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  • Size: 215/55R18
  • Part #: 28951900|
  • SKU: 1006474|
  • (P) Passenger

65,000
Mile
Warranty

95H
Service
Description

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Falken ZIEX ZE950

The Ziex ZE950 A S incorporates the latest in technology and design to create an excellent choice for drivers of today s sedans, sports cars and crossover vehicles, where mileage, all-season and high performance handling are a priority. Using the Falken exclusive DRT dynamic range technology in the all new silica tread compound and asymmetric tread design, the ZIEX ZE950 provides optimum levels of dry, wet, ice and snow grip as well as delivering long tire wear.
  • Falken exclusive Canyon- Sipe Technology. Increased edges for ice breaking, better handling and improved wear.
  • Wide circumferential grooves for enhanced wet handling.
  • Wide angled tread slot provides additional snow grip.
  • Dynamic Range Technology - Falken exclusive silica tread compound that enhances the operating temperature range.
  • Sculpted Groove wall provides better snow grip ad eliminate rain groove wander.
  • Falken exclusive Canyon- Sipe Technology. Increased edges for ice breaking, better handling and improved wear.
  • Wide circumferential grooves for enhanced wet handling.
  • Wide angled tread slot provides additional snow grip.
  • Dynamic Range Technology - Falken exclusive silica tread compound that enhances the operating temperature range.
  • Sculpted Groove wall provides better snow grip ad eliminate rain groove wander.


Warranty
65,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance215/55R18
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range
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SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
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95
N/A
Tire Class
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TIRE CLASS

Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type
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TREAD TYPE

Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain
UTQG
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UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 600
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
Temperature
Grades:
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph
Performance

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Excellent Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Excellent Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Excellent High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by exceeded my expectations after shopping for the best value in tires, I trusted the Pep Boys tire ratings for the Falken ZIEX ZE950's and bought a set for my Infiniti G37 even though i had to wait a week for the tires to arrive. These tires replaced my 45000 mile Michelins. I picked up my car and have never regretted buying the Falken's. My car drives like it lost 1000 pounds. It feels so much quicker in every way. I popped it up to 120 and it never drove so good. Cornering is great as well, with very little roll. Unfortunately, i'm 60 but driving like a teenager again. I'll rate the durability as a 5, but with the way i'm driving, we'll never know if it was the tires or the driver that wore out quicker. January 4, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far so good Just got these tires to replace the OEM Nexens on a 2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo (had since 2014 approx 30K miles). Spent a few days researching and comparing reviews. Was between these and the BF Goodrich g-Force Comp-2 and the Cooper Zeon RS3-A. All very close in price point when you utilize the current offers and coupons etc.... Better pricing than OEM from the dealership once you add install charges, shop fees and all those extras. Ultimately after comparing the reviews I chose the Falkens. So far so good. Grips well on wet roads. Noise is negligible; about the same as the OEMs and nothing that is distracting. The "look" is sporty if that is a factor for you. Service Center at my local Pep Boys was great. I setup the purchase and appointment online. When I arrived they were ready for me and had the tires waiting up front. Took about an hour for the work to be completed. January 2, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great in the rain! We purchased these tires with the sole purpose to obtain better traction on wet streets. These tires have provided great traction in rainy conditions. Hope they do well in the snow also! December 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Good product December 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worth the money! I purchased these to replace the OEM Bridgestone run-flats on my Infiniti Q50. I did a bit of reading and I read some complaints about the road noise. The road noise is MUCH MUCH less then the OEM fun-flats. I have driven these through 2 decent snowfalls and I can tell you they are better than the Bridgesones in the snow. Almost as good as dedicated snow tires. They also offer superb handling and wet weather performance during enthusiastic driving. Don't let the cheap price scarce you. Just buy them. December 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent traction Traction on these tires is very good. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is that I seem to have lost some fuel economy with this set than with the previous tires. The tires are inflated properly but they just don't seem as fuel efficient. December 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tires! My 2013 F150 has 150,000 miles on it. I wore out the first set of MIchelins and bought another set of the same. This time, I decided to buy Falken ZIEX ZE950 based on some reviews I read. I have put about 3000 miles on the tires. I didn't expect them to be quieter than the Michelins, but they are noticebly quieter. I've driven in the pouring rain and in drizzle, and they handle very well. I'm thrilled. I highly recommend these tires. They will also save you about $400 over a set of Michelins. December 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Just replaced all 4 tires on a 2012 eclipse. The Bridgestone Potenzas I had have nothing on these. Traction and cornering is a lot better. Wet traction is excellent and feels like driving on a dry road, even in pouring rain. No slipping no hydroplaning where the Potenzas used to. Road noise is no different, and the car handles better then new. Love these. Highly recommended. December 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by not impressed Less than one week after purchasing these tires I had a "rock" puncture the front tire resulting in a flat. The tire was repaired with a plug and now I have a brand new tire with a rubber plug protruding through the tread. I am not confident with the integrity of these tires if a rock is able to penetrate the tire. December 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Tires I've been driving on these tires daily now in my Audi RS4 for about 2.5 months. They have been wonderful in the dry and wet weather. I have yet to use them in snow. I can take corners at much higher speeds, and they just stick to the road. They do not have a loud road noise, and the ride is smooth. I would recommend these tires, especially for the cost. So far, so good! December 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Feel Tires feel great on the road. I would buy them again. November 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good So far so good. Installed on 2012 Challenger RT 5.7L 6M. No issues with traction (wet or dry). November 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my tires These tires saved my life! To avoid being side swiped I had to pull hard to the left then back to the right and was able to avoid not one but 2 cars coming at me on a wet road.They handle great rain or shine. November 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great so far I did a lot of research on all weather (vs. all season) tires that would perform respectably in the winter. There were possibly a couple of better choices, but one was not available in my sixe and the other offered less tread life. These tires have a very aggressive tread and certainly look like they will do well when the snow flies. Surprisingly they are no louder than the tires I replaced and there is no vibration. Happy with my choice and these tires. November 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tires! Decent priced tires that have great tread wear and good life. I would recommend these tires. November 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Falken Ziex ZE950 Durable tire, good value November 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great price so far so good..waiting for the snow to see how they perform October 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great everyday performance tire! Just replaced soft OEM tires (Hancook) on my 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris with these tires. They are much sturdier with a performance look and solid side wall. The van already handles amazingly better. They have a very nice deep tread and great traction as well. They also had the same tread wear as the OEM tires which were not as tough and had less tread. Great buy!!! October 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far so good. The price was right and they seem decent. No complaints about road noise and they handle just fine. I'll post more once they have a few more miles on them. October 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Tires, perfect handling. Great tires, perfect handling, adjust to road changes because of weather without problem. A little noise but can be easily tuned out. October 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by I've only had them about one month but so far I like them. Service at Pep Boys was excellent. No complaints so far. October 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent buy Brought these tires for my 2010 Prius.They are great. Much quieter than the tires that came with the car. So far i haven't seen any decrease in mileage, this was a concern, but appears to be unfounded. October 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Great price and performance October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Tire for the Price I switched from Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires because I was tired of buying tires every 10k - 15k miles, and these have a 45k mile warranty! Initially the ride is much smoother (hard to achieve on 205/40R17 rubber) and I find that the performance on wet roads and concrete is much better than the RE050As could ever muster. For everyday driving, there is no comparison, these take the cake. The RE050A tires would get incredibly hot in the summer, skid in the wet, feel incredibly stiff, and they would pick up every possible nail, screw or metal object in the road. At half the price, this tire is close to the same responsive performance, yet it excels in categories that I need for everyday driving. Compared to other high-performance tires this is a much better everyday choice without completely sacrificing performance. October 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Tires A great tire with wonderful handling! The warranty is exceptional. September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my new tires These are great tires, at a great price. Fast shipping September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by These tires are pretty awesome I installed these on my 2001 Mazda Protégé ES and I love them. The handling is great in dry and wet conditions and above average in the snow. Sidewalls seem pretty stiff so it might be a bit rough for some but I like it. Only about 6000 miles on them so far so too early to rate treadwear but so far so good. My son bought a set for his Crown Victoria! August 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect compromise This tire is a wonderful compromise between the shorter life sports tires, and the more comfortable touring tires. Pros: Solid amount of grip Comfortable ride Mild road noise Better dirt/gravel traction than most street/sports tires Cons: Easily break traction under acceleration Sidewall flex at turn in takes getting used to Does not inspire confidence under sudden severe breaking For an all purpose tire, this is probably the best tire I have ever driven on. Capable of extremely spirited tarmac driving, and is the fastest DOT tire in my class in the dirt. The only reason I will not be buying again is because I will be racing on dedicated dirt tires next year, and will be mounting far less comfortable tires for the street. August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by great tire agressive tread and works well in the snow August 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far great tires Look and feel great on my 2015 BMW 435xi August 1, 2016
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