Tire Sizes
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The competing tires may come in different numbers of sizes. You may compare the identical and alternative tire sizes.

195/50 R16
195/50 R16
215/45 R17
225/45 R17
235/45 R17
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
255/45 R18
Tread Photos
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Price range
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Brand
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Category
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Performance -> Summer Tires -> Ultra High Performance Summer
Review
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Read a detailed review of each tire if you are still hesitating which option you should choose.

The Direzza DZ102 is Dunlop's Ultra High Performance Summer tire developed for sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan driving enthusiasts. Designed to combine sleek styling and impressive handling, the Direzza DZ102 delivers head-turning performance in warm, dry and wet conditions, however it is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Direzza DZ102 tires feature Dunlop's specially formulated Silicarbon Matrix tread compound (combines silica and carbon black) to enhance traction. The compound is molded into a directional tread design featuring broad shoulder blocks and three notched central ribs to promote responsive handling and stable cornering. Wide circumferential tread channels enhance hydroplaning resistance and wet traction.

The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by Dunlop's Jointless Band (JLB) spirally wound polyamide cord cap ply to stabilize the tread area for enhanced treadwear, handling and high-speed capability. A polyester cord body enhances ride quality while Max Flange Shields adjacent to the beads help resist rim damage due to accidental curbing.

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Tires Scores Compare

How we score

Would You Recommend?

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Treadwear Performance

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Treadwear is vital to many things, not just how often the tires need replacement. Hydroplaning and wet weather are both critical factors that wear down your tire quickly. The warranty covers any defects in what you bought but only for a limited period or when there's minimal tread left on them.

Wet Perfomance

7.9
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The wet performance score is a new thing that tire manufacturers are trying to achieve. The hydroplaning resistance, wet traction, and steering response all influence this new grading system.

Hydroplaning Resistance
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The hydroplaning resistance is measured by the hydroplane depth test and the dynamic aquaplaning test, which measures how much water can be accumulated on the tire's surface before hydroplaning occurs.

7.9
Wet Traction
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Wet traction estimates the level of grip on wet pavement. Tread design with deep grooves dramatically improves confidence when driving in the rain as they channel the water out much better.

7.8
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

8.6

Dry Perfomance

8.7
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Tires with good dry performance should be able to perform smoothly and safely, even when cornering aggressively.

Cornering Stability
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A dynamic cornering test is often used to assess cornering stability under dry conditions.

8.7
Dry Traction
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Dry traction level depends on many factors, including tread design, profile shape, and compounds.

8.7
Steering Response
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The vehicle's steering response largely depends on the tread depth, tire width, air pressure, and aspect ratio. Wide high-performance tires are equipped with a continuous center rib providing instant steering response.

8.6

Comfort Perfomance

8.1
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The comfort performance score is designed to measure the balance between ride quality and noise level.

Ride Quality
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The excellent ride quality means you do not feel the bumps or cracks on the road. Larger tires with thick and deep tread patterns decrease the number of jolts allowing you to glide over bumpy road textures.

8.1
Noise
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If you would enjoy a quiet chat with the passengers while children are sleeping or listening to music, not the sound of tires, definitely pay attention to the noise score.

8.1

Winter Performance

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Winter Performance score helps us understand if the tire is the appropriate option for winter conditions that your vehicle will face. Dedicated winter tires provide a firm grip when driving through snow and on ice. Performance winter tires boast a higher speed rating and better handling but deliver modestly lower ice and snow traction.

Tire Sizes
195/50 R16
195/50 R16
215/45 R17
225/45 R17
235/45 R17
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
255/45 R18
Size
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Tire size may be indicated in two formats:
– metric (P255/45R18 103H)
– high flotation (30x9.5 R15 104 F C)
In the metric system, P - stands for the passenger vehicles (LT - for Light Trucks, ST - Special Trailer) with a width of 255 millimeters, aspect ratio (sidewall height) equal to 45% of the tire height. R means it is radially constructed with a diameter of 18 inches. 103 denotes the tire's load index and H determines the speed rating.
In the high flotation system, the first number (30) is the overall diameter of the tire, the second number (9.5) is the width in inches.

195/50 R16 84 V SL
Utqg
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Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (UTQG) were designed to offer consumers with useful information about the treadwear, traction, and temperature capabilities of their tires in order to make better decisions when purchasing new tires.

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Max. load
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The maximum weight that a tire can carry is the greatest amount of weight it's designed to bear. Because load carrying capability is dependent on a tire's size and construction, as well as how much air pressure is actually utilized, maximum loads are measured with the tire inflated to an industry standard inflation pressure.

84 (1100 lbs)
Max. speed
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The maximum speed that a tire with this type of tread can safely travel for an extended amount of time is indicated by the tire speed rating, which is usually shown by a letter or two.

V (149 mph)
Max inflation pressure
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The highest "cold" inflation pressure that a tire is meant to contain is its maximum inflation pressure.

51 | 19
Tire weight
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The tire weight is determined by the type and size of the tire. As the tread depth of the tire wears down over time, so does its weight.

19
Rim width range
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Tires may be used on rims of varying widths while still fulfilling their intended function.

5.5-7""
Meas. rim width
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The measuring rim width is the common industry minimum rim width at which a tire must be mounted to validate that it meets design specifications.

9/32""
Overall diam.
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The overall diameter of a tire is the outer diameter of the tire, measured in the center of the tread. This measurement is made without any load placed on the tire and after it has been properly mounted on its industry-assigned measuring rim and inflated to its test pressure after 24 hours.

23.68
Revs.per mile
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The revolutions per mile figure indicates the number of times a tire rotates during one mile's travel.

851.73/mi
Country of origin
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The short name of the country where the given tire was manufactured.

TH
How tires look on cars
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The Dunlop Direzza Dz102 provides better results for 7 test features out of 10 in total.

Specs & Options

Though in general one tire may look superior to the other one, we recommend you compare the available sizes for each model as well. Just choose the tire sizes from the dropdown menu. Upon comparing different sizes, you may find certain differences of both tires.

In terms of market coverage, the Dunlop Direzza Dz102 takes the lead. This tire is available in 7 sizes ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches.

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