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Old 10-17-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Nitto NeoGen ZR or Falken Azeni?

I'm in a pinch here, trying to get some new tires for next year while on sale. I have narrowed it down to these two. I read quite a few reviews for the Nitto's, with great responses and an overall rating of 5 stars. The Falken's, from what I have heard are excellent, but wear quite fast. Would it be worth it to go with the Falken's for the added performance while suffering in treadwear? The car is mostly used for street, with some autocross mixed in. Thanks for any and all help.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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Im in same boat. I think the falken RT-615 only have a tread rating of 200!!! I think the norm is 300-380. And I think the lower the number the softer the compound. Hence faster wear down.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:02 PM   #3
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Yea, sounds like one season is about the norm for them. However, DTD has them for $368 for 4 with the current deal they have going on.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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NeoGen is more street oriented, will last longer. Azenis for max grip and stiff sidewalls (faster steering response); tire of choice for autoxers on a budget.

If tread wear is even a factor in your consideration, Pick the NeoGens and be done with it.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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Yea, sounds like one season is about the norm for them. However, DTD has them for $368 for 4 with the current deal they have going on.

What size? They told me 463 for 225/45/17???
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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Thanks ben. Anyone have any personal experience with them?

And djennison, 215/40/17. Sets of 4 are $100 off and free shipping.
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bump for personal experience
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:28 PM   #8
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I only have the Azeni's, but can say I love them. I used the for AX and did extremely well with them. I put them on in april and they're already past the wear bears. however, I've done over 10 autocrosses with them (each one was at least 4 runs, most were 6 runs with 4 fun runs for a total of 10). I also drove about 10k miles on them too.
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:38 AM   #9
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azenis will grip like crazy, but wear even faster. how much money do you wanna spend replacing tires every year?
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from what i hear from the azenis, they got mad grip but if you go to the track and they get hot, they start to give , they are really good for just straight autox or first 2-3 laps on a track after that you got to let them cool down
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I had the azenis. They do wear really fast, but grip is nice while there in good shape.
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Anyone with any experience from the Nitto's? Sounds like the general consensus is that the Azeni's will last no more than a year. Looking for something that will work well for autox, but still last a while on the street. Kumho's maybe?
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Which Falken Azenis? There's 5 or 6 different model (FK-452, RT-615, ST-115, etc...). What you're comparing now is like asking, "which is better, a 1993 Toyota Camry or a Subaru?"

What do you care more about - tread life or performance? Tire Noise? Ride quality? This will steer you towards which tire is right for you. The Azenis (its not Azeni or Azeni's BTW...) 615s can definitely last more than a year if all you're doing is street driving and don't rack up lots of miles. Or they can be killed in a few months if you routinely pound on them at autocrosses or track events.
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I ordered some Azenis from that deal discount tire was having. $204 to my door. I'll post up what I think of them once installed.
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