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these cheap tires worth it?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Keith909man, Feb 14, 2018.

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  1. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

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    Splash $100K on the car, skimp $500 on the tyres

    All very well until it goes wrong

    Okay this is for AS2 but it is purportedly a higher spec tyre than the AS1 in the Nangkang range:
    2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test - Tyre Reviews

    If these were on a car I purchased I would throw them in the bin. Immediately.

    Here's another review of their top UHP summer tyre

    7th: Nankang NS2
    Positive: Low rolling resistance.
    Negative: Dangerously long braking distance in the wet, wet understeer, reduced steering precision, loud and uncomfortable

    Cheap for a reason. No place on a 2+ton $110K EV Not worth risking your and other peoples lives.
     
  2. AMPd

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    I don’t think the suspension height has anything to do with camber. But I could be wrong.
    But I don’t think I am.
     
  3. Shiro

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    In this case, you are. The low setting causes the tires to have more negative camber than other height settings.
     
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  4. AMPd

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    Then I stand corrected!
     
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    #45 Lodo1000, Nov 28, 2018
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    I have 7k on my Falken 510s (21" Arachnids) : great handling and wearing well. Not cheap, just less expensive.
     
  6. Gentilly7

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    I will be giving the Nankangs a try. I’m not scared.;)
     
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    I may be giving the Kendas or Optimos a try :D
     
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    I tried the Falken's. They were horrible unbless I'm driving like a granny. The sidewall must be weak relative to the Michelins because they just fly all over the raod on quick acceleration and fast cornering. So dangerous I sent them back to TireRack for the Michelin's,
     
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