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Show all: Federal tyres, Passenger Car Summer High Performance tyres
The Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 111 tyre reviews averaging 56% over 1,124,232 miles driven.

Dry Grip

Wet Grip

Road Feedback




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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £42.00 - £48.40 (2 prices)
225/45 R17 £48.00 - £55.20 (4 prices)
225/40 R18 £56.00 - £80.70 (4 prices)
Available in 75 tyre sizes - View all.

Tyre Test Results:

Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL Reviews

Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru 04 WRX (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
I have an AWD car so dry grip is already an advantage although in the wet.. had a bit of tramlining which shows it does have very bad road feedback.

ITS VERY NOISY.... i am looking to change tyres soon as these are not good, but they are a budget tyre!
tyre reviewed on August 27, 2015   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Land Rover Discovery 2 (255-55-18-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 32,000 spirited miles
awesome tyre for the money, fitted to my discovery td5, last for 32thousand miles,great grip in the wet dry anything.
tyre reviewed on June 7, 2015   
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Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Innova (225-55-17-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
For the price and performance, this is a great buy. Used for over 15 months both on and off-road. Highly recommended.
tyre reviewed on May 26, 2015   
Given 37% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Silvia (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Absolutely horrendous tyres. I bought my Silvia S15 about 2 months ago with these tyres on the rear, i expected them to be pretty mediocre except much to my surprise they are OKAY in the dry - however the first time driving them in the wet I honestly thought I was going to die, I even pulled over for a bit. Aquaplaned every 30 seconds or so & even loses traction going 60km around a small bend.
I've since ordered Potenza Adrenalin RE003 which seem like amazing tyres.

DO NOT purchase these tyres unless you want a deathwish. I've never fully understood the importance of premium tyres until experiencing the absolute atrocious quality of the SS595 Super Steels
tyre reviewed on April 22, 2015   
Given 49% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia vRS (205-45-16-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 50 average miles
Expect shortcomings if you're prepared to buy budget tyres.
tyre reviewed on November 10, 2014   
Given 0% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia vRS (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 50 average miles
These are budget tyres and for the price I paid and what I needed them for, ie motorway miles, they were generally ok, but be very careful pushing in the wet, and they aquaplane very easily. Bear in mind the tyres are budget priced, and have limitations. The infinity's I have on now are much better in the wet, but will they last as long?
tyre reviewed on November 10, 2014   
Given 23% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer GT (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Seriously, don't buy these tires if you value your life.

The dry grip is not so good at all. Worst during wet. They just simply gave way. I was doing roughly 60KM/H in the rain and the car was all over the road. Even a Hilux can tailgate me.

Can't wait to throw them and get better ones.
tyre reviewed on October 22, 2014   
Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru 04 WRX (215-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
Yes they do have grip all around and are
Cheap for what you get although they are noisy especially
While turning! But if you got a loud exhaust and/or music pumping
Its no big deal !
tyre reviewed on September 3, 2014   
Given 12% (breakdown) while driving a BMW z4 (255-35-18-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 600 average miles
worst tyres i have ever had on a car complete and utter rubbish they are cheap for a reason. they actually frighten me. at 40mph around slight curves in the road in the dry the DSC is cutting in the rear of the car feels like i have jelly tyres and in the wet they just give way have tried different pressures etc but facing the fact they are useless terrible terrible tyres will change as soon as possible.
tyre reviewed on July 15, 2014   
Given 46% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 16,000 easy going miles
I had these 595's, 255/35z/r18 90w, fitted new to the Merc CLK 350 when I bought it 4 years ago and had no real issues with them until the MOT this week when both rears failed due to splits in the side walls. The tyres have only done some 16,000 miles over 4 years. I have tried to contact Federal but they seem very shy!
tyre reviewed on June 25, 2014   

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