Falken Tire Reviews
A smaller competitor in the North American market, Falken Tire still offers over a half-dozen different tires for trucks, SUVs and crossovers.
When it comes to true off-road performance, the Wildpeak and Rubitrek names are the best options.
The Rubitrek A/T is designed for half-ton pickups like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado as well as smaller mid-size trucks like the Toyota Tacoma. Designed to be equally capable on- and off-road, it’s a true year-round option and comes with the Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake symbol meaning it’s certified by the Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) as a tire designed for extreme winter weather.
The Wildpeak lineup consists of four different tires for different applications. The Wildpeak A/T3W is similar to the Rubitrek A/T but is specifically made for optimal performance when it comes to wet weather, winter climates and long tread wear – hence the “3W” in its name.
The Wildpeak H/T is a truck tire built with better on-road handling and longer tread life in mind. It’s less capable off-road (and looks it) but can still do some off-road driving.
Then there’s the Wildpeak M/T, which is the ultimate off-road offering from Falken. Unlike the Rubitrek, however, it’s not built for winter weather.
Finally, there’s the newest option the Wildpeak A/T Trail. This tire is designed more for modern crossovers or those who don’t plan to do any extreme off-roading. It’s grip level is designed more for lighter trail use, however, it’s still extremely rugged and designed to hold up for miles and miles of hard use.
As for offerings for Crossovers, the Espia EPZ II is a dedicated winter tire offering for popular AWD utility vehicles. The Ziex CT60 A/S is an all season tire designed specifically for modern crossovers with a long tread life in mind. The Ziex S/TZ05 is designed for larger SUVs and 1/2 ton trucks and comes in 18 to 24-inch sizes and is built for light towing. It features a non-directional tread pattern so tires can be swapped to maximize tread life.
Falken Tires Reviews
How Long do Falken Tires Last?
Depending on the type of tire, the tread life can vary significantly. Below is a list of Falken light truck tires as well as their factory warranty ratings for tread life. In general, Falken light tuck tires range from 50,000 miles to 70,000 miles with some extreme on and off-road versions coming with no warranty rating.
- Falken Wildpeak AT3W 55,000 miles
- Falken Wildpeak AT Trail 65,000 miles
- Falken Wildpeak HT 60,000 miles
- Falken Wildpeak HT02 (non-LT) 70,000 miles
- Falken Wildpeak HT02 (LT sizes) 50,000 miles
- Falken Ziex STZ05 50,000 miles
- Falken Ziex CT60 AS 65,000 miles
- Falken Wildpeak MT NA
- Falken Espia II SUV NA
Is Falken a Good Tire Brand?
This is always a loaded question. As with most things the answer is: is depends.
However, we can say that overall Falken is a reputable brand that has been manufacturing and selling tires in North America for many decades. With a selection of solid performers in its lineup, Falken tends to focus on niche markets, including extreme off-road truck tires and high-performance tires for sports cars. In both of these areas Falken tire often represents an impressive value. Instead of offering the outright top performance in a category the Falken tires generally offer above average characteristics at a price solidly below segment leaders.