anyone any input on Falken Ziex 912 tire..?

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anyone any input on Falken Ziex 912 tire..?

Post by Neon4Life » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:55 pm

was looking at tires, finally after a lot of time of research found the ones i want, the Falken Ziex 912. finding tires in a 14" is hard let alone finding a nice performance one but I managed to find this in my size. and after rebate and discounts I can get all 4 for $230 shipped.


anyone got any input on this tire..?
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Post by NickKo » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:03 pm

Here is some info, from 'The.Org':

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=340397

I have these on the 2000 Neon.
My only regret, is not getting the size I wanted, but as you said..... 14 in. tires are getting hard to come by, except only in 'common' sizes.

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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:09 pm

^ yeah I was glad to find them in the size I wanted. plus im only using these in summer time not winter as I got some winter tires as we speak. I think I will buy them and post a review uo this summer as I put some miles on them.
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Post by nerox » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:31 am

i had 4 of those on my neon for a couple of years and they are pretty damn good.

replaced the front 2 with Eagle F1 when they wore down, which aren't as good in the wet. (still have the 912s on the rear)

i took some pretty tight fast corners with those tyres and never had a slide in the dry so 5/5 review from me.

and they're about 1/2 the price of the F1's
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Post by ragek23 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:09 pm

I enjoyed the falken 512s quite a bit if you can find them. I believe they are cheaper than the 912s.

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:59 am

ragek23 wrote:I enjoyed the falken 512s quite a bit if you can find them. I believe they are cheaper than the 912s.

Try here:
http://www.vulcantire.com/
No I couldn't find those in my size. I heard those wore out pretty quick.. That's why I chose to find the 912 because I read mostly good reviews on it.

See right now on my winter wheels I have 185/70 on there. I don't like the sidewall height of them so I'm wanting 185/60 which I did find in the 912 special order from discount tire direct.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:53 am

Did you try to find 195/60's? 185/60 is going to be really short. The 195/60 14's I had would let my front fascia drag on about everything. They are just a tad smaller than the 185 65 14's
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Post by theColonel » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:48 am

occasional demons wrote:Did you try to find 195/60's? 185/60 is going to be really short. The 195/60 14's I had would let my front fascia drag on about everything. They are just a tad smaller than the 185 65 14's
195/60-14 tires work fine on the 1999 neon R/T, as well as the 2005 Neon SXT in my family. Handling is much better than 185/60-15 tires from the factory on the 2005 SXT.

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:34 pm

occasional demons wrote:Did you try to find 195/60's? 185/60 is going to be really short. The 195/60 14's I had would let my front fascia drag on about everything. They are just a tad smaller than the 185 65 14's
no. i kinda want a short tire.. see before i had 175/65 because of previous oner and the rears had 185/70.. so i want a tire close to 175/65 which would make the 185/60 almost the same as it. am i correct..? or wrong. and maybe i could get for the rear 195/60 giving me the same look i had before.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:53 pm

I had the 912's before and liked them. I agree on the 195/6th size idea. It's what I run on my 1gn.

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Post by NickKo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 am

occasional demons wrote:Did you try to find 195/60's? 185/60 is going to be really short. The 195/60 14's I had would let my front fascia drag on about everything. They are just a tad smaller than the 185 65 14's
Discussing tire size...
I ended up going with 195/65R14, when I ordered the ZE-912's...
Which is a tad bit (approx. 1in. overall) 'taller'.

They fit absolutely fine.... But I still wish I was able to order these in my 'preferred' size for a Neon (205/60R14).
Alas, that size is not available, for the 912's..... :(


That being said, going with a 'taller' tire, will give the car a bigger & better 'footprint' for traction - Although that will compromise acceleration a bit.
Gaining some traction, lose some acceleration... :-k




The next time I buy tires for the car, I will probably end up having to make a switch over to 15 in. rims, to get the size & profile that I am looking for.


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Post by theColonel » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:44 am

NickKo wrote:Discussing tire size...
I ended up going with 195/65R14, when I ordered the ZE-912's...
Which is a tad bit (approx. 1in. overall) 'taller'.

They fit absolutely fine.... But I still wish I was able to order these in my 'preferred' size for a Neon (205/60R14).
Alas, that size is not available, for the 912's..... :(

That being said, going with a 'taller' tire, will give the car a bigger & better 'footprint' for traction - Although that will compromise acceleration a bit.
Gaining some traction, lose some acceleration... :-k

The next time I buy tires for the car, I will probably end up having to make a switch over to 15 in. rims, to get the size & profile that I am looking for.

- Nick
:thumbup: When you go to 15" wheels opt for 7" rims ... on my SRT-4 I used 205/60-15 tires and the handling was better than 205/50-17 tires
on the factory 17X6 rims ... on a normal Neon use 205/55-15 tires, because 60 profile tires won't clear the struts
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Post by NickKo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:48 am

theColonel wrote: When you go to 15" wheels opt for 7" rims ... on my SRT-4 I used 205/60-15 tires and the handling was better than 205/50-17 tires
on the factory 17X6 rims ... on the SXT I used 205/55-15 tires because 60 profile tires wouldn't clear the struts :thumbup:
Excellent... Thanks for the tips, much appreciated !! :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:38 pm

OK so I thought about it and I'm going to go with 185//60 up front and 195/60 in the rear but then realized if I do that then it will rub on my rear fender unless I add camber or roll fender.. I can do both I'm on coilovers.
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:35 pm

So I bought the tires. Won't be put on till we get summer like weather but once I get to putting miles on them I'll post up a review of then on here. Till then that is all.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:13 pm

I THINK this is the tire everyone in the stretching world rocks. I THINK.
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:17 am

theColonel wrote:
NickKo wrote:Discussing tire size...
I ended up going with 195/65R14, when I ordered the ZE-912's...
Which is a tad bit (approx. 1in. overall) 'taller'.

They fit absolutely fine.... But I still wish I was able to order these in my 'preferred' size for a Neon (205/60R14).
Alas, that size is not available, for the 912's..... :(

That being said, going with a 'taller' tire, will give the car a bigger & better 'footprint' for traction - Although that will compromise acceleration a bit.
Gaining some traction, lose some acceleration... :-k

The next time I buy tires for the car, I will probably end up having to make a switch over to 15 in. rims, to get the size & profile that I am looking for.

- Nick
:thumbup: When you go to 15" wheels opt for 7" rims ... on my SRT-4 I used 205/60-15 tires and the handling was better than 205/50-17 tires
on the factory 17X6 rims ... on a normal Neon use 205/55-15 tires, because 60 profile tires won't clear the struts
205/60/15 are also a full inch shorter than 205/50/17. 24" vs 25" tall.

A better quality tire in stock size would be better over a 205/60.

A 225/50/15 on a 7" wide tire would probably be better than all performance wise and it would look better.
Neon4Life wrote:OK so I thought about it and I'm going to go with 185//60 up front and 195/60 in the rear but then realized if I do that then it will rub on my rear fender unless I add camber or roll fender.. I can do both I'm on coilovers.
Are you talking about 14" wheels? Because if so you won't be anywhere close to rubbing in the rear with 195/60 even dumped to hell.

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Post by Neon4Life » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:46 am

^yes 14inch wheels
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:49 pm

Neon4Life wrote:^yes 14inch wheels
This is my nyg on ksport coils. Not as low as it could have been obviously but even if I went lower I wasn't near the rear fenders at all.

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The rear is just sitting lower because of how the car was parked.

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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:29 am

^ thanks for that picture. then i have nothing to worry about.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:52 am

Those tires are 195/60 all around. All I like to run on my 1gns.

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