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I am getting new tires over spring break, well hopefully, and I have been looking at different tires. I did a search to see if I could find any reviews on here but couldn't find anything. So has anybody ran these Falken Ziex S/TZ-04 on an 18 inch wheel??? I have read many good reviews about them and they seem really good. My Tundra is 2wd, no mudding or what not, just the occasional dirt road to the deer lease but if it's muddy we take our big hunting rig. So 90% of my driving is on paved roads. I pretty much narrowed my search for tires down to the Michelin LTX A/T but being priced at $242 a tire these Falken's really interested me at $165. So any comments, experiences, etc.??? By the way I know tires have been beaten to death on here but it's usually over BFG's, Terra Grapplers, and what not. Haven't heard anything on the Falken's.
 

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My buddy just bought those Cooper Zeon's and they are sweet looking but maybe a little too aggressive of a tread for my needs....
 

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I have a set of the Falken Ziex S/TZ-01 's, Though I haven't put them on the truck. They look much better than the 04's, Fit better. but main reason I got them, Superior traction. I'll get them put on when weather warms up a little bit. The 01's are $133 tire at discount Tire.
I looked at the 01's but the S/TZ-04s seemed to have better reviews...
 

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You get what you pay for.
Are you saying if I buy the cheap Falkens I'll get what I pay for as in a bad thing??? Cuz my powersticks are the cheapest exhaust around and I absolutely love em!!!
 

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Put it this way, Those falkens are better than 90% of the tires out there, at half the price. They are far superior in traction, Temp: and Speed rating. The sidewalls also give you really good towing compatibility for the tire.

SO the ruling is: If you only go down a gravel road to a camp every-once in a while: You don't need some huge, Wolly All-Terrain tire. I'm surprised at the turn-out of people who like Cooper tires. General consensus as owning them, and knowing many people who have had them.. They SUCK. Driving On highway, Not hauling much. You have to go with the falken. Better traction, And little better MPG if you had say a 265-60
Ya the Coopers are definitely too aggressive for me and they don't make a 275/65/18 like I want. I would go with the 265-60 but I like the wider tire...maybe thats weird of me since there isn't a huge difference in width...What would you think; would a 265-60 give me a better quarter mile time than a 275-65?? If so how much??
 

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Ok I figured that with my truck having 275/65/18 right now with a 4:30 rearend, if I change to a 265/60/18 my gear ratio will change to approximately 4.50...People have already figured out that after about 5700rpm's our truck stops "pulling" so with the smaller tires would I have enough power to get me through the gears as fast as if I kept my 275's? I'll gain some low end torques since the end of the tire is closer to the where the torque is being applied but I'm afraid it's going make the second gear shift "bog" more than it does already.
 
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