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      06-22-2017, 08:00 AM   #23
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Never tried it he last time I had falken tires was when the original Azenis came out and set the world on fire for a couple years

I am really digging how these look. My inner mullet is pleased

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I really like how they look as well

They are sooo close to clearing the PFC54 front BBK! Ugh. I would so run 17"s if I could
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So, initial 150-mile impressions -

I was running 9.5 ET22 with only a few-month-old (still have about 9/32") 265/35-18 Contis up front (25.3" tall tire, a little teeny stretch on a 9.5). The 285 is a way bigger tire, nearly 1.75" more tire width total up front now, and taller too, and you feel it in the steering. IT's a little number in road feel, a ton more responsive off-center and more overall front grip, it feels like it almost wants more front swaybar (I have DInan on the middle setting right now) but I suspect it might be sidewall flex, I am only running 34psi up front. THere is a lot of rim protection with these tires on these wheels, they are slightly pinched, so a little more pressure would probably make them a little stiffer up front. Still, glad to say I don't notice any vagueness in the steering, just your typical wider-you-go, less-you-feel stuff like I got last time I ran a super wide tire up front and oh my the front grip is nice in a roundabout

Ride is a nice surprise, it is a very noticeable improvement.

Otherwise will have more to say about it after a couple thousand miles.
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Will get some better pics once I get the car out somewhere I can get uniform light (EDIT: Potatophone camera shots in overcast light added). Very dirty from a road trip to Road America last weekend, so the wheels are the cleanest part of the car.

285/40-17 Continental ExtremeContact Sport square, 17x10 ET25 anthracite Apex ARC-8's

This combo weighs about the same as PSS 275/35-18 on TR MT1 18x10 ET25 and 2lb less than 275/40-18 on MT1's. Just under 46lb per wheel including TPMS and weights and such. If I had gone with the 275/40-17 there would be more weight lost.

Naturally there is a little fender liner rubbing up front as you'll get with a 26" tall wide tire (I have previously run a 285/35-18 up front and knew what to expect). Rear fits and could fit with a 12mm spacer easily. I'll probably switch to the 275/40-17 when I get done with these. There is a little more than 1/8" of tire clearance to the strut.

BTW, the FAlken RT615K+ is available in 275/40-17, and it's a legit fast street tire, if you want to run these with something that has a little more stick.

Will have some more impressions when I get some miles on the tires. Obviously this is about the biggest tire you can fit up front without going to a shorter tire (26" tall, 11.4" wide), so I'm curious how it matches with itself with a square tire back there. I'm on stock ZCP springs, Dinan front bar, stock non-adjustable shocks and Dinan front camber plates with about -2.5 on each side. Front brake setup is the Stoptech STR40 355x35mm kit
Sweet!! She looks well sorted with the ST Trophy kit hiding behind those spokes

Thank you for following up with photos!

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Update: thought I curbed the crap out of one of the fronts today, big funny looking balloon tire took the whole hit and didn’t touch the rim

Also, now that they’re worn in with about 5,000 miles on them, the steering response and cornering behavior are really nice
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