The Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car
This tyre replaced the Dunlop SportMaxx RT
Tyre review data from 36 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 125,624 miles driven.
2018 EVO UUHP Tyre Test - 3rd of 6 tyres
2018 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 16 tyres
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|215/45 R17 91Y XL||C||A||67|
|225/45 R17 94W XL||C||A||71||9.05kgs|
|225/45 R17 94Y XL||C||A||68|
|225/45 R17 91Y||E||A||68|
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|235/45 R17 97Y XL||C||A||69|
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|225/50 R17 98Y XL||C||A||68||9.36kgs|
|225/50 R17 94Y||C||A||66||9.20kgs|
|225/55 R17 97Y||B||B||69||10.05kgs|
|235/55 R17 103Y XL||C||A||68|
|255/35 R18 94Y XL||C||A||69|
|265/35 R18 97Y XL||C||A||70||10.15kgs|
|225/40 R18 92Y XL||C||A||68||9.00kgs|
|235/40 R18 95Y XL||C||A||69|
|245/40 R18 97Y XL||C||A||69||9.92kgs|
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|225/45 R18 95Y XL||C||A||67||9.59kgs|
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|245/45 R18 100Y XL||B||A||68|
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|225/35 R19 88Y XL||C||A||68|
|235/35 R19 91Y XL||C||A||68||9.42kgs|
|245/35 R19 93Y XL||C||A||67||9.53kgs|
|255/35 R19 96Y XL||C||A||69|
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2016-12-01 - Dunlop sportmaxx rt2 or coopers zeon cs sport. both A rating for wet. Which one would be better? i have an Insignia.
The Dunlop SportMaxx RT2 has shown to be better than the Cooper in the 2016 Sport Auto UHP Tyre Test.
2016-11-02 - I'm considering buying a set of these tyres but the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyres look good too. So my main question is, If both sets of these tyres were the same price (Dunlop Vs Goodyear), which set would you go for? I currently drive a FWD Hyundai Coupe 1.6 ( A car which I find very heavy ) on Irish roads and need to upgrade my tyres immediately. At present, the tyres on my car are Landsail items, and are utter rubbish. Between horrible handling, a hard ride and high noise levels, I have to contend with the fact that 4 separate tyre dealers in my area couldn't balance my wheels correctly, so I have to swap them asap for a quality set-up.
That depends on your requirements from the tyre. The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2 is intended as a performance tyre, whereas the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance is a touring tyre. As such, the Dunlop will have a more sporty feel, and the Goodyear will offer more comfort. Both are excellent tyres and will offer significant improvements over your current landsail tyres.
2017-08-14 - The Dunlop Sport Max RT 91W factory fitted front tyres on my Octavia estate(64 plate) are coming up to their limit after 25500 miles.( the back ones have lots of tread left) I am not a performance driver, preferring comfort and good mpg( 58 mpg over this mileage). What do I go for to replace them?
Depending on size, the Continental Premium Contact 6 looks to be an excellent blend of comfort and performance.
2017-12-19 - Hi, I have a 2016 Subaru WRX STI with the recommended 245/40 R18 Dunlop SportMaxx RT2 tyres. Unfortunately, I find the ride excessively hard (I know this is a characteristic of the car). Is there a tyre of the same size that would help the ride comfort and smooth things out, without too greatly compromising the vehicle? Softer sidewalls? I see above you recommend Continental Premium Contact 6 as an excellent blend of comfort & performance, and I believe the Goodyear F1 AsymmetricaI 3 is also very good. I only drive at normal road speeds, and own the vehicle for it's AWD ability to operate in all conditions (dry, rain, mud, frost, sunny etc.) - I am not interested in maximum attack style track days!. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.
For all its sporty credentials, the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 is actually a comfortable UUHP tyre. The Continental Premiumcontact 6 would be a good option, also the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance will be more comfortable than the Asymmetric 3 and RT 2.
2018-04-17 - Do these tyres have good alloy wheel protection ?
In certain sizes the SportMaxx RT2 has a raised flange to protect the wheel, you would need to check with your tyre dealer to see if your size does.
2018-05-27 - Is there any significant difference between SportMaxx RT2 & Goodyear Asym. 3 in terms of feedback and comfort considering the fact Dunlop's parent company is Goodyear?
Not a huge amount! In theory the RT2 is slightly more sport focused than the Asymmetric 3, but I've not had chance to do the test back to back so can't confirm this. Both are excellent tyres.
2018-07-25 - Are these going to be available in 16" or shall I go with the maxx RT? I'm currently using Barum Bravuris 3HM, is the maxx rt's overall performance better than the Barums? Is it worth to replace the Barums with maxx rt or rt 2 if it's going to be available in 16"?
It is very unlikely Dunlop would develop this in a 16 inch as their focus is very much on 17 inch plus. The only chance of it being developed in 16 inch is if Dunlop had an OE fitment request, which is again very unlikely.
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