Falken Ziex S/TZ04 is an M+S (all season) tire for light trucks, SUVs and pickups. This tire has its outstanding features: the deepest tread in its class and very low noise “whisper” performance. It has good performance for the price and is backed by a 50 000 mile warranty that might be a serious advantage for wise buyers.
- The tread pattern is symmetrical and non-directional so owners benefit from the ability of free rotation to extend the tread life
- The tread depth is 14/32’’ – the best in its class
- Rim protection
- 2-into-3 tread design increases the comfort level and facilitates even tread wear
- High-angle grooves near the shoulder and four circumferential grooves (this technology is also used in Falken Ziex 912) evacuate water and provide an all weather traction
- The durable central rib increases the high-speed handling and stability on turns
This tire has a wide selection of sizes: from R15 to R26 to suit all light trucks from city SUVs to real heavy duty pickups. Due to the wide selection of available sizes, the speed ratings can be S, Q, H, R and T. Load index varies from 99 to 125. Here are the marks from UTQG:
- Treadwear – 460
- Traction – A
- Temperature -B
The price range is $130-570.
Customer reviews tell us that the tire shows its best on dry surface, providing a smooth and comfortable quiet ride. Wet performance is also on a decent level, but a heavy snow might be a problem. We can recommend this tire for those who mostly use their pickups and SUVs on good roads all year round, but counting on that the winter is relatively mild.
If you own a vehicle that is frequently used for off-road applications, better look at tires marked A/T – they are not that quiet as Ziex S/TZ04, but the cross-country ability is much higher.
- Dry – 4.5
- Wet – 3.9
- Snow – 2.1
- Handling – 4.2
- Comfort – 3.9
- Noise – 4.0
- Treadwear – 3.5
Apart from a standard limited warranty, Falken offers customers a 50 000 mile warranty that is a nice advantage against the competitors.
The nearest dealers can be found at falkentire.com/Dealer-Locator
Coupons & Discounts
To get some discount offers, try the following websites:
- shoplocal.com – check out some $100 rebate offers
Another variant is to look at such online stores as Tire rack or search for Facebook discount offers.