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Old 09-02-2006, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default who has 245/40-17 Hankook rs2's in stock?

Edgeracing, vulcan tires, tires.com and tirerack don't.

Anyone?
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #2
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I got mine from Korea, hahaha
These are a new compound that will be used for the new upcoming updated Z212 or successor for Z212. I will mount these soon and test them.

Hankook Tires' California warehouse has some 245/40/17 in stock, but not sure if they are stil there or sold to other distributors.. good luck!







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Old 09-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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I found them at thetireshoppe.com , and they are local.

frisbyracetire.com I think has them too, although frisbytire.com (out of canada) is a different company and does not.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:07 AM   #4
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I got mine from Korea, hahaha
These are a new compound that will be used for the new upcoming updated Z212 or successor for Z212. I will mount these soon and test them.

Hankook Tires' California warehouse has some 245/40/17 in stock, but not sure if they are stil there or sold to other distributors.. good luck!







MORE on this!!!!!!!!!!!!


...and put them on a good scale and post the actual weight!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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Uncle Scotty,
I will do that when I get home this evening.
Since these are different compound than the current Z212, I thought they would improvise all aspects of these tires, but from physical review and sidewall has not improved.
I don't know if they just improved the compound, but my 225/45/17 were much heavier than these 245/40/17.
I will confirm weight this evening and will be mounting them shortly as well.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:54 PM   #6
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Uncle Scotty,
I will do that when I get home this evening.
Since these are different compound than the current Z212, I thought they would improvise all aspects of these tires, but from physical review and sidewall has not improved.
I don't know if they just improved the compound, but my 225/45/17 were much heavier than these 245/40/17.
I will confirm weight this evening and will be mounting them shortly as well.
Thanks
What width wheel are you mounting these on? I've got 245/40 Falken FKs on a 8" and they seem fit pretty snug w/o any "buldge" but I know these are a bit wider in section.
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I did not think the sidewalls on the z212's were particularly soft and for a MAX performance street tire, I think they were GREAT, overall---even not considering the(low) price....other than the wear being a bit less than I would have liked.

How will we know if we are getting the 'new' compound or the 'old' one????
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:58 PM   #8
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Im mounting these on a 17x8.5 rim.
The Z212s sidewalls are pretty stiff, but when I received these tires, I thought with a new compound maybe stiffer sidewall would be implemented, but it seems like it is not.
Here is the actual weight.
I used 3 different digital scales and all were within 1/10th of a lb of each other. I got 20.8lbs

UncleScotty, new compound is still in development and not available to my knowledge... like i said, I am just testing out these tires and not sure if these are ones that will be available for sale. sorry but I am uncertain. There is no new or old compound, just same compound since Z212 came out.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:33 AM   #9
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I'm strongly considering getting these tires in a 235/40/18. I already have a set of Volk CE28N 18x8.5 Time Attacks waiting for my decision. I understand that the R2-Z212's have a wider footprint than most other comparable size tires. At $150 or less per tire, the price/performance can't be beat. Also in the running are Falken Azenis RT-615's and if I can find the extra dough, Bridgestone RE01R's.
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