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ecr6cyl10 11-13-2010 07:47 AM

New Falken Wild Peak Tire reviews and suggestions.
 
Has anyone use these new Falken Wild Peak Tires? Do you know how well they work in sand and desert driving?

AG87BlkLX 12-09-2010 02:23 PM

Here is a review by Travis at Discount Tire. I know it's a bunch of Jeeps but the review should answer some questions.

Falken Wild Peak AT
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/pr...falvl4.ang.jpg

Many of you have been asking about Falken's new AT. How good are they? How strong are their sidewalls? How do they rate in sand, dirt, gravel, rocks, mud, and on the highway? After abusing this tire for over 1000 off-road miles at the Jk-Experience last week, here's what I can show and tell from my first hand experience.

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* * Road * * * * * Dirt * * * * * * Gravel * * * * * * Rock * * * * * Mud * * * * * Sand * * *
You name it, we did it. From low country to the high tundra we pushed this tire as hard as we could. We covered paved roads, dirt, gravel, rocks, Mud and Sand.

On the Highway these tires were smooth and quiet. We ran them at 30psi at highway speeds and with the radio on we had no trouble holding a conversation or hearing the CB. They tracked straight and cornering was predictable. Here's a quick video clip. The mic on the phone is not the best but the passenger window is down.

Windows down: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9406864

On dirt and gravel roads they tore it up. At times reaching 50+mph the Wild Peak held its tracks and stayed steady. Some days we were covering some serious miles on dirt and gravel roads and this tire didn't complain once. Aside from normal wear, I expected to see chunking or cuts in the tread after these sprints but I couldn't find them. From what I have seen Falken has a winning rubber formula in these.

Dirt Road Video Clip: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9548972
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On slick rock and boulders as well as sharp rocks, these tires were TUFF! The 3ply sidewall flexed hard while the tread grabbed and pulled us up over boulders and through jagged rocks. At times we found ourselves in pinched situations where almost all the vehicles weight was on the tires sidewall, it only seemed to hold stronger as we took our time maneuvering through the obstacle. At other times in tight corners against tall jagged rocks, the sidewall literally redirected our fully loaded 4dr Rubicon without scarring or puncture.


http://2comfortsphotography.smugmug....81_KtFTF-L.jpg


When it came to mud, we knew it would be a challenge. No AT is built for mud but we wanted to see how the Wild peak would do anyway. To our surprise, in our mud conditions, it did pretty well. Sure, if we stopped in the wrong place or didn't have enough momentum we would have been in knee deep mud but with the peddle to the floor and some smart steering we were able to lap around a few others with MT's that were stuck. Did they cake up with mud? Yep, so did the KM2, the MTR with Kevlar, the Mud Grappler and the Krawler. Here's a little video from the mud. If you know you're in mud a lot, this tire is probably not the best for you but for moderate mud that you find along the trail it may not a bad choice.

Mud Video Clip: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9488314

40" MT's stuck in the mud
http://2comfortsphotography.smugmug....08_5Wm7w-L.jpg

Mud on the trail:
http://2comfortsphotography.smugmug....28_MwpmX-L.jpg

Our last test was the sand. With the air pressure down the Idaho Dunes were no match for the Wild Peak. We climbed some of the tallest dunes we could find and we often found our selves accelerating up them. If we parked on the dunes wrong or waited to long to turn down a dune would we get stuck? Yeah sure we would, but no tire can compensate for lack of smart driving.

Video clips from in the sand:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9548790
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/9548754

http://2comfortsphotography.smugmug....80_3h92J-L.jpg

All and all I give this tire two big thumbs up. The Off-road category is new to Falken Tire and they are headed full speed in the right direction. Its not often that you see such a successful product right out of the gate. I am more and more interested to see what comes from Falken Tire next in the off-road category.

For more information on this tire please stop in to your Local Discount Tire, America's Tire or call Discount Tire Direct @ 1.888.459.4080.

You can also find more information from your computer at home at www.tires.com or www.discounttiredirect.com.


-Travis
Discount Tire Co.

MY50cal 03-09-2011 05:21 PM

Thanks for the review :thumbsup:

I am currently looking into these... Anyone put them on recently? Input? It's down to the N. Terra Graplers or the F. Wild Peaks for me and I'm leaning towards these.

David K 03-09-2011 07:03 PM

Very nice report and field work.

These Asian tire companies are doing their homework...

I did consider them... but went with the Hankook Dynapro ATMs... and they are passing all my tests, so far with an A+!

ecr6cyl10 04-24-2011 09:41 AM

Just got back from for Moab, UT check out how well these Falken Wildpeaks did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSGkk-H5ONw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LybF7vMcw4I

ecr6cyl10 04-24-2011 08:26 PM

Falken Wild Peaks worked great in Moab with no problems at all for a hole week.

BlackHillsTacoma 08-15-2012 09:15 AM

I'll use these tires until i die. Best A/T on the market. Beautiful tire

XXXX 08-15-2012 09:26 AM

Travis sells these tires and while his review is very thorough it sounds exactly like what a 'salesman' would say.

Comments like the one below make me say Hmmmmmm....

I know no Jeep that is doing 50mph off road and tracks strait and steady so IMO I would take his words with a grain of salt just like any other person who is PAID to sell a product.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AG87BlkLX (Post 2472798)
On dirt and gravel roads they tore it up. At times reaching 50+mph the Wild Peak held its tracks and stayed steady.


Fischman 02-27-2013 04:49 PM

when it comes time to replace my street tires, those are the ones I'm getting. they look aggressive enough to do most off roading, and they're far better priced than anything else close to it.

toyodajeff 03-12-2013 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fischman (Post 6510671)
when it comes time to replace my street tires, those are the ones I'm getting. they look aggressive enough to do most off roading, and they're far better priced than anything else close to it.

When those tires get halfway wore out they look like highway tires not a/t's

Gearheadesw 03-24-2013 04:58 AM

I had Wild Peaks on my Tundra, loved them. Did well everywhere I took them, even in the mud. Put like 35 K miles on them before I traded for the Tacoma, were holding up well on that heavy truck. Quiet, rode well for an E rated tire, looked good too. Every one thought they were 35's, but were only 33's

hotrod45 03-24-2013 07:41 AM

wild peaks
 
what kind of jing do you have to give up for a set?

mnerren 04-05-2014 07:40 AM

I just put these on my GF's Ford F-150, she never goes off road but rides 33 on Dick Cepek wheels, got to look cool. So far she likes them, said they were too quiet for her, which I thought was funny. She had Mickey T's before. She's a little bit country, that's what I like about her, until I piss her off, then it's not pretty. I got them for a good price at Discount Tire, I think they are discontinuing this model Wild Peak AT for the AT2 model, not sure, but that's what it looks like. I'm sure they will work good for her, she drives on the beach and the road only. No serious off road riding any more since she move to the big city.

123erinnc 04-25-2014 03:53 AM

I've had these tires on my Ranger for awhile now, they've been holding up fairly well. I regularly drive them through the sand in Borrego as well as worn out abused forest service roads in SoCal.

They look aggressive and are quiet on the street, got them for a great price too!


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