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Uniroyal RainSport 3
Type of TyreSummer tyres
Tyre dimensions215/55 R18 99V XL SUV, with kerbing rib
Speed indexV (up to 149 mph)
- EU Tyre Label:
Uniroyal RainSport 3 - The black shark
The new RainSport 3 – the latest-generation rain tyres.
The new Uniroyal RainSport 3 combines the best of two worlds to set a new standard in wet-weather performance. Its flowoptimised asymmetrical pattern optimally combines the benefits of asymmetrical and directional patterns. The result: maximum protection against aquaplaning as well as optimal grip when cornering and quiet interior noise throughout the tyre’s lifetime.
For compact-, middle- and upper-class vehicles and SUVs. Uniroyal offers more than 45 years of rain tyre know-how for optimum performance in the wet. High safety against aquaplaning. Rated as „recommended“ in the Auto, Motor & Sport summer tyre test 2014 (tested size 205/55 R16 V). It is the best tyre for longitudinal aquaplaning and wet handling.
Bionic: high-tech learns a lesson from nature.
The Uniroyal RainSport 3 is the first ever tyre to feature the completely new Shark Skin Technology. Uniroyal has transferred the unique flow-optimised quality of sharkskin to the surface structure in the longitudinal grooves of a tyre. Shark Skin Technology minimises turbulence, so that water can be channelled away more quickly – for maximum protection against aquaplaning.
- High aquaplaning safety
- Short braking distances
- High grip when cornering
- Quiet interior noise
High safety against aquaplaning. The new Shark Skin Technology and Ultimate Flow Structure optimise water flow. For the RainSport 3 the shark skin structure has been transferred to the longitudinal grooves of the pattern improving the aquaplaning safety.
Short braking distances on wet roads. Numerous grip edges due to a high volume of sipes improve the contact with the road surface. Due to extensive cushioning of the tread compound this leads to short braking distances on wet roads even in high braking situation.
High grip when cornering. Fast Curve Configuration provides the shoulder blocks high lateral stiffness for a direct transfer of the side forces. The flexible shoulder blocks enlarge the ground contact surface. Both lead to high grip when cornering on wet and dry roads.
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres. Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.