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    Question Anyone heard of this tire before?

    My friend that owns a tire shop suggested I buy these. They're Korean tires that are just beginning to get popular in the US. He's got em on his mustang.
    They're called Nexen http://www.nexentireusa.com/tire_detail.asp?pid=107

    The model is N3000, I've researched online and theres barely anything to see. They have a UTQG Rating of 360 i think, and theyre AA A....z rated...They look pretty sweet, and cheap as dirt.

    Was wondering if anyone has ever heard of them.

    Any input is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toofpaste View Post
    My friend that owns a tire shop suggested I buy these. They're Korean tires that are just beginning to get popular in the US. He's got em on his mustang.
    They're called Nexen http://www.nexentireusa.com/tire_detail.asp?pid=107

    The model is N3000, I've researched online and theres barely anything to see. They have a UTQG Rating of 360 i think, and theyre AA A....z rated...They look pretty sweet, and cheap as dirt.

    Was wondering if anyone has ever heard of them.

    Any input is appreciated.
    DO NOT BUY THOSE TIRES!! They suck. I had those on my eclipse and they only last about 6 months driving good and all. It was my commuter car and I never ran the car hard or anything just normal slow commuting and they wear so easily. With the ls1 there not even gonna last you 2 months..

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    Shit! I just had them put on.....

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    You sure theyre the N3000's you're talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toofpaste View Post
    You sure theyre the N3000's you're talking about?
    Not sure since I switched em out and threw them away but they were the low profile nexens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ls1_385hp_T/A View Post
    DO NOT BUY THOSE TIRES!! They suck. I had those on my eclipse and they only last about 6 months driving good and all. It was my commuter car and I never ran the car hard or anything just normal slow commuting and they wear so easily. With the ls1 there not even gonna last you 2 months..


    Wow, I guess mine are the factory freaks then. They still have 3/4 tread left with a hard 5k on em. I actually wanna get rid of em because they are way to low profile for my tastes. They came with my c5 rims, and Im not about to throw away a new set of meats (they had 1k on em). In other words, I would beg to differ. They actually have very little road noise, and half way decent traction. So what was yer trick to killin em in 6 months? especially on an eclipse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buswwa View Post


    Wow, I guess mine are the factory freaks then. They still have 3/4 tread left with a hard 5k on em. I actually wanna get rid of em because they are way to low profile for my tastes. They came with my c5 rims, and Im not about to throw away a new set of meats (they had 1k on em). In other words, I would beg to differ. They actually have very little road noise, and half way decent traction. So what was yer trick to killin em in 6 months? especially on an eclipse?
    I must have had the cheap ass nexens thats why they didnt last me long enough..No trick just my experience with them alright.

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    This is small amounts of info on this tire, since It's just beginning to get popular in the US...but the little that I have found states that they are a great decent tire for the price.... I'll ride them hard and after a couple thousand miles ill let u guys know what I think about em...

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    I put on the tires today...

    So far Dry traction kicks that ass.....

    As I was going home today at night....it started pouring.... So I thought,... great time to try the wet traction... Empty road doing 60 ish....slammed on the brakes....Amazing wet traction, as good as dry.

    Now, the only thing left to see is how good the treadwear is.

    Tires came out to 507 bucks... out the door..

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    definateley keep us posted!

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    I will definetly get back at you guys about this tire....

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    Quote Originally Posted by toofpaste View Post
    I put on the tires today...

    So far Dry traction kicks that ass.....

    As I was going home today at night....it started pouring.... So I thought,... great time to try the wet traction... Empty road doing 60 ish....slammed on the brakes....Amazing wet traction, as good as dry.

    Now, the only thing left to see is how good the treadwear is.

    Tires came out to 507 bucks... out the door..
    $507 is cheap? Not so sure about that. What size are they?
    I just paid $365 shipped for NS-II's in 245/40 18's
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    nexen is a good tire. i put 20k miles on my cavalier and they still look good when i sold it. my buddies both had them on mustangs and they lasted really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    $507 is cheap? Not so sure about that. What size are they?
    I just paid $365 shipped for NS-II's in 245/40 18's
    275/40/17....and when I say out the door...I mean mounting, balance, and alignment...

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    I run a Goodyear in Portland, OR and I sell a bizillion of tires.. Dunlops, Goodyears, Yoko's Michelin etc Nexens among them and I have NEVER had anyone not Love the Nexens.
    Cheap, good looking and so far...Handle and wear well.. (for an economy tire)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01T-TopToy View Post
    I run a Goodyear in Portland, OR and I sell a bizillion of tires.. Dunlops, Goodyears, Yoko's Michelin etc Nexens among them and I have NEVER had anyone not Love the Nexens.
    Cheap, good looking and so far...Handle and wear well.. (for an economy tire)
    What would you recommend as far as low cost tires go? I'm gonna need something that'll last with 500+hp on tap and a heavy foot...
    I was looking to get a set of the Z07 rims in a 18x9.5 and 19x11 btw, so nothing smaller than a 305 in the back.

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    nexens are pretty decent tires..... but i opted for a set of fuzion ZRi, never tried those out yet, and i have heard pretty good reviews about those. but of all the nexens i have installed, people throw back positive reviews when they come back in a couple months for oil changes and such.

    as for squee... go with 275 on the front, and 315 on the back. the profile is up to you, i guess its whatever you like. as for type of tire... 500hp is pretty big, and a heavy foot, i think you'll probably have some traction problems launching no matter what street radials you go with. i would recommend nitto's or dunlops, but they are pricey.

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