Nankang SP7

The Nankang SP7 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 85%
Wear 70%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 2 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 20,000 miles driven.

The SP7 is unranked of 17 Summer High Performance tyres.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
295/50 R15 108H   B E 72  
255/60 R15 102H   B E 72  
265/70 R16 112S   B E 72  
225/60 R17 99H   E B 72  
255/60 R17 110V XL   E B 72  
225/65 R17 102V   B E 72  
255/65 R17 110H   B E 72  
265/65 R17 112H   B E 72  
235/70 R17 111H XL   B E 72  
225/50 R18 95V   E B 72  
215/55 R18 99V XL   B E 72  
225/55 R18 98V   B E 72  
235/55 R18 104V XL   E B 72  
245/60 R18 105H   B E 72  
255/60 R18 112V XL   B E 73  
225/65 R18 103H   C E 71  
255/50 R19 107W XL   E B 72  
225/55 R19 99V   E B 71  
255/55 R19 111V XL   B E 72  
275/55 R19 111V   B E 72  
295/40 R20 110Y XL   B E 72  
245/45 R20 99V   E B 72  
275/45 R20 110V XL   E B 72  
275/45 R20 110H XL   E B 72  
295/45 R20 114H XL   B E 72  
255/50 R20 109Y XL   B E 73  
285/50 R20 116V XL   E B 72  
305/50 R20 120H XL   E B 72  
275/60 R20 119H XL   E B 72  
255/30 R22 95V XL   B E 72  
295/30 R22 103Y XL   B E 72  
265/35 R22 102V XL   E B 72  
285/40 R22 110V XL   B E 72  
305/40 R22 114V XL   B E 72  
305/45 R22 118V XL   E B 72  
295/35 R24 110V XL   B E 72  
305/35 R24 112V XL   E B 72  
285/40 R24 112V XL   E B 72  
295/40 R24 114V XL   B E 72  

Questions and Answers for the Nankang SP7

2017-04-29 - Are these tires directional? I see there is a small arrow in a circle.Is that the direction they should be facing the front of car ?

The Nankang SP7 LOOKS like an asymmetric tyre. The arrows on directional tyres are usually printed with the word direction, but if the SP7 is asymmetric you should be able to find "outside" printed somewhere on the sidewall.

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SP7 Prices

Size Price Range  
225/55 R18 £91.00 - £99.30 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 47 tyre sizes - View all.
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Latest Nankang SP7 Reviews

Given 86% while driving a Subaru Outback (215/65 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
I drive a lot of miles each year, 20k min, often 30k+ in my own vehicles. I was on a budget and needed 5, so picked the best of the rest based on wet grip and that the tyre wasn’t directional and looked like it had some off-road ability. At £55 a tyre I was still a bit unsure, but I haven’t been disappointed. Wear is good, grip is good in the dry or wet and even throwing the car about in the wet it’s difficult to get the stability management to take over.. they have sat on the motorway for hours in rain and summer sun. 2600 mile round trip to south of France loaded up on autoroutes, main roads and mountain passes.. they may not have the ultimate grip of a premium tyre, but to be fair they are half the price... and I would say give 80%+ the performance.. I would Definitely buy again..
0 - tyre reviewed on September 13, 2020   
Given 74% while driving a Mitsubishi Outlander (225/55 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
First the pro's
1. cost. I saved a minimum of £50 per corner on getting these tyres over the OEM conti UHP ones. On a set of 4, a saving of £200 is significant money.
2. Noise - easily as good as the Conti ones
3. Comfort - probably slightly softer ride than the Contis they replaced. I first of all thought this may be teh compound, but after 2k miles, I am sure it is down to the sidewalls being softer than the conti UHP ones.
4. Wear? A bit early tosay definitively, but my Conti's were completely scrubbed by 18k miles (I had to cycle them 3 times at 4.5k, 9k, 13.5k to keep them even) - OK, so I've only done 2k so far, but the wear seems to be absolutely nil so far. (not measurable) - I will post an update when I have 4.5k on them, but thought it worth posting an "initial impression" on this mid range HP tyre.
4. wet grip is great - inches of standing water dispersed with no problem. Feel more sure footed than the conti's, but that could have been comparing a new deep tread with an outgoing scrubbed set

and the con's?
1. Not quite as stylish - tyre wall snobs may balk at the "Nankang Utility" etchings
2. This is the biggest con I have with them - where the car felt active and nimble through the corners, I can now definitely feel a bit more "give" and roll into corners. Although not dangerous, this feeling does make a large difference to how the car feel driving swiftly over A roads. However, just back off a smidge and you actually find that the corners can be taken nearly as quickly if you brake a bit earlier, not quite so hard and enjoy the ride. Another benefit f backing off a tad is that fuel consumption goes down. Hurrah!

So far, I have seen past the sidewall name and am enjoying the savings.
51 - tyre reviewed on August 31, 2012   
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