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Falken Azenis Sports #83389 Jan 15, 9:30am Jan 15, 9:30am
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Time to get some news tires, and I am trying to decide between getting a new set of Supra 712 or the azenis sports.

Only problem, is that the Falkens aren't listed as the same size as the stock tires, they are 205/50-16 and the Azenis are 205/55ZR16

Will those tires work on my 16" stock rims or not? Well, I know they will work, but what are the problems that will come up?

I might just have to get a new pair of Kumhos, but I really want a different style tire.


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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83390 Jan 15, 9:55am Jan 15, 9:55am
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and what about ECSTA MX those are 205/55WR16


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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83391 Jan 15, 10:02am Jan 15, 10:02am
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jameson..you shouldnt have any problem with the azenis...the difference is so small that your stock wheel will handle it just fine thumbsup

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83392 Jan 15, 10:03am Jan 15, 10:03am
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what problems could it cause?

the 55 is the tires ratio, correct? what does the extra 5 (MM ?) do?

I'm a n00b about tires, one of my shortcomings


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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83393 Jan 15, 10:07am Jan 15, 10:07am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
what problems could it cause?

the 55 is the tires ratio, correct? what does the extra 5 (MM ?) do?

I'm a n00b about tires, one of my shortcomings


That will work fine Jameson. Some stock GTS have 205-50-16 and others have 205-55-16, why i don't know. All the 55 is or would do is giv you alittle thicker sidewall!!!! Nothing major at all!!!!

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83394 Jan 15, 10:10am Jan 15, 10:10am
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it just means your sidewall will be 5mm higher..not that bad.

edit--^^jamey beat me to it while i was posting!

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83395 Jan 15, 10:18am Jan 15, 10:18am
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205/50R16 = 205 mm * .5 (aspect ratio) = X mm (sidewall height)

X / 25.4 = Y in (sidewall height)

same thing with all tires

so your too tires will be different by 112.75 - 102.5 = 10.25 mm or 0.4 inches, of sidewall height.

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83396 Jan 15, 10:20am Jan 15, 10:20am
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oh yeah, of coarse this is only one one side so you will have a total difference in 0.8 inches of overall tire diameter. grin

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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: RicePowered] #83398 Jan 15, 10:33am Jan 15, 10:33am
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but he'll be fine if he changes all 4, right? i mean the only problem would be that when you put a spare on you might have a tiny tiny steering lean

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #83399 Jan 15, 10:36am Jan 15, 10:36am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
but he'll be fine if he changes all 4, right? i mean the only problem would be that when you put a spare on you might have a tiny tiny steering lean


no, if he changes it his car will expode into a fiery inferno burning him alive ... laughsilly


Yes of coarse if he changes all 4 he will be fine. thumbsup Just like if you even need to buy new tires you should always change them in pairs. grin

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83400 Jan 15, 10:36am Jan 15, 10:36am
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you won't have any problems...it's just a larger sidewall...
I would stick with 50 for sidewall with your 16's...it's gonna look a tad different if you have 55's.

how about Toyo? The FZ-4's are really nice.


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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83401 Jan 15, 10:55am Jan 15, 10:55am
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Diablo - I have Falken Azenis Sports on GT 15" alloys that I use for autox. They're great tires that have a very stiff sidewall. I have 205/50R15's. You WILL NOT have any problems with a 205/55R16, as a matter of fact, you'll praise the tire if anything. It's a great piece of rubber!

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: Steven] #83402 Jan 15, 11:19am Jan 15, 11:19am
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Don't get the Ecta 712's, that's what I have right now.

They suck. My first two sets of tires were both yokohamas.

I can't wait to for the 3rd set to wear out so I can get something better.

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: beans] #83403 Jan 15, 12:09pm Jan 15, 12:09pm
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Originally Posted by beans
Don't get the Ecta 712's, that's what I have right now.

They suck. My first two sets of tires were both yokohamas.

I can't wait to for the 3rd set to wear out so I can get something better.


I have those right now and I love them. The reason I want to change is that I don't like to get "stuck" on a brand, I like to change things up so I have a broader knowledge base when people as me questions.

Billy- Why is it going to look weird? Won't it fill the wheel gap more, making it actually look better?

Thanks for the input! I'm a tire n00b spineyes


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Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83404 Jan 15, 1:25pm Jan 15, 1:25pm
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i have 712 too...

love them

great tires for the money

Re: Falken Azenis Sports [Re: DiabloGTS] #83405 Jan 15, 7:48pm Jan 15, 7:48pm
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you really won't notice a diffference in loosk it will be minimal.

and i have heard nothing bu tgood about the azenis go withthem.

sorry i heard thye are not very good wet tires. as long as you drive normal though they are fine in the wet.


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