Nankang AR-1 Tire

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  • Regular price $217.00

The Nankang AR-1 is available in 12" to 21" with more sizes constantly being added.

The AR-1 is a faster, more refined track tire, aimed at the track enthusiast who is hunting lap times. 

With only one compound option and with all tires being produced with 5.5mm tread depth, the AR-1 is positioning itself in amongst the greats of the track tire market.

Used as a control tire by championships like BMW 1 series SuperCup, Civic Challenge & Classic VW Cup as well as a podium winning tire in open tire series such as Tourismo X,  BMWCCR and 750MC Club Enduro

As the Nankang range is ever evolving, the 2019 production 100TW tyres in 17" and above now contain a kevlar lining, these further increases stability and consistency. Designed to combat high intensity circuits such as Nurburgring and Spa.

The AR-1 has achieved EU tire labelling giving it MSA List 1B approval.

Optimum operating window 71-104 degrees celsius

Optimum camber settings between -1.0 to -3.0 degrees

HOT Pressure settings

<800kg  23 - 27.5psi

800-1000kg  24 - 32psi

1,000-1,400kg  27.5 - 37psi

1,400kg>  34 - 42psi

COLD Pressure settings

As above but use the highest stated figures by weight for your cold pressures. For example <800kg use 27.5 psi and work your way down after warm up laps.

Road Pressure settings

Use the car manufacturers guidelines.

When fitting, the yellow dot is the lightest part of the tyre so should be aligned with the valve stem on both aluminium and steel wheels to ensure that it is well balanced.

If you are having handling issues, please see the table below which may resolve your issue, remember to do this in small increments at a time.

To reduce Over steer
-Reduce rear pressures or increase front pressures
To increase Over steer
-Increase rear pressures or reduce front pressures
To reduce Under steer
-Reduce front pressures or increase rear pressures
To increase Under steer
-Increase front pressures or reduce rear pressures