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Has anyone had falken fk453 tyres ?

Goubo1 Dec 15, 2012

  1. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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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 ??
     
  2. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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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.
     
  3. Jay A3

    Jay A3 #because Racecar Team Daytona Audi A3 Manual

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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
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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:
     
  5. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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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
     
  6. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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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
     
  7. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  8. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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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
     
  9. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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    i will post about how I find them after I put a few hundred mile on them
     
  10. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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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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  12. Goubo1

    Goubo1 Well-Known Member

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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
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

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