[QUOTE=symon;3040824]I had a set of NS-2's on my last 145 Cloverleaf.
They were ok in the dry, but they are not as good as the Falkens in the wet. Then again most tyres are not as good as the Falkens in the wet.
I found the compound quite hard. They did wear well though (gave them lots of abuse
) They were also nice and queit and are worth looking at if you are on a tight budget.
I am pretty sure they are not made by Yokohama, thats just a rumour made up by those selling them.
Still a decent budget tyre though.
I had a Cosworth Sapphire years ago, with ins set at £900 quid a year....not much room for 'normal' tyres.....so I use to run on Falkens and cannot fault them
I was enlightened about the origins of nankang by a friend of mine, who is a manager of a Rapidfit branch, who don't sell Nankang, but knows a thing or two about tyres. Another point of interest is you don't need a ton of lead to balance them up either, all the signs of a 'well produced tyre', Britian use China for cheap labour, japan use Taiwan.....too many coincidences?
I've run these tyres on a number of cars now and keep trying to fault them, but I can't......I can only compare them to a top tyre I use on my Subaru and Aprilia where I look for perfection and guarenteed performance....Bridgestone.
but you like what you like....