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Old 06-24-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Falken Azenis RT-615 or Sumitomo HTR-200

I can't decide between these two tires, I can get a set of Azenis for $240, or a set of sumitomos for $200 (all in 195/60-14)

both have better grip than my Falken ZE-912s..

Azenis
Pros: neck-snapping grip
Cons: wears out fast, higher price, picks up little piece of gravel on the road

Sumitomos
Pros: cheaper, still handle great, last longer
Cons: don't grip as much
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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I have a set of RT-615's and have loved them. This would be an easy choice for me considering it's only $240. You are lucky you have such small tires.

The only reason why i would get the sumitomos is for a DD that I put a lot of miles on. If your car is a car with sporting intentions, definitely go with the Falkens. If the car is something like a stock chevy aveo or something, you'd be wasting good tires since the suspension couldn't keep up.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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attempting to caomapre the rt-615 and htr-200 is madness

just plain madness

how about neither and pick the right tire for what you are trying to do?

and in a 195/60-14!?!?!?!?!?!?

maybe i missed the joke, here????

hankook r-s2 come in that size as do the re960 AS PP

both would be higher on my list that either of the ones you posted

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Old 06-25-2008, 02:21 AM   #4
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attempting to caomapre the rt-615 and htr-200 is madness

just plain madness

how about neither and pick the right tire for what you are trying to do?

and in a 195/60-14!?!?!?!?!?!?

maybe i missed the joke, here????

hankook r-s2 come in that size as do the re960 AS PP

both would be higher on my list that either of the ones you posted
It's a sentra with shorter-than-stock tires..I don't like the hankooks RS-2... I tried them out in my Volvo S40 and in my opinion they weren't as good as the falkens, that's why I didn't include them.The sumitomos are being considered because they have very good performance for the price..
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:40 AM   #5
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s40 is a heavy car

sentra not so much

results differ and vehicle weight makes a difference

i had the rs-2 on my wrx and they were pretty good

i would not use the 615 on a street car or any other for that matter but comparing/considering them with the htr-200 in this context is lunacy
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #6
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why the htr-200 and not the htrz3? the htrz3 is a better tire to be comparing to the rt615.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:53 PM   #7
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why the htr-200 and not the htrz3? the htrz3 is a better tire to be comparing to the rt615.
doesn't come in 195/60-14
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:57 PM   #8
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What are you looking for? I have a B13 with 185/60/14 ZE-512s on it and I like it a lot, sure it doesn't grip as well as the WRX but WRX has a much better suspension. What mods do you have on the Sentra?
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:24 AM   #9
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Faulkens most def.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:00 AM   #10
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What are you looking for? I have a B13 with 185/60/14 ZE-512s on it and I like it a lot, sure it doesn't grip as well as the WRX but WRX has a much better suspension. What mods do you have on the Sentra?
Street tire that handles very well for the money.
I can drive up to 120 miles a day sometimes.. but the Falken ZE-912s are not cutting it anymore.. they complain too much, too easy to get tire spin, and they can't handle the brakes (carbon-ceramic brakes).

It doesn't have any engine mods, just brakes, wider tires, and weight reductions...

btw, my Sentra is a b15.
but my favorite generation is the b13, my father has one with 205/60-13s and all mods you can think of.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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I've never tried the Sumitomo's but have have 615's in 245/45/17 on my STI and absolutely love them. Great tire for the money!
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:22 AM   #12
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Dunlop Direzza Star Spec!!!!


not on the option list but is teh WIINNNARR!!!
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