Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT Vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

Both tires are designed to fulfill the needs and demands of high-performance passenger cars in the summer season. Both contenders have equal standard limited warranties and UTQG ratings.

Because of Kevlar Apex and the latest Touch Technology, Maxx excels in providing superior road handling ability. It is far ahead of its rival in many sectors like offering improved aquaplaning resistivity, better fuel efficiency, and making possible pleasant rides with less noise production.

Whereas Eagle because of being powered with ActiveCorner Grip Technology, empowers a futuristic dry road grip. In addition to it, its TredLock Technology is the sole reason behind providing most sophisticated and increased limits of speed.

Compared to Eagle, Maxx superseded its opponent in the sectors of fuel efficiency, wet grip, road handling, hydroplaning resistivity, and noise production. Whereas its rival is comparatively better in providing dry road grip and superior speed rating.

Comparison Table

SpecificationsMaxx TTEagle F1
Tire TypeHigh-Performance TireHigh-Performance Tire
Tire SeasonSummer SeasonSummer Season
Tread PatternAsymmetricalAsymmetrical
Available Sizes, Inches16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2217, 18, 19, 20
ApplicationPassenger CarsPassenger Cars
Standard limited warranty6 Years6 Years
UTQG Rating240 AA A240 AA A
Cost (245/45R17)$176$204

Tread Design

Maxx is architectured with an asymmetrical tread design. It has four circumferential grooves, one central rib, and two tread block columns. Its central rib has notches and sipes over its entire length. Its tread block column adjacent to the outer shoulder has a parallelogram shape, having notches and sipes at the center of each tread block. Whereas its tread block column on the side of the inner shoulder has a curved shape with no notches and sipes on it. Its inner shoulder block has a zigzag-shaped longitudinal sipe with few notches as well. Its overall contact patch is less than its rival’s. Finally, its shoulder blocks are relatively larger than its rival’s.

Eagle is also made up of an asymmetrical tread pattern. It has five circumferential grooves, one central rib, and three tread block columns. The lateral grooves on these columns are called microgrooves powered by TredLock Technology. Which provide biting edge features in wet conditions. And unlike its rival, it doesn’t have any notches on the entire length of the tire. But it has a longitudinal sipe on the tread block column next to the inner shoulder block. It has a consistent contact patch. But overall, its contact patch is more than its rival.

Grip Comparison

Maxx would provide an inferior road grip on dry pavements because it has less contact patch than its rival. But, it would also provide a comparatively superior wet grip since it has few sipes on the central rib, a zigzag longitudinal sipe on the inner shoulder, and also on one of its tread block columns.

Eagle would provide superior grip on dry roadways because of its comparatively more contact patch than its rival’s. Similarly, it would also provide a decent wet grip because it has a longitudinal sipe on the tread block column next to the inner shoulder block plus it is powered by TredLock Technology’s microgrooves. But still, it lacks behind its competitor by a narrow margin.

ParametersMaxx TTEagle F1
Dry GripModerateHigh
Wet GripHighModerate

Handling Comparison

Maxx would provide a superior handling facility on dry pavements because it has relatively larger shoulder blocks that firmly grip the road during steering operation. And it would also provide a superior handling facility on wet pavements because, unlike its rival, it has a zigzag-shaped longitudinal sipe plus a few more other sipes are also there to provide more stability in its wet handling. 

Eagle would also offer a decent handling facility on dry roadways because it doesn’t have comparatively larger shoulder blocks than its rival. And that will be the same case in handling facilities on wet pavements because its lateral grooves on shoulder blocks are also relatively narrower than its rival’s. Plus, unlike its rival, it doesn’t have any sipes on its shoulders either.

ParametersMaxx TTEagle F1
Dry HandlingHighModerate
Wet HandlingHighLow

Hydroplaning Resistivity

Maxx’s circumferential and lateral grooves are comparatively wider than its rival’s. Plus, unlike its rival, it also has a few notches on the central rib as well. All these things indicate that it has a higher void ratio than its rivals. Having a high void ratio would allow it to encapsulate a relatively high amount of water inside its grooves to resist hydroplaning. So Maxx would provide more reliable hydroplaning resistivity compared to its competitor.

Durability

Two important parameters, tread depth and composition of a tire, determines its durability factor of it.

ContendersTread Depth
Maxx TT10/32″
Eagle F110/32″

As we can see both contenders have the same tread depth then we need to move on towards their constructive compounds to analyze the durability factor in a better way. Maxx and Eagle both of them are developed with advanced technologies but their core composition is the same, which is a silica compound. That’s why both of them would offer equivalent durability.

Comfort and Noise

The tread depth of any tire is heavily responsible for providing better cushion-like supports to absorb shocks due to bumpy roads. And both contenders have the same tread depth here. So we can conclude that both tires will tie in the competition of the comfort category.

During high-speed driving, air particles would rapidly collide with tread walls and make a whining noise. Since Eagle has a lower void ratio than its rival, we can say that it is the victor in this classification and will produce comparatively less noise.

Rolling Resistance and Fuel Efficiency

The involvement of road friction becomes a coercive force for tires in smooth moving. In other words, rolling resistance is the coercive force which is also tagged with the fuel-efficiency factor. The length of the contact patch is there to decide the extent of rolling resistance and fuel efficiency.

As Maxx comes with less contact patch, it would be more fuel-efficient because of having low rolling resistance.

Load and Speed

The data table will clear any ambiguity about the load and speed parameters of both contenders. Have a look at that.

ContendersSpeed RatingMax Speed (mph)Load IndexMax Load (lbs.)
Maxx TT (245/45R17)W168951521
Eagle F1 (245/45R17)Y186931433

So after having a glance over the data table we can say Eagle would offer better speed than its rival because it has a comparatively superior speed rating. Maxx is equipped with better load-bearing capability because it has a comparatively superior load index to its rivals.

Price

Eagle is costlier than its opponent because it provides enhanced dry road grip, better speed, and a noise-free ride compared to its rival. But it is not justified since its rival offers better road handling, superior wet grip, enhanced hydroplaning resistivity, improved fuel efficiency, and maximum load-bearing capability.

Quick Summary

Both tires;

  • Offer competitive durability.
  • provide a comfortable ride.

Maxx TT;

  • offers a superior wet grip.
  • offers superior handling on dry and wet roadways.
  • gives premium hydroplaning resistivity.
  • is equipped with improved fuel efficiency and produces comparatively less noise.
  • can carry more load than its rival.

Eagle F1;

  • offers superior dry road grip. 
  • has a better speed rating than its rival.

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