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Old 10-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Nankang SV-1 Snowtire

anyone ever try these out?
they are very affordable. i dont drive alot, but am taking a approx 3200 round trip in december to go snowboarding.
i really cant find any info on them.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....=Blizzak+LM-22

if you don't mind running a 245/40/17 in the winter. i bought myself a set.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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i already have lm-22 in 225/45/17

im looking for a 18inch snowtire now.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:05 PM   #4
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nanking isnt the best quality and 18" and snow tire isnt usually the best combo
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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nanking isnt the best quality and 18" and snow tire isnt usually the best combo
Where did you find info on these tires?

And what's the difference between 17 and 18 tires for snow?
Your comment makes no sense.


Anyone have any info on these?
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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Where did you find info on these tires?

And what's the difference between 17 and 18 tires for snow?
Your comment makes no sense.


Anyone have any info on these?


oh boi
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #7
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???
So you have winter tires (lm-22 in 225/45/17) but you want bigger wheels with some chinese tires that nobody knows much about.

Why don't you use lm-22 for winter?

Chinese made and branded tires seem to be very poor choice.
Chinese made and recognizable manufacturer (Michelin, Goodyear etc) seem to be as good as anything else.

17" will provide better winter capabilities than 18".
If you plan running ice or snow races then even replace brakes with smaller ones and go 16".

Do you still want to go 18"?

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Old 10-12-2009, 12:37 AM   #8
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Oh course I still want 18" tires. I have 18" inch wheels.
I don't have 17" wheels anymore so I'm selling my lm22's

I'm not ****ing ice racing or snow racing. Read my first post. I drive the car a total of 4k
miles a year. I'm going on one trip this winter season with my car. And was wondering if anyone had experience with these tires. They're cheap. I don't get the comments being made. 18" snowtires will do no different for me then 17's I had.

Does anyone have any info on these tires. They'll be used maybe 4k miles this season. Are they decent in the snow? Deep snow? Ice?
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #9
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buy a set of 05-07 sti bbs wheels for $300-500

i'd rather do that than take a chance on some nankangs...
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:37 AM   #10
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Does anyone have any info on these tires. They'll be used maybe 4k miles this season. Are they decent in the snow? Deep snow? Ice?
To directly answer your question, it appears nobody has any driving impressions/relevant info of the Nankang snow tires.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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To directly answer your question, it appears nobody has any driving impressions/relevant info of the Nankang snow tires.

so it seems. i guess i could be the first.
also, my first choice on a new snow tire was the ws-60
these would be 300.00 cheaper tho.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:19 AM   #12
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Have you tried google?

Supposed user's opinions

http://www.tyretest.com/pkw_winterre...lus/index.html

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Old 11-22-2010, 05:06 AM   #13
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just bought a set in 245/40/18 for the stock bbs. Rarely does it snow here in seattle, so i went with these since it was only $440 shipped to my door. Ive got potenzas RE760 so i needed a winter tire setup and couldnt imagine shelling out double the price for some name brand performace winters. I figure with the nankangs and subarus symmetrical awd system i should be fine. Havent driven in snow yet but i am excited to see how they hold up.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:23 AM   #14
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Please keep us posted.
Chinese tires tested by Germans usually end up at the very bottom of the pile.

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:01 AM   #15
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OMG it just snowed here in seattle last night and was still snowing on my way to work. I work graveyards so im actually at work right now...these tires are INCREDIBLE! I havent lost grip yet and i could climb small hills, accelerate from stop, brake and was even passing some suv's along the way. Im not sure if its the car or the tires but wow. I was kinda sceptical at first since these were bottom of the line snow tires but the hadling and grip is crazy good! This is my first time driving a car with awd and snow tires. Ive had dunlop wintersport 3d's on my old mazda 6 and they were almost double the price but still held up in the snow with fwd car. I'm pretty sure blizzaks, alpines, x-ice would be muc better but honestly these get the job done on my 08 with stock bbs. These are also fairly wide since i dont have 17" wheels on the side. Im very excited to drive home soon as i get off. So far on fresh snow, and some packed snow with roughly 3-4 inches deep i cannot be happier especially since these are very cheap! Im sure when i get off 630 am today snow will be harder and i may encounter some ice so we'll see how it goes then. For now though, so far so good! Then again maybe its cuz we have subarus so they prolly make the tire perform even better. Well im glad i didnt buy blizzaks ws or lm's cuz these are good enough.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:53 AM   #16
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Wait with praise for driving in wet and dry too.
It is not hard to make tires that excel in one aspect and suck anywhere else.

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #17
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Well I understand that since these are snow tires, they obviously do not perform as good as my Bridgestone Potenza RE760's. I did not buy the Nankangs to take turns aggressively on dry roads. I bought these so that I am able to drive safe and comfortably during winter since you should not run summer tires during snow or cold weather. I just wanted to give a review since they are pretty scarce online. I wanted to give the Subaru community another alternative to snow/winter tires.

Anyways, I just drove home encountering icy conditions and hard packed snow and it still amazes me how well these tires perform. Definitely a 2 thumbs up and I encourage anyone thats on a budget to give these tires a try. Happy holidays!
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:56 PM   #18
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got a link to where you got em? how do they compare in the dry to your dunlops?

i'm searching for cheap winter tires and right now falken eurowinters or hankook icebears are on top of my list. both price out to be around $450 shipped in the size i want.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:16 PM   #20
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Oh course I still want 18" tires. I have 18" inch wheels.
I don't have 17" wheels anymore so I'm selling my lm22's

I'm not ****ing ice racing or snow racing. Read my first post. I drive the car a total of 4k
miles a year. I'm going on one trip this winter season with my car. And was wondering if anyone had experience with these tires. They're cheap. I don't get the comments being made. 18" snowtires will do no different for me then 17's I had.

Does anyone have any info on these tires. They'll be used maybe 4k miles this season. Are they decent in the snow? Deep snow? Ice?
OK fine - here is my opinion - THEY SUCK !! AT EVERYTHING - even taking out the trash ! They will fetch though
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Well I understand that since these are snow tires, they obviously do not perform as good as my Bridgestone Potenza RE760's. I did not buy the Nankangs to take turns aggressively on dry roads. I bought these so that I am able to drive safe and comfortably during winter since you should not run summer tires during snow or cold weather. I just wanted to give a review since they are pretty scarce online. I wanted to give the Subaru community another alternative to snow/winter tires.

Anyways, I just drove home encountering icy conditions and hard packed snow and it still amazes me how well these tires perform. Definitely a 2 thumbs up and I encourage anyone thats on a budget to give these tires a try. Happy holidays!
Love to see your post when they blow up!!
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buy a set of 05-07 sti bbs wheels for $300-500

i'd rather do that than take a chance on some nankangs...
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got a link to where you got em? how do they compare in the dry to your dunlops?

i'm searching for cheap winter tires and right now falken eurowinters or hankook icebears are on top of my list. both price out to be around $450 shipped in the size i want.
just saw my post from last year and here i am a year later considering running these tires

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eBay!
yeah that's where i found them. slightly cheaper than the falkens and hankooks. mostly concerned with dry/wet traction because we don't get much snow here in the DC area (although i'd love to get as much snow this winter as we did last winter ).
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i just wonder if they are gonna delam or chunk if you abuse them

that is the bane of some cheap tires.....they are fine until you beat them up a bit, then they fail miserably
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i just wonder if they are gonna delam or chunk if you abuse them

that is the bane of some cheap tires.....they are fine until you beat them up a bit, then they fail miserably
that's my only worry. i'd only abuse them if there's snow on the ground, otherwise i'd drive like i normally do on dry/wet pavement...faster than everybody else
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The nankangs are definitely not a performance tire nor a winter performance tire at that. If you are looking for good handling, stiff sidewalls, and dry performance winters might as well buy the blizzak lm's. I bought my nankang set so i dont have to run my high performance summers on freezing temperatures or snow. The tire is made just for that. Winter. End of story.

I am very happy with my purchase as i have already drove them in snow and ice. And they perform like advertised! Makes me feel good when i know i can drive almost anywhere in my car and passing suvs and trucks. It makes you smile when they look over at you with their puzzled faces lol.
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