Nankang NS2

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 59%
Road Feedback 66%
Handling 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

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This tyre has been replaced by the Nankang Noble Sport NS20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 176 tyre reviews averaging 67% over 1,459,239 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 £42.60 - £47.45 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £46.80 - £57.52 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £44.63 - £54.62 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £65.98 - £75.00 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £81.30 - £92.45 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 85 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.
11 - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   

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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
7 - tyre reviewed on July 11, 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.
11 - 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
0 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2016   

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