Falken Ziex ZE-512 Performance Tire

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  • Great Handling, Disappointing Wear

    Mar 16, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handling!, aggressive tread design (looks good), low cost
    Cons: Cost considering premature tread wear, tread wear, wet traction

    Summary: Tire size: 195/65 HR14's  (Could everyone include the tire size on the first line of the reviews?  Would help pick out which to read of the 65 out there.)  Also wondering if some issues are tire size-specific.This tire was recommended ... read more

  • 205/40/17's on Hyundai Accent

    Oct 29, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Look nice. Fair amount of grip on dry roads.
    Cons: Extremely NOISY!!! Dangerous in wet.

    Summary: Well, overall I am not very satisfied with this tire because simply of how noisy it is! They might of been cheap (came with my car brand new from dealership) but I would of definitely not bought these myself and will not be buying these after these ones ... read more

  • The Hold-Your-Breath Tires.

    Jul 25, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordability and Dry grip.
    Cons: Loud road noise, very horrible winter traction, EASILY hydroplane, and treadwear longetivity is below average.

    Summary: First off, I just want to say that I am very honest when it comes to reviewing a particular item or object. Now, with that set aside, lets get started with the review. I've owned several brands of tires (all purchased brand new), as i've owned 10 ... read more

  • Good tire

    Jul 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good wet/dry road performance, quiet ride, price
    Cons: Dirty side walls

    Summary: I spent a lot of time reading tire reviews here. Nearly went crazy. My suggestion would be to disregard the top and bottom 10% of the reviews and look at the middle 80%. Some people have unrealistic expectations while others like anything new. Also buy a ... read more

  • Falken's Returned

    Mar 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: round, black, cheap, can't think of anything else sorry, ..........
    Cons: cheap, pulled, not for every automobile, can't think of anything else..........

    Summary: I bought 4 new Falken Ziex ZE-512 at the recommendation of the tire store manager. He told me I would be happy with these tires or I could return them in 30 days. They were not what I asked for but he said that they were made by the same company and he ... read more

  • Excellent tire for the money.

    Mar 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good grip, good wear, great price.
    Cons: Could be a little grippier and firmer.

    Summary: Prior to purchasing these tires I read quite a few reviews. I had never purchased what I would call a "cheap" tire before, but at the time I was pretty sure I would be selling my car within the next six months and it didn't seem like a good idea to drop ... read more

  • Falken Ziex-512B 225/60R

    Feb 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price and performance.
    Cons: Wear way too fast, poor/no warranty support.

    Summary: Purchased 4 Falken Ziex-512B 225/60R tires, had a quality shop perform a 4 wheel alignment, and mount and balance the tires. 5,000 miles later, rotated tires with oil change. 7,000 miles, on next rotation with oil change, my mechanic says "your ... read more

  • Excellent handling but average ride and quality

    Oct 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low price, good traction, decent ride
    Cons: Limited tread life, difficulty in keeping the tires balanced.

    Summary: I purchased a set of Falken Ziex ZE-512 tires to replace the worn out Goodyears on my 2004 Toyota Camry last winter and now after 40,000 miles I feel qualified to give a thorough report on these tires. First off, I bought these tires from Discount ... read more

  • Falken Ziex ZE-512: Results Depend on Car, Driving Style

    Oct 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value for both small and large cars Solid handling, traction, lower noise than others
    Cons: Will not last very long with hard driving & cornering

    Summary: I've now had these tires on two vehicles: A 2002 VW Jetta Wagon (with sport suspension), and a 1994 BMW 740i. Generally speaking, these tires are a great value, and perform better than comparably priced tires. Results on the VW Jetta Wagon GLS: ... read more

  • Not Happy- DO NOT BUY

    Sep 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Worst tire I ever bought

    Summary: In November 2004 I bought these tires from Sears for my 1999 Honda Accord LX 4 door. I had done some research and went to the store with the intention of Kumhos, the Korean tire. After a half a hour into service, they informed me they did not have the ... read more

  • Good all season performance tire

    Aug 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: price, snow handling, comfortable ride, 60K warranty
    Cons: handling is average.

    Summary: I put these on my 2003 accord ex in Nov 2005 (205/60 HR16) replacing OEM Michelin MXV4 Energy. I was not looking for the greatest performance, just an all season good in all categories at a fair price. I saw some good reviews here for this tire and ... read more

  • Falken Ziex ZE512- After 21K miles and 3 seasons

    Jul 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent treadwear, price, design, warranty
    Cons: Heavy, Noise issues

    Summary: I purchased a set of Falken ZE-512s 215/40/17s for my 2004 Honda Civic EX Coupe as a replacement for the worn-out Pirelli tires that came with this car when I purchased it. Admittedly, the price of these tires played the biggest role in my ... read more

  • Superb replacement tire at a budget price !

    Apr 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great ride, handling, and low noise !
    Cons: Unidirectional tread design (cannot be cross rotated)

    Summary: I wasn't looking to buy performance tires, just searching the net for a reasonably priced set of replacement tires for a Chevy Malibu. The budget price tires (Republic, Summit, Douglas, etc) offered at the local tire dealers and warehouse clubs ranged ... read more

  • Excellent replacement choice for Honda Accord

    Mar 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handling, wet weather performance, value / price
    Cons: Slightly noisier, unknown tread life

    Summary: I’ll direct my remarks about this tire to my specific situation. I was looking for a replacement to the Michelin MXV4 Plus Energy tires that came as original equipment on my 2002 Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder. About my car and the way it is driven; This car ... read more

  • substandard quality

    Dec 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive
    Cons: quality

    Summary: I did a lot of research before buying a set of tires for my 2003 Maxima SE and I have to say I was disappointed with the quality levels for this tire. I went from replacing the stock Bridgestone Potenzas to this tire and have been experiencing a lot of ... read more

  • Takes Out The Need of 4WD

    Dec 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wet grip, snow grip, dry grip, handling, quiet, smooth,treads stay sticky soft
    Cons: nothing, (new) a bit too vulnerable to flats

    Summary: I have a Suzuki XL-7 (my parents) and for a 12 year old kid I dont usually think about tires but I've made an exception. The XL-7 my parents own has 4WD but since our Bridgestone dueler h/t D687 went bald we chose this tire. This seems like such a great ... read more

  • Great tire for the regular driver

    Nov 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good tread wear, nice looking, great price
    Cons: A little drift when pushing the envelope

    Summary: I have these tires on my Porsche Boxster and they work well under normal driving conditions. The road noise and handling are as good as any tire I have used. This weekend I got my first chance to use them on wet pavement and again they handled very ... read more

  • Great Tire and Great Price!

    Nov 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Treadwear Rating 420, Traction A, Temperature A Best in it's class!
    Cons: Not many...Not enough dealers in Maryland..only Sears so far.

    Summary: These Ziex-512's 225-60-16 tires have performed extremely well on my 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES in all types of weather. I also had the same results on my Maxima. Keep in mind that it is important to rotate these tires according to Manufacturer-4,500-5,000 ... read more

  • FALKEN ZIEX-512 -- first impressions

    Jul 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet, aggressive looking, good handling
    Cons: Gives up without notice in tight turns

    Summary: I got the tires on my Acura TSX replaced earlier this month. The OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4’s in the rear were fairly bald after 33,400 miles. I could feel the rear give way in tight turns. Also, during normal driving, the tires were noisy, especially on ... read more

  • Great all-season "performance" tire for the money.

    May 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great performance, wear, appearance and value.
    Cons: Tend to tramline on cement highway corduroy.

    Summary: I needed to replace the Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires on my '98 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro but didn't want to spend in excess of $200 per tire for a high performance brand (Michelin) so, I found these as a great deal through both TireRack.com and Discount ... read more

  • Great low cost option but some compromises are made

    Jan 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: low price and very respectable wear, nice looking low profile design
    Cons: noisier than the competition especially on rough or grooved pavement

    Summary: I needed to replace the performance tires on my 2002 nissan maxima SE and did alot of shopping tires to decide what tire to buy. I have used many different performance tires ranging from: goodyear, Michelin, bridgestone, Perelli, etc. but had never even ... read more

  • Impressive tire on a Lexus

    Jan 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, quiet, good handling on wet/dry roads
    Cons: So far, there are no cons.

    Summary: I was facing an expensive dilemma with my Lexus ES300. In November 2000, I had four Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires installed on my car. After roughly 25,000 miles the tires were completely bald. The original tires cost over $700 and I couldn't see ... read more

  • Great Tires! Even better for the money!

    Dec 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Grip, great braking, good in rain, mud, dry, and snow. superb cornering.
    Cons: Ice. the enemy of these tires in my car.not as bad as many i've driven.

    Summary: I bought these tires about 2 months ago and have put around 1500 miles on them so far. i love them! they are better in the wet than my old tires were in the dry! I've driven them in all kinds of conditions ranging from chip and seal, to dry asphalt, ... read more

  • Fantastic tire!! A bargain at twice the price.

    Oct 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great tire.
    Cons: None found yet.

    Summary: Background: Had to replace the tires on our 2001 Chrysler T&C minivan. The handling on the OE Michelin MX4 tires has been marginal when dry, and a joke in everything else since day-1. Went in search of a good replacement tire, only to find they ... read more

  • Outstanding, yet not widely known tire

    Aug 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent traction in dry/wet conditions, above average in snow conditions, road noise, price
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have the Falken Ziex 512 on a 2002 Mazda Protégé and a 2003 Subaru Forester. I came upon the Falken tire as a replacement for the Dunlop 5000’s on my Protégé. The car has an odd tire size, and the “regular” brands did not have a tire that ... read more

  • Great OEM Replacement Tire

    Apr 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet, high-grip, rim protector, inexpensive
    Cons: Wish the 50 series tires would be rated for 60K miles.

    Summary: I want to also acknowledge and thank both Scmrak and Nad_Masters for being able to add this tire onto the Epinions website. I have been waiting for a while to express my views about this tire. This tire is classified as an All-Seasons Performance tire. ... read more

  • Falken Ziex ZE-512 - The Replacement?

    Apr 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sticky for an All-Season tire, low price
    Cons: Winters can still be scary - but then again, I have 245whp to the front.

    Summary: My original review was actually put under "Falken Zeix ZE-502" because there wasn't a spot for Falken's Ziex ZE-512 in ePinions. It seems to be a replacement for the ZE-502. However, the tread design is very similar, and only seem to be slightly ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Awesome

    Jun 13, 2012 by
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    Pros: Performance, Price
    Cons: None

    Summary: I've head these for over 20K miles and about 12 months and these are by far the best tires I've ever owned. Great traction on dry and wet road. Decent traction in snow. I was a worried about a treat wear when I was buying them, but after 20K miles they ... read more

  • Overall a very good buy

    Jul 25, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Handling, Looks, noise
    Cons: none yet.

    Summary: I bought these tires for my Honda Prelude Si, they are a very good tire when compared to my stock tire, I have only had the tire for around 1000 miles and it has been a great experience, I would recommend these tires to anyone who does not have lots of ... read more

  • Very scary in winter

    Dec 28, 2009 by
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    Pros: Price, appearance, wet and dry performance.
    Cons: Snow and ice performance.

    Summary: I put a set of these on my 1997 VW Jetta last year.  This week I drove the family to Vermont for a ski vacation.  I had to pull off the road and park when the road turned to ice, because I had absolutely no control over the vehicle.  In ... read more

  • Falken Tires

    Dec 17, 2009 by
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    Pros: NO PROS
    Cons: Faulty, dangerous

    Summary: I have 22' rims that came with my chevy trailblazer.  Brand new Falken tires were on there.  With in a year my husband had a blow out. All four tires were defective.  Falken refused to stand behind their warrenty.  I then replaced the ... read more

  • Terrible Tire.

    Sep 17, 2009 by
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    Pros: Inexpensive.
    Cons: Terrible tread wear, no traction when wet, loud tire.

    Summary: Tires do not last. Ran through two sets and did not get 15k out of either set. Balanced and rotated every 3k and car aligned. Worst tire I have ever dealt with. Tread wear on these tires is terrible. Doesn't even get half the 40k of wear that it ... read more

  • greg

    May 1, 2009 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: Dangerous. Poor value even if you pay less for these compared to other brands.

    Summary: Sorry to burst your bubble, all... but these tires are the biggest piece of crap I ever had, and I've had a lot of different tires in my life (i'm 54 years old). I have these on my Honda S2000, and after 15k miles they are going bald, they hydroplane to ... read more

  • HEAVY CAR DONT PURCHASE!!!!!!

    Mar 4, 2009 by
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    Pros: Price (especially if you can get roadside)
    Cons: not having tires to drive on when you need them.

    Summary: i put these on an Intrigue 225/60/16any car that has a large engine is too damn heavy for these tires. i have the Identical experience to another guy on here that did not reccomend. although unlike him my tire dealer warranteed them. i was supposed ... read more

  • Two sets in a row wore away after 20,000 miles

    Feb 15, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Look nice, drive smoothly I guess.
    Cons: Wear too fast Worthless warranty Sell at sears subpar service at least where I go

    Summary: I wore out the first set after twenty five or so thousand miles. I figured it was my fault. Maybe I didn't keep them inflated enough or cornered too hard. I got a new set of the same because the warranty gave me a few bucks off(bad warranty at sears.) ... read more

  • Very good tire for the money

    Jan 22, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nice look, aggressive trend pattern and better handling in all weather than expected.
    Cons: higher road noise & diminished tread life due to softer compound

    Summary: I purchased a set of 4 for my commuter car (size 175/65/14) to replace a set of Kumho 732 touring tires. I have driven in all conditions with approximately 500 miles since installation.(to include light snow). The tires definitely handle better in dry ... read more

  • Well-reviewed but poor longevity

    Aug 9, 2007 by
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    Pros: Excellent reviews; quiet; reasonable price.
    Cons: Short lifespan if driven at all on non-paved roads. Poor traction on snow or ice.

    Summary: After studying the various tire reviews, I installed a set of ZE-512's (195/60R15) on my '95 Saab 900S 5-door, odometer 154K. I was vigilant about keeping the wheels balanced, aligned and rotated. I do not routinely carry heavy loads, and am a ... read more

  • Awful tires

    Jun 3, 2007 by
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    Pros: Seem to be very good dry traction
    Cons: Tires cause radial pull.

    Summary: As soon as I got these, my car had a right radial pull. Tried rotating them and no effect. GOt the car aligned at dealer and still no effect. I will never get these again, and this week I am going to discount tire to demand a ... read more

  • ZE 512

    Feb 25, 2007 by
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    Pros: Tires inexpensive & soft compound. Lends itself to superior grip but not long life.
    Cons: Two different molds (T9105 and U5115) make pair-matching impossible. Construction & appearance difference truly exists.

    Summary: Tires are the the stickiest tires I've used. This is my second set. However, since Falken has been bought out by Sumoto customer service suffers. Also they use two molds that are not identical in construction or appearance, a T9105 and a U5115. I ... read more

  • worst ever

    Jan 21, 2007 by
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    Pros: Low profile?
    Cons: Strong tracking, poor wear, rough ride

    Summary: We bought these for our 03 Honda Accord. They tracked too strongly and were less comfortable than the OEM BF Goodrich that came with the car new. Only lasted 20K miles before they started leaking and showed uneven signs of wear. We rotated every 4-5K ... read more

  • Horrible tire...

    Jan 5, 2007 by
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    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: See my comments... God awful tire!

    Summary: After reading a favorable review in Consumer Reports Magazine I bought a set for my 2003 Corolla and my wife's 2001 Honda. They exhibited the following annoying, if not dangerous, traits: 1) Extreme road noise far in excess of any tire that I have ... read more

  • you get what you pay for

    Dec 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: none, except for being 42$.
    Cons: more than half gone at 8k. That means 2 sets of tires a year

    Summary: Installed these along with an alignment on a Hunter rack. 7,800 miles later the fronts are down to 4/32nd's and the rears are at 8/32. The front edges are wearing and cupping. Front wheel drive 2001 Jetta. 80% highway miles. My OEM michelins lasted 50k ... read more

  • Great Performance But Short Life

    Nov 29, 2006 by
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    Pros: Great looks, good performance, bargain price
    Cons: Short tread life

    Summary: I purchased the Falken Ziex 512 tires, sized P205ZR17 and 17" wheels for my 2001 Corolla. They look great together. I've had them less than 3 years and less than 20,000 miles and they are nearly bald! I don't do alot of aggressive driving and I don't ... read more

  • Nice when new but wears very poorly

    Nov 29, 2006 by
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    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Noise, durability

    Summary: I did a lot of research before putting these tires on my 1998 Lexus LS400. They were top rated by Consumer Reports and generally had good reviews. And for the first 5,000 miles or so they were nice but once these tires get some wear on them they are ... read more

  • Decent tires

    Oct 24, 2006 by
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    Pros: cost, wet and dry traction, ride
    Cons: soft sidewalls

    Summary: I am on my second set of the 512's. i loved the first set, excellent handling, decent ride, decent wear. I'm not sure what happened with the new set of tires though. It seems as if they made the sidewalls significantly softer than before. I drive a 99 ... read more

  • the 9000 mile tire !!!

    Oct 7, 2006 by
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    Pros: good reviews, good price, good initial impression
    Cons: gets noisey;short life

    Summary: after what i thought was respectable research i bought 4 ZE-512's for my 2000 toyota sienna le. paid $50 ea. plus inst. alignment was good, rotated at 6500 mi. tires perform well but get noisier every mile driven and ARE WORN OUT AFTER ONLY 9000 ... read more

  • Falken Ziex ZE-512 tire - 205-60R-16

    Sep 6, 2006 by
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    Pros: For what little I drove them, they handled curves well.
    Cons: I won't pay for something that handles worse than the old tires.

    Summary: I put about 20 miles on these tires and my dealer is replacing them. As soon as we put them on, I test drove it and had a terrible pull to the right on acceleration. These were put on a 2001 Toyota Avalon XLS. The dealer rotated, reverse mounted and ... read more

  • Handling bad, ride good

    Aug 28, 2006 by
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    Pros: Good wet traction, ride comfort is very nice, quiet on the highway, great braking
    Cons: DEFINATELY NOT a performance tire! Very thin sidewalls with no reinforcement

    Summary: I purchased a set of Falken Ziex 512's from DiscountTireDirect.com, who advertised them as a "high performance all-season tire". However, after about 3000 miles, I'm sorely unsatisfied. Let me start off with some positives though. These tires ride ... read more

  • Overrated??

    Jul 7, 2006 by
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    Pros: Crisp handling when new
    Cons: Very rapid wear, poor wet-road performance, dangerous at 20K miles

    Summary: Purchased a set of 2 for the front of a 2004 Aveo based on the favorable reviews here. Initial impression was that the tire had a stiff sidewall and tightened up the handling, at the expense of a slightly rougher ride. Dry handling was crisper and ... read more

  • Approved for 400HP

    Jun 27, 2006 by
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    Pros: Pricing, traction, wear, durable.
    Cons: Difficult steering, a touch noisy.

    Summary: I have the W rated version on a 400HP Fox Mustang that I drive occassionally on the street and have even used them at the track a few times. There is an H-rated, and W-rated Falken Ziex 512 in production that are extremely different compound and ... read more

  • Pleasently surprised about this tire.

    Apr 9, 2006 by
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    Pros: Good handling on dry and wet roads.older Vettes do not like wet roads.
    Cons: I have not found any cons other than I wish it was rated for 50000

    Summary: I have an 84 Corvette. I have trouble finding tires for this car. Its not a stock 84 and Ive had it since new. This is a nice tire. Handling is good as Ive had the suspension upgrades and it handles tight in the curves. Ive got 20000 miles on them and ... read more

  • Cheap tires.....cheap results

    Mar 18, 2006 by
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    Pros: cheap
    Cons: noisy, poor wearing, unbalanceable, noticeable radial pull

    Summary: I bought a set of these for my 01 Golf GTI GLX in size 235/40/18 to go on some Privat wheels. From day one I could not get a smooth ride out of them and my car started pulling to the right. The dealer verified the alignment as being spot on. Rotating the ... read more

  • No problems thus far..

    Mar 16, 2006 by
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    Pros: Quiet, sticky, firm..
    Cons: None as yet..

    Summary: I bought these tires as a upsize replacement of my 14" Aquatread 3s on my 1998 Mitsubishi Galant on 03/02/2006. I decided to upgrade my stock 185/70 R 14 to the OEM stock 195/60 H 15 Falken Ziex ZE - 512s. I bought these tires on sale @ Sears for $62 ... read more

  • not a tire expert

    Feb 25, 2006 by
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    Pros: consumer reports # 1 summer of 2005, hugs corners very well
    Cons: only expect to get about 30k miles on this tire

    Summary: needed new tires for my mitsubishi eclipse (2002). went to consumer reports and found this tire rated # 1 (this was summer of 2005,today there is an updated review nand this tire is not included). bought 4 from discount tires for about 85 bucks per. So ... read more

  • Buyers Beware - Worst Tires ever owned

    Feb 1, 2006 by
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    Pros: none - except that they were cheap. Cheap Tire = Cheap Quality
    Cons: Bad wear, bad ride, unsafe traction (very), terrible company customer service.

    Summary: Bald at 17K miles. Poor traction, poor ride, and very unsafe. I did a huge amount of research recently, and I found that their customer service and technical "specialists" know nothing about their tires. I had P225/60/R16's on my 2002 Mercedes S430, ... read more

  • Dangerous as they age

    Jan 24, 2006 by
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    Pros: Price; initial performance
    Cons: Very dangerous wet cornering after a couple of years

    Summary: When I first bought these for my '89 Merkur XR4Ti, I was impressed by the price, the ride was good, and I had no issues with the performance. Steering response was equal to my prior set of tires, and overall handling was a bit "soft", but reasonable. ... read more

  • Noisy not so Sticky

    Jan 21, 2006 by
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    Pros: Tread lasts a little longer than others
    Cons: Noisy, slippery. (Don't make fast turns on these wheels)

    Summary: Well I bought these brand new and when I first put them on my car felt like it would slide to the sides. I figured they needed to break in a little since they were new. 2 Months later my car is still sliding. No so much as before but man these tires ... read more

  • Great on my 2003 E-500 Mercedes!

    Jan 16, 2006 by
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    Pros: Price, performance, looks.
    Cons: A little noisier than the Michelin Pilots.

    Summary: When the Michelin Pilots were due for replacement, I almost fainted when I was told all 4 would run me past a grand! The Pilots are excellent tires, but way over-priced. With the E-500, I need different sized tires for rear and front. 18 inch tires ... read more

  • Sticky, but loud when worn

    Dec 23, 2005 by
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    Pros: performance, price and looks
    Cons: loud when worn and wears fast

    Summary: Great tire when new, but at 30,000 need to replace. For the price and performance, can't go wrong! Get ... read more

  • Falken Ziex 512 after 800 miles on 2000 VW Passat 195/65/HR15

    Nov 21, 2005 by
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    Pros: Smooth Ride, Very Good Handling, Relatively Inexpensive.
    Cons: Unacceptable Road Noise, Sidewall, Snow traction.

    Summary: These Falken tires produce moderate tread noise (howling). More than I like, more than I expected and definitely more than the Michelin MX4V+ tires they replaced. The sidewalls on 2 of my tires have an indentation from the rim to the tire tread. Think ... read more

  • Worn after 24,000 miles

    Oct 11, 2005 by
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    Pros: Good handling. Dependable tires during 2 Wisconsin winters.
    Cons: Terrible tire wear after 24,000 miles. Plain-Jane looks.

    Summary: I bought these tires in October 2003 as replacements for my original Michelin tires on my 1999 VW Passat wagon, for a bargain price of $300 installed. They have a 60,000 mile treadware warranty, but now after 2 years and 24,000 mile, they're worn to ... read more

  • Great tire

    Sep 13, 2005 by
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    Pros: Grip, grip, grip & good, stiff sidewall - very responsive.
    Cons: Hard to find locally. Had to special order to get them.

    Summary: I installed these tires on my 1987 Nissan Maxima. After installing them, I put about 2000 miles, total, on them, before the car died, and was replaced. During this time, however, the tires performed flawlessly. Great grip in wet or dry conditions, did ... read more

  • Great Deal!

    Aug 10, 2005 by
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    Pros: Amazing grip...much faster take offs and cornering, also ultra quiet.
    Cons: None that I can see other than the 30000 mile rating.

    Summary: Great value and performance. I got a set from discounttiredirect.com and got the free shipping. Hard to beat $180 for a set of tires when local shops wanted two to three times that. Tossed a set of 15" on my V-6 Alero and was impressed. Very sticky so ... read more

  • GREAT tire!!! HIGHLY recommended!!

    Jun 12, 2005 by
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    Pros: PRICE!!! Grip, performance, quiet, appearance
    Cons: NONE!!!

    Summary: I just bought 4 new Falken Ziex 512 tires for my 1995 Ford Escort sedan. I bought them in size 185/60R/14. I bought them from Discounttiredirect.com, because they have free shipping right now. I am amazed how these tires perform. They are really ... read more

  • 225 60 15 Falken 512's on 99 Mustang!

    Feb 20, 2005 by
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    Pros: Nice comfortable ride after short break-in period, quiet, good handling.
    Cons: Not made in America, but a great tire!

    Summary: Replaced the original Goodyears on my 99 Mustang six cylinder with slightly wider 225, staying with the same 15 inch size. These tires reduced greatly the amount of rear-end slippage when accelerating (even gently) on slippery surfaces, such as mud on ... read more

  • Worst I have had

    Feb 3, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Decent in Snow/Rain Price
    Cons: Horrible wear Horrible performance

    Summary: I have 20K miles on these in 12 months and two are worn to the point of replacement and two are not. They are decent in snow and water, but the handling on dry pavement is horid. Would not buy ... read more

  • Falken Ziex-512 - Excellent Value!

    Dec 29, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent wet/dry handling/traction. Very quiet.
    Cons: Hard to find. Flimsy sidewall construction compared to other tires (in my experience).

    Summary: I bought these tires through a major retailer. Took several weeks to be delivered. Long wait for replacement tires when damaged. Other than higher than average need to replace as a result of sidewall damage , these are outstanding tires (I have had to ... read more

  • Very good tire

    Dec 27, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent traction, very little road noise
    Cons: Spotty sidewalls.

    Summary: I have a 2003 Toyota Camry. I have about 4000 miles on the set of ZE-512. I replaced a set of Bridgestone Potenza that I was very unhappy with. I found that the ZE-512 have excellent traction with very little road noise. This size has a tread wear of ... read more

  • Falken Ziex ZE-512 on 2000 Accord V6 2dr

    Dec 19, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very quiet, excellent traction, good price, aggressive looks, fantastic smooth ride.
    Cons: Hard to find, dealers are jacking up the prices, Tread wear is rated at 30K

    Summary: Wow, what a difference this tire made. Made my Honda Accord V6 feel and ride like a Porche. Really! compared to the stock michelin's these tires are fantastic. Now in all fairness I did go up plus 1 in size, still the traction is excellent (wet ... read more

  • Great Tire! Very Sticky All Weather.

    Oct 14, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low noise/vibration. Great at high speed. All Weather means ALL. Very Sticky.
    Cons: Very Sticky. Rotate every 7k.

    Summary: I have a set of 4 Ziex ZE-512 on a '99 Acura RL and 2 on the front of my '92 Honda Accord. The Acura dealerships is trying to steer me into 'Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus' but for $140.00/tire I don't see it happening. The one negative... they seem to wear ... read more

  • Good tire, recommended

    Sep 9, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quiet, good in the rain, rode well, good traction. Good price/performance ratio.
    Cons: None but winter traction is unknown yet

    Summary: Since these tires where recommended by Consumers Reports, I purchased two tires over the summer and put them on the back of my Honda Accord. I then took a vacation where I drove 800 miles. The tires performed better than my old Dunlop D60A2s which were ... read more

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