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View Poll Results: Which tire for great dry & decent wet
Hankook RS2 5 35.71%
Falken RT-615 9 64.29%
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Hankook rs2 vs Falken RT-615 which one?

looking for a good road tire in 235/40/17 that can also deal with florida's downpours all opinions wanted Thanks in advance
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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Neither. Look for a tire with a better aqua-tread design.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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I had RS2's on my stock wheels and now the 615 in 235-40 17 on my new wheels. I loved both tires. You'll be happy with either.
I live in FL
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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I liked the Federal 595RS MUCH beter than the Hankook

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Old 12-08-2008, 07:31 PM   #5
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Have Faulken ZE512 17" on my baja. Had them to 140mph very sticky, good in rain, suck in snow. They have 15,000 miles on them and won't last much longer. Will buy another set.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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the water is not a big deal i dont care THAT much but i just dont want to spin tires in 4th like i am now.
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Why are the Dunlop Star Specs not in the poll? They are better than both.

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:15 PM   #8
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cuz im cheap hahahaahaha
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but man there sexy
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:58 PM   #10
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Have Faulken ZE512 17" on my baja. Had them to 140mph very sticky, good in rain, suck in snow. They have 15,000 miles on them and won't last much longer. Will buy another set.
the 512 are a steaming pile of poop

the were pretty good 6-7 years ago.....but they are all season tires and are not part of this discussion
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:01 PM   #11
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but man there sexy


dear GOD.....how the HELL can tires be 'sexy'
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #12
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i had the falkens on my wrx and they worked great only downside for me was they pulled real bad, but i live in maine we have potholes with nic-names._____________________________________
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dear GOD.....how the HELL can tires be 'sexy'
He has a rubber infatuation?


I'll toss a vote out for Kuhmo Ecsta SPT, very comparable to the RS2 in performance according to Tire Rack's testing. They also love the rain and remain "grippy" in the wet. My bro runs them on his FXT, and I've driven on them a number of times in auto-x both dry and moderate rain. I personally run the RE01R. I would be quite happy with the SPT if I didn't specifically want higher dry grip levels. It's a vey competent tire. I've only ridden in cars equipped with the RS2 tires, never drove, so I can't comment much. The RT-615 is sort of on a different level then the RS2 but lacks wet competence compared to other options.

If you don't auto-x or anything, the best wet tire out there is Goodyear's Eagle F1 GS-D3. It'll shread apart during sport driving though. If rain is what you worry about, that's what you buy.

Scotty's been through a number of tires, so take his comments with some weight. The Federal SS595RS is not a commonly used tire here on Nasioc. I haven't really heard anyone else discussing them other then Scotty. You can Google for more info, but a lot of people who have ran them do like them quite a bit.
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