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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Feb-21-2010, 07:46:29 PM   #1
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Default Looking for any feedback on Falken RT 615

So I'm looking to purchase a new set of tires for the coming summer... one model that I'm strongly considering is the Falken RT-615.

I've searched the forums and have found that most people that run them (and most reviews I've seen) are from drivers who are very track experienced and use them mostly for that purpose. I am looking for some feedback from those that have used them on the street.

I am considering these because I've read that they provide some of the best grip of all the tires out there. I dont really mind the noise element people mention but am concerned about their wet weather traction and low tread depth (8/32 new).

My priorities are Handling>Durability(tread life)>Tire Noise

So with that, can anyone who runs these primarily for street use provide any comments?

I plan on running 235/40/18 265/35/18 if it makes any difference...

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I'd highly recommend the Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec tire based on your criteria. The issue with the 615's is poor wet performance, and they get a little slick as they get older or excessively heated.

The dunlop's have every aspect you mentioned in spades, except they tend to be a louder tire, which many people don't like for a street tire. If you're OK with it, its probably a good choice for you.
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perhaps tirerack?
TireRack does not carry Falken... I've read some reviews of the tires on other sites, but honestly many have been written by civic and neon srt owners and i dont think theirs and my definition of "spirited" driving equate to one another
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I took these to the track a few weeks ago.....not good for tracking!
I think of them as really sticky street tires
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They overheat very quickly on-track...especially on such a heavy car.
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I used to run these on my Evo on the street. They were loud, but if thats not a problem you'll probably like them...good for summer, but as they get worn, they have poor wet performance. The one thing i didnt like was the sidewall was a little higher than the Potenzas i was running before and i had to get my fenders rolled to avoid rubbing. Good luck!
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