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Old 01-12-2008, 02:06 AM   #21
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I got 12k out of my azenis and ~13k out of my kooks...both beat the **** up, like I said on miata.net, the RE-01s might be a good choice since its a freak tire that gets more mileage than the other two...BUT its prolly to narrow to fit on a 8" rim...which, well, sucks.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:43 AM   #22
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I was really hoping for more treadlife than 10k, but could deal with it if I could source the Azenis cheap enough. Is there a good place to get them?
www.vulcantire.com

I bought alot from them and they have been a great company to deal with. I think the 615's are a steal for the price and performance.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:14 AM   #23
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how do you guys think that the Kumho Ecsta MX stacks up against the Toyo T1R
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how do you guys think that the Kumho Ecsta MX stacks up against the Toyo T1R
I've run those tires, and my sister has the T1R for the street. The T1R buries the MX in grip, but the mx lasts a good bit longer. I'm debating these two street tires right now too, and I'm leaning toward the T1R because my street tires will probably get hard before they wear out considering I drive the car like 3 days per month.

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Old 01-12-2008, 11:18 AM   #25
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how contradictory.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:27 AM   #26
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dont know miles but my old set lasted about 1 1/2 to 2 years
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:36 AM   #27
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I'd also like to throw the 'kook Ventus RS2 into the mix. It looks like the 205/50 will fit a 15x8
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #28
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I'd also like to throw the 'kook Ventus RS2 into the mix. It looks like the 205/50 will fit a 15x8
lol, my sis' BF has these on his 200whp miata. Not sure about wear, but they grip well. lol, lots of different cars in general in my miata family.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:50 PM   #29
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how contradictory.
oops, I'll fix that.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #30
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you will not get 20K out of the azenis, you can easily get over 10K though, as long as you dont do burn outs or drifts around every turn, im on my third set in 40K miles...and this set is practically still new...If you drive easy you may be able to get 20K out of them, but i highly doubt you can resist the stickyness flying around turns
Ben, you saw how i drive, mine will last at least 10K no sweat and im not nice to them, i do rotate them every 3-5K miles though
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I'd also like to throw the 'kook Ventus RS2 into the mix. It looks like the 205/50 will fit a 15x8
I had a set on my car a year or so ago...great tires, liked rain...aren't affected by heat...for a daily/street. I'd rock them over the azenis.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:25 PM   #32
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one more choice:
BFG T/A KDW 205/50/15 300 AA A
Set of (4) in stock at CostCo right now for $400 installed incl roadhazard and free rebalancing
I'm leaning towards those right now. Opinions?
Remember, *street* tire.
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BFG makes some good rubber.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:46 PM   #34
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Faded92MX5 had KDWs on his car...I was fairly impressed with them. Not the stickiest, but should be a good street tire.
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Last week my buddy broke the diff on his S2000.

He was running a set of G-force KDW's
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If they are street tires why do you care?

I have POS es100's for the street, and I'm getting read to spend on some new V710's for the track.
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Ben i have those BFG's, however i do not yet have wheels to fit them
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If they are street tires why do you care?

I have POS es100's for the street, and I'm getting read to spend on some new V710's for the track.
That's the point; I don't care that much as long as they're decent in terms of performance, reasonable cost, and fit the wheels.

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Ben i have those BFG's, however i do not yet have wheels to fit them
I'll borrow them in the meantime then.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:07 PM   #39
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Faded92MX5 had KDWs on his car...I was fairly impressed with them. Not the stickiest, but should be a good street tire.
Not the stickiest compared to what? Azenis? I'm OK with 90% performance if I can get double the life.
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My GF sports made 25 or so until now with great wet and dry grip, in a 225-50, and i think they where 100$ apeice all together.
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