In this Falken tires review, we’ll discuss the variety of tire types this Japanese tire maker produces. So, we’ve listed each in a summarized fashion to help you understand the difference between each one of these tire categories.
Passenger TIRES MADE BY FALKEN
Ultra High Performance Summer
This type of Falken’s are focused on nimble handling on dry and wet roads with acceptable ride quality and tread life, but they are not intended to be driven in snow or on ice. These low profile tires provide responsive handling and crisp steering response in both wet and dry conditions.
High Performance All-SeasoN
Great on dry and wet road, and possess an adequate traction. At same time, they have reasonable comfort and tread longevity. These ultra-low-profile tires provide year-round traction, even in light snow. This is because of their tread design and compounds that remain more flexible in the cold weather to help blend all-season traction with very good handling and high-speed capabilities.
Grand Touring All-Season
This category of tire delivers a satisfying balance of good year-round traction, comfortable ride and reasonable tread life. Since this is the case, one of Falken’s motto is, Driving pleasure as you like.
They are capable of providing year-round traction, even in light snow. These Falken tires we included is this review are designed to blend a performance tire’s appearance with a passenger tire’s smooth, quiet ride. Falken Grand Touring All-Season tires are often used as Original Equipment and place more emphasis on handling and high-speed capabilities than Standard Touring tires.
Standard Touring All-Season
Focused on providing a longer tread life, while also delivering a smooth ride and sufficient all-season traction. They are also capable of delivering year-round traction, even in light snow. These good type of all-season tires produced by Falken, give a performance tire’s appearance with a passenger tire’s smooth, quiet ride. They are typically available in the lower speed ratings and higher aspect ratio sizes and place more emphasis on ride comfort and treadwear than Grand Touring tires.
Focused on delivering a longer tread life, while also delivering a smooth ride and sufficient all-season traction. Also capable of providing year-round traction, even in light snow. However, the steering response and handling capabilities of Passenger All-Season tires won’t match that of performance or touring tires. Regardless, Passenger All-Season tires emphasize good wear, a plush ride, and predictable handling. We’ve listed this category of Falken tires in this review, as a popular kind of tire used in the market.
Studdable Winter / Snow Tires
The studdable winter tires, feature traditional winter tire compounds and tread designs that provide good traction in snow. They are also molded to accept optional metal studs that are especially helpful when driving in climates where freezing rain, sleet and wet ice occurs as ambient temperatures hover around 32° Fahrenheit. Available in a wide range of sizes for coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles.
LIGHT TRUCK/SUV TIRES – FALKEN TIRES REVIEW CONTINUED
The highway all season tires, have longer tread life while providing a smooth ride and sufficient all-season traction. These all-season tires by Falken typically feature independent tread blocks and multiple sipes positioned around the tire. However, this combines a good on-road traction, even on gravel and dirt roads. They are also capable of providing all-season versatility, including traction in light snow.
These tires typically have as much capability off the road as they do on the road. They feature multifaceted tread blocks to help deliver traction in any direction on gravel roads and dirt trails, as well as their ability to provide all-season versatility, including traction in snow.
Off-Road Maximum Traction
Reviewed as a typically oversized Falken tire, which feature aggressive tread lugs, that bite into loose or muddy surfaces to provide maximum traction that helps propel the vehicle through muddy ruts and over slippery rocks. While many are branded with the M+S symbol and some are even pinned to accept optional metal studs to increase ice traction, their typical oversize applications, use of extra-large lugs and the absence of snow-biting sipes often challenges an Off-Road Maximum Traction tires on-road wintertime traction in slush, packed snow and on ice.
On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction
Heavy-duty construction and aggressive tread designs deliver dependable traction in unpaved conditions or at unimproved job sites. Reasonable on-road and winter traction.
These heavy-duty tires feature aggressive tread designs that generate off-road traction by biting into loose or muddy surfaces. They provide good traction in snow and some are designed to accept optional studs to enhance traction on ice.
Light Truck/SUV Studdless ICE & Snow
Another category is the Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow tires. These Falken winter tires designed for cold conditions are just like the first category, Studless Ice & Snow tires. However, they are available in a wide range of standard and heavy-duty sizes for full-size vans, crossover vehicles, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow
These tires feature traditional winter tire compounds and tread designs that provide good traction in snow. They are specially molded to accept optional metal studs, especially helpful when driving in climates where freezing rain, sleet and wet ice occurs as ambient temperatures hover around 32° Fahrenheit. Available in a wide range of standard and heavy-duty sizes for full-size vans, crossovers, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
After finalizing our review on Falken tires, we came up with the conclusion that this brand makes good quality tires and at affordable prices. Please see the following tires listed by popularity.