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      01-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Falken 452's vs Ventus V12

Looking for my summer tires and wanting to get these purchased before the spring starts. I've got a 19x8.5 ET30 with 19x10 rear with ET28 on my E92 335I.

I am wanting to go with either Ventus V12's or the Falken 452's now do anyone have experience with either with similar offsets and sizing?

Reason I ask is mainly for the sidewall comparison. I want to avoid as much rolling as possible on my fenders and I know these two wheels have smaller side walls.

Let me know what you guys think! I can get the Falkens for over 100$ cheaper than the Ventus.
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hankook is the better option. They last slightly longer and the road noise is not as bad. However I came from nitto invos which were great tires compared to these.
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What size of wheels are you running with offsets?
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19x 8.5 et 30 with 235-35-19 and 19 x 10 et 27 with 265-30-19
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Perfect! How do they fit? How much rolling did you have to do?
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I had the fk452s on my STI. I can vouch that they do run very narrow. I got a decent amount of wear out of them (>20k miles) but I was able to rotate so that helped a little. I cannot recommend against them but then again I don't think I will own them again either.
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I got my whole fender rolled but no pulled. And the fitment is great so far. No rubbing as of yet.
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tried both.

love the v12 so much more.
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spend a little more and be happy with the hankook. But I can tell you both tires their sidewalls are very soft. I thought the invos had a soft side wall but these are even softer
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tried both.

love the v12 so much more.
Good to know! What makes you like the Hankooks much more? Ride quality is a big part of my decision as I plan to do a road trip to Yellowstone this year and would like it to be a enjoyable one.
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