Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 79%
Wear 63%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 77%

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 218 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 1,487,295 miles driven.

Reports

Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Mid Range Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet grip, well balanced tyre
  • Negative - Higher noise level compared to the best on test

2014 AMS Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 2nd of 11 tyres

  • Positive - In the wet, the rain tyres do not make a slip, and respectable performance on dry roads, stable cornering.
  • Negative - Mild deficits in dry braking.

2016 Market Overview - Braking Test - 4th of 50 tyres

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 £40.32 - £46.00 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £45.19 - £78.70 (42 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £65.22 - £80.00 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £58.27 - £103.00 (33 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Review

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.
108 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2016   

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Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Saab Automobile 9 3 Vector Sport Sportwagon (150) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 easy going miles
A good well balanced tyre and good in the wet. Major downside is that my front tyres have worn out less than 3,000miles on Uk roads. Daily commute journey. 46 miles per day.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2018   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Megane II 1.9dci (205/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Just fitted a new set of Rainsport's 3 after a winter set of Dunlop wintersport 3d.I can only say wow what a difference!
The tyres are quiet,comfortable and above all the car hold its line like on tracks(which honestly I did not expect after reading some tests).Wet grip for which they are highly louded its still untested by me,as we have no rain these past couple of days,so every conclusion so far was on dry roads with very keen driving.
I will keep this review updated in future,for now only positive expirience to share.
P.S.the colorfull line on the carcase is gone in less than 100 miles,but for 350€ in this rather expensive size who cares?!?Safety first,money second.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2018   
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Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A8 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 30,000 spirited miles
My 2nd full set of Rainsport 3s so I’ve done nearly 50k miles on 2 sets. Current set are due a change now after 30k Miles.

These tyres for this car with the right pressure are excellent. I’ve driven through standing water, plenty of snow, and done lots of motorway cruising. I thought my car was good in snow before...these tyres turned it into a snow mobile!

At pace they cope exceptionally well. I have literally nothing bad to say about them other than they’re a bit noisy on certain motorways. For an Audi A8 4wd, these have been the best tyres and great VFM that I’ve had in the last 10 years on my A8s
0 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2018   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Puma (195/50 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Just bought a second set of two tyres for the front on my Puma, had them on the back since january and no problem what so ever, did about 8k km's and it shows minimal wear tossed out a set of continental ContiPremiumContact 2 that were really worn out and the tyres feel brilliant.
2 - tyre reviewed on April 5, 2018   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Megane RS265 (235/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 7,000 spirited miles
I bought my Renault sport Megane 265 cup with Uniroyal rainsport 3 already fitted. Now I've never used this tyre before and had seen mixed reviews so I wasn't very optimistic and was going to change them. The day I bought the car was overcast and very damp. i went for a drive on some well known driving roads and spent the day out driving "enthusiastically" and I completely changed my view on the tyres, I was shocked at how well they cope. Wet grip is one of the best of any performance tyre and even in the dry they don't struggle. I can't believe the performance you get for the small price. Ok if you really push them they can overheat and go a bit spongy, but on a road you are never going to notice this. Only downside I have is wear. Now the rears are still around 5.5mm of tread but the fronts arent far off the markers now so they've lasted around 6k on the front. I could probably get another 1-2k out of them but they will be getting changed soon and I'll be sticking with the rainsports. Highly recommended even for spirited drivers
3 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2018   

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