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Deegan



Member Since: 04 Jul 2017
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black
UNIROYAL RAINSPORT 3 TYRES ANY GOOD?

Hi everyone, new owner here of an early RRS.
I'm looking for a new set of tyres and having always had sports cars I'm a little unsure of what to go for on one of the lumps.
The car currently has hankook ventus st tyres all round and the previous owner was very complimentary about them but they are nearing the end of their life.
A good friend of mine swears by these uniroyal rainsport 3 TYRES for there apparently excellent wet grip however I'm not sure how they will be on a heavy carllvehicle such as the RRS
Do any of you have any experience with them?
Many thanks luke

Post #530115 Tue Jul 11 2017 1:31pm
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

You need one more post to use PM's but suggest you either contact our forum sponsor AJS 4x4 who are tyre suppliers or forum member Tyrefitter, both will give excellent advice I'm sure. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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d-9



Member Since: 10 Jan 2017
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Santorini Black

No idea on the RRS, but I have them on my 106, the missus has got them on her mustang and a mate has got them on his octavia vrs, brilliant tyres that work really well wet or dry. Mustang is now usable in the wet, which it wasn't really on its stock pirellis.

I run grabber ATs on the sport, no complaints.

Post #530161 Tue Jul 11 2017 10:34pm
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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

Good in wet, but found not so hot on normal days and useless for anything off road, seem to use more fuel, and noisy.
That above was on 275/40/20 size tyres, soon changed these off of car. Rolling Eyes John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

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Deegan



Member Since: 04 Jul 2017
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Java Black

Thanks for the replies guys. As it happens AJ's 4x4 isn't that far from.me so will drop them a message.
Im.not in a position to spend £200 a corner as I used to but am very aware that you get what you pay for so would never for ditch finders. Thanks again
I'll post their recommendations for 275 40 20
Incase it helps anyone else

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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

A good mid range tyre IMO at just over £100 is the General Grabber GT, which is good in most conditions,
Even good for light off road use. Many on here have used them and when money is short, it's a tyre you can feel confident with. Ignore it saying rim protection, I never found that using these. They are made by Continental Tyre Group.
The official "grading" shows them as not good on fuel, but I found the opposite, can be slightly noisy on concrete motorway surfaces though.
I'm sure others will have there own thoughts on this tyre. John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

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GodivaNige



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England 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Another alternative is Avon ZX7
Lots of SUV owners give good reviews on the interweb about these British made tyres. When my Scorpions are ready to be replaced, I think I'll be giving these a go.
I had Grabbers on my previously owned Toaureg, great tyre when new but as they wore down, they became very noisy

Post #530186 Wed Jul 12 2017 9:39am
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BJH1959



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

I posted something similar a while ago and received lots of replies for which I'm grateful. In the end I opted for 4x AT Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico's and I'm very happy with them. IMHO there are so many factors to take in to account. Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

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Eaters



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

I put two Uniroyals Rainsport 3 on the front of my RRS about 4000 miles ago and recently replaced the two rears with two more Uniroyals. I don't go heavy off road so can't speak for them there but in the rain they're excellent and I can feel no difference in the dry. Road noise hasn't changed from the old Pirellis that I can notice.
The only thing I can't speak for yet is longevity.
If you do a lot of off road then you obviously need a specific tyre for the job, but I'm not often doing 70 mph off road and so for me the choice was safest road tyre within my budget. IIRC I paid £150 per corner. Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

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squizzel



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Luxury Arctic Frost

I worked for ATS for years (they are owned partly by Michelin) Uniroyals are in my opinion the best road tyre you can get. Brilliant in the wet not bad in the dry, but due to a softer compound they do wear a bit quicker. I have General Grabber AT on my car as they are a 50 / 50 on off road, and I do go off road, they are quite good.

Post #530264 Thu Jul 13 2017 4:44pm
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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

I just checked and found that the front Uniroyals went on 9,500 miles ago. And the worst reading I have across either tyre is a tread depth of 5.35 mm. Most of the tyres are over 6 mm. So they've worn down about 3 mm in 9,500 miles. Therefore should be good for another 10,000 miles or so easily. Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #530347 Fri Jul 14 2017 7:50pm
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ragpicker



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

I tried rainsports on my boxster about 6 months ago and loved them so much that I've now got them on 3 of my cars including the RRS.

They do wear quickly if you push on but the compound is very soft (presumably to enable great wet grip), however on the Sport they are doing just fine so far

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