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Old 02-24-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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falcon ZE512 tires, good or bad?

my boss is buying me new tires! but he wants it done fast, and i dont know a whole lot about tires.

measurements are 205 45 16

for $650 i can get 4x falcon ze512, z rated.

Are falcons good tires??? is this an ok deal?


Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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there are good for the price www.tirerack.com and check them there...
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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best all season tires out there although tire life isn't that great.

look to replace those tires by next season

btw 205 45 16 will have a smaller diameter than stock
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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is that includin installation and balancing if not, that too much.
i can get them for 481.63 taxes in.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:21 PM   #5
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Yeah, one of the highest rated performance all seasons out there. I also seem to kick ass in auto-x on them.

That price is way off though. www.tiretrends.com is based in Maple Ridge, buy from them. And you'll want 205/50/16 or 225/45/16.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:12 PM   #6
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got all 4 balanced for $623, done deal

Thanks guys.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:16 PM   #7
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Good choice. I have them on my 16" 'pinas... great tire, you'll like them.
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:26 PM   #8
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what kind of mileage can one get on them?
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what kind of mileage can one get on them?
From the 55-series and lower compund, don't expect much. They are the softest all-seasons I have ever seen, and wear like an agressive summer tire (meaning many excellent ultra high performance summers in fact last longer). Ignore the alluring 360 treadwear rating, in actual use people are seeing only around 10-25% difference in mileage compared to the 200 treadwear Falken RT-215, which starts off as a 8/32nds tread depth tire (contrast with 10/32nds ZE-512). So in real terms, both tires wear at identical rates.

Therefore, the huge price advantage over other UHP all-seasons kind of blurs. Still, even at the same price (which it isn't, still cheaper) the Falken's are excellent tires. Just expect to replace them every 20-30k.
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From the 55-series and lower compund, don't expect much. They are the softest all-seasons I have ever seen, and wear like an agressive summer tire (meaning many excellent ultra high performance summers in fact last longer). Ignore the alluring 360 treadwear rating, in actual use people are seeing only around 10-25% difference in mileage compared to the 200 treadwear Falken RT-215, which starts off as a 8/32nds tread depth tire (contrast with 10/32nds ZE-512). So in real terms, both tires wear at identical rates.

Therefore, the huge price advantage over other UHP all-seasons kind of blurs. Still, even at the same price (which it isn't, still cheaper) the Falken's are excellent tires. Just expect to replace them every 20-30k.
Thanks for the info!

Oh well, I got Kuhmo ASXs last year for the same price. They lasted me 41k and I was happy with their grip.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:23 PM   #11
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wow...kind of expensive....i got mine for $400 balanced, installed with tax.
the tires are cheap and good. going to buy another set again this year
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wow...kind of expensive....i got mine for $400 balanced, installed with tax.
the tires are cheap and good. going to buy another set again this year
what size did you get for that price?
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195/65/14. In fact Luis overpaid, I got Terry the same tires for $340 out the door.
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beat $320 out the door for 15's on an accord
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:24 PM   #15
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how much for 235/45/17s?
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