Dunlop’s Grandtrek SJ5 Snow Tire – Are These Winter Tires for Your SUV Or 4×4 Right for You?April 7, 2017
Dunlop Grandtrek SJ5 snow tires have gotten excellent reviews for their grip and safety on winter ice and snow. This model has been around for a number of years and remains one of the best snow tires available.
The Grandtrek SJ5 is a studless winter tire specially developed for pickup trucks and SUVs. With strong braking and traction on snow and ice, they offer a big measure of safety and “get there” even in deep powder or slushy snow. In addition, customers like the SJ5 because the handling, noise, and treadwear are all excellent compared to competing snow tires. The SJ5 Grandtrek exceeds industry ratings for snow performance and features the coveted “snow flake over a mountain” symbol.
The best application for these tires is a medium- or large-sized SUV, 4×4, or pickup with high profile wheel and tire combination. Typical vehicles include the Range Rover, Ford Explorer and Expedition, Toyota Tundra, Chevrolet Silverado, and Nissan Murano, among others.
These are high profile tires. If you have a low profile setup on your vehicle, you want the Grandtrek WT M3 performance snow tire. The Grandtrek SJ5 is more moderately priced than the comparable Dunlop Grandtrek WT M2, making them a good choice for people looking for value pricing.
Where the Grandtrek SJ5’s really shine is braking and traction on snow and ice. This is the ideal characteristic for a winter snow tire. The tread features a large zig zag pattern and chunky rubber blocks that bite deeply into snow and crust. These tires will basically take you anywhere. In addition, owners report the ability to use the same set of tire over 3 to 5 winter seasons before they wear out — as long as they are used in snow and rain conditions, and not during the hot summer period where the soft rubber will wear out more quickly.