Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Review


Hankook DYNAPRO HT RH12 Full - 660x550

15"
235/75R15
16"
195/75R16
215/70R16
215/85R16
225/70R16
225/75R16
235/65R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
235/85R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
17"
225/65R17
235/70R17
235/80R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
245/75R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
18"
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/70R18
275/65R18
20"
275/55R20
275/60R20
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The Good
  • Refined ride with minimal road noise
  • Tires wear out evenly
  • Handles quite well even under heavy loads
The Bad
  • Poor tread durability
  • It easily gets stuck in light snow
  • Tires wander in straight line driving
Dry Performance82
Wet Performance75
Winter Performance60
Comfort81
Treadwear77
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Anyone who’s been on a long road trip understands the strain that the body takes on long rides. Most owners of SUVs, vans and pickups will be all too familiar with extended trips. The quality of tires one chooses makes a huge difference in this instance. This Hankook Dynapro HT rh12 review looks at the manufacturer’s attempt to serve this specific market. Putting together a premium tire that offers all-year performance sounds like a winning formula. As with other Hankook tires, the value proposition of the Dynapro HT rh12 tires includes durability, ride comfort and all-weather traction.

Made With Comfort And Performance In Mind

Keeping up with the times, the Hankooks are designed with the aid of a computer generated tread design. The result is a tire that wears uniformly, emits low noise levels and can perform in various driving conditions. Rigid shoulder blocks have been employed to optimize steering response. In addition to that, tangential indentations allow for greater grip on either wet or snowy surfaces.

The Hankook Dynapro HT rh12 tires are not lacking in functionality. A quad – circumferential groove network helps to evacuate water, guarding against hydroplaning. A robust compound is used to make the tire, giving a firm but comfortable ride.

Premium Goals Fall Short

In their attempt to create a premium tire, Hankook left out some important aspects. For one, wet surfaces, the tires tend to lose traction if you accelerate quickly or corner aggressively. As the tire wears, this situation only gets worse, and eventually they lose most of their grip in wet driving conditions.

For a tire that is designed for vans and trucks, the treadwear on the Hankook Dynapro HT rh12 tires is below what would be expected. Given that a number of these drivers are fleet owners, regular replacement of tires around the 30,000 mile mark can become an unpleasant cost.

The Hankook Dynapro HT rh12 review seems helpful in assessing whether these tires are worth the cost. While there are some chinks to worry about, there are also some upsides.

The Good

  • Independent transitional tread blocks that increase stability
  • Zigzag grooves that provide biting edges for winter traction
  • Rigid progressive mid=rib for better steering response

The Bad

  • Treadwear is quite poor tread depth running down quite quickly
  • Subpar traction in snow and wintry conditions
  • Performance does not last for the life of the tire

The Hankook Dynapro HT rh12 tires, at first glance, seem to meet the needs that van and truck drivers have. They mate value with performance. There are however some bald spots that make them rather lackluster, to say the least. Areas such as longevity and traction in wet and icy conditions result in an package that is not fully impressive. As a result, choosing to go with the Hankooks becomes a balance with a mix of pros and cons.

Author: Matt Taylor

A 28 year old car guy that used to work in a car repair shop. I used to talk about tires because I had to, now I talk about them because I want to.

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