Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S review
What is it?
The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S is an ultra high performance all season tire designed for performance-oriented coupes and sedans, sport trucks, and even sports cars that see year-round use.
The Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S served as the original equipment tire for the Infiniti GX37x.
Strengths and weaknesses?
The SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S is above average across all evaluative metrics, and on performance alone is one of the very best options in the ultra high performance all season category.
Excellent dry and wet condition performance, and winter/snow capabilities that (uniquely) rival the class leading Continental ExtremeContact DWS according to user feedback. Ride quality and road noise are also very respectable.
What may be lacking with the SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S is treadlife, and therefore value.
How does it compare?
In the highly competitive ultra high performance all season tire category, the SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S ranks eleventh out of twenty-seven tires per user feedback. If not for limited treadlife and its influence on overall user satisfaction, the SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S would rank even higher.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: 1 year, first 2/32" of wear
Anything else to know?
Limited sizes due to the intended OE application.
If only it had more treadlife... Of the numerous ultra high performance all season tires from Dunlop, the SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S is really the one worthy of consideration for true all season use. It's year-round performance is admirable, and slots in with the very best in the category.
But with limited treadlife and a price tag that amounts to ~$100 per tire than excellent category alternatives, it becomes less compelling.
Ultimately, the value:performance ratio is slightly awry here, but if cost/value and treadlife are secondary concerns you can't go wrong with the SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S.
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