: Falken AZENIS RT-615 availability....



JOEYCTS-V
02-06-06, 08:42 PM
Here we go again. Vulcantire.com says "April" for 255 45 18's. :rant2: It seems as if everytime I want to order something I have to wait 2 months. :brutal: Has anyone had a hard time getting these tires? Let's just hope my local tire shop can get ahold of them.

CVP33
02-06-06, 09:13 PM
That size will just now begin to be manufactured. It is not out of stock. I've been watching that for about 4 months.

ace996
02-06-06, 09:16 PM
Fellas, just wait until autox season kicks in....these tires will be on constant back-order, just like the older 215s. Put in an order at Vulcan and wait, hopefully they'll be able to send a full set....
-ace

Mutlu
02-06-06, 09:21 PM
I have the 245/40/18 and the gap is not that bad. The ride is actually better than the runflats and steering has improved too, like a BMW...feels beefier...if that makes any sense.

JOEYCTS-V
02-06-06, 09:24 PM
That size will just now begin to be manufactured. It is not out of stock. I've been watching that for about 4 months.

Doesn't someone on this forum have them in the size I posted above? How can they not be manufactured yet?

DILLIGAF
02-06-06, 09:25 PM
I just bought the 255-40-18s,there just a bit shorter.I think they will be the same height as my worn run craps on a stock wheel.I don't expect to have them very long,I just wanted a tire to beat on over summer.When I get them mounted I'll take a couple measurements.

L.Sanchez
02-06-06, 10:20 PM
I have 255/40's. Look good, a hair shorter than the f1's...not a big deal in my book. Great drive on them and are a good price. I didn't have any problems finding those.

Ladis

JOEYCTS-V
02-07-06, 05:57 PM
Does anyone have or can take a pic of the 255/40's mounted on a V wheel so I can see how it looks. Preferrably a close-up. Thanks.

ace996
02-07-06, 08:48 PM
Joey,
Do not get 255/45s...they're too tall and will rub with very spirited driving. Everyone I know who has that size rubs a little somewhere, it's not worth it. Go with the 255/40s for a high-performance tire, especially if you're looking to do the GroundControl or Wildwhl drop mod. I have 255/45 Kumho ASXs on MilleMiglia wheels and rub HARD when going over fast dips or bumps, and I can pretty much forget corner-carving or I'll shred the tires. FWIW, I'd go with the 255/40s and some negative camber.
-ace

VelodromeRacer
02-07-06, 09:03 PM
I ordered the tires 245/45/18 from tirerack last week and got them last Thursday...no problem. Having them mounted Wed.

DILLIGAF
02-07-06, 09:08 PM
I ordered the tires 245/45/18 from tirerack last week and got them last Thursday...no problem. Having them mounted Wed.do you mean255/45/18?

JOEYCTS-V
02-07-06, 10:01 PM
Ace, I'm a little confused. 255/45/18's are the same height as the stock tires, just slightly wider. Don't some folks run 275's on the stock wheels without a hitch? :hmm: Is anyone running 255's all around?

1badcady
02-07-06, 10:13 PM
Ace, I'm a little confused. 255/45/18's are the same height as the stock tires, just slightly wider. Don't some folks run 275's on the stock wheels without a hitch? :hmm: Is anyone running 255's all around?

Ace & I are both runing 255/45 all around he's using the miglia's & I'm
using the stock wheels, they both rub slightly.

ace996
02-08-06, 12:37 AM
Ace, I'm a little confused. 255/45/18's are the same height as the stock tires, just slightly wider. Don't some folks run 275's on the stock wheels without a hitch? :hmm: Is anyone running 255's all around?
Joey,
The tires go like this...
255/45/18...where 255 is the width, 45 is the percentage of the width (45% of 255). Because 45% of 255 is slightly larger than 45% of 245, the 255/45s are taller and wider. They take up more space. The V doesn't have alot of vertical space to give without heavy camber.

Check this out, you'll see what I'm talking about...
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Needless to say, it's bigger. If I could do it all over again, I'd go 255/45.
I took 1badcady for a few spirited turns in the neighborhood and gouged a nice strip of rubber out of my right-rear tire...from the front of the fenderwell, and bent out the lip of the fenderwell!!!! A little piece of wood and muscle put everything back nice-a-nice, but I know now that I can never "toss" it around on those tires/wheels.

Do the 255/40s and have peace of mind that you can use them fully...
We all do need to get together soon, yes?
-ace

verbs
02-08-06, 05:15 PM
I ordered mine from Edge Racing last week and they got shipped.

There is no 255/45/18 or 245/45/18 tire for the Falken Azenis 615's.

The only tire close to ours was the 255/40/18. That's what I got, and they shipped last week.



Joey, do a search; I already started a thread last week about getting pictures of these tires and someone posted them.

JOEYCTS-V
02-08-06, 05:19 PM
We all do need to get together soon, yes?

Most definitely! :sneaky:

VelodromeRacer
02-08-06, 09:15 PM
I was mistaken..my order from Falken was as follows:

617| Falken AZENIS RT-615 255/40R18 95W | 4 | $160.00
-- 40000 | 1-1/4 in. Rubber Valve Stem | 4 | $2.00

Having them mounted thursday.

Mutlu
02-09-06, 12:01 PM
You will be very happy with these. Please post how you like them!!!

obzidian
03-01-06, 02:32 PM
to touch basis....has anyone had these tires in the rain yet? Your observations....

verbs
03-01-06, 06:36 PM
to touch basis....has anyone had these tires in the rain yet? Your observations....well it hasn't rained in Phoenix for 137 days, so I probably won't get you an answer any time soon. :eek: