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Old 03-01-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Anyone running Falken ZE 912'*?

I had the older model ZE 512'* on my Contour and I loved them, for the most part. Lots of traction. Good in the rain. Smooth ride for a 60 sidewall tire. The smooth ride was at the cost of some steering response, but it was a pretty good tradeoff. Only issue I really had with them was in treadwear. They just didn't seem to last as long as I thought they should have.

Been reading about the replacement model, the ZE 912. Supposed to perform just as well, but the treadlife issue is apparently fixed. Just wondering if anyone has tried them and what their thoughts might be.
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I carry them where i work, theyre just as much garbage as their predecessors. they still have premature sidewall wear and their traction sucks with that tread pattern.

also they only have an original 7-8/32nd tread depth compared to the standard 10 on most car tires.
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I have the Falken 512s. They're complete garbage, every tire is not perfectly round and it keeps making my car pull to the right (even after TWO alignments) and the shoulders are completely shot on the tire already, only have 10,000 miles on them.
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Weird.
While I do agree with the wear issue, I had none of the other issues listed with my 512'*. Mine were smooth as silk at 100mph+ (on the track, of course). Reviews I have seen online have not been overly negative either.
I think Firebuick has them on his car. Was happy last time we talked, but that has been some months. Anyone else?
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are falken bad all around.

i have summer rims and rubber and when i purchased them i was told i was getting

the upgraded rubber..

fk series 452..
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I also had a great experience with my 512s, and was the one who recommended them to Cody. Mine wore well, and had tons of grip in cornering. I guess their quality slipped alot i the past few years.
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are falken bad all around.

i have summer rims and rubber and when i purchased them i was told i was getting

the upgraded rubber..

fk series 452..
i have experience with 452'* great tire..

i had 'em for about a month, great response and handling, very nice ride.. pretty sidewall on em too

found out they were summer only and had to return em and get ecsta asx'* to replace em.
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I also carry the 452 where i work, the only complaint against them other than being a summer tire, is they dont last. their treadwear is in the 200s in the ratings dept
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For what it'* worth, when I was cleaning up tonight, I found a Consumer Reports from a couple of months ago. They had a comparison of high performance all-season tires. Any guesses which one?
Yup. The Falken Ziex ZE-912.
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