Delinte Thunder D7 Tire Review & Rating

The Delinte Thunder D7 is billed as an affordable, ultra-high performance all-season tire that delivers the performance required by a wide range of sports cars, coupes, sedans, and smaller sport SUV owners. Built to provide excellent grip, handling and traction, this low-profile tire also provides you with a more comfortable and quieter ride.

Sporting a blaze-shaped tread pattern and manufactured using an advanced silica content in the tread compound, the Thunder D7 is designed to offer dependable traction, quicker steering response and enhanced cornering stability.

Delinte Thunder D7 Tire Review

The tires’ continuous center rib ensures that it remains stable and increases braking performance, even when you drive in testing circumstances.

Delinte Thunder D7’s perform well in wet conditions too and this is due in part to their four wide circumferential grooves and added silica. These grooves, along with there lateral grooves, removes excess water and reduces the likelihood of your vehicle hydroplaning on wet surfaces.

This tire’s unique groove shaping, directional tread pattern and different spacing between its pitch blocks come together to help in reducing excessive road noise. Though not the quietest UHP tire, noise is not a major issue for this model.

Delinte offers a vast number of 17-22 inch sizes, with H, V, W and Y speed ratings available. A 30K mile limited treadwear warranty is also provided as well.

Pros

  • Good dry and wet handling, grip and traction
  • Smooth ride
  • Cheaper cost

Cons

  • Treadlife can be shorter than expected
  • Traction in winter conditions

Overall Thoughts

The Delinte Thunder D7 features a good looking tread design and has the type of performance that is not often found in a budget-brand tire. Arguably, its most appealing factor is the far lower cost than the more established tires in its class.

The vast majority of owners of this tire have said that they were skeptical about buying a cheaper tire like this, but in most all cases they stated that the Thunder D7 performs just as well as many of the more expensive options available in this class.

Traction and handling on dry or wet pavement is very good. The steering is quick and responsive, while cornering grip and stability is as good as most any other budget tire.

Like all cheaper tires, there are negatives to go along with the positives. Naturally, traction in winter weather conditions is predictably poor. Anything more than a light amount of snow is likely going to create traction/braking/acceleration issues for you. The other area of concern is treadlife. It may be shorter than expected, especially if you tend to push the limits on a frequent basis.

Overall, the Delinte Thunder D7 tire is an average ultra-high performance tire that could be a good solution for sport sedan, coupes, SUV and truck owners who won’t be driving their vehicles to the limit and want to save a good deal of money as well. However, if you require more grip, traction and better cornering ability, and you can stretch your budget, other top models like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus, Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 or BFGoodrich Comp-2 A/S among others would make for a better option.

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What Vehicles Will The Delinte Thunder D7 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura TL, RL, RSX
  • Audi A6, A4, A8L, TT, A3
  • BMW 135i, 545i, 550i, 750Li, M5, M3, 330i
  • Buick Regal
  • Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Monte Carlo, Camaro, Cobalt, Cruze, Malibu
  • Dodge Charger, Avenger, Challenger, Stratus
  • Ford Mustang GT, Fusion, Focus, Contour
  • Honda Civic, CRZ
  • Hyundai Sonata, Veloster
  • Jaguar XKR, XK8
  • Lexus GS350, GS430, IS300, LS460L
  • Lincoln LS
  • Mazda3, RX-8, Miata
  • Mercedes-Benz E550, SL55, SL500, SLK320, CLK430
  • Mercury Milan
  • Nissan 370Z, Maxima
  • Pontiac GTO, Grand Am, G8, G6, Grand Prix, Trans Am
  • Scion tC
  • Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, BRZ
  • Volkswagen Jetta, CC Sport, Passat, GTi

Tire Sizes

17″

215/55ZR17 94W BLK
225/55ZR17 101W XL BLK
235/55ZR17 103W XL BLK
205/50ZR17 93W XL BLK
225/50ZR17 98W XL BLK
205/45ZR17 88W XL BLK
215/45ZR17 91W XL BLK
225/45ZR17 94W XL BLK
235/45ZR17 97W XL BLK
245/45ZR17 99W XL BLK
205/40ZR17 84W XL BLK
245/40ZR17 95W XL BLK

18″

235/55R18 104V XL BLK
235/50ZR18 101W XL BLK
225/45ZR18 95W XL BLK
245/45ZR18 100Y XL BLK
215/40ZR18 89W XL BLK
225/40ZR18 92W XL BLK
235/40ZR18 95W XL BLK
245/40ZR18 97W XL BLK
255/40ZR18 99W XL BLK
215/35ZR18 84W XL BLK
255/35ZR18 94W XL BLK

19″

225/45ZR19 96W XL BLK
245/45ZR19 98Y BLK
225/40ZR19 93W XL BLK
245/40ZR19 98W XL BLK
215/35ZR19 85W XL BLK
225/35ZR19 84W BLK
225/35ZR19 88W XL BLK
235/35ZR19 91W XL BLK
245/35ZR19 97W XL BLK
255/35ZR19 96W XL BLK
275/35ZR19 100W XL BLK
265/30ZR19 93W XL BLK
275/30ZR19 96W XL BLK

20″

255/45ZR20 105W XL BLK
245/40ZR20 99W XL BLK
225/35ZR20 93W XL BLK
235/35ZR20 92W XL BLK
245/35ZR20 95W XL BLK
255/35ZR20 97W XL BLK
275/35ZR20 102W XL BLK
225/30ZR20 85W XL BLK
245/30ZR20 97W XL BLK
255/30ZR20 92W XL BLK
275/30ZR20 97W XL BLK
285/30ZR20 99W XL BLK
305/25ZR20 97W XL BLK

22″

225/30ZR22 89W XL BLK
235/30ZR22 90W XL BLK
245/30ZR22 95W XL BLK
255/30ZR22 95Y XL BLK
265/30ZR22 97W XL BLK
285/25ZR22 95W XL BLK
305/25ZR22 103Y XL BLK

Price Range

Delinte Thunder D7 prices range from approximately $65 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Delinte provides a 30,000 mile tread warranty on the D7.


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14 thoughts on “Delinte Thunder D7 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Totally agree with the negative comments, in over 50 years of motoring I have never experienced a tyre sidewall ‘disintegrate’ for no apparent reason. These tyres should be banned from sale, not only are they not fit for purpose but represent a serious danger to motorists and road users alike.

  2. I bought 4 pcs delinte tires DH7 265/65/R17 for my montero sports model 2010 from local dealer Firstway Corp last Sept. 10, 2019. It was recommended by the dealer since they don’t carry delium tires anymore and it was made in Thailand and best suited for montero sport and almost same price of delium tires. I noticed uneven surface or bubbles on the external side wall of all the 4 pcs tire. I reported this to the local dealer maybe this is factory defect or class B tires and request\demanded for a replacement of warranty tires. Local dealer said it will be inspected by Delinte’s technician. It’s more than 1 month and half but no technician contacted me. I keep on following up the local dealer they keep on saying wait for the tecnician. No action until now, local dealer don’t give me the Philippine authorized dealer of delinte tires.
    I will not recommend this tire and Its very hard to replace for warranty and unknown authorized Phil. distributor. FYI

  3. yes I have the same tire and I have two tires that are splitting apart I love the tire but the splitting far can cause harm to your life of having a blowout company needs to replace these tires when they are in that type of condition.And also I noticed bubbles on the outside of the tire.

  4. I don’t know how anyone can say they are good in wet weather . These tires are horrible in wet conditions . Decent at best in dry conditions

  5. Delanti thunder D7!are awesome I have them on all my Benz.s. 98 s320, 04 e320, 06 e350 4matic, 06 cls500, & 08 63 AMG. They not ONLY have good thread design, they handle the road fastastic, handle very well in the rain. Keep a good alignment the tires last pretty good

  6. I purchased the Thunder D7 Delinte tires for my 2007 Infiniti G35. I had always used the factory spec Bridgestones but they wore out fast and got out of balance all the time. The car has staggered size 19″ tires as a factory option. I have a Stillen supercharger and methanol spray with the car making around 430HP. They really stick even under hard launching. They handle great, are quiet and go straight as an arrow on the highway with one finger on the wheel. The car is 11 years old with 49,000 miles. I just bought a set of Delinte tires for my wife’s Lexus. Not the D7 Thunders, more of an all season tire. They are also great. I’ve soent a lot on tires that were no better or even inferior to these.

  7. I purchased the tires (2 pieces) in Jan 2018. Now installing 2 more for the rear.
    They are very good tires. Quite and smooth rides. I am very satisfied. Most importantly, much cheaper than their competitors.
    VALUE FOR MONEY.

  8. 13k tread life, meh handling but good handling for the price. If you have a sporty car just buy better tyres you’ll thank yourself, if you’re not pushing it they are fine.

  9. My complaint is that one on of the tires has a split in 2 places on the outside sidewall I’m just glad that i noticed that the tire was low on air.

  10. I purchased my tires august 18 2016 and they are rotting in between the tread . rotting badly. purchased them for my 2007 Mercedes e350. 245 35 19 and 275 30 19. all four tires are bad.

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