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Thread: 2013 Matched Set (Non-Stock Sized Rears or Fronts) Tires

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    Exclamation 2013 Matched Set (Non-Stock Sized Rears or Fronts) Tires

    OK, here’s the list of matched sets (non-stock sized rears or fronts) that I could come up with, currently being produced and readily available for sale in 2013. PLEASE add any that I missed!

    Matching Sets – Front 195/60R14 (OEM) / Rear 225/60R15:

    Cordovan / Multi-Mile / Vanderbilt - Mirada Sport GTX Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Sumitomo – China)
    Falken Sincera Touring SN211 Load: 82/95 Speed: T (Sumitomo - Thailand)
    Falken ZIEX ZE-912 Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Sumitomo – Japan/Thailand)
    Federal SS657 Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Federal - Taiwan)
    Fuzion Touring Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Bridgestone – China/USA)
    Hankook Optimo H418 Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Hankook – South Korea)
    Hero Atlanta AR01 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Federal – Taiwan)
    Hero HR668 Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Federal – Taiwan)
    Kenda Komet Plus KR23 Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Kenda – Taiwan)
    Kenda Komet KR02 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Kenda – Taiwan)
    Kumho Solus KR21 Load: 85/95 Speed: T (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Power Racer II Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Solus KR21 Load: 85/95 Speed: T (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Marshal Matrac MH11 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Kumho – China/South Korea)
    Maxxis MA-P1 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Chen Shin – Taiwan)
    Nankang XR611 Toursport Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Nankang – Taiwan)
    Nexen CP641 Load:86/96 Speed: H (Nexen – South Korea)
    Nexen N5000 Radial Load: 85/95 Speed: H (Nexen – South Korea)
    Primewell PS830/850 Load: 86/97 Speed: H (Giti – China)
    Sonar SX-608 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (Nankang – Taiwan)
    Toyo Extensa A/S Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Toyo – China/USA/Japan)
    Vredestein Sportrac 5 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V DESIGNED BY GIUGIARO (Apollo – Netherlands)

    Matching Sets – Front 185/60R14 / Rear 235/60R15 (OEM):

    Cooper Cobra Radial G/T (Rear RWL) Load: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)
    Mastercraft Avenger G/T (Rear RWL) Load: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)
    Hercules H/P 4000 (Rear RWL) Load: Speed: 82/98 Speed: T (Cooper – China/Mexico/USA)

    Personally, I think I’m going with the Vredesteins, as they’re designed by Giugiaro, just like the car – how AWESOME is that??? They’re also very highly rated!

    Anyone else running the Giugiaro Vredesteins?

    EDIT: UPDATED LIST HERE
    Last edited by Ron; 08-05-2013 at 09:25 PM. Reason: Link to Updated List

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    Falken ZIEX ZE-512 is still being produced and currently available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc6960 View Post
    Falken ZIEX ZE-512 is still being produced and currently available.
    According to the Falken website, the ZIEX ZE-512 was replaced by the ZIEX ZE-912. So, while there still may be an ample stock of the ZIEX ZE-512's out there and available, I don't believe that they're still being produced.

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    The coolest thing about the Vredesteins is that they say 'GIUGIARO' right on the sidewall!

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    Interesting. When I bought my 512s, they were both available. But the 912 was more expensive.

    Good list above. It's sad to see the 235s go the way of the dodo, I miss mine already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    Interesting. When I bought my 512s, they were both available. But the 912 was more expensive.

    Good list above. It's sad to see the 235s go the way of the dodo, I miss mine already.
    Yeah, the 512s are currently hit or miss when I call around to local Falken distributors, but all seem to have the 912 readily available.

    Of course, you can still go 235's on the rear, but then cannot have a matched set (at least there aren't any matched sets in the stock sizes that I've been able to find).

    Are the 512's made in Japan? I believe the 912's are made in Japan, but have read things stating that Falken may have recently shifted production to Thailand.

    Yet another advantage of the Vredesteins is that all Sportrac models are made in either the Netherlands or Germany.

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    Additions to Matching Sets Front 195/60R14 (OEM) / Rear 225/60R15:

    JINYU YH12 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (??? China)
    Sunny SN880 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (South China China)
    Wanli S-1023 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (South China China)

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    Additions to Matching Sets Front 195/60R14 (OEM) / Rear 225/60R15:

    Evergreen EH23 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (??? China)
    GoodRide H550A Load: 86/98 Speed: H (Hangzhou Zhonghce China)
    West Lake H550A Load: 86/98 Speed: H (Hangzhou Zhonghce China)
    Zeetex ZT102 Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V (ZAFCO Dubai India/China/Indonesia)

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    OK, for those interested, I just ordered a set of the Giugiaro Designed Vredestein Sportrac, as they were the best that I could find (made in Holland/Germany) and due to the 'Giugiaro Design' and logo being used on the sidewall - yeah, I'm a big nerd for thinking that's pretty cool!

    Falken ZIEX ZE-912 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H (Sumitomo – Japan/Thailand)

    vs.

    Vredestein Sportrac 5 - Load: 86/96 Speed: H/V DESIGNED BY GIUGIARO (Apollo – Holland/Germany)

    Notice how the Vredestein Sportrac, as well as other upper brand tires with the same load ratings, have an H speed rating on the front tire and a V speed rating on the rear tire vs. the Falken ZIEX, which has an H speed rating for both the front and rear tires, as is similar to many of the budget, and primarily Chinese brands.

    However, I did decide to mix the tread patterns a little. I got the Vredestein Sportrac 3 for the rears, which are readily available now ($133/ea):



    And the Vredestein Sportrac 5 for the front, which had to be ordered from Holland with a 4-6 week estimate on delivery ($93/ea):



    The sidewalls are similar on both, but not quite the same:





    Total on the set (with new valve stems, mounting, and balancing): $487
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    Awesome post, thanks!

    Do you know of any matching sets with 245's in the rear?

    Thanks
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