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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: input on Falken Ziex 912 tire..? my review post #22 Reply with quote

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: #2   PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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: #3   PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ 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: #4   PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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: #5   PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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/
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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: #7   PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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: #8   PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Fuzion&tireModel=Touring+%28H-+or+V-Speed+Rated%29&partnum=96HR4FZTOUR&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&tab=Specs
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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: #10   PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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..... Sad


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... Think




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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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..... Sad

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... Think

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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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: #14   PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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: #15   PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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I THINK this is the tire everyone in the stretching world rocks. I THINK.
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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..... Sad

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... Think

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.

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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: #18   PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^yes 14inch wheels
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^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.



The rear is just sitting lower because of how the car was parked.
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^ thanks for that picture. then i have nothing to worry about.
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Those tires are 195/60 all around. All I like to run on my 1gns.
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Post: #22   PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump, so i thought id report back a year and a half later to give my opinion for those who might stumble upon this thread later on.

they are great sticky tires in the summer. i dont use them in the winter. i have winter tires for that. ive put id say 10k miles on them maybe less but love them. im boosted now and still using these same tires. pushing 12lbs of boost and they dont spin if on good road surface. id get another set later on when they wear out but seeing as i only use them in summer weather months itll be awhile before i need new tires. they still look brand new to me. that is all.
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