The Nankang SP-5 was developed with support from Nanang’s NSS (Noise Simulation System)
The result: an exceptional reduction of noise levels and a comfortable driving experience
Noise prevention bar reduces the noise generated by the pattern
Two centre wide circumferential grooves efficiently direct water away and enhance superior wet handling. Added sipes in the block pattern normalize the tyre surface hardness, thus increasing comfort and buffering the noise generated from the road. Designed by Nankang's NSS (Noise Simulation System), the pattern is arranged to lower the noise between the pattern blocks.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
SURPAX SP-5 tyre review
Average based on 308 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
25.07.2016 from Gary Marrs Really nice tire, way quite. I read a lot of reviews before purchasing the tires. I needed a really good all around tire for my wife's Jeep and, I didn't want to break the bank for the Continentals I was looking at. Living in South Carolina during the summer where, we get a lot of those real bad pop up thunderstorms with the occasional supercell, I felt they needed to have excellent traction in the rain as well as, dry and the A temp rating makes them a perfect match for the triple digit heat. I know, it kind of sounds like some apocalyptic end of the world movie or, maybe even hell, at times it certainly feels like it. I can't share on the snow or ice really don't get to much of it here. The roads pretty much stink here so they do ride nice over all the patchwork asphalt. I've sat behind the wheel of a few different kinds of race cars. These tire's perform period. I gave them a good thrashing and, not a squeal just took it and wanted more a few of the turns are pretty hairy!the goodyear rsa's they replaced can't hold a candle to these. I'd say an average of 15-25 mph faster with confidence. The Goodyear's where way scary at times especially on the turns I mentioned before. Super Stoaked, Awesome, Outstanding.
12.07.2015 from Angelo The tyres look good but there are to noises in the cabin of the car
But I would be happy to buy again.
13.04.2015 from wroestar Good allround tyre. Soaks up bumps and road noise well, but seems to be about average ware. Very good for price