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Falken Ziex ZE912
 
Approximate retail price:
$102.00
Summary: The Falken Ziex ZE912 has a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Falken Ziex ZE912

The Falken Ziex ZE912 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Ziex ZE912 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - Falken Ziex ZE912
info Treadwear warranty 40,000
info Speed rating W
info UTQG treadwear 360
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Falken Ziex ZE912
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3.0
OK sporty tire; no comfort at all
3/21/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
I have at least 45000km on these and as they get old, it seems they dry out and become harder and noisier. In fact, they're noisier than my winter tires. I rate them poor in snow even if not ridden in these conditions. In Quebec, the law call for mandatory winter tires so no escape. But tried them with rain and they're not good at all in any rain condition wether light drizzle, normal rain or heavy rain...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Falken Side Wall
7/8/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Cons
No Side Wall Bulge
Best Uses
Comment:
I like these tires they handle really well at 42 pounds. The only problem is their design. They don't have much of a bulge in the side wall. As a result I have nicked my wheels twice on curbs since I got them which will cost about $125/ea. to polish out. The Continental Z rated ones I had before protected the wheels, but cost a lot more. So with the wheel damage I guess its a wash money wise.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Lasted 19k mi only.
5/28/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
Normal easy driving, BMW 528i. Did fine in summer and winter in North Carolina (mild winters). But the tread was gone (i.e. needed new tires) by 19K miles. Also tried the Ziex-512 before, and those lasted only 14k mi. No more Falken's for me.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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