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Has anyone had falken fk453 tyres ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Goubo1, Dec 15, 2012.

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    I need new tyres in the next week and was going to get some fk452's but the garage said they could only get fk453's

    Has any got any experiance to what the fk453's are like ??
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    Yes,
    A few members on here use them.or have
    I have the ziex which is the newer kind. But still as good, I would say 85% as good if not more than some big brands costing double.
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    It's supposed to be a little bit better, theh only released new one to comply with gradings for wet, dry, noise etc... Think it only works out an average of £4 more than the 452s
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    I've tracked mine on 452's, the car went sideways with a bit of damp, how much the tyres is a contributing factor? I have no idea, but I did go into the corner quick! lol :racer:
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    I can spin all 4 wheels with them on mine but i do have more power than most on here lol

    Very good in view
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    I hope they are much better tbh 452's are not the best in the wet in my opinion OK for an average car, but start throwing big power and high entry speeds and I'd be looking at spending a bit more.

    I have not tried the 453's themselves but have spoken to peaople that have and they have said they are on par with the 452's in their opinion
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    Cheers for the replies guys, I had the fk452's before and found them enough for what I need,the car would slide a bit in the wet but was a progressive slide so it never bothered me as I found it fun :)

    well I have went for the 453's as got them at a decent price fully fitted
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    Reviews are saying they're better than their predecesors. And falken claim something like 30% better in all tests. Iike to try them myself
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    i will post about how I find them after I put a few hundred mile on them
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    Personaly i think people expect too much from a buget tyre.
    On my car 225/40/18 Ziex flakens and around 300 bhp daily they are great. £200 for 4 fitted. Ive never had more than a slight drift leaving a roundabout flat out . Nothing to worry about and was exactly what i expected to happen.
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    Well got the tyres fitted on Monday and coverd a few miles on them to scrub them up a bit Monday night and Tuesday,this evening I travelled home from Inverness to Ayrshire down the A9 in a cold damp night and the tyres were sound,they had more than enough grip and when It started to rain they still gripped well they gave me confidence in overtaking/lane changing and heavy breaking in the wet I found was good aswell

    so I'm happy with the 453's and would defiantly buy again
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