Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 Review

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Overview

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Features

The Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 was produced to be used on a variety of sedans, coupes, minivans, and crossover vehicles.  What makes this tire special is that it features an asymmetric pattern versus a symmetric one.  Amazing traction can be had in light snowfall or highways that have deeper snow. 

Winter Maxx 2 tires show they meet the business’ severe snow service requirements and are labeled with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. Under this test, it will measure the tire’s acceleration traction on medium-packed snow only. Braking or turning on the snow or ice traction aren’t elements of this testing.

Dunlop tires are owned by different companies globally. Founded by the tire pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889, it is owned and run by the  Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Terrain

The three-dimensional interlocking zigzag sipes assist in enhancing the block rigidity to benefit snow and ice traction, but are super durable on dry roads for superior handling and greater treadwear.

Tire specifications & sizes

Specifications

  • Weight:  14 to 28 pounds
  • Tread depth:  11/32”
  • Overall Diameter:  24.2” to 27.8”
  • Tread Width: 6.2” to 7.9” 
  • Max Inflation Pressure:  44 to 50 psi
  • Max Load:  1,074 pounds to 1,709 pounds

The Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 tires will work on a good deal of vehicles, including, but not limited to:

  • Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan, Challenger, Intrepid, Neon
  • Ford Taurus, Five Hundred, Focus, Mondeo, Crown Victoria
  • Pontiac G8, Grand Prix, G5, Vibe, G6, Bonneville
  • Saturn SC2, Sky
  • Kia Optima
  • Mazda Protege, Mazda3, Mazda5, RX-7, MPV, Miata, RX-8
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK320, E320
  • Nissan Altima, Quest, Maxima, Sentra,Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Sonata, Elantra
  • Acura TL, RSX, Integra, TSX
  • BMW 325i
  • Chevrolet Cruze, Cobalt, Cavalier, Malibu, Impala
  • Subaru Outback, Impreza WRX, Legacy
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Solara, Echo, MR2, Sienna
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Golf

Tire sizes available

Dunlop offers tires in sizes 13 inches to 18 inches.  Each one has an R or a T rating for speed.  

13”

  • 175/70R13  82T

14”

  • 165/65R1479T
  • 175/70R1484T
  • 185/70R1488T

15”

  • 185/55R1582T
  • 185/60R1584T
  • 195/65R1591T
  • 205/65R1594T

16”

  • 185/55R1683T
  • 195/55R1691T
  • 205/55R1694T
  • 205/65R1695T
  • 215/65R1698T

17”

  • 205/50R1793T
  • 215/55R1794T
  • 225/60R1799T
  • 235/45R1797T

18”

  • 225/55R1898T

Warranty

The warranty that comes with the Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 tires provides uniformity on the tires for the first year.  Under this warranty, conditions that require a tire to be removed from service that are within the tire company’s control of raw materials or quality of workmanship will be covered. There is a treadlife warranty offered, but it does not include a manufacturer’s road hazard warranty. The treadlife warranty is only good for the original purchaser and if the tires were only installed and used on the original vehicle.  

Workmanship warranty is included on these tires for 6 years.  Free replacement is offered in the first year or until 2/32” of wear.  After this, the warranty will be prorated until the 2/32” is the remaining depth.

Customer reviews

The reviews for the Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 tires are very positive.  Many rave over the great traction.  For others, the ride was comfortable and the tread life was higher than expected.

Conclusion

With an aggressive tread pattern and an affordable price tag, the Dunlop Winter Maxx 2 is a high-quality tire that should not be passed up. Amazing performance can be withstood in snowy and slushy conditions. The studless ice and snow tires work perfectly for a wide variety of vehicles, but will need to be changed out once the snow and ice melt.  These tires should only be installed in sets of 4 per the manufacturer’s advice.