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      09-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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E90's wearing NS-2's...be warned!

They are ok in the dry, pretty good in fact. A bit of tiptoe in the wet though!

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      09-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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The 330d is a sports car with the right tyres on! Why people buy a BMW which is famed for their handling to then put rubbish cheap tyres on them is beyond me!
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      09-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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The 330d is a sports car with the right tyres on! Why people buy a BMW which is famed for their handling to then put rubbish cheap tyres on them is beyond me!
Totally agree!

The amount of people I see with 1000's worth of suspension mods and budget tyres!

It's madness! Something I feel strongly about!
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      09-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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I can recommend the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 2. Fantastic tyres, so much grip, even in the wet.
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      09-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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I had Autogrip 60 tyres on my car when I bought it as the previous owner had to fit two new tyres so he obviously fitted the cheapest ones.

They lasted a week and I now have Continental sports all round. a great tyre and recommended by me

Sold the autogrip tyres to a part worn tyre dealer in Hayes for 20 each
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      09-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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I can recommend the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 2. Fantastic tyres, so much grip, even in the wet.
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      09-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #7
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Had them on my Golf Tdi, and they were practically flawless. Just hoping the sidewalls are stiff enough for the heavy Beemer
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      09-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Agree!!!....Really don't understand why people put budget tyres on a car over 150bhp...

Mid range is the lowest I would go...and that's for vreds only...wouldn't even touch other brands...

If I go premium, then it would be michelins or continental...
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choosing budget tyres is like choosing budget seatbelts lol... or not wearing seatbelts...

i just ordered some vredesteins can't wait to give them a go
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      09-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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Nangkang ns2? They seen to be the only thing that my 400+bhp dont spin. My p zero rosso where like ice skates, do werw my conti sport 3's. Ns2 are a good tyre. Trouble is maybe yours werw put on part worn and had out lived there shelf life.
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      09-20-2013, 01:41 AM   #11
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Never skimp on tyres pal. Wet braking, regardless of age is appalling... It's that emergency stop that will show you how bad they are.
Remapped 335i's should wear better, safer tyres.
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Tyres ! let's face it, all tyres on the UK market will have to meet certain safety & quality standards before release. Yes, there will be differences just like differences between car manufacturers. But in end, the differences are minimal, it appears they have us all making a bloody science out of bits of rubber !.
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Tyres ! let's face it, all tyres on the UK market will have to meet certain safety & quality standards before release. Yes, there will be differences just like differences between car manufacturers. But in end, the differences are minimal, it appears they have us all making a bloody science out of bits of rubber !.
Obviously you dont unerstand rubber compounds, rubber degradation and the effects on friction and stiction..

Trust me, the differences are noticeable and are not a marketing spin..

If that was the case then why dont porsche/bmw/lambo/ferrari etc fit nangkangs as standard? would save them millions a year?
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Where did I put that popcorn?
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Where did I put that popcorn?
Surely with the industry you are in mate, you would have a good stance on the effect of tyres?
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After that revelation I'm ditching my Michelin SS's and buying a set of crossplys!
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Nangkang ns2? They seen to be the only thing that my 400+bhp dont spin. My p zero rosso where like ice skates, do werw my conti sport 3's. Ns2 are a good tyre. Trouble is maybe yours werw put on part worn and had out lived there shelf life.
Yea, they are a quality tyre....

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm

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7th: Nankang NS2
Positive: Low rolling resistance.
Negative: Dangerously long braking distance in the wet, wet understeer, reduced steering precision, loud and uncomfortable.
Thats 7th place of 8 reviewed
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Surely with the industry you are in mate, you would have a good stance on the effect of tyres?
We rely more on aero downforce, not mechanical grip.
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Nankangs are pish

But they aren't the pishest available

That award can be fought out between linglong / sunny / fullrun and the rest of the junk
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      01-15-2014, 09:58 AM   #20
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I'm sure Nankangs are made of UPVC...
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Obviously you dont unerstand rubber compounds, rubber degradation and the effects on friction and stiction..

Trust me, the differences are noticeable and are not a marketing spin..

If that was the case then why dont porsche/bmw/lambo/ferrari etc fit nangkangs as standard? would save them millions a year?
You're right Alex, i'm no molecular scientist, but I know burning rubber when I smell it
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I had NS2's on my 335i with 400bhp+ and they were the only tyre that wouldnt make my car snake around everywhere in wet or dry. I had eagle f1 and they made my car understeer at anything above 30mph. I recon your NS2's werw part worn shit bought by the last owner as it needed tyres before sale and wanted to save a quick buck. The age has pribably affected them or maybe the width. Mine are 285/30/19.
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