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Dunlop Direzza DZ101

The Direzza DZ101 (di-rez'-za) is Dunlop's Ultra High Performance Summer tire for the drivers of sport compact cars. The Direzza sharesits name with Dunlop's Japan GT Championship (JGTC) racing tires, & was developed to provide crisp & responsive handling in both wet & dry conditions, however it is not intended to be driven in snow or on ice.
On the outside, the Direzza DZ101 features Dunlop's specially formulated Silicarbon Matrix tread compound (combines silica & carbon black) to enhance grip in the wet without surrendering traction in the dry. The compound is molded into a directional treaddesign featuring rigid shoulder blocks & two wide, straight tread channels with long, oblique grooves to combine responsive handling, stable cornering & hydroplaning resistance.
Internally, the Direzza DZ101 features twin steel belts reinforced by Dunlop's Jointless B& (JLB) spiral-wound cap ply to stabilize the tread area enhancing handling & high-speed capability. A polyester cordbody enhances ride quality while Max Flange Shields help resist rim damage due to accidental curbing.
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires feature black sidewall styling with subtle black letters reversed out of a circumferential serrated band. They are V- or W-speed rated & available in 50-, 45-, 35- & 30-series sizes for 15" to 17" wheel diameters.


 

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