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RFIbanez
05-24-2007, 05:14 PM
I'm not too familiar with Falken's line of tires and I want to give them a try. Right now I have 205/40-17 Kumho MX's on my 17"s but I don't want to daily drive on them because of the low tread wear. I also have Kumho SPT's on my 16" daily driver wheels but I blew a tire on em, I could just get another SPT but honestly I'm not very impressed with the SPT's. I actually like the ride quality of the MX over them.

Anyways, I'm thinking of swapping the SPT's onto my stock V-spokes (after buying a new one) and then going with some Falkens on my 16" Spuns.

Suggestions? I'm looking for something with good grip yet a reasonable treadwear rating. I'm thinking of running 215/40-16. So far I found:

Falken Ziex Ze 512 at $73 (http://www.edgeracing.com/tire/763/)

and

Falken Fk452 at $76 (http://www.edgeracing.com/tire/3131/)

Anyone use any of these two tires before? Thanks!

Rally
05-24-2007, 05:19 PM
The ziex gets amazing ratings for what it is....a high performance ALL SEASON. I personally loved mine when i had them.....and will probably be putting them on my next set of wheels. If you have MX's on back up, i see no reason why you shouldn't get the ziex's. They arent the best track wheel, but you have your kumhos for that. They still offer amazing grip in the wet and dry.....and they LAST. Their tread wear is really high considering their respectable performance. You can't really complain about the price...it's often a steal:tu:

dark_S
05-24-2007, 05:20 PM
agreed on the ziex. not a real competition tire but well priced and great for street driving. had some on a different car and was a really big fan.

kalbone
05-24-2007, 05:21 PM
im currently running the Fk452....not bad... pretty good grip.....no complaints...

Konky
05-24-2007, 05:25 PM
have the 512's on my wheels now, can't beat the price.

http://konkyphotography.com/webphotos/BBSupdate02.jpg

RFIbanez
05-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the input! What size are you using Konky? That looks freakin sweet.

Konky
05-24-2007, 06:26 PM
nice mini stretch :D

205/40/17 on 7.5" rim

bruce_wayne
05-24-2007, 07:36 PM
So, on the topic of tires..on 17x7.5 what would be the recomended width of tire for a lil bit wider patch (I'm running the same tires as konky right now)

xalfa
05-24-2007, 10:21 PM
I know they don't wear well (200 UTOG), but the Falken Azenis RT615 has the total kung fu grip and can be had for under $100. And the tread looks hawt.

http://www.falken.co.jp/tyrecatalog/radial/rt615/img/techimg08.jpg

RFIbanez
05-24-2007, 10:38 PM
Thats for the help everyone.

I was looking into the RT615 after the Kumho MX's run out on my 17"s.

PGT
05-24-2007, 10:44 PM
So, on the topic of tires..on 17x7.5 what would be the recomended width of tire for a lil bit wider patch (I'm running the same tires as konky right now)

215/45/17 is perfect and widely available (Subaru size). A tad bit taller than stock, so beware if you have odd offset wheels. I run these on 17x7 ET42 with Nokian WR's for winter. No issues so far.

KiLO
05-25-2007, 07:16 PM
I'm running the Ziex 512's now, and they wear reall well. I've been trying to burn them up for a while now actually, and I'm finally getting them down.

Minvader
05-26-2007, 04:51 AM
im currently running the Fk452....not bad... pretty good grip.....no complaints...
Good to hear, I'm picking up a set in a few hours... on 16" Enkei OR52's. They will become trackday/auto-X wheels, but first I'll most likely use up the Falkens on the street. How do you think they'd perform in Auto-X based on your experience?

Wake|MCS
05-26-2007, 04:37 PM
Ditto on the Ziex 512's.. Running those now and for the price, couldn't be happier. They wear well, even with my spirited driving.. Plus they stretch a bit :)

DOPAMINE
05-26-2007, 07:31 PM
452s kick arse!!!

Dave
05-27-2007, 03:04 AM
I was looking into the RT615 after the Kumho MX's run out on my 17"s.
Ray,

I had the RT-615's on my MC and I'm running the MX's now. Having daily driven and autocrossed both, I honesty wouldn't go back to the 615's. The MX's stick a little better, break away more predictably, and don't squeel nearly as much at the limit. I would definitely get the MX's again.

Dave

RFIbanez
05-31-2007, 04:56 PM
Really? Hmmmm I might just stay with the tried and true MX's then.