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I have recently bought these tires for my 92 Classic. Last weekend at San Diego at the SCCA championship I ran on some almost worn out BFG and they sucked. So later on X runs I put my street tires on and was able to run a time within .01 of the winning class time for ES. The driver who won ran on new Kuhmo V700 and is the same driver who finished 2nd to Mark Chiles at the El Toro Pro and finished 1st at the Atwater Pro, so he's no slouch.

I highly recommend these tires because they stick just like race tires. They have very stiff side walls so you can run at lower pressures. I used 35lbs at all four corners.

And the prices are very reasonable, I got all four mounted and balanced for 217.20 for 195/60/14's.

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Sweet! Sounds like a deal! When my SP8000s run out (which I hear are a poor autox tire, but great for drag style launches), I'll pick up a set of these bad boys.

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Cool to hear that Falken is finally coming around. I've been autocrossing on Bridgestone RE-71s all summer, and am very, very satisfied. HOWEVER...Bridgestone doesn't make 'em any more, so it's good to know of another good autocross tire.
I WAS considering going to Kumho V700s (I'm in Street Mod, BTW), but wanted a street tire instead.
One more thingy...which model Falken are those? The Azenzi (spelling?)?
 

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What is the treadwear rating on those tires? Would I be able to use them in the rookie classes (tw <140)?
 

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The model is Azenis, you can get them at America's(Discount) Tire, Onlinetire.com and Vulcantire.com.
They are a very soft 200 treadwear.
 

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200 treadwear, huh? That's why I bought the last of the RE-71s: treadwear of 140. Which is EXACTLY the minimum allowed in STS, the class I *used* to be in, before SM.
Now, I have no tire restrictions at all, but don't want to go with full-on Kumho or BFG autocross tires.

I'll give these Falkens a look-see...thanks.
 

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195/60/14 is a little tall isn't it?

Sizes I wished they had:
195/55/14
195/50/15
215/45/15

If they had those sizes, I'd be on them like white on rice.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MaddMatt:
195/60/14 is a little tall isn't it?

Sizes I wished they had:
195/55/14
195/50/15
215/45/15

If they had those sizes, I'd be on them like white on rice.

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These are the sizes available:
195/60HR14
195/55VR15
205/50VR15
225/50VR16
205/55VR16
215/45ZR16
225/45ZR17
235/45ZR17
245/45ZR17
255/40ZR17
245/40ZR18
For drag racing I would agree they are tall but for autocross IMO the performance characteristics of these tires is the determining factor for me. You will have to stick with the P8000 for the 195/55/14 as they are the ONLY ones available in that size.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SERracer01:
Alright my friend pick up those offline and when they came in we were lifting them and i noticed that my nails made an imprint on the tire. Man also its a very sticky compound. It even picks up dust from your tile floors. I think the treadwear on them are crappy though. Not sure yet. Man I need to get some of these for some Saturday night tires.</font>
Don't buy them if you want a long lasting tire. If I get 15,000 miles out of them I'll be happy since I autocross at practice events on them.

As for Sat Night I think they could work quite well. They grip very well at launch and seem to spin less than the Kuhmo 712 and the Yokohama AVSi's



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Alright my friend pick up those offline and when they came in we were lifting them and i noticed that my nails made an imprint on the tire. Man also its a very sticky compound. It even picks up dust from your tile floors. I think the treadwear on them are crappy though. Not sure yet. Man I need to get some of these for some Saturday night tires.
 

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I know I had this in another forum, but I am beating myself up over sizes right now. I ordered the Rota Sub Zero's in 15 x 6.5 and I can't decide between the 205 50 15 or the 195 55 15. I was thinking about the 205 for a little wider tire, but now I'm not sure.

Advice is appreciated, and I can;t WAIT to get these things on the auto x course!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by wes:
I know I had this in another forum, but I am beating myself up over sizes right now. I ordered the Rota Sub Zero's in 15 x 6.5 and I can't decide between the 205 50 15 or the 195 55 15. I was thinking about the 205 for a little wider tire, but now I'm not sure.

Advice is appreciated, and I can;t WAIT to get these things on the auto x course!

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Wes I would probably stick with the 195. Less rolling resistance, lighter, shorter (better accelleration), and not that much more narrow. The 205 I heard is a REALLY wide 205. I haven't heard on the 195's as they are not available quite yet.



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Wes I would probably stick with the 195. Less rolling resistance, lighter, shorter (better accelleration), </font>
Actually the 205/50/15 tire is smaller. Obviously wider though, so I can't tell you which is lighter. For autocross speed through turns is very important so I would get the 205's for the extra grip plus the shorter sidewall should be slightly stiffer.
Just my opinion.
 

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I have the 195 and they are almost as wide as the 205 Yokohama AVI's I had previously.
All I can say is I hope no one else is running on Falken's at the Nationals because I think they are going to be worth about 1.5 sec to me.


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Jason Isley (currently 4th favorite to win D stock at Nationals in his Neon) ran the Falkens this weekend. On three year old Kumho V700s he ran a 48.8. On the new Falkens he ran a 48.9 ... with a passenger! Treadwear rating of 200? Yeah, right!

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You will have to stick with the P8000 for the 195/55/14 as they are the ONLY ones available in that size.

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What about the TOYO T1-S 195/55/14 im gonna get those on my stock b13 rims


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