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Old 10-18-2008, 04:33 AM   #330
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Originally Posted by stoopidsteve87 View Post
anyone have any experience with Nankang's? Just ordered a set of Nankang Ns-1, 215/45/17, from They have them listed at $69, free shipping, i found them somewhere else for $50 plus $70 shipping, so discounttire dropped them to $65 for me, so a few bucks cheaper total. Just need something soon for cheap.
Have Nankang NS1's (215/45/17)on the back and Winstar Exocets on the front. (215/40/17) I can only give you an impression of how the two brands work together. They grip decently I've only broke traction once during a hard s-turn at speed. The Nankangs are worn Treadwear of 340(wearpattern show I did it in the corners) and the Winstars are still pretty good looking. Decent cheap tires.
But as they are both Summer tires, I've decided to replace them with a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 All Seasons going 15/45/17's all the way around.
As far as favorite brand though I LOVE Pirellis. Had them on my GT and currrently on my truck. I would have got the Pirelli PZero Nero M&S but price was a factor as well as certain points of the Goodyear being rated better on tirerack.
If they handle as well as the mismatched ones I have on now I'll be happy.
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