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Old 11-13-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone! Do you have any experience with Chinese made tires? My 08 OB is only going to last another 2 years. I juuuuust squeaked by NJ emissions inspection. I need another set of all seasons next spring. I do run dedicated snow tires so snow traction is no concern with the all seasons. I donít want to spend more than I have to for tires that I will put 30k mikes on at the most. Are they more prone to puncture?

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I ran the Nankang NS20 for awhile and didn't have any problems.
I've been getting used tires off craigslist for years - can find some good deals on good tires!
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. A lot of people trash these tires saying they are poor quality but I have noticed quite a lot of cars with them recently.


Thanks again!
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:29 PM   #4
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I ran the Nankang NS20 for awhile and didn't have any problems.
I've been getting used tires off craigslist for years - can find some good deals on good tires!
Good luck!
FYI, Nankang is from Taiwan, not China.


OP: They are a good 2nd tier tire company, and I think they will be more than just fine for your purpose.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:31 PM   #5
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Thank you. I will be going with these come spring. Thanks again!
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Hi Everyone! Do you have any experience with Chinese made tires? My 08 OB is only going to last another 2 years. I juuuuust squeaked by NJ emissions inspection. I need another set of all seasons next spring. I do run dedicated snow tires so snow traction is no concern with the all seasons. I don’t want to spend more than I have to for tires that I will put 30k mikes on at the most. Are they more prone to puncture?

Thanks in advance!
Steve



Now if they are Nankang, they aren't horrible. Just don't get Chinese tires, I've yet to see a good set on any vehicle.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:58 PM   #7
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The problem with most el-cheapo Chinese tires is that they use harder, less pliant rubber, which in turn means less grip, longer stopping distances, etc. Also, quality control on just about anything sourced from the Peoples Republic of China is just awful, so expect a much greater chance of things like poor roundness, broken belts, bad seats, etc.
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