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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat: The Best Winter Tire?

8.6Expert Score
Exceptional


Performance Winter / Snow

Wet Performance
8.8
Dry performance
8.8
Comfort performance
8.1
Treadwear performance
8.4
Winter/snow performance
8.7
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The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat tires are a great choice for winter driving. They provide excellent grip and traction on snow and ice and are also good for dry or wet surfaces. The tires have a comfortable and relatively quiet ride, and the treadwear lifespan provides longevity.

Positives
  • Excellent grip and traction on winter roads
  • Great for dry and wet surfaces
  • Comfortable and relatively quiet ride
  • Good treadwear lifespan
Negatives
  • Minor road noise from the tires

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST (Dunlop Self-Supporting Technology) tires are designed for sports cars, coupes, and sedans that are equipped with low-profile tires installed on big diameter alloy rims. If a puncture causes complete pressure loss, SP Winter Sport 3D DSST tires provide momentary extended mobility. By giving traction in the freezing winter conditions, they are made to provide proficiency on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.

With the help of Dunlop’s reactive silica mixing technique, the SP Winter Sport 3D DSST’s tread compound delivers great flexibility at low temperatures, providing reliable traction in winter driving. This substance is molded into a directional tread pattern that decreases the possibility of hydroplaning and assists in retaining good traction on wet and snowy roads. In a single tire, three various high-density sipe types define three separate traction zones.

To enhance grip when accelerating and braking, — especially on ice and in snow, the center tread blocks have “pulling” sipes. High-amplitude sipes are used in the intermediate blocks to improve lateral stability and control in slushy and wet conditions.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat Tread Pattern

The 3D sipes in the shoulder blocks also interlock to improve handling and stability on dry roads while maintaining the elasticity required to grip snow and ice. To maximize the contact patch and reduce tire growth at high speeds, the SP Winter Sport 3D DSST tire’s structure contains twin steel belts strengthened by Dunlop’s JointLess Band (JLB) of nylon.

Special sidewall reinforcements built into DSST tires allow them to continue to carry the weight of the car even after air pressure drops that would make regular tires ineffective.

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

It is highly recommended to install sets of four Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST tires.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat outperforms 100% of tires in the Performance Winter / Snow category.

Wet Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat is a tire that offers great grip and predictability on wet surfaces. The vehicle remains stable while changing lanes during wet or slushy conditions. The tire has high hydroplaning resistance and provides great steering response and grip during light or heavy rain.

8.8Expert Score
Exceptional

Hydroplaning resistance
8.8
Wet traction
8.8

Dry Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat is a winter tire that offers excellent dry performance with precision and stability. It also delivers enough amount of grip on dry highways. The tire is comfortable and offers decent steering feedback, cornering stability, and controllability on the dry surface.

8.9Expert Score
Exceptional

Cornering stability
8.7
Dry traction
9.1
Steering response
8.8

Comfort Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat was created to provide decent ride quality for driver and passengers. The tire swallows bumps and small obstacles on its way. However, sometimes it may be accompanied by minor noise which is acceptable for such a tire.

8.1Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
8.1
Noise score
8.1

Winter & Snow Performance

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat means that they are created for any winter conditions, whether it’s deep ice or snow. A big amount of snow is not a problem for such tires. The braking, steering, and acceleration both on ice and snow are great. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat is a great option if you live in an area with harsh winter conditions.

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
245/45R19102V XL50 psi10/32″33 lbs197.5-9″8″9.6″8.1″27.7″755DE

Summary

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat is a great choice for winter tires thanks to its excellent grip and traction in winter. It’s also comfortable and relatively quiet, making it a great option for everyday driving. However, the tire does produce some road noise, after some period of usage. Overall, the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat provides maximum grip and stability not only on snow and ice but also on wet and dry surfaces making it a decent choice for a driver.

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