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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Jan 15, 5:30pm - #83389 

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Falken Azenis Sports

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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DiabloGTS Jan 15, 5:55pm - #83390 

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and what about ECSTA MX those are 205/55WR16

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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 6:02pm - #83391 

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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
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DiabloGTS Jan 15, 6:03pm - #83392 

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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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Jamey Jan 15, 6:07pm - #83393 

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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!!!!
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 6:10pm - #83394 

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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!
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RicePowered Jan 15, 6:18pm - #83395 
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ohboy


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.
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RicePowered Jan 15, 6:20pm - #83396 
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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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RicePowered Jan 15, 6:22pm - #83397 
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Speed4TheNeed Jan 15, 6:33pm - #83398 

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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
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RicePowered Jan 15, 6:36pm - #83399 
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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
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 6:36pm - #83400 

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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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Steven Jan 15, 6:55pm - #83401 
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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!
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beans Jan 15, 7:19pm - #83402 
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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.
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DiabloGTS Jan 15, 8:09pm - #83403 

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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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booyaolian Jan 15, 9:25pm - #83404 
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i have 712 too...

love them

great tires for the money
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Krayze Jan 16, 3:48am - #83405 

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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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