190/55 15 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 190/55 15.
Uniroyal Rainsport 3 (239) 85% 93% 79% 79% 63% 83% 77% 80% 1,684,405
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (160) 83% 76% 77% 76% 72% 75% 77% 77% 2,611,523
Yokohama S Drive (60) 83% 68% 75% 76% 70% 68% 68% 73% 575,003

190/55 15 Tyre Review Highlights

Yokohama S Drive rated 80% while driving a Nissan Micra
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Best handling anyone can experience in a Nissan Micra k13 HR16DE. This car is completely the opposite as it was before with oem tires (175/60 R15 Maxxis).
tyre reviewed on 2015-09-28 12:14:52
Uniroyal Rainsport 3 rated 70% while driving a Ford Fiesta
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
Fitted to a 13 plate ford Fiesta ecoboost (99BHP) and driven on a combination of motorway, A roads and country road driving.

Fitted in August and run for a little under 8 months.

Initial bed in was quick with almost no noticeable detriment to performance (comparative to Kuhmo Ecstas fitted previously which took circa 150 miles to bed)
Tyres were good over the late summer months providing good progressive grip throughout. It was very easy to push the tyres to an audible squeal without too much understeer.
Winter months found the tyres lacking below 5 degrees with a lot of poor feedback and mushy feel overall.
Once in snow the tyres were as numb as any other summer tyre driven in snow, but in the UK its reasonably unusual to have dedicated winter tyres.

Coming back out to this spring the tyres are doing what you would expect with a name like rainsport, very resistant to aqua planing and good wet and greasy road handling.

At 8000 miles I am around 4mm of total tread left and looking for the next round of tyres prior to the next MOT. At £71 / corner fitted these are not budget offerings and whilst adequate for sports cars with low annual mileages operating predominantly in the warmer seasons looking for top performance I don't think they present the value I need for a daily driver. I would buy again but as application specific products.
tyre reviewed on 2018-04-28 14:23:05
Kumho Ecsta KU31 rated 69% while driving a Dacia Logan
Driving on a combination of roads for 20 spirited miles
Used them on a 1.6, 105 bhp Dacia fitted with Eibach suspension.
Very good when new and kept getting better up until about 2-3 mm to the wear mark.
First they start grinding at the road :). Then they start to give away under heavy breaking and when pulling away.
And in the end, after about 30.000 km of abuse and only 1 mm of thread left until the wear sign, the front ones start to give up and float on water. The rear ones still have about 4 mm down to the wear mark.
Time to be replaced.
Going for the Kumho Solus KH17 as the ECSTA SPT KU31 are very hard to find at the tire dealers as they only sell either Conti's, Bridgestone, Michelins or china made crap.
tyre reviewed on 2013-07-01 13:28:39
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