Nankang mudstars - any good?


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 Post subject: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:32 pm 
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Just about to buy a new set of muds - some road use but want good performance off road for Canterbury conditions i.e. mud, snow, river gravel and occasional clay etc. Previously had several sets of hankook RTO1 32s on my bighorn and they went very well - was getting about 40,000 ks from the first 6-7 ms before trading them in for new ones. However RTO1s no longer being made and hankook now have RTO3 - not quite as sharp and aggressive tread and fair bit dearer.

Looking at various options - gt radial adventuros etc - but wonder if anyone has experience of the korean nankang mudstars. How do they perform compared to other makes offroad, and what sort of mileage do they give. They are pretty cheap and the 33s are actually 32.2", but could be okay if they perform. Comments welcome.

Anyone know of a good place to get wholesale tyres?

Thanks, Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:44 pm 
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look thru the topics

just recently there was whole thing on mudders

they are exactly the same tyre

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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 5:31 pm 
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I ran nankangs on my truck and the went really well especialy for what you pay,
I work for Beaurepairs and been in tyres for a few years now, sold a heap of nankang n889's ,big forestry tyre due to giving huge milage and chunky grip in my area (Gisborne) not sure wot they like in snow as it dont snow much up here but in my opinion they are gud for the price, Maxxis does the identical tread pattern called a Buckshot Just as good but twice the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 9:59 pm 
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waugu wrote:
I ran nankangs on my truck and the went really well especialy for what you pay,
I work for Beaurepairs and been in tyres for a few years now, sold a heap of nankang n889's ,big forestry tyre due to giving huge milage and chunky grip in my area (Gisborne) not sure wot they like in snow as it dont snow much up here but in my opinion they are gud for the price, Maxxis does the identical tread pattern called a Buckshot Just as good but twice the price.

So if Buckshots are $250.00 a pop (33's), youre doing the Nankang version for $125.00??? Where do i sign up?


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:45 pm 
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mudstars are more round the 200 mark each buckshots prob looking more round the 300 mark each, I c ant remeber exact prices but I do know the reason for going with the n889 was the price diference was huge and you wernt gaining much with the buckshots.


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:47 pm 
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in saying all that I know the last time I was trying to order 33's in the n889 they wer'nt available in the country


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:56 pm 
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waugu wrote:
mudstars are more round the 200 mark each buckshots prob looking more round the 300 mark each, I c ant remeber exact prices but I do know the reason for going with the n889 was the price diference was huge and you wernt gaining much with the buckshots.


If your charging nigh on 300 notes for a buckshot, its no wonder you were selling more nankang.
I can get them $250.00 each and i believe 4wdbits is selling them at $259.00 each (http://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails ... ductID=220) So not really double the price as you claim aye?


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 11:05 pm 
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waugu wrote:
in saying all that I know the last time I was trying to order 33's in the n889 they wer'nt available in the country


saw about 20 of them on the floor in the welly warehouse the other day

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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:03 am 
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good to know then, they have obviously droped in price since the last tym I orderd them and if the buckshots are 250 you might aswell get them over the nankang just for the quality diference.
I changed to the dunlop MT 1's recently, I have only been out once on them but they seem to clean themselves realy well compared to my earlier sets and they werent to bad on price, under a grand for the set with tubes.. something to think about, theres a lot out ther to choose from and Prices change a lot between brands so do a bit of shopping around..


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:25 am 
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had trouble getting up onto the back lawn yesterday in 2wd

had to have a couple of goes up the 30 degree slope and then have a big run up to get up :oops: :oops: :oops:

went to get into truck today and noticed back tyres clogged full and not clearing :roll: :roll: :roll:

I still think they're a good tyre for what I want 8) 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:10 am 
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Have bought a set of nankang mudstar N889 33s since asking topic question above. Good chunky tread with exc 15-16m depth. Only done 1200ks so far but exc on road - usual mudgrip hum but not noisy. Rated Q which is up to 160kph - and track v well on road at 100ks.

Have only done a couple of offroad excursions so far and found they bit well on steep grass climbs, performed quite well in river shingle and in a bit of slick mud. Early days but am happy with them to date. So if as suggested above they do big ks, I'd say they'll prove excellent value at just $220 per 33" mud tyre, and may well end up a popular option for general offroading. Obviously if you want specific high performance mud tyres, you'll spend the extra and go for swampers etc. However at this early stage am happy with the N889 mudstars - well worth a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:42 pm 
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Where did you end up getting them?

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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Got them for $220 each balanced and fitted from Roadrunner Tyres , main south road Sockburn, Chch. See Errol and ask for club price.


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:42 am 
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Done a few offroad trips and good few ks on the nankang mudstar 33s now and happy to confirm they wear well - getting 5oooks per mm of tread depth which is pretty good on a lwb. Also the chunky tread pattern - similar to buckshot - is proving good for general offroading - snow, mud, grass,pea gravel etc. Not a specialist trials tyre but finding them good all-rounder - esp at the price. Well worth it for general 4wding.


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 Post subject: Re: Nankang mudstars - any good?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:49 pm 
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An update and comment on the Nankang Mudstar N889 mudgrips.

Have a set of 33s which have now done about 15,000ks and quite alot of club trips, and am very pleased with them as an allround 4x4 tyre.

They have used 2 to 2.5mm of tread after 15,000ks so are hard wearing - should do a good 80000ks if you ran them right out -that is if you keep wheels aligned and pressures right.

Also very happy with offroad performance. Have done snow, ice, mud, steep grassy hills, rocky trips etc and they handle all very well - no sidewall damage either. The big chunky tread surprisingly effective.

In all this is a darn good tyre. Good grip, good wear, durable, and VERY good value at their price. Have used alot of sets of muds and these mudstars are up wiith the best as an allround 4x4 mudgrip. Recommended.


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