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Old 04-21-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default How does the Azenis Sport stack up to the SO3??

Looking for some new summer tires with Best dry grip and decent wet...
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:17 PM   #2
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S03 will be better in the wet, more expensive, longer wearing, possibly have a softer sidewall than the Azenis (at least the old Azenis Sport) which will probably have better dry grip and ability to transition loads from side to side, but will not be so good in the rain or wear as well.
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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The Azenis will be fine in the rain. Don't drive like an a-hole.
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:04 PM   #4
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S-03 is a better tire in all cases. (from my personal experience with both tires on an Integra)
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:48 PM   #5
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Because experience from a lightweight front wheel drive vehicle transfers well to a heavy AWD vehicle right? I would go with the Azenis RT615, the S03 aren't worth the difference in price.

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Old 04-22-2005, 02:52 PM   #6
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the rt615 dont come in 16s (for people who are looking at 16s )
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:58 PM   #7
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I find the Azenis good in the rain until they get down to about 60% treadwear (40% remaining).
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:19 PM   #8
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My previous set of tires before the s-03's were the original azenis sports. Going to the azenis from stock re92's was great. The dry grip handling was really improved and there was hardly any flex in the tire. Once the azenis warmed up a good amount they did loose some of their grip. Also road noise and tire wear was pretty bad with the azenis. For the price though i wasn't complaining.

Now that i'm on s-03's i'm never going back to the azenis (unless the new model really gets good reviews) The s-03's have about the same dry grip when cold but once warmed up they keep the same grip and are very predicatable as where the azenis would just loose grip all of the sudden. Tire wear is pretty good with the s -03's. I went through 2 sets of azenis in about the time ive been running this single set of s-03's. Also the s-03's are very quiet compared to the azenis, when running the azenis i didn't care about noise but now that it isn't as loud it's defianately a plus. In the rain the s-03's have more grip, still though both hydroplain a good amount when going through standing puddles of water.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:13 PM   #9
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Because experience from a lightweight front wheel drive vehicle transfers well to a heavy AWD vehicle right? I would go with the Azenis RT615, the S03 aren't worth the difference in price.

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The new RT615 is way overpriced. And yes, the experience can be carried over because it's still the same type of tire. Not like I'm comparing a Ziex to an Azenis or RE92 to an S03.
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Old 04-22-2005, 04:35 PM   #10
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I got my RT-615's in 205/40/16 for 395 shipped.


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215/45/16's will be out later this year
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:52 PM   #11
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The new RT615 is way overpriced. And yes, the experience can be carried over because it's still the same type of tire. Not like I'm comparing a Ziex to an Azenis or RE92 to an S03.
way overpriced? They are among the cheapest tires you can get in their respective sizes (for the performance level). The RT615's do cost more than the old 215's but they are still priced well below comparable tires from the big names.

By the way, the RT-615 has EXCELLENT wet-surface grip. As good as any tire I've tried. What they don't have is excellent hydroplaning resistance (at least not in my 255/40R17 size). Standing water makes them feel very very skaty.
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:59 PM   #12
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I got my RT-615's in 205/40/16 for 395 shipped.


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215/45/16's will be out later this year
205-40-16 and 214-45-16? RS sizes. thats way too short for wrx imo. looking for 225-50-16
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Old 04-23-2005, 10:49 PM   #13
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The new RT615 is way overpriced.
Once again I find myself in agreement with the n00b ( ) The RT-615 is not overpriced. The Azenis have been seriously underpriced for years and we've all gotten spoiled.

For my STi, assuming 225/45-17 stock size tire:

$106 RT-215
$135 Ecsta MX
$154 RT-615
$172 S-03
$176 Pilot Sport PS2
$177 Advan Neova AD07
$189 RE070 (OEM tire)

[edit: Prices looked up today from Tire Rack with the Falken prices from Vulcan Tire, similar pricing from Edge Racing. Your prices may vary.]

You can see how the old Azenis has been redically underpriced compared to anything else comparable in performance. The RT-615 is not so favored, but it's still one of the cheapest tires in its class. My comparison tire, the RE070 is far more expensive. Unless I get a screaming deal on used tires this year it looks like the RT-615's will be my replacement (hopefully in 235/40 size).

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Old 04-24-2005, 01:08 AM   #14
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My 225/45/17 RT-615's were 139 per tire.
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:45 AM   #15
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My 225/45/17 RT-615's were 139 per tire.
Wow, good price. Edge Racing and Vulcan Tire both sell the RT-615's for $154 in that size. Personally my RE070's have quite a bit of life left so it will be a few months before I'll need new tires.
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:33 PM   #16
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My 225/45/17 RT-615's were 139 per tire.
so where did you get them?
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:37 AM   #17
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so where did you get them?
id like to know to. and how do you like them? can you compare them to the old azeni sports?
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