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Old 08-10-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Do Falkens Run Bigger than usual

do they run bigger than they say? I heard this through a friend because I want falken st115 235/45/r17 but he said they run wider than my current advan a046 235/45/r17.

is this true? do falkens run rider than other brandnames with the same sizing numbers?
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Well, in general falkens may run wider, but I think that's more the old RS Sports and the new RT615s
I have ST115 in 215/45/17 and unfortunately they're WAY narrower than any other 215 I've seen. I should have gone 225...
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.....I'd go with a 235/40.....much better gearing advantage
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:34 PM   #4
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I have 225-45-17 Falken ST-115 and they are quite a bit narrower than most other 225-45 tires i have seen. However some of the other Azenis models run wider than average. Depends on which Falken Azenis model. Theres like four different Falken Azenis'

FYI I am going 235-40-17 next time. Wider tread AND better gearing.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:29 PM   #5
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i def know the RT215 ran wide, the stock size ones look just as meaty as the 225/50/16 rs2's i have now.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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thanks for info! i also have to have this wrapped around 17x8 wheels.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:27 AM   #7
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Go 245/40/17 and the brand wouldn't matter anymore.
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i have the st115 in 235/40/17. just wondering what psi they should be, not for track or anything just "spirited" driving on the street. what's everyone else running?
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i have the st115 in 235/40/17. just wondering what psi they should be, not for track or anything just "spirited" driving on the street. what's everyone else running?

...start at 37F/35R....add a pound or 2 at a time, to both ends, until they are obviously too hard....and then back off 2-3psi

....usually 40-41F/37-38R works great.
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The ZE512's run extremely narrow.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:22 AM   #11
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Um...like I said (his friend) don't get the ST115s. I'm telling you, get 245/40/17s ST115s. It's the closest to stock ratio as well....235 is such an odd size..
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Um...like I said (his friend) don't get the ST115s. I'm telling you, get 245/40/17s ST115s. It's the closest to stock ratio as well....235 is such an odd size..


....IF......if you have a wide enough wheel.....and 8" wheel is gonna be the narrowest wheel that you could think of using for the 245/40
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