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I realize I'm going to catch a lot of crap for this, but has anyone tried the Falken Azenis FK510 on their 718? I still have the OEM P-Zeros on my 718 CS with about 20k miles on them. They need to be replaced. I understand that the Michelin PS4S is the benchmark, but they are fairly expensive. I also realize we drive expensive vehicles, and tires are probably not the best place to save money, but the Falken Azenis' seems like a viable option. As you might infer from the 20k+ on the OEM P-Zeros, I don't drive my 718 very hard on public roads - few canyon runs, but nowhere near the limit(s). I use a separate set of wheels and tires for the track. From my reading on Tirerack.com, it appears the Azenis are not quite as highly rated overall, but put down almost identical numbers in the wet. And the price is literally half compared to the PS4S's. Curious to hear what others have to say about this....
 

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I also will be needing a new set of shoes soon and am seriously considering the Falkens. Now that Falken is OEM on the Macan, the brand has gotten some cred, and at half the price of the PS4S they are certainly cheap enough to take a chance on. I don't plan on tracking them and most of my miles are put on as a daily driver. I have searched the forums but found nothing from Porsche owners. The Azenis are getting great reviews on Tire Rack but it sure would be good to hear someone's actual experience with them on a 718.
 

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If it makes any difference, I just received an email from Discount Tire about their July 4th 20% off Michelin sale through July 6. There is a 10% instant rebate, with another 10% by mail-in rebate if you use their credit card, bringing the total to under $1,100. Still not as cheap as the Falkens but this does close the gap.
 

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I’m surprised by the lack of response to this topic.
I'm about to put on my 2nd set of rear N1 Pirelli tires on my 20" wheel set.

Once the new rear & older front tires are worn down, i'm going to try the Falken tires for my 20" wheel set.

There's some concern among forum members about using non "N" rated tires for various reasons that have been discussed over the last few years.

With that being said, I still think the Falken tires are worth giving a chance based on their price & positive reviews.

It's not an apples to apples comparison, but I know a lot of people that have changed to Falken tires on other vehicles (Jeeps, SUVs, Trucks, sedans), and they all say positive things about Falken.

Unfortunately, it will probably be another year before I can give you first hand feedback on the Falkens with the 718.

I wouldn't stress too much about trying them out. I use non "N" rated Goodyear tires on my 18" all season wheel set, and they have worked fine without any issues for the winter months. The max speed rating will be slightly lower for certain tire choices, but based on your original post, it doesn't sound like you plan to exceed 150 mph. :ROFLMAO::LOL::p
 
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