Falken introduces new ultra-high performance tire

March 5, 2002

The Falken ZIEX ZE512 will be available in 60 sizes ranging from 13- to 19-inch wheel diameters.

The tire contains shallow tread sipes to maximize dry performance, plus full-depth sipes to ensure all-season performance, according to Falken officials.

Other features include five circumferential grooves for water drainage, a new mutli-radius tread profile to increase contact patch area, a proprietary cap-based tread compound to reduce rolling resistance and a unique pattern sequence designed to cut down on noise and promote uniform tread wear.

The tire's aspect ratios range from 30-series to 65-series.

Falken also has added 10 sizes to its Falken GRB FK-451 ultra-high performance passenger tire, which previously came in 37 sizes.

Six of the 10 new sizes fit 19-inch rims.

Last week, Falken rolled out a new light truck/SUV tire, the Falken ZIEX S/TZ-04, in 10 sizes from P255/55R18 to P305/40R23.

The company also announceds its involvement in the NOPI Nationals Motorsports Supershow, the biggest tuner show of the year, and introduced its Falken Dream Ride Sweepstakes that will reward one lucky Falken retailer or wholesaler with his or her choice of a 2002 Cadillac Escalade SUV or $25,000 in cash.