with their 3D sipe technology to produce separate micro-blocks that improve footprint pressure distribution for greater snow handling and cornering traction.

Twin steel belts strengthened by Dunlop’s JointLess Band (JLB) are incorporated into the SP Winter Sport 4D tire’s structure to improve the contact patch’s shape and reduce deformation at high speeds.

The three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) logo is displayed on the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D winter/snow radials, which are designed to exceed the industry’s strict snow service criteria.

It is highly recommended to install Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D in a set of four tires only.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D outperforms 97% of tires in the Performance Winter / Snow category.

Wet Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a great wet weather tire that provides excellent traction in the rain and on wet roads. The tire preserves grip on the wet surface remaining stable and controllable. Besides, it has great hydroplaning resistance, so any puddle whether it’s shallow or deep is not an issue. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a perfect choice for those who live in areas with lots of rainfall.

9Expert Score
Exceptional

Hydroplaning resistance
9.1
Wet traction
8.9

Dry Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D tires are designed to deliver enough dry performance, providing decent cornering, handling, and a comfortable ride on dry roads. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D show confident braking and responsive steering. The Winter Sport 4D tires are quiet on the highway and corner well, which makes them a good option for the dry surface.

8.6Expert Score
Decent

Cornering stability
8.5
Dry traction
8.6
Steering response
8.6

Comfort Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a high-performance all-season tire that offers a smooth, quiet ride and responsive handling. The tire maintains excellent balance and provides confident feedback to the driver. However, after some mileage is covered, the tire may produce noise. Overall, Winter Sport 4D is a good choice for those who want a reliable tire that performs well and provides enough comfort.

8.6Expert Score
Exceptional

Ride quality
8.6
Noise score
8.5

Winter & Snow Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a good snow tire that offers enough traction and steering feel on both fresh and plowed snow. It’s also great on slush and snow-packed roads. The tire performs well in winter conditions providing good grip and steering on both light and deep snow and ice.

7.7Expert Score
Good

Light Snow Traction
8.3
Deep Snow Traction
7.7
Ice Traction
7.1

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
225/50R1798H XL50 psi10/32″22 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.5″25.9″807PL
235/55R19101V SL51 psi10/32″33 lbs196.5-8.5″7.5″9.7″8″29.2″716DE
255/50R19103V SL51 psi10/32″35 lbs197-9″8″10.4″9.2″29.1″718DE
275/30R2198W XL50 psi10/32″29 lbs219-10″9.5″10.9″10″27.5″759LU
275/30R2198W XL50 psi10/32″28 lbs219-10″9.5″10.9″9.8″27.5″759LU

Summary

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a high-performance all-season tire that offers enough grip on any surface. The tire is strong and durable, with smooth and responsive handling. However, it may produce noise after some mileage. Overall, the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D is a decent choice for those who want a reliable tire that performs well in all conditions.

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