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Old 04-03-2005, 10:17 PM   #81
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
2008 Mazdaspeed3
2006 Wrangler Sport


#1.) Falken Azenis Sport RT-615 255/40R17 on Modded STI

#2.) Northern Virginia

#3.) Fast Road & Mountain Twisties + lots of highway commuting

#4.) 50/50

#5.) Best dry grip I've experienced in a street tire thus far. Easily outperforms Kumho MX's, RE070s, and any other summer tire I've used. The wet grip is equally terrific. I have no experience with a tire that grips this well on wet pavement so I'm learning the limits gradually, but it's far beyong RE070s and MXs and better than S-03s. They do not do well with heavy rain (standing water) because they are so wide (an inch wider than the RE070s and not much more tread pattern) but they are certainly liveable in this respect. The ride comfort seems to be slightly better than the RE070s which leads me to believe the sidewalls are roughly similar in stiffness (I'm running these at a little lower pressure than the RE070s). All in all, these are a tremendous value at $147 each from vulcantire and I'd buy them again in a heartbeat based on my current impressions.
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