Dunlop tire technology
Dunlop tire technology
When you start life by inventing the pneumatic tire, big things are expected of you. And for going on 125 years, Dunlop has come up big, with breakthrough after breakthrough, paving the way on every pavement from the speedway to the highway.
THE DUNLOP DESIGN
Discover how Dunlop designs tires that turn corners and heads with equal ease.
Specific Bead Set System
It's easy to tell that Dunlop tires are designed by people who love driving. Case in point: this system, which strengthens the link between tire and rim. Like the grip between your hand and the steering wheel, it ensures enhanced control and conveys outstanding road feedback.
MSI Traction Technology™
Look closely at a Dunlop tire and you’ll see a mosaic of tread grooves, tread block edges, and tiny slits called sipes. They all come together to create a multitude of biting edges that put more rubber on the road to help give you better wet and dry traction, handling, and
VLT™ helps maximize the size of your tire’s footprint as it comes into contact with the road for consistent traction, handling, ride comfort, and tread wear.
Multi-Radius Tread Technology™
MRT™ distributes pressure evenly everywhere the rubber meets the road, at all stages of cornering.
We integrate this fibrous material for a stiffer sidewall for our tires. That leads to superior road feedback and driving precision for you.
Originally derived for use in motorsports, this tread compound improves braking, acceleration, and grip, and reduces wear and tear.
Asymmetric Tread Design
This unique groove arrangement is why Dunlop tires perform better whether you’re driving in a straight line or banking into a tight curve. It also enhances aquaplaning resistance.
ADVANCED STREET SMARTS
Explore the inner workings of a legendary tire brand
Dunlop Self-Supporting Technology (DSST)®
DSST® reinforces sidewalls so you can drive for up to 50 miles, at speeds of up to 50 mph, even after a complete loss of air pressure.
Max Flange Shield®
If you’ve ever damaged a tire on a sharp curb, you’ll love MFS®. This firm rubber guard extends beyond the rim and wraps around the tire’s lower sidewall to help protect against accidental curb damage.
Dimensional Stable Polyester™
We invented a special process that pre-cures and pre-stretches DSP™ ply cords. Results? Long-lasting uniformity and toughness, plus a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Jointless Band Technology™
Highway speeds can warp a tire’s shape. Unless that tire’s a Dunlop. We developed JLB™, which puts fabric in all the right places to improve handling and stability while reducing tread wear and vibration.
Multi-Pitch Tread Design Technology™
Certain sound frequencies can cancel each other out. That’s the acoustic brilliance behind Multi-Pitch™, which uses different sizes of tread blocks to help negate road noises.
GRIP FOR ALL SEASONS
Bring on the forecast – find out why bad weather only brings out the best in Dunlop tires.
Active Traction Sipe System™
In ice and snow, ATSS™ reigns. This breakthrough system, featured on Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4DTM tires, uses three unique types of sipes to pull, grip and enhance traction for high-performance cornering, handling and braking.
Our hydrodynamic H-P™ design uses strategically configured tread grooves to help quickly and efficiently channel water out of the way. This keeps the tire in touch with the pavement for exceptional traction.
Twin Hydro-Paddle Technology™
TH-P™ literally parts the waters. It uses two distinct tread regions to help pump water out of your tire’s footprint, so you can enjoy singularly responsive handling on wet roads.
What do you get when you cross silica and carbon black? If you’re a Dunlop engineer, you get Silicarbon Matrix. If you’re a Dunlop driver, you get much better grip in both wet and dry weather.
Traction Web Technology™
The web-like TWT™ tread pattern channels water out of your path, so you can confidently negotiate wet conditions.
Angled EVA™ grooves are situated to help efficiently pump water away from your tire’s footprint for more responsive handling.