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Getting new wheels...

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by brian11to1, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Falken Ziex ZE 512 205/50R15 $48 Each
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    Falken Azenis Sport RT-215 205/50R15 $71 Each
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    Falken Azenis RT-615 205/50R15 $90 Each
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    Kumho Ecsta 711 205/50R15 $52 Each
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    Kumho Ecsta SPT $68 Each
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    Ecsta Supra 712 $70 Each
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    Yokohama ES100 $70 Each
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    Im going to be getting new wheels soon. The wheels are 15" X 6.5" I believe, is it safe to run a 205 with standard 40mm offset? Also, what should I get as far as the profile? I want to remain as close to stock (ratio) as possible so it doesnt mess up my speedo too much. Currently on my sedan I have 195/60R14's. Let me know which tire you recommend.

    Of course Price and treadwear weigh heavy, but I want something thats going to perform really nice but not wear out really fast.

    Im a tire n00b, and yes I searched.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    the 512s suck
    the 215s are good but kinda suck in the rain
    the 615s are good and are supposed to be better in the rain
    the 711s suck
    the SPTs are good and are good in the rain
    the 712s suck
    the ES100s are pretty good and are decent in the rain
     
  3. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    It never rains in Arizona... lol.

    Thanks for the input. Have you used either of the tires? Also, Ive ridden in a hatch that had a b16 with the old 215 Falkens on it. (195/60/14 i think) they were decent. I do know they suck in the rain.

    And with your input, if any one elses agrees... the Falken Ziex 512's, Kumho Ecsta 711's & 712's are out
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    s-03's, BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 or try the kuhmo mx :) Are you just looking for an everyday tire though?
     
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    I liked my 711's... they didn't last very long but they were cheap and sticky in the mean time. Most people on this site are spoiled with their $750 a set tires...
     
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    I have the Azeni 615's and I like them alot. You will be hard pressed to break them loose and they have held up surpisingly well for a 200 wear tire.
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Position - 205/50WR15 - 138 dollars each

    BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 - 205/50WR15 - 98 dollars each

    Kumho ECSTA MX - 205/50WR15 - 80 dollars each

    and that is from overpriced tire rack. You can get some pretty good deals though like i saw 205/50wr15 s-03s go for 93 bucks each last year. Overall... 500 tops for tires. But just think though, you try and save and spend 200 dollars on crappy tires, that is the only thing keeping you on the road... crappy tires. I bought 711's once and they were teh worst tire ever. The tread life blew and i started to get some sort of tread seperation after 2 months. Out of all 3 of my choices i like the BFGs just because i liked the original kdw. :thumbsup:
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Im trying to stay under $80 a tire. The tires are basically for everyday driving, so tread wear is more important than how stickey the tire is.
     
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    Kumho ASX is what I run now, they have over 15,000 miles on them with no real noticeable treadwear.
     
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    for what you do witht he car, i'd go with the spt's. bill ahs 'em on the bimmer and they are pretty dang good tire
     
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    You might want to look into the Sumitomo HTR Z tires.

    They are only $52 a tire at tirerack.com, and are very good from my experience. Tire rack rates them pretty much the best you can get for dry traction.

    *Not sure what the treadwear is. *
     
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    id go with the spt's, cuz i bought a new set of azenis 215's like 3 months ago, and they are already pretty bad. not saying they are a bad tire, its just they wear too damn fast, or i could just have a fucked up alignment.
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Bri what can i say everyones going to tell you different it's all personal opinion but I will say F#$@ Kumhos I have had them and I HATE them. I have heard good things about the new Azenis though maybe try those other than that teh AVS ES100 are SEXAY :p
    I have the Parada Spec-2's and I like them alot.
     
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    Ill probably to the Yoko ES100's ($70 a tire... not bad.), becuase they are pretty. Although it's treadwear is 280, not much better than the Azenis 215 or 615.

    Thank you everyone for the input.
     
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    trust me dude, get the spt's.

    i'm not a khumo fan at all. everyone knows this. but for what you are going to use the car for, its the best choice.

    sporty, yet very daily drivable, high treadware, cheap price, and could still hold their own at autox.
     
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    totally forgot about those. and @ $68 each, thats cheap.
     
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    yoko es100

    i have a few friends with them on and they are nice... i have the 215's on my civic right now...
     
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    Kumho Ecstas are good tires. I got em on my 93 DX on some Motegi MR-7 15" rims, with the profile cut for the 1 inch increase in rim size. They grip great, and are fine in the rain. They grip good around decent bends in the road at upwards of 60 mph, but with the shitty stock civic weight distribution and suspension, the body roll and rear wheel hop make it unsafe to do that very often. Tires didn't lose grip though. Haven't had them in the snow yet.
     
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    E the 512s just plain old suck, or suck for auto-x, my boss has a set on his 03 vw gti and has had no complaints as using for a daily driver.

    I've had the 712s for almost 5 years now, 90% daily driver, 15% aggressive driving, 5% auto-x , I stick to the road doing 80-85 through an aggressive left hander , (exact location for the CT folks, exit 68W to 691 from I-91/RT15) can't say I have any complaints. except they completely suck in the snow, you ain't going anywhere in the snow, hell Icould get out and push the car in the snow better than they drive in it.
     
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