Nexen Tyres

Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:25
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any good? Korean, I think.

Had to put my spare on whilst in the country and only had Nexen as a choice to replace my spare. $175 is a bit of a drop from $400 for new BGS. I'm sure the quality is pretty marked but really, how bad can these Nexens be? Was thinking of maybe using them as a replacement for my every day tyres when they need replacing.
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Reply By: Brian Purdue - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:30

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 17:30
I used "Roadstone" made in Korea to Michellin standards on my RR. Quiet, good traction and excellent wear. The price was right. One puncture in 50,000 kms. Still lots of wear left when I sold it.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:00

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:00
they call them an a/t but more or less a road tyre really. Supposed to be good in the wet and decent wear. What more do you want for every day stuff, and at half the price of the "name" brands. I don't know how BFG can justify an increase of around $100 since I last bought a set a couple of years back.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:16

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:16
reporthere's there websitethe MT's look ok but the A/T look more like a HT.

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on them today on another forum.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:18

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:18
mm don't try and cut and paste. the Report I read is the first hyper link and the second is the Nexen website
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:03

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:03
Dunc,

yeah, that's what I think. Their "A/T" is more like a road tyre, although a bit more aggressive than most dedicated roadies. I picked up a brochure/leaflet from them and all looks pretty informative etc but I was hoping for some experience from somebody who'd had them for a while. I had this one put on in Benalla, Vic and the bloke said (I suppose he would, though) the local farmers use em and think they're ok and great value. I'm not so much bothered about the one I bought - more interested for future reference.
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:31

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:31
Based on reports on Nexen's on this forum I bought them for our Toyota Echo, 6 months on now, no issues, good tread, hold air well, no issues with grip.
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Follow Up By: Muddie - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:08

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:08
Holds air well ? I would hope this was a given when talking about tyres.
We all spend $20 - 80K+ on a 4wd and then want to put cheap unproven tyres on it to save a few bucks??
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:49

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:49
yeah to be honest I wouldn;t put them on my lux unless I was cash strapped, but was prepared to check them out on the road on a road car they seem fine so far.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:26

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:26
Its a fair call....some tyres dont use 100% butyl in the inner construction of the tyre, butyl is very expensive but holds air the best.....cheaper tyres loose air over time due to their use of say 90% butyl.
Bridgestone used to be the tyres that all had 100%, dont know about others...would be worth asking...having said all that, Nexen have done ok by me on my last car.
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Reply By: Whitepony - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:53

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 18:53
Had a couple Nexens turn up on the work vehicle, destroyed them all in very short time on gravel roads. The D694 on the vehicle don't have a mark on them!

So I'd say you get what you pay for.
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:35

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 19:35
well, if you read the posts, I'd say they look alright on the road but not too good off it.

Then again, as aforementioned, they are more like road tyres. Didn't expect em to do the Strzelecki without a problem
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:52

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 20:52
They are so called Roadstone Tyres. I had a set on my ute. They lasted well but were'nt as nice to drive on as a Bridgestones or BFGs.
Still good value.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:54

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:54
are you talking mainly blacktop Ross?

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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:26

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:26
Yes mainly on road but you have to do a lot of offroad miles to say it was mainly offroad.
I have taken them offroad quite a few times,mainly sandy coastal soil or gravel roads and tracks.
Not that good in sand compared to a proper AT
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:45

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:45
take your point Ross - but regarding your last comment, aggressive tyres are not as good as road tyres in sand, so don't get your point there
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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10:01

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 10:01
Normally more aggressive tyres are not as good in sand but in this case I feel the BFG AT I had and the Bridgestone 694 I currently have are better.
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 23:01

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 23:01
I now have Nexen on my patrol and they have been there about a year & a bit. I am happy with the grip etc. About two thirds the price on name brands. Seem to be wearing ok. Dont know how far they will go but at least they are an improvement for noise and wet bitumen braking over my previous AT tyres. I had a few scary moments trying to stop patrol/caravan combo with previous tyres. Most of my driving is on bitumen.
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Reply By: joff1 - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:28

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:28
I was tight for cash a few yeas back when I was about to head out through the Flinders then up the Oondy track to Alice and all points Red. I needed new rubber on a Jayco outback hawk so I put Nexen AT's on. Cheap as chips.

We did the trip, 8k (loaded - read heavy) without any issues at all. We sold that camper just before christmas and the tyres where wearing well.

I know this was only on a camper but at 1500kg it would have been testing their integrity just the same.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:52

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:52
the guy who put it on for me said the local farmers all bought them and thought they were good around the paddocks and dirt roads. I took that with a pinch of salt but maybe he was telling the truth.
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