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Old 11-27-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Azenis or RS2's ?

I curently have the RS2's and its about time for some new rubber. I have no complaints about them except that I just noticed that they went up in price. They used to only be a few dollar difference between thr RS2's and the Azenis. Now the RS2's are about $15 more. I have never tried the Azenis. What do you guys prefer. Which is better in the rain?
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I have the azenis' they're decent in the rain. They get more greasy on the track some say and you can't get them is a 225/45r15. I'm on the 205/50r15s and they're ok. I want the wider tires later on though.
Only reason i bought Azeni RT615s is because the RS2s were sold out.

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The RS2 have a different treadwear rating then the Azenis and people say the RS2 has better wet performance.

If you look at the RS2's tread pattern its identical to another very expensive tire that they currently put on elises but it slips my mind, so they have to be good.

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I prefer my RS2s.......however, since i work for Hankook I may be a little biased. As far as I know Hankook tires have been underpriced for some time to help the brand grow....so the price increase was inevitable.
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So make with the tire hook up or
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So make with the tire hook up or
wish i could ben.......i'm a new guy around here. when i get some seniority i'll let you guys know.
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Dude just tell them that you could probably get a bunch of sales if they price it right. You dont need seniority to make them some money. As it stands the are $99 each shipped from tires.com. Tell them that and see if they can beat it.
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i don't know about the 615 azenis, but the 215 azenis lasted a whopping 5,000 miles for me. i switched to the rs-2 and its looking like they'll get about 10k.
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Bridgestone RE-01R.
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^heard good things about those, always nice to see another option. seem to be doing well in street tire autox classes.
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I prefer my RS2s.......however, since i work for Hankook I may be a little biased. As far as I know Hankook tires have been underpriced for some time to help the brand grow....so the price increase was inevitable.
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oil goes up, tires go up
$100/bbl isn't going to help things
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R-S2s for the track, Azenis for the autocross course, RE-01Rs if you **** gold.
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I've got about 3,000 miles on my 01Rs so far, mostly hard in-town driving with two autocross days, a 100 mile canyon run, and about 750 miles of highway. So far they're wearing quite well. I expect I'll probably see 10,000 miles out of them.

I just love these tires. They don't fall off when they get hot, they deal with standing water fairly well, and they grip like a sonofabitch. Good all-purpose rubber.
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Joe what size do you have? I looked on tirerack and in 15" they only show a 195/50.
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195/50 is the only 15" size that Bridgestone is selling in the US. They are a spectacularly wide 195 however. The actual contact patch width on these is about the same as my previous 215/45 T1Ss which, granted, were a rather narrow 215.
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hmm, at $106 per tire I might consider them.
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michelin makes hankook its bitch
michelin makes nice stuff......and they charge you for it.
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azenis get greasy in 90* weather after about 4 laps. If its in the 70's, they never go off. I've never driven rs2's.
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michelin makes nice stuff......and they charge you for it.
they also make bfgoodrich stuff, and i don't get charged for it, but thats another thread

hey joe about how wide of a wheel would you say those 195/50's would fit on since they were "considerably" wider?
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