Nankang NS2

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 58%
Road Feedback 66%
Handling 61%
Wear 76%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 62%
Nankang NS2

The Nankang NS2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nankang NS1

This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Noble Sport NS20

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Tyre review data from 180 tyre reviews averaging 67% over 1,565,639 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 Auto Bild 20 inch Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Dangerously long braking distance in the wet, wet understeer, reduced steering precision, loud and uncomfortable.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/55 R14 69V   F C 71  
205/60 R14 92H XL   E C 71  
155/65 R14 75V   F C 71  
185/45 R15 75V   F C 71  
195/45 R15 78V   F C 71  
165/50 R15 72V   F C 71  
195/50 R15 82V   F C 71  
205/50 R15 86V   F C 71  
185/55 R15 82V   F C 71  
165/40 R16 73V XL   F C 71  
205/40 R16 83V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R16 86W XL   F C 71  
165/45 R16 74V   F C 71  
195/45 R16 84V XL   F C 71  
205/45 R16 87V XL   F C 71  
195/50 R16 84V   F C 71  
205/50 R16 87V   F C 71  
205/55 R16 91V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 93V   E C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95V   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 71  
165/35 R17 75V   F C 71  
185/35 R17 82V   F C 71  
165/40 R17 75V   F C 71  
205/40 R17 84V XL   F C 71  
215/40 R17 87V XL   F C 71  
235/40 R17 90V   F C 71  
245/40 R17 91V   E C 71  
245/40 R17 91W   E C 71  
255/40 R17 94V   E C 71  
275/40 R17 98W   E C 73  
205/45 R17 88V XL   F C 71  
215/45 R17 91V XL   E C 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E C 71  
235/45 R17 94V   E C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E C 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   E C 71  
285/30 R18 93Y   E C 71  
215/35 R18 84W XL   F C 71  
225/35 R18 87W XL   F C 71  
255/35 R18 94W XL   E C 71  
265/35 R18 93W   E C 71  
215/40 R18 89W XL   F C 71  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E C 71  
235/40 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E C 71  
225/45 R18 91W   F C 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   E C 71  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E C 71  
245/30 R19 89Y XL   F C 71  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R19 94Y XL   E C 71  
215/35 R19 85Y   F C 71  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   F C 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 71  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R19 96Y   E C 71  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E C 71  
275/40 R19 101Y   E C 71  
245/45 R19 98Y   E C 71  
225/30 R20 85W XL   F C 71  
235/30 R20 88W XL   F C 71  
245/30 R20 95Y XL   E C 71  
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E C 71  
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 71  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   F C 71  
235/35 R20 92W XL   E C 71  
245/35 R20 95Y   E C 71  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E C 71  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 71  
255/30 R22 95W XL   E C 71  
265/30 R22 100W XL   E C 71  

Questions and Answers for the Nankang NS2

2016-05-31 - Hi there, i plan to replace my car tyres, size 205/55 R16. i previously owned yokohama advan db. Now i plan to move any good budget tyres. I am thinking to switch to nankang ns2?. but these are rotational. Would like to have your advise on rotational tyres. Are these better from non rotational tyres or there is no difference?

Manufacturers primarily switched to non-directional (asymmetric) tyres to make OE fitment easier for vehicle manufacturers. A directional tyre usually has better aquaplaning performance, but as most directional tyres are now older designs, you might be better off with a more modern asymmetric pattern.

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Size Price Range  
205/45 R16 £41.89 - £45.40 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £48.98 - £76.40 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £44.00 - £45.10 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £58.39 - £60.00 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £73.80 - £74.20 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 84 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nankang NS2 Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 520d (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
This is old tire model, but if this review helps someone...They were not that horrible on normal driving. Somewhat reduced grip on wet, but mostly very average tyres. I think Nankang might have quality issues, because some will praise them, and others are trashing them. We have quite rough roads in Finland, and mostly very strict speed limits, so I have very limited experience from progressiveness or how it handle at the limits. However, I had never any issues with these.
53 - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   

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Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Honda 1.6 I DTEC (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Very bad grip on wet. It's like driving on ice.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2017   
Given 49% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta XR4 (ST) (205/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 66,000 average miles
I drive a fiesta st150. I am 42 so I don't drive as a boy racer. These tyres has no grip at all. Of course you will realised that when you really need grip.on dry it has low grip, but in wet conditions no grip at all......... Maybe it is a good product for a trailer or for suicide but don not bother with these cheap shit. ( I bought the car with these 'tyres') I would not say 'nankang tyres', these are just spacers between wheels and the asphalt.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2017   
Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Porsche 986 Boxster S (205/50 R17 N) on a combination of roads for 400 average miles
I have just purchased a 2003 Porsche Boxster with 4 New Nankang Tyres. Just finished reading all the comments here and I am at a loss as to these tyres being good or bad. The car has a fair bit of get up and go and to date, one month, it has not been in the wet. The little I know about tyres doesn't help me at all as to them being the "Bees Knees" of tyres. They are on the car, appear to satisfy my needs, I am a gentle driver, so I will keep them and use their on coming history as a guide line for the next set I will have to purchase.
10 - tyre reviewed on December 15, 2016   
Given 46% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Impreza WRX (235/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
Horrible. Bought as they were cheap and there are few options in the 235/35-r18 size. Feedback is not too bad. Dry grip is ok but has nothing when pushed. Car is GC8 Wrx with coilovers and bigger sway bars. Tyre cannot generate enough grip for suspention to work properly. Very unpredictable when pushed hard. Sometimes plough understeer. Sometimes oversteer. Wet performance ? Make sure your life insurance is up to date, cause DAMMM !! With any steering lock Will spin all 4 tyres as boost comes on in 2nd & 3rd. Only have 200hp at tyres !
4 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2016   
Given 58% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.3Multijet 75bhp (205/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
Bought these the other day and I just wanna get them done with ASAP. Compared to my stock goodyears this is terrorising. I had to balance the tires once again within 300kms of first buying it. bumpy ride even now and due for another balancing. The only good thing that ever came out of a Chinese factory are those that carry an Apple logo. Signing out...before i shed tears
15 - tyre reviewed on July 11, 2016   

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