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NORCAL SS
12-10-2014, 11:18 PM
Well bet on the raiders over the weekend and paid off very well lol so looking to get some new tires on my car.


215 40 17 Falken Azenis RT-615K


Anyone run these??? any feedback???

http://www.0-60mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Falken-Azenis-RT-615K.jpg

FTY
12-11-2014, 12:14 AM
I like them a lot, its what I run in the summer. They wear fairly well and are very predictable.

doverosx
12-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Well bet on the raiders over the weekend and paid off very well lol so looking to get some new tires on my car.


215 40 17 Falken Azenis RT-615K


Anyone run these??? any feedback???

http://www.0-60mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Falken-Azenis-RT-615K.jpg

From what I've heard, they don't hold a candle to the likes of RS-3 V2s, ZII.

shadyabarth
12-11-2014, 12:29 AM
A decent tire for the money but if your are planning on tracking the car with these they can become pretty unpredictable after a few laps or heat cycles..Non-existent traction in wet conditions especially when the temperature drops..

Abarth Five O
12-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Been running these for over a year. Very predicable and decent traction in warm weather dry and wet conditions.

andybee
12-11-2014, 01:20 AM
Ran this type of tire on my previous car, quite different to the 500, a BMW 330i. This was the third tire I had on the car after a set of Goodyears and Michelins and they were simply awesome. Noticeable difference. After a year I could feel they were starting to loose their grip in the wet but they had ab 12000km on them at that point. Will be my first port of call with my Pirelli's wear out

boostaddict
12-11-2014, 06:07 AM
very good tire when you get them warmed up, running them now.

N2MYE30
12-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Arent you running KDWs now? If so, Im just wonder why the change SS.

jguerdat
12-11-2014, 09:05 AM
The KDs would be a closer match to the Falkens. It depends on what you're after - the Falkens are a known quantity for autocross but the KD(W)s aren't. For warm weather, the Falkens would be one of my top choices.

tcarretti
12-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Been running these for the last 5000 miles. Very happy with them and they perform well is the warm climate here in San Antonio. Also good in the wet so far as well.

Horizontally-Opposed
12-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Raced a vintage Alfa on them, and they were great—and wore like iron on track.

Nice to see the feedback on their on-street behavior here. Also curious why you are moving away from the BFGs?

NORCAL SS
12-11-2014, 07:12 PM
Raced a vintage Alfa on them, and they were great—and wore like iron on track.

Nice to see the feedback on their on-street behavior here. Also curious why you are moving away from the BFGs?

Whenever i sell my cars I like to put fresh tires on them. Just so owner is good to go. Ive always done this even on my other cars that i drove around on drag radials. I always put new slicks or drag radials before I sell them.

bomba
12-11-2014, 09:17 PM
Ran this type of tire on my previous car, quite different to the 500, a BMW 330i. This was the third tire I had on the car after a set of Goodyears and Michelins and they were simply awesome. Noticeable difference. After a year I could feel they were starting to loose their grip in the wet but they had ab 12000km on them at that point. Will be my first port of call with my Pirelli's wear out

This.

I ran them on my BMW and they are the first tires I look to. Best road tires for the money, IMHO.

Horizontally-Opposed
12-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Whenever i sell my cars I like to put fresh tires on them. Just so owner is good to go. Ive always done this even on my other cars that i drove around on drag radials. I always put new slicks or drag radials before I sell them.

Gotta respect that. Hope you did well on the way out of the car—it's a sweet one.

AreWhyAyEn
12-12-2014, 01:16 AM
8 years working in the tire business had me doing tons of research on tires, my suggestion for a good balance of high performance summer traction, wear, and wet traction (and availability in this size) I'd suggest looking into the Bridgestone Potenza RE760. priced very well also.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE760+Sport&partnum=04WR7RE760XL&GCID=C13674x012-tire&KEYWORD=tires.jsp_Bridgestone_Potenza_RE760_Sport_ Tire&code=yes&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=45-18681901-2

^on sale right now also

Horizontally-Opposed
12-12-2014, 02:04 AM
8 years working in the tire business had me doing tons of research on tires, my suggestion for a good balance of high performance summer traction, wear, and wet traction (and availability in this size) I'd suggest looking into the Bridgestone Potenza RE760. priced very well also.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Potenza+RE760+Sport&partnum=04WR7RE760XL&GCID=C13674x012-tire&KEYWORD=tires.jsp_Bridgestone_Potenza_RE760_Sport_ Tire&code=yes&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=45-18681901-2

^on sale right now also

+1

GREAT all-around tires. Loved them on our GTI. Good, predictable grip in the dry, not noisy, great in the rain, and long-wearing. If they made them in 215/40, they'd be my next tires.

NORCAL SS
12-14-2014, 12:31 AM
new tires on their way!!! went with the falkens.

AreWhyAyEn
12-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Sweet! Best of luck with them. I want to upgrade to something more sticky and fun, But winters in Philadelphia are very unpredictable. Last year we got hammered with snowstorms. Its bad enough I cant get snow tires until Bridgestone starts making the ws80 again (production is supposed to begin Jan 1st but we shall see)... It would be nice to not have to worry about cold weather for a third of the year.

Horizontally-Opposed
12-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Sweet! Best of luck with them. I want to upgrade to something more sticky and fun, But winters in Philadelphia are very unpredictable. Last year we got hammered with snowstorms. Its bad enough I cant get snow tires until Bridgestone starts making the ws80 again (production is supposed to begin Jan 1st but we shall see)... It would be nice to not have to worry about cold weather for a third of the year.

If only Michelin would offer the Pilot A/S3 in 215/40R17, I'd have the one tire that can do it all on our Abarth.

My only hesitation in putting the Falkens on the car is my wife, who can shoe a car pretty decently, but I worry about their performance in standing water and the occasional Bay Area cold snap. Maybe Falkens on the set of Assetto Corse wheels waiting for tires, and A/S 3s in 205/40 on the stock 17s—though that's a lot of $$$ to wrap up in Michelins that will sit on a shelf and age.

NorcalSS, please let us know what you think of the Falkens for noise and ride even if you don't keep them long enough to heat cycle them and really try them out.

Thanks!

pete

Abnormalradio13
12-14-2014, 08:54 PM
I think i can help here. I ran the falkens over the summer from may - november attending various autocross, track days, and time trials as well as a drag strip and these tires are great. Now in the rain they're not the best but better than the pirelli tires. I remember during july i attended a time trial 90+ degrees out and about half way through they got a little greasy but nothing to dangerous. At my autocross events, they were great and kept up the other people on r comps in my class. they lasted about 20k miles (considering i did a lot of driving) and were great to the very end. I'd just be cautious in the rain is all for i did hydroplane a split second but then again, i didn't have much tread left :thumbsup:

NORCAL SS
12-19-2014, 10:35 PM
tires came in today. Look little narrower then the bfg but ill see. going to mount them tomorrow. I need to paint my wheel weights semi gloss black so doesnt stand out when i balance them. Yes my ocd kicks in
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a104/NORCALSTI/ABARTH/IMG_20141219_180000.jpeg

Abarth Five O
12-19-2014, 11:52 PM
Love the tread pattern on these tires! biggrin

Horizontally-Opposed
12-20-2014, 12:18 AM
tires came in today. Look little narrower then the bfg but ill see. going to mount them tomorrow. I need to paint my wheel weights semi gloss black so doesnt stand out when i balance them. Yes my ocd kicks in

You had (minor) rubbing issues with the BFGs at a low ride height, right?

And yep, love that tread pattern, too.

LifeByTheMile
12-20-2014, 11:47 PM
You had (minor) rubbing issues with the BFGs at a low ride height, right?

I'm curious to find out about rub with the 215 tires. I have Direzza's in 205 (50/16) and they rub on the inner plastic ever so slightly which has me worried to go any wider. Admittedly they are a little taller than stock but not by much. I want to replace my Pirelli's with something in 215/40/17 as there are much more options.

I love the look of the Falkens but from what I've read they are not the best in the colder and wetter climates (ie Vancouver).

NORCAL SS
12-20-2014, 11:53 PM
yes the 215s rubbed especailly in rear when i did my bumpstops. Tire would come up and touch the plastic liner.

Horizontally-Opposed
12-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Please let us know how they fit/work.

I'd like to do some business with you in 2015. Thanks for all of your informative posts here!

pete

NORCAL SS
12-21-2014, 03:23 PM
tires mounted. Im cleaning the wilwood brakes/rotors now. If your on instagram look up NORCAL_SS you will see what im up to today. I cleaned up all the fenderwells and now doing the brakes/rotors. I try to do this every few months since i hate the look of rust on the rotors

NORCAL SS
12-22-2014, 02:47 AM
well cleaned up rotors/fenderwells and tires are on. ill be ordering the white lettering kit prob this week

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a104/NORCALSTI/ABARTH/IMG_20141221_110750.jpeg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a104/NORCALSTI/ABARTH/IMG_20141221_144852.jpeg

NORCAL SS
12-24-2014, 02:08 AM
had a chance to drive on them today and car does feel smoother on the road vs the bf goodrich. Im getting a white tire lettering kit for them so should look pretty sporty soon

Horizontally-Opposed
12-24-2014, 03:46 PM
You sure sell a car the right way....

NORCAL SS
12-24-2014, 03:53 PM
I like these tires better than the bfg for sure. Better ride out of these also.