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Old 30 Jan 2008, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Falken 452 215/40/17

Hi all,

I currently have on the car Pirrelli P Zero Asymetric tyres, and suprise suprise, my front tyres have worn somewhat thin.. and the rears are ok but wearing.

I came across a cheap set of 215/40/17s.. by Falken (452's).

Has anyone tried them? Any comments?

They are going to go on my OZ P1 alloys, they should fit shouldn't they? I am hoping that the extra 5mm each side could add a we bit of protection to the rim. (not that I plan to kurb them, but hey.. )

What would the handling effect be of moving to an ever so slightly tyre? My guess is none but I'd be interested in peoples opinion.


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Old 30 Jan 2008, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Opted for 215 / 45/ 17s Falkekn 452's in the end... £300.00 for 4 fitted, nit bad..

So far so good, need breaking in so will keep you all posted in a week or so...
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Just a day 2 update.. The grip in the dry is v. impressive. I originally had Pirelli P Zero Asymtrico tyres of which I could light up quite easily.. These provide much more traction... Just waiting for a v. wet day to find out more...
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Opted for 215 / 45/ 17s Falken 452's in the end... 300.00 for 4 fitted, nit bad..

So far so good, need breaking in so will keep you all posted in a week or so...
Nelson run Falken FK451's on 17's and found them very very good.


Another happy customer bought Falken tyres .............. Quote from Mikpic

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just put 4 - 215/40/16 ZR FK451on my 2000 turbo and now .it handles like its glued to the road now
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Ive had 2 sets of falkens on previous cars cant remember which the type were but one were absolutely terrible in the wet to a point where they felt dangerous-were gutted at the time coz it were the 2nd set i`d had(though different tyre type 2nd set superseeded the others-(wish i could remember the type) thought they`d be fine based on the others i dont rate yokes in the wet (got paradas on mine) but they were really bad,were like goin out on an icy day when theyve not gritted lol.(ok maybe not that bad but ya get the picture)

This were only on a 106gti aswell put uniroyal rainsport 2`s on after an let a couple of mates drive it in the wet as theyd had a go before an couldnt believe the difference.

Always a balance with tyres to try an get a good all rounder, but then youre compromising dry handling when to be fair i doubt any of us push it big time in the wet.
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I had a set of Falken I think 502 or 512s in the past and granted they were rubbish and would unnervingly break away. I read a few reviews on the 452s which were generally all positive. I was a little reluctant so far they've been proved a very good buy. Haggled with Protyre to get them at £300.00 all in.. balanced and fitted.

Much more grip than the Pirelli's I had which stand at double the price. Waiting for a wet day now...
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OK, last post on the matter... Deliberately went for a drive the other night when it was raining and I was left very impressed. The grip even in the wet was really great. Obviously less than the dry but still (and price aside) in comparrison to the Pirelli Pzero Asymetricos these are v.good tyres for the price.

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