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Greetings everyone

I recently bought a 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track. The dealer installed 4 brand new (but inexpensive) Nankang tires. Not familiar with the quality this tire brand so I may want to switch them out soon. I plan on keeping the stock wheels and stock tire sizes.

I typically buy Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position for the smaller sports cars I've owned in the past.

Season usage for this gencoupe will be spring, summer, and fall. Clear weather, with occasional wet ground. Spirited driving. No track use, no snow, ice use. Driving temperature range: 45f - 85f.

Based on that info what tire brand and model would you recommend for this car?

Here is what's on currently:

Nankang Sportnex NS-25
Ultra-high-performance all season with mud + snow
Y speed rated

Front: 225/40/19
Rear: 245/40/19



Additional info:

https://nankangusa.com/passenger-tires/ns25/

They seem to be a decent tire for the pice at about $400 for set 4 with free shipping.

Stock Front:

https://www.tires-easy.com/225-40-19...ecode/24078004

Stock Rear:

https://www.tires-easy.com/245-40-19...ecode/24083104




Thanks.

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Hankook Ventus are great budget tires with some actual grip - very popular around here.

Michelin Pilot Sport series for some long living grippy street tires, I just put a fresh set of Pilot Sport 4 on and they feel nice. For the extra bit you pay for them, they will pay back in tire wear.

I had Bridgestone RE71R's but if you're going to be in the wet, I would advise against them, they wear quickly and hydroplane easily.

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I went with Bridgestone Potenza RE11's stock size on stock wheels and love them in the dry/hot, but dont think they make them anymore. The Firestone Firehawks look suspiciously similar to them but I have yet to try them.
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Hmm, maybe you could run the Nankangs for a while and see if you like them. Then report back on your findings. I know I would be interested to hear what they are like, dry and wet pavement, and road noise..

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Hmm, maybe you could run the Nankangs for a while and see if you like them. Then report back on your findings. I know I would be interested to hear what they are like, dry and wet pavement, and road noise..

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They seem okay. Only driven the car a few times since purchase due to torrential rain lately.

Noise seems to be low, corners fine, comfort is not bad, stops on a dime but that could be the Brembos. I'm sure people overseas use this brand all the time with no issues.

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I'm getting Michelin Pilot Super sports installed Wednesday with some new, wider wheels. There are quite a few recommendations across the forum but I went with these ones. I decided on these for the better reviews in dry weather, but also the better reviews on wet traction (living in North Carolina we get a fair bit of rain and have a lot of clay in the state, moisture seems to stay for days).

Having had Firehawk Indy 500s for over 2 years I can tell you they are better than stock and I'd argue one of the best value/performance options out there. Their tread wear isn't too bad and they are best on dry, moderate to hot days. Definitely need to warm up a tad between 40-50s, but otherwise fine mid 60's and up. Come summer time they are great.

As for their rain performance, they are 'okay'. Tirerack has some spot on numbers and rain is not this tires specialty. While 'fun' and terrifying at the same time, I had these on while doing Charity laps at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) last year and on the downward roller coaster I was sliding a bit (several factors there, but tires were not helping).

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Firehawks are the best bang for your buck. 2nd set on mine.
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I went with Firestone Firehawks as well and have been very impressed. Especially given their price.
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If money is no object then the pilot super sports are the best street tire I’ve ever used. Grip in the dry, grip in the wet, grip in the heat, grip in the cold. Now I do live in Florida so take the “cold” with a grain of salt. Cold here is like high 30s low 40s. On top of that they lasted a solid 40-50k miles. But they were expensive. I think I paid $1200 for the set on my 2.0. But I’ve had them on most of my cars since then.

I recently purchased a set of Barum tires for a bmw 335i I was flipping. They were stupid cheap like $400 for the set. I typically drive my flip cars for a few months before I sell them to make sure I have all the bugs worked out of them and I have to say I was very impressed with their performance. I would say they were 80% as good as the PSS but for 1/3 the price.

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I'm running the conti extreme dw. Like them more than the stock ones. Prob have over 20k on them and about down to the wear bars in the rear. Also, have a trackday at mido on them where they performed well at ultimate grip and were very predictable. Wear has been pretty even and rain performance isn't bad on an aggressive coilover setup. PSS always seem to be the best you can buy if money isn't an issue.
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Michelin pilot super sport in the summer and Pirelli sottozero in the winter. Both these tires perform awesome in their respective elements.
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Reporting after a few hundred miles of use on the dealer installed Nankang's... I updated my original post at the beginning.

These are actually and surprisingly performing well for the price. They're relatively quiet, feel solid in corners and do well over uneven pavement, and very comfortable on flat ground.

That said though I'm probably not the best one to review tires as I haven't used many different brands to compare.

Given their very inexpensive price it would be interesting if someone with more tire experience could buy a set and provide feedback.

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Reporting after a few hundred miles of use on the dealer installed Nankang's... I updated my original post at the beginning.

These are actually and surprisingly performing well for the price. They're relatively quiet, feel solid in corners and do well over uneven pavement, and very comfortable on flat ground.

That said though I'm probably not the best one to review tires as I haven't used many different brands to compare.

Given their very inexpensive price it would be interesting if someone with more tire experience could buy a set and provide feedback.
All seasons do not compare to summer tires at all. If you are impressed by the Nankangs then you will be really impressed by some real tires mentioned in this thread.
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All seasons do not compare to summer tires at all. If you are impressed by the Nankangs then you will be really impressed by some real tires mentioned in this thread.
Yes, I agree! Thanks!
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