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Falken  ZIEX ZE950 245/40R20
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  • Size: 245/40R20
  • Part #: 28953002|
  • SKU: 1006805|
  • (P) Passenger


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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 Tire Corporation launched its brand in its native country of Japan in 1983 and was introduced to the North American market two years later. At its inception, Falken was created as the flagship high performance radial brand under Ohtsu Tire and Rubber. Now, over two and a half decades later, Falken has become a well-known, stand-alone brand that focuses on UHP (Ultra High Performance) products while utilizing professional motorsports racing to further develop and improve passenger vehicle products for worldwide distribution.

45,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance245/40R20
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


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
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


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 - 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: 500
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

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.


Falken ZIEX ZE950 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tire agressive tread and works well in the snow
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far great tires Look and feel great on my 2015 BMW 435xi
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tire, wouldn't use any other tire on my car Bought from Pep Boys on Forest Ln in Dallas and my service advisor I think his name was Ignacio was by far the best service advisor I ever used in my 39 years of living, he was awesome... If you live in the Dallas area please go see him, he knows his stuff and will take great care of you
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great experance the guys at the Ft Myers store are great to work with tire seam to be good the are quiet ride and handle good on a all wheel drive car will get again
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent tires at good price Just had these installed a couple of weeks ago and so far so good. The tires feel good on the road and provide good handling. Road noise is about what you expect from tires in this price range. Not awful, but could be quieter. Can't comment on thread wear, as they are brand new. Hopefully they last the manufacturer's warranty.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value A really good tire for the money.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tire for the Price Great tire for the price. Quiet, and smooth with a moderately agressive tread pattern. Went from a stiffer sidewall Goodyear tire that was pretty sporty as far as hanlding and overal performance. These tires are in between those and the feel of a touring. I've only had them for a couple months, but hopefully they last more miles than the Goodyears did.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far good tires I had 2 installed and so far they are working fine.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tires These tires are quiet and the ride is smooth. Also the only tire in the size for my car that actually has a good mileage rating. (45,000). Most manufacturers won't even estimate mileage on this type tire. Original tires were Pirelli P-Zero and they lasted 21,000.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grate product Good price
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exellent tires, car feel smoth Tires are very good, the car run smoth,
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! These tires make for a very quiet and smooth ride.
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Falken Ziex ZE950 Very happy with my new tires....and service was great!!!.....
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tires are okay -- service experience was very good Found myself with a flat tire and concluded I should just get a set of four new tires. Searched online and found four my size at the local store. I even had my appointment scheduled within the hour! This all occurred on a Sunday afternoon. I have no experience with this tire brand but was willing to take a chance. They look good and at low speeds they ride well. However, at highway speeds, there is lots of tire noise. So much in fact that I can't hear my radio.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tires are great no road noise The guys at this store were very quick and good with good recommendations
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Met Expectations This was a simply tire replacement -- so far, so good. I was surprised to find out that even if you make an appt., you may have to wait. You just get in queue. They may not actually take you at your appt. time. I did wait beyond my scheduled appt., but not by a lot. Overall, service was completed in about the length of time I expected for 4 tires to be installed. And, everyone I spoke with at this location was friendly and knowledgeable.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Falken is one of the best brands of tires but this model is not I bought these tires a week ago and I am totally disappointed with them. I have used Falken tires before. They are one of the best brands that I have come across. This model of tires has very weak side wall which will burst if it scratches a curb even in 30 mph. I replaced both of them with a different brand
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tires at a great price About ten years ago I was in the market for a new set of tires. I did a lot of research and after considering tire performance, price, tread life, etc, I purchased a set of Falkens. With oneach exception I've been a Falken customer ever since. The one time I chose tires solely on price I was extremely disappointed. So far these tires have more than lived up to expectations. They offer a smooth and quiet ride, great dry road as well as wet road traction and good winter traction for a non snow tire. There are more expensive tires and some of them may have better dry or wet performance, however for an all season tire, the performance and value of the Falken Ziex ZE950 is hard to beat.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly staff greeted me when I arrived, and service quality exceeded my expectations.
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Snow Tires Just returned from a trip to Salt Lake City (from Seattle) with very snowy conditions. Put 4 of these on our AWD Toyota Venza and these tires performed really well.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stopping shorter I own two cars and put the snow tires on my wife's car and now we only take that car when there's snow on the ground. Excellent traction i the snow and stops 30 feet shorter than my car without snow tires.
Date published: 2013-12-08
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