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Falken is SHIT!!
24-06-2014, 09:47 AM (This post was last modified: 24-06-2014 09:48 AM by Rommies.)
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RE: Falken is SHIT!!
If im not mistaken the toyo t1 proxes are currently on special.

225/35/19 proxes t1 sport - R2399-00
235/35/19 proxes t1 sport - R2049-00
255/35/19 proxes t1 sport - R2499-00
265/30/19 proxes t1 sport - R2799-00
285/35/20 proxes r888 - R5699-00 (Nissan GTR)

The Falken FK453 cost about the same as the Toyos 225/35/19 I purchased.

So I opt for the Toyos off course.

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24-06-2014, 11:11 AM
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i have had Falken 452 and its the worst tyre i have owned to date, car sounded like all bearings were shot, Toyo's any day..

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24-06-2014, 02:38 PM
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(24-06-2014 09:32 AM)Kimeran Wrote:  So you would recommend the Falken FK453 for high speed driving?

only if no other tyre manufacturer existed, then the FK453, would be the tyre of choice for high performance vehicles and high speed driving.

however there are better quality tyres available, more suited to high speed driving, but if you are on a budget, and still want a tyre "designated" as high performance by the manufacturer, then the FK453 would be the better choice in the FALKEN range.

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24-06-2014, 03:44 PM (This post was last modified: 24-06-2014 03:48 PM by born2boost.)
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The problem is related to Toe settings. If the alignment was set correctly and within spec then I suspect wear on the steering linkages somewhere, which I also notice is among parts that were not recently replaced.
This is further confirmed by the fact that there are patches worn down instead of uniform wear like in the case of too much negative camber.

I see that you have also lowered the car abit with the H&R springs. Sometimes, even when using the best of springs out there, the suspension geometry changes and can induce 'Bump Steer'. This means that while your suspension is compressing, the alignment settings including the Toe, fluctuate continuously and can result in terrible tyre wear as you've experienced

As a short term solution, I would dial in a little more Toe in up front and monitor wear for the next few thousand km...Also...replace the tie rod ends and rack ends on the steering.

Long term you might want to either look at some sort of bump steer correction or alternatively go back to the stock springs.

If the car is left as is, no matter what tyre you put on there...it will probably wear down the same way.

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25-06-2014, 11:20 AM
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25-06-2014, 11:29 AM
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(25-06-2014 11:20 AM)MaX Wrote:  [Image: 1620667_orig.jpg]

I'm going to use this pic in a new thread and sticky it under the wheels section for easy reference.

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25-06-2014, 11:39 AM
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(25-06-2014 11:20 AM)MaX Wrote:  [Image: 1620667_orig.jpg]

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25-06-2014, 12:20 PM (This post was last modified: 25-06-2014 12:25 PM by moranor@axis.)
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If I remember correctly this car had some sagging no name brand lowering springs on that Chris got with the car the H&R raised it somewhat

also Chris was complaining that the no name brand springs were too soft making the car bottom out even more easily...

with this being the case there would be less bump steer action with the H&R springs than the previous setup

Chris also chose the mild drop from H&R these generally do not cause any real geometry problems it is the H&R Low version that is designed for show cars that can have this problem if geometry corrections are not made

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25-06-2014, 12:30 PM
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(25-06-2014 11:29 AM)ChefDJ Wrote:  I'm going to use this pic in a new thread and sticky it under the wheels section for easy reference.

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Good idea. Stumbled upon this on another forum and thought it would be a good fit for this thread. My initial thought was also to blame the patchy wear on the tires. Learn something new everyday Thumbs
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25-06-2014, 10:20 PM
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My next set of rubber will be Falkens.
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25-06-2014, 10:23 PM
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(25-06-2014 10:20 PM)YUBEN Wrote:  My next set of rubber will be Falkens.
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Mine still look brand new after almost 20k km on them. 912's Thumbs

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25-06-2014, 10:35 PM
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Unfortunately I do not think it is fair to generalise based on a few bad experiences.
I used Falken before with success.
Yet I had an issue with Conti SCIII

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26-06-2014, 07:51 AM
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(25-06-2014 10:35 PM)YUBEN Wrote:  Unfortunately I do not think it is fair to generalise based on a few bad experiences.
I used Falken before with success.
Yet I had an issue with Conti SCIII
True,

Maybe the topic should be more like 'my falkens are SHIT' or ' This batch of Falkens is SHIT'

Not taking anything away from the problem with the tyre, but I wont say all Falkens are bad. For anybody looking to purchase Falkens they need to do sufficient research into the pros and cons.

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26-06-2014, 02:34 PM
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I do not think Falken is that bad.
I have used a few different good brands of tyres on a turbo charged Vauxhall Astra (my track car) and my 330D sportwagon on staggered 18's when I lived in the UK.
The Toyos Proxes T1-S sidewalls were too soft for the weight of the BM. Had to run stupid pressures to minimize the wear on the edges, especially on the front. On the Astra I would not try anything else except the Toyo R1R.
On the BM I tried Vredestein and they were good. Family member had 452's on a 330i and praised them very much. I fitted some and still have them on and I will def. use them again!
I had a wheel on the Astra that left "patches" like that on the tyre even after I replaced and rebuilt the suspension fully. Took the Astra to Tony from wheels in motion in the UK(suspension specialist) for my setup. I found out later that the rim was round but had a slight wobble that would cause the patchiness like flat spots. (also made it very difficult to get balanced)
Had the rims straightened and refurbished and my problem was gone.
Our potholes and speed bumps in SA does not help the issue either!!
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26-06-2014, 03:43 PM
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(25-06-2014 10:35 PM)YUBEN Wrote:  Unfortunately I do not think it is fair to generalise based on a few bad experiences.
I used Falken before with success.
Yet I had an issue with Conti SCIII

Same with me I replaced my rear contis with Falkens and they are waaaaay better. My contis were fitted a year and few months ago and they bubbled cracked Thumbdown

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26-06-2014, 03:44 PM
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Was there no comments on the car when you bought it. My first guess would be the car was in an accident at some point..
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26-06-2014, 03:52 PM
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(26-06-2014 03:44 PM)Nicbyte Wrote:  Was there no comments on the car when you bought it. My first guess would be the car was in an accident at some point..

OP's car is a 540i... An E34 AFAIK. Highly doubt you'll get MP comments on a car that old

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26-06-2014, 03:58 PM
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its 18 years old New_all_coholic

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26-06-2014, 04:01 PM
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(26-06-2014 03:44 PM)Nicbyte Wrote:  Was there no comments on the car when you bought it. My first guess would be the car was in an accident at some point..

Rofl On an e34 540i-6. I don't think so.

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26-06-2014, 04:24 PM
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(26-06-2014 03:58 PM)Fordkoppie Wrote:  its 18 years old New_all_coholic

just legal then for a good spanking Rollsmile

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