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Nankang 215/35/18 #251953 Aug 17, 4:47pm Aug 17, 4:47pm
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Nankang 215/35/18
Anyone running these tires? I know these are cheap but what about quality. I have Parada Spec 2's that are gonna need replacing but I dont want to spend a fortune on tires. Also Yoko's are very loud when going down the road. Need some solid info, from those who actually have them.

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: newobf] #251954 Aug 17, 4:54pm Aug 17, 4:54pm
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I had them 2 years ago. They were junk. Wore out in 5,000 miles. I moved to Kumho's and got 35,000 and they are still in good shape. Don't buy the Nankangs my friend. You'll regret it. They also don't stay balanced because they wear unevenly.

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: grcelica] #251955 Aug 17, 4:55pm Aug 17, 4:55pm
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ps., not that it matters but they were 215/40/17's on Motegi rims.

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: grcelica] #251956 Aug 17, 5:05pm Aug 17, 5:05pm
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I just got me a pair of Nankang 215/35/17's and so far they are cool. No problems yet... the other guy "grcelica"
must have been hard on em'... I also needed cheap tires. Worked well. thumbsup

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #251957 Aug 17, 5:15pm Aug 17, 5:15pm
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Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
I just got me a pair of Nankang 215/35/17's and so far they are cool. No problems yet... the other guy "grcelica"
must have been hard on em'... I also needed cheap tires. Worked well. thumbsup


hahaha!! maybe you're right. The kumho's are holding up well tho! I bought the Nankangs with my rims, the tire shop suggested them. I know they are a soft compound. Good for grip, not so good for total mileage.

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: grcelica] #251958 Aug 17, 5:17pm Aug 17, 5:17pm
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BTW___Check out Tirerack.com, they often have really good deals on tires, and shipping is cheap. I paid $30 for four tires shipped from South Bend to Pa. The Kumhos were on sale for $58 a piece. Couldn't beat it!

Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: grcelica] #251959 Aug 17, 6:36pm Aug 17, 6:36pm
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Yokohama AVS ES-100=Greatness

I love them, Predictable cornering and breaking points, confident dry and wet traction, and last AND least in my opinion, they have low noise.

My interior is stripped anyway. It's loud all the time.

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Re: Nankang 215/35/18 [Re: DjFox1270] #251960 Aug 22, 12:30pm Aug 22, 12:30pm
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I have them, not very pleased with them. I find the wet traction terrible. My previous tires were Paradas also, they were MUCH better tires but more $$$$. You get what you pay for.

I wouldn't buy Nankang again.

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