Renault Clio 182 Cup Pack Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Bridgestone Potenza RE11 (9) 98% 83% 90% 89% 77% 74%
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R (42) 97% 75% 91% 93% 73% 71%
Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 (298) 90% 88% 84% 84% 74% 83%
Neuton NT5000 (66) 88% 77% 81% 76% 84% 83%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (108) 90% 82% 82% 80% 77% 77%
Michelin Pilot Exalto (56) 86% 81% 76% 80% 83% 77%
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (285) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 (88) 85% 78% 79% 78% 76% 81%
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 (118) 92% 59% 80% 80% 69% 71%
Avon ZZR (11) 89% 61% 69% 86% 70% 70%
Toyo T1R (286) 83% 69% 75% 74% 63% 70%
Nankang NS2 (211) 76% 58% 65% 62% 73% 62%
Maxxis MA Z4S Victra (18) 89% 77% 79% 78% 80% 78%
Marangoni Zetalinea (15) 72% 45% 64% 64% 68% 57%

Renault Clio 182 Cup Pack Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 given 82% (-45-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 average miles
Really impressed with the PS3's, IMO the best summer road tyre for the MK2 Clio sports, although apparently now impossible to find in this fitment, hopefully a temporary supply issue.
tyre reviewed on 2021-11-17 00:19:41
Writing about the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2 given 69% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
Would buy again because of the price, but handling isn't very good. I got these for my Clio 182 and the car response became too darty and lacked linearity in the way lateral forces were built-up, making you feel there's not enough lateral support. Precision wasn't really good, as in assessing the required steering angle for some corners. Grip in the dry is good, a little lower than expected in the wet but progressive enough and predictable at the limit. Wear in this light car is good. Comfort is good, impacts feel rounded and rolling noise is low (205/45R16). I got the same tyre for the Megane rs175 (225/40R18) in the A0 spec from Audi, as I had driven an A3 on those tyres in circuit and found it superb in terms of driving pleasure. Balance is playful and with low understeer, but lower understeer in this type of car would be better. Grip when new in wet or dry was good and predictable when approaching the limit. In the Megane this tyre lasted many spirited miles (8k+) but now towards the end of their life they got cracks on the outer edge of the pattern and the grip in the dry is just not enough, especially traction/braking. Comfort is terrible since the beginning, with too high impact forces and too high noise (low frequency noise), especially rolling noise. Roundness is fair and the shake is well controlled, absorbing impacts with enough quality feel.
tyre reviewed on 2021-05-13 09:03:48
Writing about the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R given 73% (205-45-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3000 miles
Bought these tyres for my Clio 182 for spirited road use and occasional track use. Once tyres have a little heat in them grip levels increase in the dry. Also the progressiveness of the tyres is good, they give you plenty of warning before letting go. Stiffer sidewalls give great feel on circuit too. They have also stood up to track work and not worn as fast as i thought. I rarely run the car in wet conditions. However they are ok but without heat on the road they can be a little less predictable. They also do not like standing water! Compared to the Michelin PS3 i was running previously, they are not as manageable in wet conditions. Ive done 3000 spirited miles and one trip to the Nurburgring and they have around 4mm left in the centre of the tyre which is very impressive. Id be tempted to buy these gain however i may go for a Federal 595RSR or a Nankang NS2r for comparison.
tyre reviewed on 2020-08-27 08:56:01
Writing about the Avon ZZR given 75% (205-50-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 900 spirited miles
The dry grip from these tyres is astounding. It doesn’t matter how hard I try I cannot break traction (on the road) I’m extremely impressed by them. Mine are pumped up to 38psi though as they didn’t perform quality as well at 33. So just be sure to keep the pressure high in them and you’ll be laughing past c63 amgs in the corners.

Wet grip is a very different kettle of fish. You need to slow right down as they’re just outright dangerous. Aquaplanes very easily.
tyre reviewed on 2018-08-21 10:48:21
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 given 67% (205-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
This is the second time I've had these fitted to a car so will try and be as honest as possible.

At the moment there is a full set on the clio 182 which gets driven pretty hard. The dry grip is great for a tyre in this price range and the wet grip is pretty amazing (which you would expect from a "rainsport" tyre).

HOWEVER.... It may be the size that these are in for this particular car (last car was a Clio 197 with 17" tyres) but the side walls feel too soft. You can actually feel the car wobble a bit on the tyres. Granted you have to be pushing it but this is something I never experienced on the Clio 197. So much so after one track day the shoulders of the front two tyres are pretty much gone.

Wear is the other problem. They do wear pretty fast but the compromise is the price and the grip levels you are getting.

All in all I would probably buy these tyres again if they were a slightly lower profile perhaps. Seem a bit squishy at this size. For the price they are good.
tyre reviewed on 2017-07-26 08:53:24
Writing about the Neuton NT5000 given 89% (205-45-16-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 20000 spirited miles
Bought 4 of these a few years ago as a gamble after seeing the A ratings, fitted to a Clio Sport and I wasn't disappointed... Much better than expensive brands I've tried and wet and dry grip is fantastic for everyday driving and twisty road fun!

Tyre life is also ridiculously good, I swap the front and rears to prolong the life of the tyres and had a set of 4 on my Clio for 2 years, I highly recommend them from my experience!
tyre reviewed on 2016-03-23 11:23:01
Writing about the Yokohama Parada Spec 2 given 64% (195-50-15-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
I have these tyres fitted to 195/50/15 wheels for track use, but I also use them on the road. The dry grip is good, but not as good as a slick tyre per say, but this is to be expected on a road tyre. The wet grip is pretty poor, it is almost dangerous on a greasy road if you're not careful, but in the pouring rain, as long as you're steady, you won't meet a sticky end. They are much better at straight line braking in the wet than they are at lateral grip, so that's a saving grace where I'm concerned. You do get quite good feedback from the tyres, but the sidewalls are very soft and spongy and this does shine through in fast bends. They are a very progressive tyre, giving huge amounts of grip up to the limit but when you pass the limit they slow you down in a slide rather than spinning you out of control, they are very easy to recover. I have had these tyres fitted for about 6 months, completing one full trackday at Cadwell and a few months of steady road driving and they are wearing very well for a soft tyre, but my car is very, very light, so they won't be under much strain anyway under normal driving conditions. They are reasonably comfortable (more so that the standard 205/45/16 wheels) as my tyres in particular have a larger aspect ratio (side wall height) than the standard wheels, giving a softer ride. As said earlier the sidewalls are very soft, which is good for comfort. I don't think I would buy these tyres again due to the softness of the side wall, as they're not very good at all on track. But I have also had these tyres on a Focus ST in 215/40/18, and they were amazing on the track, although I did still manage to peel the inside tyre from the wheel and scrape my new alloys on the track... But I was driving, admitidly, like a tool. A good summer, road tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2014-05-27 12:48:54
Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 given 57% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2500 spirited miles
I run the tyres in 205/45/16 w on my Clio Sport 182. They replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot Exlato Tyres in the same size.
I use the car on the german Autobahn and B-Roads for sporty and everyday driving ans I have covered 2.500 Miles on the tyres.
The sidewalls are too soft for the car`s setup (suspension still OEM). The car feels indifferent. You are not able to find a clearly defined braking point on B-Roads and on turn in the tyres are far away from being precise. Where the tyre stands out is in the noise and comfort level. It is the quietest tyre I´ve ever driven.
In the Wet the tyre is quite good and works well. If you drive it to its limits on B-Roads it gets tricky. I left the road and luckily just entered
the grass on one of my best known roads. This incident was definitely not caused by my driving style (6 witnesses, 40 mph, tyres 300miles old) but by the low grip when the tyre was new. This was a shocking experience I never had with another tyre.
On the limit at B-Roads these tyres offer a huge amount of grip when you have entered a corner but and the tyre is "warm". Turn in is as the braking completely undefined and indifferent. No comparison to the Michelins. In the corners grip is good and there is definitely only a little bit of understeer. On the exit of corners there is a lot of grip, too.
So my overall verdict:
My mind is divided. On the one hand a very quiet, comfortable tyre which offers a good amount of grip in the corners and in the dry.
On the other hand I wouldn`t recommend them for sporty driving style on B-Roads and sporty Cars. Imprecise on braking and turn in, when new a shocking low level of grip. It ruines driving fun on my car completely.
I left them in the garage and put my old (2007) and worn Michelin Exaltos on when I went on track and left them on the car afterwards. I think this says everything. Leaving new rubber in the garage and using the worn ones is not the sense of buying new tyres.

My hint: Spent more money, buy Bridgestone Re050a (mainly for Track RE070) or Michelin Pilot Exalto 2 or Pilot Sport 3. More money to spent but an improvement over these "wannabe sporty" shopping cart tyres!
tyre reviewed on 2014-03-15 18:28:05
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 given 80% (205-55-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 spirited miles
I had RS2's and was super impressed by their grip in the wet, so naturally wanted to try out the new range, especially at the price offered by Camskill (£54 per corner)

Initial impressions were that the asymmetric pattern looks weird on the passenger side as the pattern appears as though it would cause aquaplaning, however in practice it does not. They skidded around a little at first but after running them in they have started to grip much better.

I find these tyres to be upgrades in every way but overall grip on the RS2's. They are very good in the wet, where standing water is concerned but not so good when there is grease around (still not bad, don't get me wrong).

My feeling is for the money they are great. Compared with other tyres they are very good overall, but they seem to perform as well in the dry as they do in the wet, which seems odd to me. Surely they should have better dry grip.

They sidewalls are harder, the feedback is loads better, they are somewhat progressive and they are quiet too. I think that Uniroyal have answered all of the complaints about the RS2's with some expense of grip.

Good but not great, and my reason for saying this is that I value the feedback above all else on a tyre. You would only ever notice this when taking your car to the limit, and you can find that limit on a clio by cornering hard and getting one rear wheel off the ground, which with these tyres you would never be able to do unless you are braking hard into a turn.

If I buy budget tyres again, I'll probably choose Federal SS595's but I would rate these tyres ahead of the Falken FK452's. They aren't really up to the standards of high end premium tyres in my opinion however.
tyre reviewed on 2014-01-17 11:52:09
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 given 96% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 8000 spirited miles
fantastic tyre for a hot hatch. pushed every day (on the limit of grip)and last about 8,000 miles.
wet grip is unreal and dry grip is good. only downfall is slightly too flexy sidewalls.
going from some budgets to thse transformed the car, my next tyres are going to be yokohama ad08's.
tyre reviewed on 2013-04-27 19:37:11
Writing about the Marangoni Zetalinea given 30% (205-45-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
what an awful awful tyre! picked up my clio sport 182 and the idiot that sold it to me fitted these !
they have made my car grip worse then my lowered 1.5dci clio i used to have. (used to have pilot 2's on there)
The car's chassis is strong but these tyres prevent me from pushing my car. They understeer horribly and are not as sturdy as they should be at high speeds. I am swapping these out straight away as i feel unsafe. there is also no road feedback. will be getting michelin pilot sport 3's as soon as i get paid !
tyre reviewed on 2012-08-22 13:15:51
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 given 60% (205-45-16-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5000 spirited miles
Fitted to a Clio 182 cup
The original tyres wear Michelin pe2
The sidewall of the tyres fold under around corners and give little feedback trough the wheel
They are also quite noisy getting a last place in auto express tyre test.
They are overall about an inch and a half narrower than the original tyres.
They are not max performance road tyres because of the jelly like side wall.
They look average almost like a budget they look stretched on the rims.
The tyres are ideal if you want a combatable ride at the expense of cornering feedback
tyre reviewed on 2012-07-22 18:48:30
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