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Nankang FT-9

Nankang FT-9 Review - Buy Or Avoid? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the FT-9, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityLight Truck / SUV
Driving StyleOff-Road Max Traction
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2012
Run Flat?No


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Nankang FT-9 in Australia

This offering by Nankang has been around in Australia for about 12 years. Especially designed for 4WDs, SUVs and light trucks, it comes in a total of 12 sizes.

This off-road max traction tyre is a solid option for those looking for an all season tyre in the economy end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The FT-9 Tyres

We've analysed the results of the following tyre benchmarks to carry out a data-driven review of the FT-9 tyres.


We don't have any UTQG treadwear data for this tyre, unfortunately.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

We don't have any UTQG traction data for this tyre, unfortunately.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data for this tyre, unfortunately.


We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these off-road max traction tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!


The FT-9 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their SUV or truck rubber with some tyres designed for off-road max traction action.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 12 sizes of the FT-9 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

205/80 R16 110/108Q
205/70 R15 96Q
215/75 R15 100/97Q
215/60 R17 109/107Q
235/85 R16 120/116N
235/75 R15 104/101Q
245/75 R16 120/116N
255/70 R16 115/112Q
265/65 R17 120/117Q
265/60 R18 119/116Q
265/70 R16 117/114Q
315/75 R16 121Q
Louis from Tyre Geek


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