Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Friday, February 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Hankook Ventus R-S3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2002 Honda S2000
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 5000
Location: Largo, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2012

Awesome tires, especially for the money. I purchased these to replace a set of Kumho Ecstas that couldn't find the pavement if it was raining out, and we exceptionally noisy which was getting worse by the day. The Hankooks are quiet for a Ultra HP Tire, I rated treadwear as a 5, but I honestly had poor expectations to begin with due to the very soft compound. They are so soft, if you drive on pavement with small gravel such as old asphalt, the tires pick up every single small speck, and you will hear it for several hundred feet after pulling onto a newer surface hitting your fender wells.I highly recommend these if you are looking for the closest thing to a racing tire for your street ride. Once my backs wear down to the indicators (very cool feature built in that tells you when wet performance is gone), I am going to keep them for track days, and put new ones on for the day to day rainy/dry street use.
BEfore I got these I forgot how well the S could handle with the right tires, these tires actually make me want to upgrade the suspension to see what it can really do!!


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