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Old 01-29-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default Noise level! Azenis 615 vs Goodyear GS-D3

I know both tires are exceptional in the high performance category, but what I wanted to know is, which tire has a better noise rating?

The price difference between the two tires is quite substantial, so if the GS-D3s are just marginally quieter than the Falkens, I would probably just go with the more affordable of the two.

I checked Tire Rack, but the Azenis's aren't compared there. My tire size would be 225/40/18. Right now I have Dunlop Sp9090s which I think are quite loud.

Anybody with experience in the noise with either of the tires or both, please chime in!

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Old 01-29-2006, 07:15 AM   #2
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my friend has 615s on his SVT Focus and noise level is darn good, i'd say save the money on the falkens and get them instead of the GSD3. dry grip level will exceed the GSD3 and rain traction isn't all so bad with the new 615s either.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback!
I have been all set on purchasing the GS-D3s until I decided to check out the new azenis's, turns out they are just so much cheaper that I had to keep my options open. I'm mainly looking for the quietest high performance tires on the market.

Anyone else? BUMP!
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:28 PM   #4
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the GS-D3 and 615 are two entirely different kinds of tires. One is a rain tire that happens to do well in the dry; the other is a max performance dry tire that might get you by in the wet. The GS-D3 has a mush sidewall and your turn-in will suffer. The 615 has a pretty beefy sidewall, though I have not driven on them yet to compare. Are you just using these for street or will there be any type of autox/track duty?

I am sure tread pattern has something to do with "loudness" but in my experience the sidewall is a pretty good indicator -

Michelin PS2, GS-D3 = mush+lightweight = quiet.
RE070, Yoko A046 = stiff+heavy = loud.
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Im just looking for mainly street tires with occasional autox days.

I've been hearing that the 615s are actually fairly quiet, which is why I would consider it, quiet + practically slicks + cheaper= win! Thanks for reminding me about how much the azenis's weigh and how they are blocky as well, this may factor into myself deciding to go with the GS-D3s, as my car is lowered on H-Techs and there isnt too much room left in my rear fender.

Anybody have experience with both tires? Where are you autox folks at!
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why not the RS2?
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:45 PM   #7
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Well I havent heard much about the Hankooks being a quieter tire, do you have experience with them?

Again, I'm mainly looking for the quietest tires first, then performance second, and price comes third.
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i just got the RS2's, they're a bit loud, but I'd bet they're comparable to the 615.

If you want quiet, try the Falken ST115. Very quiet by all accounts, great wet and dry grip, and reasonably priced.

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...my Z212's are ~1/2 gone and are getting a bit loud .... .....but they DO grip




I may get the Falken 115's as my next tire just 'cuz I'm tired of the noise of MAX performance tires
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...I may get the Falken 115's as my next tire just 'cuz I'm tired of the noise of MAX performance tires
noise - what noise?

sorry, having trouble hearing lately...

GSD3
SportContact2
FK452

one of them will be my next tire, but they're all supposed to be quieter than my FK451's
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:57 PM   #11
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Does anyone know when the FK452s are coming?
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