Falken Pro G4 AS Review
An exclusive offering of Discount Tire, the Falken Pro G4 AS is unique product, being a performance-focused all-season tire at a budget price.
- Impressive all-season grip
- Excellent highway ride
- Solid tread life warranty
- Limited sizes
- Could be quieter
Sharing many similarities with the Falken Ziex ZE950 it’s also an extremely similar tire to the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02. (Falken is owned by Sumitomo after all).
The tire itself is laid out in three general sections. The outside tread blocks are quite long offering ideal cornering capability in dry conditions. A center section of tread is a complex mesh of tread blocks. With plenty of siping and larger sections designed to pick-up snow, its designed to deliver above-average winter capability. Meanwhile the channels between the blocks help push water or slush towards the outside of the tire to aid in grip. Plus, the tread blocks are designed in a way to still offer long rows of tread to maintain highway stability and turn in.
Finally there’s the interior tread section made up of two rows that are designed to give the tire extra stability for performance and handling. The one circumferential tread strip further helps with highway stability and turn-in response. Small slits in the tread add an extra level of water channeling, while allowing the blocks to come together under heavy braking to help with stopping power. Interior tread blocks are also joined together by a single rib giving them more stability as well, and really helping to up this tire’s stability and dry-weather handling capability.
If there are any drawbacks to this tire, owners complain it’s a touch louder on some roads than expected. This is likely due to the complex tread pattern.
With this tire aiming to achieve so many different goals, we’d think it would fall short in one of them, but it really does an admirable job. Sure it’s not amazing in colder or winter climates, but that’s true of almost all all-seasons and really should b expected.
For this price point, we’re impressed.
Falken Pro G4 AS Price
Pricing for the Falken Pro G4 AS starts at just $75 per tire and tops out at around $135 per tire.
Falken Pro G4 AS Warranty
Falken backs the Pro G4 AS tire with a 65,000 mile tread life warranty for H and V speed-rated sizes and a 45,000 mile tread life warranty for W speed-rated sizes.
Falken Pro G4 AS Sizes