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      05-13-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Falken Tires ?

i am going to get rims soon and they come with falken tires. I was wondering if any of you have falken tires and if so, are they good? lot of flats?
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      05-13-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Depends on what kind of falken tires. And flats dont have to do anything with the tire itself, it deals with the area you drive and what you run over.
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If FK452s, I have heard that they are great. I am getting them next.
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      05-13-2008, 06:32 PM   #4
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I had a pair of falkens on my AC's. Wasnt too happy with them although they are pretty cheap. Switched to the nitto invos and am really happy.
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falkens always listed "not recommended" on any tests I've read.
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Good bang for the buck imho. Im running FK452s on both my 335 and my Boxster and ive been very happy with them as an overall daily driver/sometimes performance driving tire. Treadwear is decent, they ride quiet and grip is good in both the wet and dry. For the price i dont think there are many tires out there that can match them.
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all falken tires have been the best bang for the buck in their price ranges...

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I actually waiting for UPS to delivery my wheels today and I ordered the Falkens 452's, all the vendors have something good to said.
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falkens always listed "not recommended" on any tests I've read.
Last year Falkens were the #1 recommended tire by Consumer Reports here between performance and value.

I have a set of Falken ZE-512's on my Benz and am very happy with them; smooth, comfortable, holds a straight line, much better in rain than the previous Continentals, etc... Plus my car was sitting in storage for 6 months without moving an inch over the winter, they did not show any evidence of flatspotting when I finally took the car out.
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waiting to mount Falken Azenis Rt615's on some track wheels....granted these are mainly for autox and track days. but I have had Falkens before and I really like the ride quality, just that treadwear wore out faster...but that is due to driver
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I had a pair of falkens on my AC's. Wasnt too happy with them although they are pretty cheap. Switched to the nitto invos and am really happy.
+1 My friend has the Invos on and they are quieter than the FK452. The Invo is my next set, as well
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I like my 452's - good value and performance. They have been good in the dry and are much quieter now that I have put over 500 miles on them. I drove through a huge puddle that I could not avoid (single express lane) and there wasn't even a hint of hydroplane. They do tramline quite a bit, though, but I do have 245's in the front. You can't beat $700 for a set of 19's
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falken_Tires

http://www.hoovers.com/falken-tire/-...-profile.xhtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumitomo_Rubber_Industries
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I like my 452's - good value and performance. They have been good in the dry and are much quieter now that I have put over 500 miles on them. I drove through a huge puddle that I could not avoid (single express lane) and there wasn't even a hint of hydroplane. They do tramline quite a bit, though, but I do have 245's in the front. You can't beat $700 for a set of 19's
how does the tramlining compare to the stock RFTs? picking up new shoes with FK452 today
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