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Old 06-15-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Falken Azenis T-615K / Yokohama S.Drive / Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110

So I'm between these 3 tires. I'm coming off a set of RT-615s that I thought were great. They will be used for aggressive street driving and occasional auto-x and hopefully a few track days.

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I really want these but they're the most expensive by a good bit. Also my old 615s were not the most fun in the rain so I imagine these won't be much different.

I don't know anything about the other tires but what helpful reviews I've found are relatively positive. They also both were ranked higher than the 615Ks in a review I found my Car and Driver but I'm not reading into that too much.

I was hoping to find some personal experiences or feedback on any of these tires. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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If you're coming from the 615 I would head for the Z2, should be better in the rain, but I know it's not on your list.

I used the 615's a while back and was okay with them, but you already have your own personal opinion of them.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Don't get me wrong, I liked my 615s and if cost wasn't an issue I would most likely end up with the 615Ks. For the cost of the 615Ks though, I could have the Ventus tires and most of the new sway bars I've been wanting. More stability in the rain would only be gravy.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Sounds like your a prime Candidate for a set of the Federal RSRs. Cheap, very sticky, great in the rain. And did I mention they were cheap? Onlinetires.com
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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no rs-3??
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #6
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What drew you to those 3 tires? What tire size are you shopping for?
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:45 AM   #7
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235/40/18 - I was drawn initially to the 615k because of my experience with the old 615...but those tires were a gift.

Being at a place in my life where it is hard to justify throwing that much money around, I started looking for more affordable options and those 2 tires are currently on sale.

Also, after doing some research on the Federal RS-Rs that someone mentioned above, I'd say those are in the running as well.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:39 AM   #8
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What drew you to those 3 tires? What tire size are you shopping for?
thats what i'm wondering.

what do you want out of the tires? those are 3 completely different tires...
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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235/40/18 - I was drawn initially to the 615k because of my experience with the old 615...but those tires were a gift.

Being at a place in my life where it is hard to justify throwing that much money around, I started looking for more affordable options and those 2 tires are currently on sale.
I think for auto-x and possibly track days that the V12s would be a disappointment, particularly coming from the 615s.

Looking on Tire Rack there are a few options that fall between the sale pricing of the V12s and S.drives and the higher pricing of the 615Ks (using Discount Tire Direct pricing for those) and would provide better performance. S-04PPs, Dunlop Maxx RTs, RE760s, BFG COMP-2s would all be on the list ahead of the V12s. The S.drives are actually good tires from what I've read/heard, so they'd probably fall into the mix with those.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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Know anything about the Federal RS-Rs?
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RSRs get rave reviews, a lot of people love em. for the price theyre hard to beat. they are good tires from what i know.
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I've heard they run wide.
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I've heard they run wide.

geee pat...where did ya here that???
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geee pat...where did ya here that???


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Old 06-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #15
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I've heard they run wide.
Will 235s fit on an 8" wide wheel?

I was told that the old 615s I had ran wide as well but I didn't have any trouble fitting a 235 on the same 8" wide wheel.
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should be perfect
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If you're still deciding, I'd recommend against the v12s as an autocross tire. On my wagon, the feel is vague on turn in on sharp movement of the steering wheel, leaving me with the feeling that I don't quite know how far it's going to rotate. Another way to say this is there's a lag between when I turn the wheel and it stops rotating. They stick well on gradual turns (think sweepers), but for auto cross I don't think it would be good.
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If you're still deciding, I'd recommend against the v12s as an autocross tire. On my wagon, the feel is vague on turn in on sharp movement of the steering wheel, leaving me with the feeling that I don't quite know how far it's going to rotate. Another way to say this is there's a lag between when I turn the wheel and it stops rotating. They stick well on gradual turns (think sweepers), but for auto cross I don't think it would be good.
the v12 hankooks just plain suck

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If you're still deciding, I'd recommend against the v12s as an autocross tire. On my wagon, the feel is vague on turn in on sharp movement of the steering wheel, leaving me with the feeling that I don't quite know how far it's going to rotate. Another way to say this is there's a lag between when I turn the wheel and it stops rotating. They stick well on gradual turns (think sweepers), but for auto cross I don't think it would be good.
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the v12 hankooks just plain suck

that's that
Affirmative. They have very flimsy sidewalls anyone who says they're good has never had a real tire. They might have a decent amount of grip but their steering response is horrible.
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