View Full Version : New Wheels and Tires

06-21-2011, 02:19 AM
Well, the wheels aren't new but they are new to my car. I got them from Seth a few years ago. I'm just now getting around to buying tires for them.

The wheels are 15x6.5 MB Motoring.

The tires are Falken Ziex 912 and the size is 225/50/15. They are nice and wide. They replaced the 205/60's on the front and the 195/65's I had on the back. Which are the tires that were on the car When I bought is 5 years ago.









Just to show the negative camber. The car is on uneven and bumpy ground so that is why one tire make look to have more camber than the other. I need to take a picture of them on pavement.





06-21-2011, 02:38 AM
Off topic, but that paint job looks fantastic now that it's all dried. The last pics I remember were just after you did the clearcoat.

06-21-2011, 02:40 AM
The car is coming along great. The new wheels look really good.

06-21-2011, 03:23 AM
Looking good. Maybe now the car will grip in the first three gears. Might not be as much fun though.

06-21-2011, 03:25 AM
Definite improvement. Nice :)

06-21-2011, 06:14 AM
Haha, wow. I almost forgot about those. You'll like the rubber I think. I have the Ziex 912's in a 205/65/17 and they stick like duct tape.

06-21-2011, 06:45 AM
205/65?! Those are tall...

06-21-2011, 06:48 AM
205/65?! Those are tall...

Uh yeah, turns out I was thinkin of the fiancee's car. Mine are 215/45. Hers are 205/65. But I went out and checked this time. Lol

06-21-2011, 07:16 AM
How are they in the wet?

06-21-2011, 07:27 AM
Ziex 912s are good allseason tires. Theyre decent in the dry, decent in the wet, decent in the snow. They arent GREAT at anything. No allseason tire is.

Seth, you think these are good, you should drive a car with REAL sticky tires on it. Like Hankook RS3s or Dunlop Star Specs. Now THOSE stick like duct tape.

06-21-2011, 01:51 PM
My daily tires are RS3s... Not that awesome in the rain, or the cold for that matter. Now once they get some heat, insane, like an older r compound tire (think v700 victoracer). Dunlop star specs are way better rounded and probably the best performance tire for daily driving.

06-21-2011, 02:00 PM
Yeah, they grip very well. I'm quite pleased with them so far. The twisties are more exciting now.

06-21-2011, 02:02 PM
I do like my Star Specs... now if only I could go faster in a straight line...

06-21-2011, 04:05 PM
Still looks gay. Love you

06-21-2011, 04:45 PM
I've got 912s on the back of the MR2 and 512s on the front. They handled the Dragon pretty well in 2010, and I have no complaints about them. However, star specs are super sticky for a daily, but they will cost you a bit more.

06-21-2011, 05:51 PM
but they will cost you a bit more.

This is something I still have to pay attention to.

06-21-2011, 06:19 PM
When she says a bit more, I paid (prior to shipping and mounting) about $20 more per tire than my Kumho ASTs in the same size.

06-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Ziex 912s are good allseason tires. Theyre decent in the dry, decent in the wet, decent in the snow. They arent GREAT at anything.
I tried those tires once and totally agree with that assestment.

06-21-2011, 08:55 PM
I may try some good summer tires next time I buy tires. I don't have snow here so they would be great.

06-21-2011, 11:31 PM
Summer tires sound great, but my area can get rain anytime -- so full-out summer tires would have issues for all but three months of the year, and even then there will be times when the streets get pretty wet. Summer rain is actually a really bad time to be running tires that don't handle wet, since the heat's been baking oil out of the asphalt. Oil and water on the road make for a bad mix.