Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat review
What is it?
The Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat is a performance snow/winter tire designed for sporty coupes and sedans. Has also been used as the winter tire of choice for police vehicles.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Like the standard Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 expect excellent snow and ice performance attributes, as well as class leading wet condition capabilities.
Even modern run flat technology is often times synonymous with an increase in road noise. The standard Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 is not a particularly quiet tire, and so this run flat variant won't be ideal in this area.
Dry traction and handling likely doesn't quite keep pace with other top tier category alternatives like the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 and Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4.
How does the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat compare?
Direct comparative data is lacking. There is very little to distinguish the performance winter/snow category leaders from each other on a strictly winter/snow performance basis. Like its non-run flat variant, the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat has achieved excellence in wintry conditions. However, current generation performance snow tires deliver winter capability with little to no compromise; the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat isn't quite on that level.
Anything else to know?
Very limited 16" and 17" sizes available. May be able to be purchased as special/closeout pricing.
If you're sensitive to road noise, the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat may not be your tire of choice. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a quieter tire with superior all-around performance, for example. So too is the previously mentioned Michelin, which we consider the best performance snow tire on the market.
If you want a snow tire with run flat technology like the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat, then the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat is worth a look.
Install the Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3 RunOnFlat in sets of four only, or you'll be dealing with a potentially hazardous handling imbalance.
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