What's this? Overall score emphasizes safety-related tests, including braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Displayed scores are rounded; models are listed in order of precise overall score.
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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The Dunlop Rover H/T is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Rover H/T are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Dunlop Rover H/T
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Most of my mileage is highway on my Saturn Vue (now Chevy Equinox brand) a 3,500 lb crossover vehicle.<br /><br />These tires are performing about as well as the factory Bridgestone Duellers (spelling?)and I like the fact that the sidewalls still look like new after 5 brutal Texas summers. The Bridgestone sidewalls were rotting out after 4 years. <br /><br />Since we are in a three year drought in central TX the wet traction is not all that important, but when I drive to east TX or the coast I can feel the tires slip. <br /><br />If you or your loved ones commute daily on high speed roads in a wet climate I would recommend another tire. When I lived in Houston, I used the Goodyear tire with the deep channel in the middle of the tread to prevent hydroplaning; forget the brand/model name. <br /><br />With over 40k miles, still have between 2/16 and 3/16 tread left.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Not good for my Ram with 50000 miles
Developed bad vibration at 35 mph and 45 mph on certain roads. Took back 4 times to be balanced. Was told weight was off every time. Made no difference. Had road force balancing and alignment done. No change. Took spare and started replacing tires one by one. Third tire off made a difference. Now 90% better with one off. Will not buy again. All parts under vehicle check out.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By running in the snow
from Upstate, NY
snow and ice
If you live in an area that gets snow and ice, and don't want to buy seperate snow tires then these are the best I've ever owned. Upstate NY lots of snow and ice and these tires grip as good or better than dedicated snow tires. I read the other reviews and can't imagine what these guys were talking about - I have nothing but good things to say about these tires. Maybe they had problems with their rims or with the quality of the installation - the tires are great!!