Nankang AR-1


Nankang AR-1 

Competition Tire 100 treadwear

Heat Cycling  available – click here

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Single tire orders incur an additional fee of $45

Memorial Day Sale!!   

25/45ZR17   235/40ZR17   245/40ZR17 special pricing and free shipping – Friday 5/26 – Monday 5/29

Also – 185/60R13 and 205/60R13 Free Shipping when bought in pairs – Friday 5/26 – Monday 5/29

225/40ZR18 & 325/30ZR19 back in stock!

only (1) 335/30ZR18 in stock until next delivery

Shipping Special  185/60R13 & 205/60R13 only – Buy any 4 $25 per tire – Buy any 8 get Free Shipping!.

*** Nankang AR-1 Specs ***

Break in procedure for Nankang tires prior to hard track sessions (racing or otherwise)…
The Nankang AR-1, CR-S, SL-1, and NS-2R will greatly benefit from an initial “break-in” heat cycle, (commonly called “scrubbing in”) before the tires are pushed, for better performance. Set cold air pressure at an adequate psi to handle the weight of the car. On track, gradually increase speed subsequently for a minimum 3-4 laps, not to exceed 85% capacity*, followed by an off the car cooling period of not less than 24 hours, which will result in a much improved tire life and on track performance for future sessions.
If this procedure is not possible due to losing on track sessions – PTS can heat cycle your tires prior to shipping them to you, which will reduce (not replace) the break in procedure required for AR-1’s and CR-1/CR-S models.
This is a proven procedure to enhance and improve your on track experience, gathered from many years of our own racing experience and track events, as well as the many experienced drivers we have worked with over the years.
*2 – laps 50%, 1 – lap 75%, 1 – 85%, 2 – cool down laps 50%


Nankang AR-1

Competition Tire

175/50R13, 185/60R13, 185/60R14, 195/50R15 - perfect for Vintage / Historic Racing!

Also for Vintage we have the 205/60R13 and 235/45R13

*** Nankang AR-1 Specs ***

  • Special inner angled pattern design to improve performance in wet track conditions.
  • Special bevel pattern design for improved tire stiffness.
  • Large block at tire shoulder for improved tire stiffness and traction on curved roads.
  • Wide center ribs for improved steering performance and precision.
  • Optimized tread with wider contact patch for the best stability at high speed driving.
  • Unique semi-slick compound shorter tire warming time which speeds up tires in reaching effective working temperature and improves gripping performance.

Set up tech tips

Optimum operating window 160F degrees to 220F degrees

Optimum camber settings between  -1.0 to -3.0 degrees

HOT Pressure settings - 

Just a guide - precise pressures should be decided by driving style, ambient temps and car set up

23 - 27.5 psi  for cars  less than 1760 lbs 

24 - 32 psi   for cars 1760 lbs - 2200 lbs 

27.5 - 37 psi for cars 2200 lbs - 3080 lbs

34 - 42 psi  for cars over 3080 lbs


PTS offers Tire Shaving starting at $55 per tire

We also offer Heat Cycling - Have your competition tires heat cycled today and be race ready!

*Caution: The Nankang AR-1 is recommended for competition events only.

 Allow an extra day for shaving or heat-cycling.

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Please contact us for pallet pricing for shipping costs