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michlong 07-25-2008 09:09 AM

tires for autocross
hey All.

done a few events now and decided its time to get better boots for my car. (Focus SVT)

done some research and got down to 2

Falken Azensis RT-615 or Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 StarSpec.

just can't make the final decision, any thoughts anyone?

don't use the car as a daily driver so not worried about wear..



Auto-X-ZTS 07-25-2008 11:34 AM

Dunlops are faster, Falkens are cheaper.

The Dunlops will be a bit easier to drive at the limit--the Falkens have more of an 'edge' that once you cross, are hard to reel back.

silveib 07-25-2008 11:39 AM

ive heard that the dunlops get greasy when hot

michlong 07-25-2008 12:24 PM

ordered the falkens, see how i get on. can't be worse than the kumho all-seasons that are on now.

got the lastest 4 from edge racing, $107 each...

Dudes ZX3 07-25-2008 03:28 PM

We need to make a tire sticky thread...

Auto-X-ZTS 07-25-2008 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by silveib (Post 2251259)
ive heard that the dunlops get greasy when hot

Not at all. They tolerate heat better than Falkens or Bridgestones. I love them.

thehubster 07-26-2008 02:46 AM

i know that a soft tire is good for traction. i would ask you if you know who makes a soft tire that will last a while. i am talking like up to a year before i have to replace them after driving on them every day. just curious. thanks.

DirtyDeeds 07-26-2008 07:02 AM

I've used both tires and the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 StarSpec's are faster and they handle heat better than the Falken Azensis RT-615's.

Current prices for each tire:
Falken Azensis RT-615 - $106 from
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 StarSpec - $123 from

The Falken's are a great tire, but I would get the Dunlop's again.

HaveBlue83 08-01-2008 04:17 AM

good info......

thx. Dunlops look nasty [:)]

how are the sidewalls on them??? I really have grown to like my BFG's sidewall stiffness....

fhg959 08-01-2008 05:14 AM

$107 for a performance tire?? are they like in rim 12 or something like that? What am I missing!!!

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