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This quesion goes out to all owners of Falken Azenis tire and people who know people that have them. Yesterday i was talking to Swiftllamagone about them. i planned on purchasing them because of their price, performance, and look. i know they dont have the best treadwear rating in the world, but swift said that the only last 10-14k miles. well that translates into me buying two sets of tires a year. so that would throw out the whole price thing for me. my question is, is 10-14k miles like swift said normal, or have you guys had different experiences?
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Thought I'd revive this question.
I, too, am wondering about the longevity of these tires.
I'm also curious about the performance in rain (not just wet pavement). Any feedback from members would be appreciated.
 

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I've heard about the same for these tires. My brother has them on a Miata and I just got them on my Integra.

A big factor considered into the longetivity of these tires are the way these tires are driven and the suspension of the car itself.

Many people who run these tires commend the for insane grip correct? Well these same nut cases probably take corners at undefiable speeds and have extreme suspesion settings of camber, caster, and toe. They probably line up at the strips and lauch these tires into oblivion.

Given you drive normal most of the time and don't have outrageous settings, let's hope maybe you can take these tires up to 20k.
 

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I have a set of these mounted on an extra set of 14s (196/50R14). I use them soley for autox. The grip is indeed ridiculous, the best I have ever witnessed from a DOT approved street tire. But from not putting highway/city miles on the tires, I can't really comment on the treadwear. I have run about 14 events on them, and have about 50% tread left, if that matters...
 

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i have them , ive put 5g on the tires , they dont last like reg tires , but they really do grip GREAT , the snow and rain you cant go much faster then like 50 maybe 6o , but thats what snow tires are for , these are my "summer RACING TIRES" , i really do love them though . . .
 

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hm.. my friend has a set.. he was a bit upset to find that because they are directional and.. there is that tread groove that runs along the outward edge of the tire.. u can only rotate them front to back and not left to right... (don't laugh at my diagram k...)

same concept as the paradas.. when u wear down the inside of the tire.. thats the end of them.. essentially, if you were really poor.. u could flip them.. but i don't know how they'd perform...
 

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SonicBlueTeg on Jan/02/03 said:
...when u wear down the inside of the tire.. thats the end of them.. essentially, if you were really poor.. u could flip them.. but i don't know how they'd perform...
Some autoxers in my region have flipped them and had good results.
 

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The tires aren't directional, but there is inside/outside markings that need to be considered when mounting the tires on the rims. once they're on the rim correctly, you can rotate them any way you like since they are not true directional tires.

The grip is excellent, but don't expect them to do anything but slip in the snow. They are definately a summer tire. They will still grip well in cold weather, but the road must be dry and you have to drive around a little to get them warmed up first. Otherwise, they'll slip or hop pretty bad if you give it so much as a little more gas than usual from a stop.

The treadwear rating is only 200 and they are a noticably soft tire. But, I went out to the track the other day and didn't really notice any wear (I'm sure there was some, but it wasn't noticable from looking at it). Other cars were destroying their tires so bad that they were actually leaving chunks on the track. I know they'll still wear faster than your average tires, but the grip they provide is worth it. I was able to run with Porsches in the turns thanks to the Azenis' and a Type-R rear sway bar. I didn't think I would be able to do that, so I'm quite pleased. (obviously, I didn't stand a chance in the straight sections.)
 

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Personally I feel that having a second set of wheels/tires is the best sollution if you are going to be autocrossing or racing on a road track with any frequency. This is what I plan on doing with some 14" rims and Azenis in the next few months.
 

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Yeah, a 2nd set of tires is the way to go if you have Azenis or other high performance tires. Even my balding all season tires grip better in snow than brand new Azenis.
 

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Louse, if you do a search with falken azenis in the forum body, you will see many people who have commented on the azenis tire wear as a daily driver. To give you an estimate from those threads, anywhere from 10k-15k depending on use in autox and other harder driver. But for an all around daily driver, expect the range of 10k-15k.
 

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I have them
I drive my car everyday, and i go canyons once a week, plus track events every other month.
It lasted a little less than 6month. I went through 3sets of them last year

but performance is awesome and i can justify the money that goes into Azenis in return of the fun i get from them.

I wouldn't use Azenis if I'm just running around in the city though. I rather use something that lasts longer if that's my case

My tires are 225/45/17 sooo it gets expensive..

I used to run on yokohama AVS intermediate. Azenis grips better and last a lil longer too.
 

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I hear 10-14k typically, but that is with a regular schedule of autocrossing and possibly track days. I don't know anybody that owns this tire and doesn't autocross it so I don't know how much their life would extend.

Then again if I wasn't autocrossing I would probably run a different tire
 
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