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Posted: 08/19/19 11:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need to buy my sis a new set of tires for her car.
Seems Nankangs have good reviews and looking at under $300 for a set vs about $500 for the "name brands."
Any one with personal experience with Nankang tires?

Also considering a set Nankang mudders for my old CJ5. It doesn't get driven but a couple times a year around the block and on the trails and the 25 year old tires that are on it got more cracks than a shattered windshield.


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Go ahead...get the Cheng Shen mudders for the old CJ, but best buy on some quality OEM take offs for your Sister's car should not be expensive.

No personal experience with tire in question.

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You didn't mention car type or tire size for your sisters car, but look at Kumho tires if it is a small car. They are decent quality, good tread patterns and reasonably priced, HelMart sells them online and by having them shipped to store, it makes for an easy transaction. I put them on m'ladies little Chev Cobalt, and they actually seemed better driving than the 50,000 mile Michelins we took off.
If her vehicle is a larger or more of an off road vehicle, I would stay with most of the American mfr's.

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Agree Kumho tires are more proven. But at $100 a tire vs $60-70/tire it adds up. (Long story, but we provide a great deal of financial support for her and her 4 kids already)
I wish takeoffs were an option but she lives in the Northwoods, not something that is available up there, believe me I looked, but firewood for sale adds outnumber takeoff car tires by about 30 to 1, lol.

Edit, it's a little Chebby HHR we found her out here in WA in beautiful shape last year. Nicest car she's had in a long time.

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Do you have a Costco/Sams Club membership? If so, check prices there on name brand tires.


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Not apples to apples but I had them on my boat trailer for about 10 years with absolutely no issues. Held air well and no rot when I swapped them out. 205/75-14 size load C iirc.

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Grit, check walmart on Kumho tires in her size, 195-65-16 are 68.99 US
or for that a 215-55-16 for $70.99 us Kumho

They seemed good to us.

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I have been running Nanking on my Astro van for 6+ years and have no complaints. I also ran some Nexian tires on a PT Cruiser with no problems for several years. I have some Wal Mart brand Dextero's on my Duramax Silverado. They have been better than the OEM's(Bridgestone) for longevity. I even have some Falken LT tires on the 5er that have lasted longer than Maxxis ST tires.


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i have a set of nankang SP-9, no complaints they have about 25k on them and are about half worn out. snow traction is decent, and road noise is minimal.paid 285 for a set of 235-65-18's from discount direct and 59 bucks to mount/balance from tiresplus.


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2012Coleman wrote:

Do you have a Costco/Sams Club membership? If so, check prices there on name brand tires.

There isn’t a Costco within 3 hours of where she lives unfortunately....or fortunately depending how you look at it.

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