LAS VEGAS — Tireco Inc. is adding a line of Nankang-brand mud-terrain tires, the NK Sport Conqueror M/T-1, to the portfolio of Nankang products it imports and sells in the U.S.
The Conqueror is designed to operate in severe on- and off-road terrain, Tireco said, and extends the NK Sport family of products into the outdoor recreational realm that's the domain of many light truck, SUV and Jeep owners.
The Conqueror M/T-1 features an "enhanced" tread compound for ultimate off-road traction while a variable pitch tread pattern allows for a quieter on-road ride, Tireco said.
The tire's "aggressive" tread design features large, offset tread blocks for all-weather traction, while variable-depth siping provides performance consistency throughout the life of the tire.
Alternating shoulder grooves work to evacuate mud and debris while mud-and-stone ejectors protect against stone retention and drilling. Many sizes feature a three-ply sidewall to provide added strength for impact protection, while the upper sidewall design enhances off-road traction and bite.
The initial launch will feature 25 popular OE replacement and aftermarket sizes covering 15- to 20-inch rim diameters, including flotation sizes up to 35 inches tall (outside diameter) and is available with outlined-white-letter.
All sizes Q-speed rated and feature 19- to 20/32nds-inch tread depth.
"Expanding the Nankang product lineup is a priority for us," Andrew Hoit, Tireco's vice president of sales and marketing, said.
"We're committed to providing our dealer network a broad, diverse product offering for both the daily driver and enthusiasts markets; and the Conqueror M/T-1 is a true testament to this.
Tireco is the exclusive distributor of the Nankang brand in the U.S.