Nankang NS-1 Radial Passenger/Performance Tire

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  • Pretty decent performer

    Nov 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very cheap, sticky tread, decent tread life.
    Cons: would be better if was Z rated.

    Summary: I don't own a set of these tires, but I have had plenty of experience with them. My friend owns a highly modified turbo charged 98 Honda Civic hatch with close to 400hp. He has a set of Nankang tires 205/40 17. I have driven his car several times and ... read more

  • Horrible, wears down, vibrates, and blows out quickly

    Aug 25, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap. Readily available.
    Cons: Wears quickly, loud, no traction wet or dry, blew out early.

    Summary: I bought one of these tires in 2008 to replace a blowout, then another to match in 2009. Oddly enough, both of them blew out within days of each other (mid-2010), after nearly a year of putting up with increasing vibration that was literally shaking my ... read more

  • Extremely dangerous on a high-performance RWD car, especially on wet and/or cold!

    Apr 9, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, low threadwear, ok grip on track (i.e., perfect clean pavement, dry and warm)
    Cons: Horrible and outright dangerous grip on wet and/or cold, extremely unpredictable behavior, uneven treadwear

    Summary: Tested tyre: 255/40ZR17 94W (rear only)Test car: BMW E36 M3 3.2 (euro version, obviously)Miles driven: ~18kPrice: 108USD apiece (plus shipping)Driving location: Southern Finland (FYI: north of Anchorage, Alaska)Review: ... read more

  • Buy this tire if you like loud noisy tires

    Feb 28, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, nice look, grips well on dry and wet road.
    Cons: Noisy, very noisy, then even noisier. Warps easily.

    Summary: My 225/45 17's came with my after-market rims as a package deal which I installed onto my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid.  On the first day after installation, I immediately noticed a road noise that my OEMs did not have.  As this ... read more

  • Nankang NS-1 Cheap... but not sure if worth it...

    Jun 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Treadlife seams to last a long time.
    Good grip on Dry pavement.
    Alright grip on Wet pavemnt.
    Cons: Couldn't get tires balanced
    Cracking splitting in side wall even though there is much tread left.

    Summary: The Nankang NS-1 may be a cheaper alternative when it comes to a summer performance tire, but it may cause you some head aches down the road.I bought a 2004 Nissan Sentra seR spec V in July of 2008, it came ... read more

  • Pending Further Review...

    Nov 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Will make a cheap bastard a happy man....
    Cons: Jury still out on tread design, rubber compound and long term wear.

    Summary: Frugal is politically correct next to my own self assessment, I was looking to spend what I typically do and got these $5 per tire under my typical expenditure. T usually pay $75.00 per tire. I looked at Nexen because I could not find a Fusion in my size ... read more

  • Nankang NS-1 Not a bad deal

    Aug 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable all season tire with minimal road noise and stylish design.
    Cons: Performance falls short compared to other performance tires in its class.

    Summary: I originally had not heard of the Chinese brand Nankang or their NS-1 sport tires until I purchased a set of four 205/40/R17 NS-1s in a rim and tire package in California. The salesman said the tire was an affordable performance tire comparable to other ... read more

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  • Noooiiiiisssy

    May 12, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Did feel good in the corners
    Cons: Noisy. Realy realy noisy.

    Summary: Noisy, bumpy ride. Had 20" on a used Jag and ripped them off the second day. Couldnt take the noise, it was like my wheel bearings were howling in ... read more

  • Worst tire ever. Very poor quality

    Jul 1, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: the price
    Cons: the quality, the noise, the thread usage, the lifetime

    Summary: Needs to change 1 tire after 2 weeks of usage (busted on side) 1 tire after 8 month (bubble on side). VERY VERY poor quality!! never buy this if you don`t want to care if they will blow out while on ... read more

  • Nankang Ultra Sport

    Dec 3, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great looking and ware well.
    Cons: You hear a little noise, but I like it. 

    Summary: I put a set of these on my 2004 Mustang GT along with a set of Velocity rims, 245/40 R18 and they performed and wore great. I have now put the same tires and rims on my 2008 Scion XB and I am impressed.  a great tire and a great price. We need to ... read more

  • Good performer for the money

    Apr 30, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Grip well in wet and dry weather
    Cons: sensitive to sidewall bubbles-check psi always!

    Summary: I've had Nankang 205 40R 17's on my 1998 Dodge Neon R/T for 2 years. Of course they are only used in the spring/summer/early fall. Obviously they do wear fairly quickly compared to your average radial and are rather sticky tires. After two summers the ... read more

  • Never thought cheap would be this good

    Dec 10, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Grips well, quiet and aggressive design
    Cons: Can't find one at the moment

    Summary: Well I'm a frugal guy and always go for the cheap stuff. Sometimes I made the wrong decision of getting really cheap but this time I hit the nail right in the head. I've been using Bridgestone Turanza for the past few years but recent unavoidable ... read more

  • Very Good Tire

    Feb 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very good looks,they are quiet and they hold tire dressings very well (use Meguiars)
    Cons: Directional but that works for some

    Summary: Have had my tires for 2 years and they still grip like new.I have 240 35 18's....in the rain the person behind you won't like you very much for all the water they throw out...good traction in the rain and they corner very quick .I surprised my wife and ... read more

  • Good tires

    Dec 27, 2006 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap, same tire rating as tires twice as much.
    Cons: Directional tire, but my factory Goodyear spare is also directional, so probably not a con.

    Summary: Original got a set of Michellin for $220 each from Costco, worn out on my MB E430 after 2 years (less than 20k miles) ...partly my fault, probably didn't rotate as often as I should. After some research and found these for $90 each at a local tire shop ... read more

  • Taking Chances buying this Tire

    Aug 19, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low Price. Decent looks.
    Cons: Poor precision quality control. Do not buy from remote dealer return shipping not worth it.

    Summary: I bought a set of these and one of them was so defective that a $30K laser balancing machine could not balance the tire to the point where it would not cause vibration or bouncing at certain speeds. I was told by the seller that they were comparable to ... read more

  • Pretty good value

    Dec 27, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good value for city or low speed driving.
    Cons: Feels like front end is all over the place at highway speeds.

    Summary: Recently (two weeks ago) bought 4 Nankang tires for my 1996 Infiniti I30. Had never heard of brand but the price was right so thought I would give them a try. Had Toyo tires on the car and was satisfied with them. First thing I noticed was the Nankang ... read more

  • Very good tire, no matter the price.

    Nov 23, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quiet, dry grip, very good in the rain.
    Cons: Can only rotate front to back, same side.

    Summary: I drive an '05 accord v6 coupe and the tires bought for the 17 inch rims are 245 45 17's. These tires are turning out to be a very pleasant surprise. The ride quality under normal conditions is very good; quiet, very good dry grip and excellent in the ... read more

  • Nankang NS1, not for the twisties

    May 18, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Price, appearance and durability on the highway.
    Cons: Useless in hard cornering.

    Summary: I've enjoyed these on my lowered minivan (235/45-17) for their quiet ride and durability. I noticed that the turn-in was soft but oh well. When a large San Fernando Ca. tire store offered the 215/45-17 (SRT-4) for under $50.00 each, $280 out the door, I ... read more

  • good tire for the price

    Oct 16, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: great price, nice design, excellent traction in rain and light snow.
    Cons: none to date.

    Summary: If your expectations are reasonable then so are these tires. I bought mine at 65.00 each. all other tires at my size(215/45/17) were at least 120.00 a piece.considering the price differential if these only last 25000 miles i will be content. the handling ... read more

  • Very Good Tire For The Price!

    May 17, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: - Price (very cheap) - Looks (aggressive tread-pattern) - Quiet - Performance (surprisingly good)
    Cons: - Weight (heavy tire) - Treadware (2 summers!) - Speed Rating 'H'

    Summary: I bought rims that came with these Nankang NS-1's and I definately had my doubts about them. I really like the aggressive tread-pattern on them, but when I checked around to see what these tires were going for, I realized that they were really cheap. On ... read more

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