Nankang Conqueror AT-5 Tire Review & Rating

The Nankang Conqueror AT-5 is designed to tackle most any off-road terrain while maintaining respectable road manners on the street. Built for drivers of pickups, SUV’s, crossovers and other 4×4’s, the Conqueror A/T is also one of the lowest priced all-terrain tires on the market.

Nankang uses a unique cut and chip resistant high-tech silica tread compound in LT sizes that increases dry, wet and winter traction and handling. It also helps with durability for enhanced treadwear.


Nankang Conqueror AT-5 Tire Review

The tires’ serrated sidewall and aggressive shoulder design gives it a boost in performance when driving through dirt, sand, light mud and other off-road terrain. LT sizes with load range E ratings feature a 3-ply sidewall for increased protection against cuts and punctures, which is a welcome addition to be sure.

Nankang has engineered larger tread voids that help the tire clean itself of dirt, smaller rocks and other debris for better overall traction. While arguably not up to the levels of some of the top performing AT tires, it doesn’t do a bad job here.

A big plus for the Nankang Conqueror AT is its winter traction and handling. It sports the severe winter service mountain snowflake emblem and is also pinned for adding studs if you need them. This is not something you find on most cheap all-terrain tires. We’ve heard other drivers speak highly of its winter performance in their reviews as well.

You’ll find the Conqueror AT-5 available in a number of 15-20 inch sizes in both LT and non-LT models. (Nankang has announced that it will be adding many additional sizes in late 2016) The AT-5 is backed with a 50K mile tread warranty.

Pros

  • Performance in light off-road terrain
  • On-road dry/wet grip
  • Winter traction in deep snow and ice
  • 50K mile warranty
  • Value-priced

Cons

  • Not the best in extremely rugged terrain

Overall Thoughts

As one of the lower priced all-terrain tires, the Nankang Conqueror AT may surprise you with its overall performance. It’s ideal for those living in rural areas that drive on gravel, sand, dirt and light muddy roads. Although not the best for climbing rock or driving in thick, deep mud, it holds its own on other types of terrain.

One of the better aspects of this tire is driving on snow and ice. Its rating for severe winter service is a nice plus. In addition, it’s rare to find a cheaper tire like this that carries any kind of mileage warranty, let alone one that runs 50K miles.

Overall, the Nankang AT-5 is one of the better lower priced AT tires around. Sure, it doesn’t match the performance of other top models like the BFGoodrich T/A KO2, Cooper A/T3 and several others, it remains a nice option for those looking to save a good amount on everyday driving all-terrain tires.

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What Vehicles Will The Nankang Conqueror AT-5 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, S10, Suburban, K2500, Colorado, Blazer
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Bronco, F-150, Explorer
  • GMC Yukon, Sierra, Canyon
  • Honda Element, CR-V, Ridgeline
  • Isuzu Trooper
  • Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty
  • Mazda B4000
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Mitsubishi Montero
  • Nissan Titan, Xterra, Frontier
  • Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander

Tire Sizes

15″

235/75R15 109T OWL
265/70R15 112S OWL

16″

255/70R16 112S OWL
265/70R16 112T OWL
LT225/75R16 115/112S OWL
LT245/75R16 120/116S OWL
LT265/75R16 123/120S OWL
LT235/85R16 120/116R OWL

17″

245/70R17 112T OWL
265/70R17 115T OWL
245/65R17 111T OWL
LT235/80R17 120/117R OWL
LT245/75R17 121/118S OWL
LT245/70R17 119/116S OWL
LT265/70R17 121/118S OWL
LT285/70R17 121/118S OWL
LT265/65R17 120/117S OWL

18″

265/70R18 114S OWL
265/60R18 110T BSW
LT275/70R18 125/122R OWL

20″

275/55R20 117T BSW
LT275/65R20 126/123S OWL

Price Range

Nankang Conqueror AT-5 prices range from approximately $105 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Nankang provides a limited tread warranty on the Conqueror AT-5.


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10 thoughts on “Nankang Conqueror AT-5 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Eric,what did you finally,do? I’ve used these on 2 sets of dodge 20in wheels and,thinking,of getting a set of 34×12.50×20 for my Chevy 1500 silverado.

  2. I purchased these tires about 4 months ago for my Jeep Grand Cherokee. They perform pretty good in snow and wet/dry conditions. They are pretty quiet on pavement, I’ve only been off road once in some mud, they didn’t do to bad.

  3. Do you suggest the Nankang AT-5 CONQUEROR A/T LT275/65R20 126/123S for a 2016 Ford F-350 SRW 4×4 ? I drive a on highway and county roads? I do pull a fifth wheel camper about 6-7(less than 500 miles a year) times a year, so i do need the side walls to be 10ply+?

    1. No, LT E rating is all it needs. Check the weight rating as well, it should be at or above the GAWR on the vehicle sticker when combined as a pair. Ply ratings today are irrelevant, they are mainly used to denote weight ratings. IE a 10 Ply rating of yesteryear is an E rated tire of today. The tire you mentioned has a load rating of [email protected] per tire or 7496 combined. The RGAWR of a SRW F350 is 7000 pounds so they have plenty to work with your truck.

      1. Cant keep them. My Ram 2500 shudders at speeds over 35mph. Brought them back for Discount Tire to rebalance and same problem, just feels a little different. Wish I didn’t have this problem, because they look good, ride quiet, price is right and the traction seems to be great. There’s no way though. The ride is too rough.

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