Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Falken 453, the 452 replacement

Discussion in 'Performance' started by GazHyde, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15,216
    Likes Received:
    9,357
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Location:
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Model of Z:
    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    This tyre seems to be on the horizon. Can't find much detail on it other than it's asymetrical and listed as "Max Performance Summer" and supposedly to replace the 452!

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Falken/FK453.htm

    [​IMG]

    The AZENIS FK453 is the latest generation of Falken’s steadfast ultra high performance tire, available in a wide array of diameters, from 17-inch to 22-inch, along with staggered widths, making this tire versatile, resourceful, dynamic, and powerful. In addition, FK453 features the latest developments in noise-absorption technology, and incorporates a high silica compound that presents better dry and wet grip. The multiple nylon-reinforced layers allow for better high-speed stability, an important asset based on the driver’s exacting demands.
     
  2. g8jka

    g8jka Zorg Guru (III)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1,319
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Model of Z:
    Z3 - 2000 2.8 Roadster
    I prefer the look of the tread pattern on the 452's but hopefully these will be just as good or even better than the 452's.

    I have just had 2 rear tyres on mine, didn't go for 452's this time as I am trying out the Maxxis MAZ1 Victra's. Slighty cheaper than Falkens and I think they are classed as a budget tyre but they are at the very top end of the budget market. They have a bit more tread on the shoulders of them so with the rear camber on my car there is more tread in contact with the road on the inside as opposed to what the 452's gave me. So far I have only done about 100 miles on them but in both wet and dry conditions and I am very impressed with them. Was a little worried they may give a bit of tram lining but there is non at all :coolsteer)
     
  3. r37

    r37 Dedicated Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    29
    that picture looks almost like a semi-slick road tyre, should make for interesting winter driving.
     
  4. Mouldy

    Mouldy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    22
    Location:
    Northampton
    Model of Z:
    None at present
    It doesn't look much different to a Conti Sport 3 in my opinion;

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Conti ... tact-3.htm

    Typical assymetric tread pattern, so may potentially cause less tramlining than the directional 452's. It should be an interesting comparison.