i got 225/45/18 ze912Looking at purchasing Falken FK 452's, possibly for the new wheels. Does anyone have Falken tires? How do they ride? Would you recommend another brand? Thanks.
i would check with tirerack.com...Yokohamas or Michelin are my pick.....personally i would go with Yokohamas AVID W4s , the traction and treadwear are nice or you could go for Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus...they are on my OEM wheels nowI have the Falken 452s on my car now and have had them on a different car. The price/performance is difficult to beat but like others have said, they get a little loud after about 25% of the tread has worn away (75% remaining). Otherwise, they ride fairly smoothly and the mileage/life is also pretty good. I beat on these tires pretty hard and they have lasted longer than many other performance tires.
I've been told that the Yokohama equivalent tires (not sure about the model number) are somewhat better in practically every way but are also fairly expensive.
If you are on a budget but want a good overall value, get the Falken 452s. If you have the money, you might look into Kumhos or Yokohamas.
I installed Falken Ze912 225/45/R18 on a set of Lexus IS350 8.5" rims. These went on my 07 XLE Camry V6. At first, I was really satisfied with these tires. Handling was night and day compared to the 16 inch OEM GoodYears. However, after about 20K, the noisy hum started becoming unbearable. Then the tread really started to go quickly. I think they lasted about 35K on mostly highway commuting (45 miles to work 4 days a week). Light snow handling really sucked. I got stuck more than once when there was more than an inch of snow on the ground. The aggressive tread pattern just couldn't grip on wet or snow conditions once the tread was below 75%.
Definitely not going with Falkens ever again. Now running Michelin All Season Radials. Nothing special about them. The tread is pretty standard. Car now is almost completely silent on the freeway.