Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 80%
Progressiveness 80%
Wear 61%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 75%

The Uniroyal Rainsport 3 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Uniroyal Rainsport 2

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Tyre review data from 134 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 879,527 miles driven.


Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/55 R14 80H   E A 70 6.22kgs
195/45 R15 78V   E A 71 6.96kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E A 71 6.72kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E A 71 6.73kgs
205/50 R15 86V   E A 71 8.21kgs
185/55 R15 82H   E A 70 6.48kgs
185/55 R15 82V   E A 70 6.48kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 6.73kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 6.73kgs
205/55 R15 88V   E A 71 7.27kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   C A 72 6.54kgs
205/45 R16 87Y XL   C A 72 7.71kgs
205/45 R16 83Y   E A 71 7.71kgs
205/45 R16 83V   E A 71 7.71kgs
195/50 R16 88V XL   C A 72 7.28kgs
205/50 R16 87Y   C A 71 8.21kgs
205/50 R16 87V   C A 71 8.27kgs
225/50 R16 92Y   E A 71 8.69kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.72kgs
195/55 R16 87T   C A 71 7.66kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C A 71 7.72kgs
205/55 R16 94Y XL   C A 72 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 72 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 91Y   C A 71 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 7.55kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 7.55kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.70kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 71 8.86kgs
215/55 R16 97Y XL   C A 72 9.31kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C A 72 9.31kgs
225/55 R16 99Y XL   C A 72 9.65kgs
225/55 R16 95V   C A 71 9.65kgs
225/55 R16 95Y   C A 71 9.65kgs
205/40 R17 84Y XL   E A 72 7.49kgs
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E A 72 7.44kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   E A 71 9.75kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   C A 72 8.25kgs
205/45 R17 88Y XL   C A 72 8.60kgs
215/45 R17 87V   E A 71 8.66kgs
215/45 R17 87Y   E A 71 8.76kgs
215/45 R17 91Y XL   C A 72 8.76kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C A 72 8.96kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 71 8.88kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C A 71 9.39kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 72 9.39kgs
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.72kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 72 9.96kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   C A 71 9.48kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 72 9.46kgs
205/50 R17 93Y XL   C A 72 8.89kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 72 8.74kgs
205/50 R17 89V   E A 71 8.74kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C A 72 9.34kgs
215/50 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.34kgs
215/50 R17 95Y XL   C A 72 9.34kgs
225/50 R17 94Y   E A 71 9.66kgs
225/50 R17 94V   E A 71 9.46kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 72 9.46kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 9.43kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 72 8.62kgs
215/55 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.53kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 9.53kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.46kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.46kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 11.04kgs
235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 72 11.17kgs
215/35 R18 84Y XL   E A 72 8.29kgs
225/35 R18 87Y XL   C A 72 7.87kgs
245/35 R18 92Y XL   C A 72 9.50kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   C A 73 10.59kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL   C A 73 16.15kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C A 72 9.20kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   E A 71 9.71kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   E A 71 10.28kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72 10.28kgs
215/45 R18 93Y XL   C A 72 8.65kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 72 9.82kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 72 10.87kgs
245/45 R18 96Y   E A 71 10.64kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 73 11.03kgs
255/45 R18 99Y   C A 72 11.30kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 11.00kgs
225/55 R18 98V   C A 71 10.84kgs
235/55 R18 100H   C A 71 11.38kgs
235/55 R18 100V   C A 71 11.38kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   C A 73 14.14kgs
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E A 73 16.15kgs
275/30 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 11.16kgs
305/30 R19 102Y XL   C A 75 15.47kgs
225/35 R19 88Y XL   C A 72 10.11kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 72 9.96kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 17.32kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 10.67kgs
265/35 R19 98Y XL   C A 73 11.08kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   C A 72 10.38kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   C A 72 10.18kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 73 11.67kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL   C A 73 11.08kgs
275/45 R19 108Y XL   C A 73 13.62kgs
255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 73 14.61kgs
235/55 R19 105Y XL   C A 72 12.73kgs
255/55 R19 111V XL   C A 73 15.01kgs
255/35 R20 97Y XL   C A 73 11.56kgs
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 73 12.59kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 73 14.50kgs
275/45 R20 110Y XL   C A 73 16.14kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL   C A 75 13.95kgs

Questions and Answers for the Uniroyal Rainsport 3

2016-06-08 - is there a left & right on the uniroyal rainsport 3

No there isn't. Unlike the Rainsport 2, the Rainsport 3 is an asymmetric tyre, not directional tyre. This means the tyre has an "inside" and "outside" to be mounted on the wheel, but once mounted the wheel and tyre can go on either side of the car.

2016-06-15 - I have just had uniroyal rain sport 3 fitted on my car in replace of mitchellin tires, are uniroyal comparable to Mitchelin ???? I feel like I have been ripped off as asked and was quoted for Mitchelin tires

The Uniroyal RainSport 3 is an excellent midrange tyre. It should have a similar level of wet grip to a premium Michelin tyre, however we would expect the Uniroyal to wear more quickly. This should have been offset by a cheaper purchase price.

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Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Reviews

Given 32% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon 2.0 TFSI (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
TERRIBLE TYRES, put these on the rear of my Leon TFSI, (the XL extra load version by the way), went for a run in them and pulled up on the hard shoulder of the motorway not once but twice convinced my wheels were loose or I had a flat, but no. Continued with them over the next couple of weeks for 300 miles hoping they'd settle in perhaps the mould release agent etc etc, but no improvement, the car slides round bends and feels actually dangerous, had goodyear eagle F1's on before and was perfect, think I'll be taking these off and getting some more F1's maybe they didn't mix well with the F1's on the front but not taking a chance on them again, will not recommend this brand to anyone, the eagle F1s though are absolutely fantastic.
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 23, 2016   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Good tyre for price, fronts lasted 16000 miles on a Octavia VRs tdi before they needed replacing, rears are still only half worn if that. excellent wet grip dry grip just as good, one thing was the road noise in dry was more than expected from a good tyre make but still acceptable.
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 16, 2016   
Given 72% (breakdown) while driving a (215/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
used these on the rear - great once I read up and put maximum pressure in them (I usually run 2.1 bar rear but these are running 2.4bar!). sidewall too soft for my type of driving I'm afraid. BUT if you want an excellent wet tyre for 'normal' use these should be great
1 | - tyre reviewed on May 24, 2016   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Clubman (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Fitted these to my wifes Mini clubman S as I had previously had them fitted to my Audi RS4. They are an excellent tyre for the money and few tyres can match them in the wet. Road noise is also very good on them.

Like all tyres what works on one car doesn't necessarily mean it will work for all, but at the cost of these they are well worth going for. The rate of wear is a little high, but then its a soft compound that enables high grip levels and its this that leads to the wear rate.

You could spend twice as much on a Michelin PSS or just buy 2 sets of these IF you find they wear out quickly. I still find it staggering that people put wear above grip. Frankly I'd rather know that when I take a corner in the wet or dry, or when I hit the brakes hard (in an emergency for instance) that my tyres will not brake traction. These tyres will out perform alot of higher priced tyres, and will out perform alot of similarly priced tyres that have lower wear rates.

I will definitely buy these again.
3 | - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2016   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz 190 2.3 16 (245/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Mixed bag of everything.....dry-wet grip, confort =OK,.........soft side walls, wear rate is terrible.
Rear replaced at 16.000km, fronts should last to 20.000km - with some luck :) .

0 | - tyre reviewed on May 20, 2016   
Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz CLK 280 (255/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 80,000 spirited miles
These are great tyres in every way except wear rate which is abysmal!
Great road holding quiet confidence inspiring under all conditions. But can't live with the wear rate!
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 19, 2016   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A6 Avant 2.0TDi 170 (245/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 12,000 easy going miles
A6 estate diesel ... Front wheel drive ... Not bad for price .... Plenty of grip in wet ... Very stable in rain traveling 100MPH, makes you confident... The down side of rainsport 3 is wear - front ones lasted 9 months 12k miles , rear ones are in good shape expecting them
To do easily 25k-30k miles
-1 | - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2016   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon FR tdi (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Brilliant in the wet, never had so much confidence when the weather is really bad. Made driving in the wet feel really safe as they never once aquaplaned on the motorway. Considering they are focused towards being a rain tyre they are excellent in the dry too with good feedback and excellent grip despite the torque going through the front wheels.

Only drawback is that they have been really poor on their wear rate and have only managed 8,000 miles on them, disappointing considering that they have now also moved to be more inline on price with other tyres. Would recommend them for their wet grip but if you are wanting them to last then i would avoid, will not be putting them on the car again and have just replaced the two fronts with Michelin Pilot Sport 4
1 | - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2016   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Ibiza 1.9 Tdi (195/55 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 14,000 spirited miles
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-2 | - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2016   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Grande Punto TJet (205/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
Bought these tyres in august 2014, replacing a couple of Fortuna F2900's, after those I decided I was gonna get some quality tyres in the front particularly for in the wet as the previous ones were quite poor. These Uniroyal's didn't disappoint, excellent grip in the wet and good all round tyres, don't cost the earth either, which is good as they are now quite worn out and ready for replacing, after 14,000 miles. I am however considering buying the Nexen SU4's next though given their good reviews on here.
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2016