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View Poll Results: Falken Azenis orrrrr Bridgestone Potenza RE070s?
Falken Azenis 9 42.86%
Bridgestone Potenza RE070s [STi tires] 12 57.14%
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Old 07-02-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question AZENIS or RE070s?

If you had a choice between the two ... and price wasnt a factor ....

what would YOU pick?! daily driving and/or very minimal track use?!
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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Well I had ST-115 Azenis on my WRX. They are alot as noisy as the RE070's. They stick to the road very well too. If I was going to by new rubber for my STi today I would get the Azenis or try the SO3's


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Old 07-02-2004, 09:22 PM   #4
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Personally I believe that the RE070s provide a slightly softer compound with a slightly larger contact patch. This is fomr data gathered using tire rack and falkens web site. It's hard to really decide which is better, but the Bridgestones definately run wider than your average 225/45R17 and are as wide as most 245/40R17s. If money was no object I would go with the bridgestones again. Another choice you might consider is the Kumho MX 245/40R17 I am unsure as to their treadwidth, but their level of grip should be about as good as the RE070 for less money. Also the Kumhos get better the harder you push, where as the Azenis usually get greasy.

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Old 07-02-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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Hey BTW Kumho makes a 225/50R16 to fit your stock rims that would look very aggressive and kick ass as far as grip. My buddy has them on his 02 WRX they absoloutely rock.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:56 AM   #7
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I drove 7000 miles with the RE070s before they got too worn (lots of autocross, two track days, a hill climb, plus some highway use). I have Falkens now for my summer test-and-tune tires. The RE070s are better in my opinion, and if price wasn't an issue I'd get them instead. But at $280 more for a set I got the Falkens.

The Toyo RA-1's will absolutely eat either of them or the Kumhos alive, but they will wear even faster and they're almost as expensive as the RE070s (plus treadwear 100 means no street tire class). I have heard some people use them on the street and get 10k+ miles out of them though. Probably not the best fit unless you track more often and/or are more extreme about your performance.
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