Summer brings sun, which puts more strain on your tires. Summer tires, also known as performance tires, are designed to provide outstanding dry and wet traction as well as exceptional handling. Summer tires are best suited to high-performance vehicles like SUVs.
Bridgestone Dueler vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
The Goodyear tire and rubber industry are focused in Akron, Ohio. Created in 1898, the business was named after Charles Goodyear, the inventor of rubber vulcanization, a technique that made rubber a robust, elastic substance.
Goodyear is now among the biggest in the world as America’s famed tire maker. Goodyear is working to create state-of-the-art goods that lift technological and efficiency levels through its innovation centers in Akron, Ohio, Colmar-berg, Luxembourg. All the happy year knows to make tires meet the grueling racing conditions inspires what they roll onto the tires.
Bridgestone is a renowned tire manufacturer known for its many tire series. Dueler HP sport is a summer street/sport truck tire from the Dueler series of light trucks and SUVs. The Dueler HP sport was built with sport utility vehicle and performance pickup drivers in mind.
With over 88 years of experience in creating the finest tires, the Japanese tire behemoth is the world’s largest tire maker. Bridgestone bought Firestone in 1988 to grow into the American consumer market. The company caters to its target base by designing a variety of tire models with season-specific features, allowing customers to travel all year.
Dry traction Comparison:
Bridgestone Dueler features large shoulders with intermediate blocks for better grip and handling on the road. The two continuous ribs account for enhanced bilateral traction, cornering, and stability over dry surfaces ensuring you a safe ride.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, on the other hand, features a summer-only tread compound that helps in increasing the adhesion forces between the road to tire contact for enhanced traction and handling. The tire’s outer shoulder focuses mainly on achieving desirable dry traction.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 uses Goodyear’s Active Braking™ technology, It increases the surface area of contact between the road and the tire for shorter braking distances.
We compared both the tires for their dry braking distances and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 took the lead with dry braking of 34.1 m whereas Dueler had a dry braking distance of 35.3m
Wet traction Comparison:
The grip on wet pavement is also measured by tire traction. While a wet traction test evaluates many of the same variables, the tread design is the key variable of wet traction.
Bridgestone Dueler uses a high silica compound in its tread that leads to enhanced traction, handling, and steering responsiveness over wet pavements. The wide circumferential grooves within its tread allow the quick evacuation of water and slush to prevent hydroplaning hazards.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 features an advanced construction design to perform impeccably with high performance suspension systems (used in SUVs) for better traction and control under wet conditions. The inner shoulders and the 4 wide circumferential grooves help in maintaining control and reducing hydroplane hazards.
We tested both the tires for wet traction and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has the lead with a wet braking distance of 49.4 m whereas Dueler has wet braking of 51.4 m
Comparing Noise reduction/ ride comfort:
Bridgestone Dueler incorporates the O BEAD technology for sound reduction. The O BEAD technology uses a continuous strand of cable in the bead construction that tends to improve ride comfort, and stability, and noise reduction.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, on the other hand, uses Goodyear’s SoundComfort ™ technology for noise reduction and a comfortable ride. According to Goodyear, the SoundComfort ™ technology reduces the noise by up to 50 % of the actual sound.
Eagle uses an optimized asymmetrical tread design that features a solid center rib for better steering responsiveness, handling, and solid on-center feel thus providing you a comfortable ride.
We tested both the tires for their noise level and Bridgestone Duler has the edge with cabin noise of 67.5 dB whereas Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 had a noise level of 66.3 dB.
Hydroplaning, if simply put, it refers to a formation of a layer of water between the tire surface ad the road surface, resulting in loss of traction, preventing the vehicle from responding to the control inputs.
Bridgestone Dueler, with its wide circumferential grooves, evacuates water efficiently to reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The high silica content within the tread enables the tire to have enhanced traction.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 uses similar technologies as Dueler. The 4 wide circumferential grooves help in evacuating water and slush from within the tread. On top of that, Eagle features the New grip booster compound, which is made with adhesive resin to increase the stickiness to the road for better wet traction.
Upon testing, Dueler was found to have an Average wet handling speed of 73.5 km/h whereas Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 had an average speed of 84.2 km/h and float speed of 85.8 km/h on straight aqua.
Off-roading experience Comparison:
Unlike all-terrain tires, summer tires give acceptable results on gravel, slalom, sand, and rocks. Although some summer tires can give acceptable results during off-road driving, it is not recommended to take them for a spin.
Dueler uses Bridgestone’s CO-CS (computer-optimized component systems) that tends to enhance the tire’s performance by optimizing the combination of casing shape, tread design, materials, and construction to give better stability and control during off-roading.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 uses the Reinforced construction technology that delivers outstanding cornering, handling, and performance let alone on the highway but also during off-road driving.
Upon testing for off-roading performance Bridgestone Dueler was found to have an average dry handling speed of 112.8 km/h and an Average gravel handling speed of 53 km/h whereas Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, on the other hand, had an Average dry handling speed of 112.2 km/h and an average gravel handling speed of 63.5 km/h giving Eagle the clear edge over Dueler.
Rolling resistance and fuel efficiency:
The rolling resistance is the energy that needs to be sent to your tires by your vehicle to sustain motion over a surface at a constant level. In other words, to keep a tire rolling is the effort needed.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 uses a New Grip Booster compound made with resin for better stickiness to the road along with New Reinforced Construction Technology that delivers a stronger lightweight construction leading to reduced rolling resistance and better fuel mileage.
Bridgestone Dueler, on the other hand, features no specific technology for reduced rolling resistance.
We tested both the tires for their respective rolling resistances and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 led the race with a rolling resistance of 8.28 kg/t while Dueler has a rolling resistance of 9.55 kg/t
Bridgestone Dueler includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally-wrapped nylon along with a casing reinforced by a hard sidewall filler between polyester cord plies to help maintain the shape during speeding. Bridgestone offers a 90-day buy and tries guarantee that allows the buyer to get a free replacement if not satisfied with the performance. Bridgestone also offers free tire replacement for up to 3 years from the date of purchase.
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 uses a RunOnFlat ™ technology that allows you to drive up to 50 mph even on a flat tire without having the need to change tires on the roadside reducing the risk of motorway blowouts.
The internal structure of Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 includes twin steel belts supported by a body of polyester cord reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide for longer tread life. Goodyear offers a 6-years or 45000 miles warranty on tread of free replacement for the first year or 2/32nd of the wear and then prorated until 2/32 remaining depth.
We compared both Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and Bridgestone Dueler as per our standards and tests and we concluded that Eagle took the lead In every performance based test. Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 provides far better dry and wet traction as compared to Bridgestone Dueler. Eagle was found to be quieter on the road.
Upon testing for off-road driving, both the tires gave impressive results but the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 had a slight edge over Dueler. Dueler does not feature any specific technology for reduces rolling resistance as compared to Eagle that does.
The performance by Dueler was more than just satisfactory given the difference in the price range of both tires. So, we think that the Bridgestone Dueler is justified in the results where Eagle provides you the value for your money that you expect.