Turn 14 Distribution Adds Nankang to Line Card

Turn 14 Distribution Adds Nankang to Line Card | THE SHOPPerformance parts distributor Turn 14 Distribution has expanded its range of competition tires through the addition of Nankang, the company announced.

“Nankang Motorsport has made a name for itself in the performance tire space by producing an extremely grippy tire at an unbeatable price point. We will be carrying the AR1 — a favorite amongst amateur and pro racers — as well as the newly released CR-S, which has already begun to make waves in the motorsport community for its speed and consistency. We are thrilled to expand competition tire offerings with the addition of Nankang Motorsport and are committed to providing strong inventory and industry-leading after-sales support,” said Alex Lesslie, divisional purchasing manager, Turn 14 Distribution.

Founded in 1959 as one of the first tire manufacturers in Taiwan, and now provides a slate of competition tire offerings for autocross, time attack, and other high-performance driving events. The two most popular options from Nankang are the CR-S and AR-1. The CR-S is Nankang’s 200 treadwear offering, utilizing an outside tread shoulder resembling a racing slick tire. The AR-1 is the 100 treadwear option, which employs a semi-slick compound blend aiding warm-up and maintaining consistent operating temperatures, the company said. Nankang currently serves over 100 markets globally with a range of products, from passenger and commercial vehicles to motorcycles and specialized military applications.

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