Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 80%
Progressiveness 79%
Wear 61%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 74%

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 137 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 896,827 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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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £36.14 - £48.88 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £44.37 - £62.46 (34 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £60.14 - £78.65 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £56.92 - £79.00 (26 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 69 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Reviews

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.
5 | - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Very impressed with these tyres, I have done 2 track days with these in the dry and they perform very well, very progressive thanks to a fairly soft sidewall which could lead to more wear in the long run, but for my needs they have been great. You will only manage to get the back end loose buy driving like an idiot or clutch kicking and even then these tyres seem to find grip wherever they can. I would say they perform better on the front than on the rear but that's just my opinion and would always buy these as a set of 4. Great at tyre
4 | - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2016   
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.
3 | - tyre reviewed on June 23, 2016   

Latest Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Reviews

Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Celica VVTLi (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Absolute loved these tyres, if i could afford to put them on every car i owned i certainly would, fansatic tyre dry or wet holds the road amazingly, there was a few situtations i unfortunaly found myself in i imagine had i not of had these on the car i woudlnt be hear to tell the tale, hit standing water above 90mph, no aquaplaning or pulling still going the same way as i was before,they do wear slightly faster then most but regardless id buy again
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2016   
Given 59% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport (235/40 R19 W) on mostly town for 12,000 average miles
I replaced the Bridgestone S50 that were on my Mondeo Titanium X sport from new, I was expecting a poor wear rate - so 12k later they needed replacing - much quicker than I was expecting. I was a tad disappointed , but I should have been ready for it. - but wasn't.

I have just put some Michelin Super sports on, the price was similar to new RS3 but expect them to last much longer.

If the RS3 were about £90 rather than the £160 they were up at I would have bought them again but the wear rate was just too great.
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2016   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A8 (255/40 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 20 average miles
I have to say I'm slightly shocked.

Before buying, I read all of the review so I thought I knew what I was getting into. Thought I'd take the risk so I Put 4 tyres on for practically nothing - less than £400. First 1k miles I was a bit worried - slippy and high wear rate. When they settled down they were incredible, and better than the Pzeros and Bridgestones I used before. I have driven through standing water on the M40, A40 and M25 on a regular basis frankly with ease, except recently, which I put down to tread depth. No snow experience in these as it was a mild winter here

These probably aren't suited to highly spirited in town aggressive driving, but then neither is my car as its a bit of tank. However, for what I wanted them for , which was safe all weather motorway cruising they were perfect. Being 4WD and having excellent wet grip - brilliant combination and it's extremely rare that I test the progressiveness to the limits of the car. On the few occasions I have though, they've been ok, but not what I would expect of eg. a PZero or something similar

So far done 20,000 miles and there's a few mil left - I keep looking at them wondering when I need to change!

Downsides aren't huge:

1. Tyre wall seems on the soft side so if you're taking tight corners at high speed, expect to wallow a little. My car does this anyway because it's long, even in dynamic sports setting when the suspension is lowered, but these tyres exacerbate the problem somewhat

2. Road noise is ever so slightly higher, but as I'm usually listening to music it's not such a problem. In any case...you do get what you pay for

On balance I have to say, for the price ( just checked 21 July 2016 and found them for £96 each), the wear rate, and the all round grip, I don't think you can go too far wrong. Was planning to try Goodyear Eagle F1s next but I am struggling to justify the cost based on my above comments!
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 21, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 335d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 14,000 spirited miles
I have bought uniroyals for my second bmw e92. This time it's only 325d lci with 204bhp and 460Nm torque, but previous was e92 335d with 350hp and 700Nm.
These tyres are the best for the price. I know one guy with e60 535d 450hp and 860Nm that still using these tyres. On wet I never had better tyres and I had 4 sets of these on front and rear. Massive torque can't beat them even on heavy rain (120mph on autobahn without a problem and can do more). Aquaplanning don't exist! The best tyres for powerfull cars. I had to send back continental sport 6 to manufacturer, because tyres split on tread! These never been damaged! The only bad site is that they last 14 months when driving powerfull car and are a bit to loud on bad quality roads. Will buy them always when available
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 20, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Scirocco 1,4 TSI 160hp (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 average miles
excellent grip in dry ,amazing grip in wet. the handling is simple outstanding. enough quiet tire. and the design of the tyre is abeaty. one of the best tires for wet driving and the shark fin technology tottaly helpfull in the wet. in conclusion i highly reccoment that tyre.i wear it in 225/45/17
1 | - tyre reviewed on July 13, 2016   

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