Though Dunlop Direzza DZ101 are quite new tires on the market, they are already well known and popular among car owners. Check out more info about it in our Dunlop Direzza DZ101 Review. Direzza DZ101 is available for light truck and touring cars.
These high performance summer tires are made for active, sporty ride. If you look at the tread pattern, you can see that it has directional design that facilitates pumping the water from under the tread at high speeds more efficiently.
One of the key features of this tire is low noise characteristics made possible by computer programming technologies. Specially designed treads direct the air flows through the grooves in such a way that they neutralize each other resulting in a lower noise.
The tire compound contains carbon black and silica that improve both wet and dry grip, thus reducing the braking distance.
Firm shoulder blocks are designed for better cornering stability and dry traction while Jointless Band Technology maintains the tire’s shape resulting in enhanced comfort at highway speeds.
The product range has many low-profile tires, such as 235/45R17. The UTQG Rating is 300-AA-A – not very good at treadwear but excellent in traction and temperature characteristics. The sizes range from R15 to R22. The load index for most of the models R16 and below is V 149 mph, while for R17+ is W – 168 mph
Typical prices of this model:
- 225/50R16 – $140
- 235/45R17 – $170
- 245/40R18 – $230
The overall customer rating for the Dunlop Direzza DZ101 is 3.4 points out of 5. The strongest points are dry performance and handling, which is the most important characteristic for a touring sport tire. The payoff for excellent dry performance is relatively quick treadwear caused by the soft tire compound. Here are the ratings:
- Dry 3.9
- Wet 3.1
- Snow 1.2
- Handling 3.6
- Comfort 3.3
- Noise 3.1
- Treadwear 2.7
The warranty for Dunlop Auto and light truck tires is available for tire owners or their authorized agents. The tires should be only fitted to one vehicle, i.e. the one they were installed originally.
Dunlop recommends you visit the following preferred dealers who have service centers for skilled maintenance of your tires. The closest one to your home can be found at dunloptires.com
Coupons & Discounts
The coupons for Dunlop tires are frequently issued and can be found at:
The discounts usually equal to $10-20 but some offers are as great as $80 (depends on the number of tires you buy)