Nankang NS2

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 59%
Road Feedback 66%
Progressiveness 61%
Wear 76%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 63%
Nankang NS2

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

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Tyre review data from 175 tyre reviews averaging 67% over 1,458,939 miles driven.

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 £39.49 - £47.45 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £49.49 - £66.10 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £40.60 - £42.60 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £59.79 - £72.65 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £78.49 - £92.45 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 85 tyre sizes - View all.

Nankang NS2 Reviews

Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Renault r11 (195/50 R15 V) on mostly town for 46,000 average miles
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0 | - tyre reviewed on May 10, 2016   
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.
3 | - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   
Given 43% (breakdown) while driving a Saab Automobile 2.0T (210bhp) (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 8,000 spirited miles
Honestly, worst piece of rubber I have ever mounted on my car. I bought them one summer when funds were tight, and I regretted it the whole time. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THESE. Trust me.

These things can't grip worth shit in the dry weather. I get wheel spin in 5th gear trying to pass on the highway. Wheel spin at every stop light. Wheel spin coming out of a turn. I have a FWD car with just over 200hp....not exactly a powerhouse.

Surprisingly they are a bit better in wet weather. Noticeably less wheel spin.....but it still happens.

Comfort wise, they are on the sportier side, but I don't mind. I like my tires firmer with good feedback.

Wear was pretty good....until one of the front tires blew.....probably from too much wheel spin.

Basically, what I am saying, spend the extra couple hundred bucks and get a good set of tires. These are not worth the savings. All you'll get is frustration and wheel spin.
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2016   
Audi 3,0 tdi quattro sport (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Awful tyre based solely on the amount of road noise.
So loud thought it was a wheel bearing.
Only isolated it to the tyres when I put on some different wheels and tyres.
I would never buy these tyres again, sold them with 6mm of tread remaining they were so bad
-1 | - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2016   
Ford (215/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
These are a decent tyre and people that normally say bad things about these tyres have no doubt never bought them or have enough money to buy a premium brand, found the tyre performed perfect for all my needs and would buy again no problem
1 | - tyre reviewed on March 6, 2016   
Given 56% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16v (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 8,000 spirited miles
I had these tyres when I brought rip speed alloys from Halfords many years ago - they came fitted to the alloys. They were in 15" guise and we had the "big freeze." In the snow they did really well and I was impressed for a budget tyre. In the rain they were good but not so impressive. Dry weather performance was acceptable but not exceptional. After about 8000 miles of spirited motorway driving they were down to 3mm. The more they wore out the worse they became and were eventually replaced with a set of Rainsport 2's. Grip in tight corners was near pathetic. It was like the tyre would not react and then all of a sudden they would find some grip but it was too late. At motorway speeds they were fine below 70mph but anything about would make you lose confidence in its abilities - you would not be able to trust the tyre. For a budget tyre they are pretty good if you are pottering around town. However, if you are looking for budget performance and an all round above average performer then look elsewhere. If you are a driver and like testing the limits of your car, fast corners and over taking then this is not the tyre for you.
1 | - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2016   
Given 33% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Stilo (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 miles

I have these tires for 4 years on my car Fiat Stilo 1.6 16v , 35000km . After all this time I can say that are loud on dry road . They are dangerous in the rain , in addition were split after two years of use. I do not recommend these tires !
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2016   
Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 330CI M Sport (225/35 R18 R) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2015   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Audi 3,0 tdi quattro sport (255/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 32,000 average miles
This is my last review with these tyres and I have reviewed them at various mileages on my A5 3.0 tdi Quattro sport.

After 32000 miles the fronts are down to 2.5 - 3mm but the inners of the tyres are worn to almost slick but 75% of the tread across the tyre is fine. The rears are worn down to 4-5mm so still have life in them, I should have rotated them at 10k intervals and I would easily have hit 40000 miles wear on these tyres.

At the time I bought these tyres money was a bit tight and I took a punt and to be fair these nankangs have been fine. The dry grip is acceptable and the wet grip is acceptable too, but this is down to the Quattro system on the car. Now that the fronts are almost shot in the wet the front end has very limited grip and slides easily when pushed gently on small roundabouts, so no high speed bends for me now. Even in the dry the front end is now skitterish at low speeds into bends and I know the tyre is almost at the end of its life but in the dry a premium tyre would not do this. I feel this is down to the very hard compound the tyres have and it seems to be getting harder as they wear.

The tyre noise from day 1 was loud and they have been getting progressively louder as the tyres have worn, it's a deep humming sound which simply is not acceptable. I feel this tyres would be great for lots of town driving at low speed and the noise is acceptable, but step into a motorway and it's a different ball game. My mum even commented on the tyre noise on a recent trip to Southampton and that says it all.

I won't be buying budget tyres again and will go for mid range to premium like Avon, hankook, vredestein etc.

0 | - tyre reviewed on August 9, 2015   
Given 39% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.9 sporting (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 38,525 average miles
These tyres are OK on dry.
But how can one say these tyres perform well on wet?! They are a DEATH TRAP on wet. Don't buy this, unless you want to die when the rain comes.
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 26, 2015