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Old 07-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Tires have two summers on them and a few track days. The rears don't have nearly as much inner-wear (less camber in back).

My question; is the inner-wear too much? Should I pitch them, or do I have some life left if I switch these to the back?

If they're gone, what's my best alternative to the 615's? I'm thinking of switching to Star Spec's. (I know this has been beaten to death, but fresh opinions are welcome).

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Are you sure there warn right there or is that just rubber build up from the track? Hard to tell in the photos. Mine always look like that after the track. If theres tread there still good throw those 2 in the rear. Star specs are prob the best still but pricey. The 615k's are quite a bit better than the old 615's but since their price increase there not as good of a bargain now
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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jesus christ! you cant be that poor. just get replacement.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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Are you sure there warn right there or is that just rubber build up from the track? Hard to tell in the photos. Mine always look like that after the track. If theres tread there still good throw those 2 in the rear. Star specs are prob the best still but pricey. The 615k's are quite a bit better than the old 615's but since their price increase there not as good of a bargain now
Thanks. Yes, you can see rubber buildup from the track near the inside.

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jesus christ! you cant be that poor. just get replacement.
Not poor; just not in the habit of throwing away usable items.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Tires have two summers on them and a few track days. The rears don't have nearly as much inner-wear (less camber in back).
That's most likely a problem with your front toe being off, not the camber.

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My question; is the inner-wear too much? Should I pitch them, or do I have some life left if I switch these to the back?
You could flip the two bad ones on the wheel, then run them on the rear. That way the worn shoulder is on the outside. I did that earlier this year with the FK452s I was running. I hadn't aligned the car in a couple years, so the front toe was way off and wore the inner shoulders pretty severely. I flipped the tires on the wheels, put them on the rear and ran them for another few thousand miles.

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Old 07-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Nitto NT-05's are great tires.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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the federal 595RS-R's are geat...and CHEAP
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #8
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Last time. Does anybody think these are about to pop (due to inner-wear) if I throw them on the rear? I'd like to get a few more miles out of them until I get a new set at least....

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That's most likely a problem with your front toe being off, not the camber.


You could flip the two bad ones on the wheel, then run them on the rear. That way the worn shoulder is on the outside. I did that earlier this year with the FK452s I was running. I hadn't aligned the car in a couple years, so the front toe was way off and wore the inner shoulders pretty severely. I flipped the tires on the wheels, put them on the rear and ran them for another few thousand miles.

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Can't flip the 615's. I will go get my alignment checked out though.

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Just read your and others' reviews. Will definitely see if I can find a set.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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Flip them. They perform just fine running inside out.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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Can't flip the 615's. I will go get my alignment checked out though.
Sure you can. Plenty of people have done it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #11
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Flip them. They perform just fine running inside out.
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Sure you can. Plenty of people have done it.
Cool. Thanks all. I'll flip the two and look for the fabled 595's.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #12
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Flip them. They perform just fine running inside out.

until he tries to drive in the wet the first time....then
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #13
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until he tries to drive in the wet the first time....then
How is that any different than RT615s in the wet to begin with?

My NT01s are better in the wet than my RT615s were.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #14
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until he tries to drive in the wet the first time....then
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How is that any different than RT615s in the wet to begin with?

My NT01s are better in the wet than my RT615s were.
Luckily most of my driving is for pleasure, and I don't HAVE to drive in the rain.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #15
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i had the 215's on my 02......i had a....moment....in the rain with them

i am S00000000OOOOOooooooo happy that the 595RS-R's are happy in the wet

at least until they get to just above the wear bars that is
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:54 AM   #16
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until he tries to drive in the wet the first time....then
You do realize that RT615s are asymmetric but aren't directional, right? So two of them are always running "backwards" compared to the other two. Flipping them on the wheels won't change that.
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You do realize that RT615s are asymmetric but aren't directional, right? So two of them are always running "backwards" compared to the other two. Flipping them on the wheels won't change that.

nah...dont know much about the 615's other than they are garbage and i wouldnt waste my time on them

other than that???

meh
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #18
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615s are by far THE WORST tire to drive in the rain on. Like just take the bus bad.

Loved the 595RS-Rs in the rain. Good luck finding them though...
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:40 PM   #19
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Boom! Found a set of RS-R's $140 each 245/35-18. Thanks for all the input gents.
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Boom! Found a set of RS-R's $140 each 245/35-18. Thanks for all the input gents.

rotate them every oil change...make SURE.....S U R E your toe is ZERO!!!!!!


and yer gonna LOVE 'em after runnin those 615's
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