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      09-16-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Anybody heard about Nankang NS-2 Tires?

I heard that they were pretty good and I can get a sick deal on them... any experiences out there?

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      09-16-2008, 07:43 PM   #2
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I have sold many so far, and none have ever came back with any problems. Its a pretty decent low price tire.
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      09-16-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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      09-16-2008, 10:03 PM   #4
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My buddy has them on his 335i on 20 inch wheels and loves them...
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      09-16-2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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Isn't everything...
Actually that would be China

But yes Nankang is a Taiwanese product and most of their line is manufactured there. I haven't heard of any problems with them and they're quite popular through the discount shops here, but you do get what you pay for so it's a matter of expectations and previous experience as to whether a particular driver would like them or not.
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      09-17-2008, 12:20 AM   #8
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It's from Taiwan.
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It's from Taiwan.
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They're lexani tires, essentially lexani makes them and nexen/nankang brands them.
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      09-17-2008, 01:48 PM   #11
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I had them and they lasted two months maximum before they became undriveable. Never again for me. They were on a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Good thing I purchased them from the Nissan Dealer and they replaced them with another brand for no charge.
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So.... not good or decent? Are they better than Generals? anything is better than Generals right?
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They are pretty nice tires.. had them on my e36 325i and they lasted a lot longer than my michelins...
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I heard that they were pretty good and I can get a sick deal on them... any experiences out there?

thanks

I had a set (225/40/18) on my E36 and they were great. Good grip, aggressive tread design, great in the wet, and the quietiest tires I ever had to the end. I think they are great for the price.

I'm on my second set on my Acura. I got a set (225/40/18) for $256!!!! ...bargain for what you get.

Now compare that with the Nitto Invo's I have on my iForge Daytona's. I have had nothing but problems with those. I have had my wheels balance and rotated 5 times and still had terrible vibrations due to the tires. The rears are ok now but the fronts are being replaced.

Give them a try. They are not track tires but a terriffic all season tire!
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never heard about them. are they any good?
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They're lexani tires, essentially lexani makes them and nexen/nankang brands them.
I was under the impression that Nankang produces all of their own?
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I just talked to my buddy again with the 20" on his 335i and he said that he has no complaints at all. in wet or dry. Drives 90 m/h with zero issues or vibrations. The set of 235/35-19 and 275/30-19 swapping the TPMS and mounted and balanced with taxes out the door will be $577.80 so can you go wrong??? I don't think so...
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They are good
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[quote=E90AWMT;3338544]I just talked to my buddy again with the 20" on his 335i and he said that he has no complaints at all. in wet or dry. Drives 90 m/h with zero issues or vibrations. The set of 235/35-19 and 275/30-19 swapping the TPMS and mounted and balanced with taxes out the door will be $577.80 so can you go wrong??? I don't think so...[/QUOTE

Consider 245/275 instead...my experience 235/275 produces too much understeer
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