(The rim on the picture is for illustrative purposes only.)
Nankang FT-9 M/T
TyresSummer tyresM+S marking
Tyre dimensionsLT265/70 R16 117/114Q ,POR OWL
Speed indexQ (max 160 km/h)
FT-9, called “Mud Terrain Terminator”, and aimed at off-road enthusiasts.
Thanks to its extra large shoulder lugs for enhanced shoulder traction, Nankang FT-9 is competitive over rocky, muddy, uneven and harsh surfaces, on which its interlocking shoulder block design enhanced grip besides exclude screes and clods for better manoeuvrability.
The technical tread patterns on Nankang FT-9, hook-shaped block, z-shaped zigzag grooves and the prominent bar on the bottom of the grooves, are even designed to give extra traction in superior off-road conditions.
Nankang FT-9 will certainly get the attention of anyone who takes off-road traction seriously. company representatives said. Nankang FT-9 even won “Taiwan Excellence award 2012.
Interlocking shoulder block design can grip and exclude screes and clods to increase manoeuvrability, and allow the car to be navigated freely on rugged roads. Hook-shaped blocks can gripping thrust on screes and clods. The blocks extended to tread shoulders provide extra traction between blocks and screes.
The prominent bar on the bottom of the grooves prevents stones are ledged in the grooves. Lodged stones will be expelled by the flexible moves between the prominent bar and the groove wall. Z-shaped zigzag grooves mill the clods and adapt to all kinds of rugged roads.