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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 108 tyre reviews averaging 55% over 1,072,232 miles driven.

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £42.52 - £50.20 (2 prices)
225/45 R17 £45.94 - £57.40 (4 prices)
225/40 R18 £54.47 - £84.30 (4 prices)
235/35 R19 £80.80 - £80.80 (4 prices)
Available in 54 tyre sizes - View all.

Tyre Test Results:

Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL Reviews

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   
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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   
Given 33% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Passat 1.9Tdi (225-40-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
cheap tyre, but there are cheaper and same priced tyres which are much better than this loud and uncomfort tyres. I really don't care about tyre performance for my TDI because I drive low on coilovers on 18' & 19' wheels, but these tyres are pain in the ass especialy on highway.
tyre reviewed on April 29, 2014   
Given 30% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 1.8T S Line (245-40-18-W)
Driving on mostly town for 15,000 average miles
Probably the worst tyres I have ever had on a car!

They were brand new fitted by the dealer before I purchased the car, first time out I instantly noticed the very very loud road noise....

But the worst thing with these tyres is though the wet grip - well complete lack of it... They are laughably dangerous in even slightly damp weather...

I have been looking for an excuse to get rid of them, this came along in a recent MOT - all 4 failed due to delamination (massive cracks in the side wall) 2 year old tyres with less than 15k miles on them!!

Please take my advice DO NOT BUY!
tyre reviewed on March 29, 2014   
Given 0% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn C5 (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12 average miles
Had three of these on the car since I bought it. It is a heavy Citroen C5 2.2 turbo diesel. Absolutely no problems. Don't buy a budget tyre then drive like a nutcase. They do the job fairly well. 12,000 miles mixed urban and motorway. Not the quietest tyres around, but by no means the noisiest. The other tyre on my car when I bought it is a Falken, and it is just barely legal now, whereas the Federals have 5 mm minimum on them. Progressiveness is pretty good do, but I tend to drive to suit the weather and my abilities, so the boy racers and "expert" drivers might disagree. (I have my ROSPA advanced drivers qualification) Have a look at Tiff Needhams trials with premium and budget tyres if you think premium will always stop you quicker.
tyre reviewed on March 27, 2014   

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