OK, so Discount Tire sells online:
Falken Azenis for $70/tire
Kumho Ecsta Supra 712s for $69/tire
On the Kumho's, I assume that the WR rated ones with a UTQG mileage rating of 280, the VR's at 340.
The Falkens are rated at 200.
Assuming $30 shipping and $60 mount, match, balance
Set of Falkens $370
Assuming 100 UTQG = 10k miles
Falkens = $185/10k miles
Set of Kumhos: $330
WR = $118/10miles
VR = $97/10k miles
I have three questions:
1) Are the UTQG ratings for these tires realistic or do the Azenis wear faster than most 200 UTQG rated tires?
2) What are the Azenis like to live with in the rain (no ice, etc. here), and noisewise?
3) Is it worth the cost difference? Honestly, my current mileage is about 18k/year. I guess the answer is along the lines of what is it worth to win?
(Also, do the WR rated Kumhos grip better than the VR ones?)