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  • Size: 225/55R16
  • Part #: 28952670|
  • SKU: 1006162|
  • (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.

65,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance225/55R16
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: 600
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.


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
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
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