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Old 03-07-2002, 01:03 AM   #1
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Are Falken tires any good?

They have really good specs, but cost so much less than other brands. How come?
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Old 03-07-2002, 06:38 AM   #2
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They are made in Japan, like Kumho's

I've got the ZIEX 502's, which seem to be a lot better than the no-names I had on the car before. The only other brand I've ever had on my other laser were goodyear rs-a's.

They seem to be okay, at the least they have a cool tread pattern

The general opinion is that Jap tires aren't as good as the American made
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Old 03-07-2002, 06:46 AM   #3
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Old 03-07-2002, 08:32 AM   #4
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Uh, Kumho's are Korean, not Japanese.

I haven't had any personal experience with Falkens, although they're pretty much a cheaper tire made to compete with the likes of Nitto and such (Which are AWFUL). Also haven't really heard too much about them either. I might try a set just to burn off on autocross and time trials...

I happen to dissagree with the "general" opinion. The vast majority of American tires below 200 dollars a piece are absolute crap. Continental? Goodyear? Bleeeeech. Absolute ASS on track, even with my POS 1990 GS.

If you want confidence that you're getting an EXCELLENT price/performance, go with some nice Yokohama AVS Sports if you want a nice tire in the sub 200 dollar a piece range. If you want to go a little cheaper, go for Dunlop. Both of those have a very good reputation.
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Old 03-07-2002, 06:49 PM   #5
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I've decided to go with Falkens. Yokos and some of the other brands are too expensive for me.

http://www.stamfordtyres.com.my/news001.html
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Old 03-08-2002, 09:39 AM   #6
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They are a pretty good tire but there are better ones out there. The bad thing about them is that they tend to be very soft so you will not get a lot of life out of them.
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Soft tires are good tires!!! I run Yokohama AVS Intermediates as my street tires and they have a treadwear of 160. But they grip well...
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Old 03-08-2002, 01:40 PM   #8
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My friend has the new Azenis tire on his blown Type R and he loves 'em,much better than the Paradas he just wore out. Yeah,they will wear fast but they are only $100 a tire for the 215/45/16 size. I might getr them when my Kumhos wear out. I don't mind if they wear fast,i only put around 8000 miles a year on my car so they should last almost years,maybe.
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