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FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby bogus7 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:01 am

Hi All. have any of you tried Falken Azenis RT615K semi slicks?

On BOGUS7 I am using 14 x 7 rims and my road tryes are 195/60R14. When I built it(late 1980's) 14" performance tyres were very common, not any more. I am looking for a road performance tyre with a tread wear of around 200. I have found nothing.

I could go down in size to a 195/55R14 Toyo Proxes T1R but that is only adding to my lack of gound clearance problems
I could go up to a 15" rim..... but have not been able to find any thing suitable for 4 x 4" (101.6mm)PCD from a Viva

So back to my original question, the Falken RT615K. They are a semi slick track tyre but have a tread wear of 200 which is very high for a track tyre, most are sub 100. The concern is the side wall rigidity making a very firm ride even firmer, has any one tried them? My Dunlop 03G track tyres are horrid on the road for that reason.

I heard a rumor that the RT615K are made in the same factory as the 03G's and share the same casing.

As for price have been quoted $195 each which seems reasonable for that type of tyre

Cheers Earle
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby 7ish » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:40 am

Might be easier to redrill your hubs to 4x100, then choose some 15" rims.
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby bogus7 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:10 am

7ish wrote:Might be easier to redrill your hubs to 4x100, then choose some 15" rims.

Thought about that, but then I would need two sets of rims...
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby bzrse7en » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:33 am

What PCD is the chevette?
Aren't they a metric version of the viva? Also Gemini and that isuzu piaza - or something like that
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby bogus7 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:57 pm

bzrse7en wrote:What PCD is the chevette?
Aren't they a metric version of the viva? Also Gemini and that isuzu piaza - or something like that


Don't think they are interchangable... would mean two sets of rims again
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby JohnL » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:18 pm

they were not on mine, the gemini ball joints tapers are different and the spindle as well.
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby speleo » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:50 pm

Hi Earle, Palmside do a 15x7.0 inch 5 spoke rim like the ones on my chevron. That are blank so it's a case of getting them driled to suit the stud pattern.
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby bogus7 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:52 pm

speleo wrote:Hi Earle, Palmside do a 15x7.0 inch 5 spoke rim like the ones on my chevron. That are blank so it's a case of getting them driled to suit the stud pattern.


That might be one option... not the cheapest!
???????????????But can I assume no one has tried these tyres???????
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby speleo » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:19 pm

Hi Earle, I had a yarn with one of my tyre suppliers today, thought I could find some of them at a better price, sadly no.
I got my wheels second hand and had them re-drilled, think I paid $600 or so delivered, and another $25ea to have them drilled, the guy did a great job, so worth the money.
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Re: FALKEN Azenis RT615K

Postby nz_climber » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:15 pm

I don't have experience with the tyres, but pretty sure they have been the wet weather control tyre for Targa for the last few years. Small sizes are getting harder to come by now, I notice some brands are not bringing out good tyres in 15inch now (either that or NZ supplier don't stock them!)

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