195/40 17 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 195/40 17.
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun (29) 91% 85% 84% 86% 85% 83% 80% 85% 64,821
Uniroyal Rainsport 2 (226) 85% 91% 78% 76% 76% 80% 82% 81% 2,156,251
Hankook Ventus S1 evo (43) 81% 73% 76% 73% 75% 73% 70% 74% 544,521

195/40 17 Tyre Review Highlights

Uniroyal Rainsport 2 rated 80% while driving a Renault twingo
Driving on mostly country roads for 18000 spirited miles
Well, they are a little bit noisy and maybe uncomfortable. I bought them in the begining of the summer drought and I thought: "aghhh, what a mistake"... And then the rain fell... And I fell in love with this tyre.
The way Uniroyal Rainsport 2 performed in wet conditions was absolutely breathtaking. I have never experienced anything like that. Gave me so much confidence that I waited for the rain to fall just to take my Twingo133 for a ride, it grips like hell and you just enjoy cruising and speeding around as the water sprays from V-shape lines behind you.

Downsides? There are some, but I forgive them all.
Anyway, let me mention it: on dry and hot conditions, the tyre turns slowly, as the "side-wall" is a bit soft. It is strange in the begining as the car dives in a corner with a milisecond delay, but it's not a problem once you get used on it.
tyre reviewed on 2016-02-22 13:27:20
Hankook Ventus S1 evo rated 73% while driving a Renault Twingo RS
Driving on mostly country roads for 20000 spirited miles
I had 4 on my Renault Twingo RS 133. On the dry, not much to blame this tire. Accurate, sporty behavior. But he suffers from some shortcomings on the wet. For wear, it is average.
tyre reviewed on 2017-09-12 23:54:04
Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun rated 73% while driving a SEAT Cordoba Vario TDI Estate
Driving on a combination of roads for 9000 spirited miles
I have had the Falken ZIEX ZE310's fitted for a few months now, wet grip is good and grip in the dry is brilliant. They are nowhere near as noisy as the Avon tyres I had fitted previously, nor the Nankang budgets before that.

I picked the Falkens because they were offered in the aspect ratio I required, a very odd 195/40/R17 profile which not many manufaturers produce. So far I've covered nearly 10,000 miles and I have around 3-4mm left across the tyre (albeit I will need to replace sooner due to my tracking being out, and the passenger side wearing unevenly)

I can highly reccomend the Falkens as a fantastic mid-range tyre with good wet and dry grip, noise levels and overall comfort.
tyre reviewed on 2019-10-22 17:09:05
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