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new azenis coming out in 05

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by pissedoffsol, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

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    "The "New" Azenis Sport will be available 1st quarter 2005. The differences
    are as follows: A lot more sizes will be available, 14"-19"; the tire will
    respond better to standing water; the tread pattern, although still very
    aggressive, will be more "radial" looking. That's about it, the tire is
    very nice. We received our first one 3 weeks ago for us all to look at and
    "WOW", I am sure you will all be very pleased!"

    "On an interesting side note, we sent the Azenis Sport RT-215 to Tire Rack
    (who doesn't currently handle our product) for some testing and we came out
    on top beating out 13 other makes and models in the Ultra High Performance
    segment! Even more interesting is that we placed 4th in wet traction! That
    is a very strong finish for a tire that is designed around maximum dry
    traction"

    And here's a quote from another guy at the Miata forum:
    "I spoke with the "Falken guy" at the Mazda Rev it Up today, and he told me
    that the new Azenis would not be available until Jan 05. He also indicated
    that people at Falken have been listening to what the ST crowd is asking
    for, and that the ST crowd is one of their major target groups. He could
    not verify that there would be a 13 inch tire, but he did say that far more
    sizes would be available (28 sizes, I think).

    Let's see, he also mentioned the new tire would have the following
    characteristics:

    1) Marginally better dry grip than the existing Azenis.
    2) Tread redesign to improve hydroplaning resistance. Said tread redesign
    may include two Sinusoidal circumferential grooves.
    3) New design is intended to be effective without shaving."

    I personally think the current Azenis is much better looking...very eye
    catching, looks like a hard core expensive rally tire but the new one is an all around better tyre, so I suppose it balences out. It's coming out in January. It's cool to hear about the improved wet performance. Maybe the tires will last longer and/or be more quiet. Apparently the tires will costs within 5 or so dollars of what they cost now.
     
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    oops, wrong fourm.. :moved:
     
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    They don't mention anything about how it fairs up in terms of resistance to heat. The old ones are great until the end of sessions at HPDE's
     
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    Just what I was thinking.....grease-o-rama after 10 minutes during the summer. They get more grease-proned as they get older too(obvously more heat cycles) but they are pretty much useless after the first 5-10 heat cycles IMO.
     
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    new tires look good...looking forward to seeing more results

    good find B
     
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    ive NEVER had a problem with "greasing over" on mine.

    maybe i drive like a turtle...
     
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    Have you ever taken any of your cars on a road course? That really is the only place you experience it.


    I didn't have mine grease up until my 4th session or so on a really hot and sunny day. Its not an instant thing. You can feel the tires just start to not grip as well, then eventually, you start sliding.
     
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    for less than $50 per tire, quite whining.

    They are the best tire out there for the money. Sure they loose grip faster than tires that cost 3 times as much. That's WHY other tires cost 3x as much!
     
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    Less then 50 a tire? :huh: You can not find azenies for 50 a tire
     
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    bullllshit. i spent 44/tire on mine :blink: and came out to 205 shipped for all 4. depends on size. mine were 195/60/14.
     
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    damn, makes me want to go back to STS and save some money on all those mods I keep talking about.... :ph34r:
     
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    bumpin this back up---

    anyone know of anyone selling these yet?
     
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    not yet, vulcantire.com has them posted in their inventory, but no prices yet.
     
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    http://www.discounttirezone.com/browseprod...-19560HR14.html
    they are selling them...$55 a piece for 14's, cheaper than the old ones

    EDIT: The picture they are using is the old ones but they have the new tire name, so i dunno :shrug:
     
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    any mention of the weight anywhere? the last azenis were fucking heavy... i guess its a trade off
     
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    Hmm. I'm interested. I want to see reviews that stress high temp long term use and wet conditions...
     
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    I saw them down in SEMA.. Seski Tire and good price.. And they had them on the sexiest car alive.. RHD EF..
     
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    werd. these are the new ones. no prices yet.... must mean they arne't ready :(

    I'm up in arms between getting a set of these and trying out some ao32r's for my autoX wheels
     
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