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Falken Tires at 2012 King of the Hammers Video

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by David K, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    David K

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    Falkens are great!!!! I love my Wildpeak's. Best truck tire I have had on the road, they are silent, and in the dirt they are killer.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    Good to hear... I love my Hankook's as they were cheap, quiet on the highway, great in mud, sand and snow... but, I am not sure if they will give me more than 30-35,000 miles and I did get a flat in Baja (driving fast at full pressure on a sharp rock filled graded road, so I assume the blame for not deflating).

    Please keep reporting good (and the bad) on your Wild Peaks.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    The actual Hammers event is this weekend, the video is from pre-running the course with the Falken 4WD truggy.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    I've been thinking of getting a set of Wildpeaks. How's the treadwear? And how many miles you got on them?
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    Unfortunately I cannot see the video but Team Falken did win a race at the King of the Hammers on 02-05-2012 in the Stock Modified class. Here is the press release from Falken Tire.

    02/06/2012
    FONTANA, CA – Falken Tire, a popular high performance choice for driving enthusiasts on pavement and off-road, continues to balance its accomplishments throughout the motorsports field by claiming its first off-road victory. Partnered with Savvy Off Road, the team took first place in the Stock Class in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge at the Ultra4 Racing King of the Hammers event on February 5, 2012. According to the rules, teams competing in either the Stock or Stock Modified classes must run stock, DOT-approved tires. Savvy Off Road ran Falken WildPeak A/T Tires, sized 35x12.50 R15.

    The inaugural Every Man Challenge was created as a partner event to the flourishing King of Hammers (KOH) race, allowing off-road enthusiasts a chance to race their stock and modified stock vehicles during the dedicated one-day off-road race. Savvy Off Road competed in a stock class Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which started in 33rd position. Running a stock engine and transmission platform, Driver John Currie (co-owner of Currie Enterprises) and Savvy Off Road car owner/co-driver Gerald Lee quickly passed 30 cars and ran in third place for the majority of the race, competing on much of the same desert terrain as the KOH event, before catching the race leaders to take the win at the 77-mile end. Currie and Lee completed the course in less than three hours.

    “This is an important victory for Falken Tires because it’s obviously our first in off-road competition, but also because it verifies the performance capabilities of the WildPeak A/T, which is our highly regarded all-terrain tire,” said Nestor Cabrera, Team Falken’s Off-Road Supervisor.

    “We continue to ramp up our efforts and associate Falken Tire with winners in every corner of the off-road community, as well as other quadrants of motorsports,” stated Nick Fousekis, Falken’s Director of Motorsports Marketing and Events. “We want to expand our presence in all fields to show Falken is a strong competitor and manufacturer.”

    For the main KOH event, scheduled this coming weekend, February 8-10, Falken will field a vehicle in the Ultra4 Class to be driven by Falken Vice President of Marketing Andrew Hoit, as well as support Race Prep Racing, the husband-and-wife-managed team that will also compete in the same class.

    Both King of The Hammers and the Every Man Challenge take place on public lands in Johnson Valley, CA, near the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Center located in Twenty Nine Palms. The KOH race has evolved from 12 teams to more than 150 teams competing before thousands of fans both live and online.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    I've got about 25k miles on my High Country AT's from Falken. They are holding up great and do well off road. I haven't had them in sand or deep mud but in gravel, ice and snow they do pretty good.

    The only thing I don't like is that they don't look aggressive at all. The are rounded far more than the BFG AT or the Hankook which are much squarer. They also have nothing on the sidewall so they end up looking like tiny tires.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Funny, one other reason I didn't go with Falkens is that they seemed very square edge, which isn't so good in sand. The Hankooks work great in the sand. I am talking about Wild Peaks (which I think are the same as Rocky Mountains?)... Don't know what 'High Country's look like.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    Sorry but just because someone wins a race or makes a promo video doesn't make me want to run Falkens at all. When I used to work in the tire business they were GARBAGE, hopefully they cleaned up their act but I still don't trust them.
     
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    I was looking into the Wild Peak/Rocky Mountains and Discount Tire told me that they are a great tire until they have about 10k-15k miles and then they are impossible to balance.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    I had rocky mountain At's only lasted 10,000 miles and were down to the wear mark...
     
  13. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    ^ 10,000? Thats very surprising to hear. Was your alignment off?

    I have a set of 35's on my daily driver, I've got about 12k on them now and they barely look used. I regularly use them off road. I've wheeled with them at TDS last year, EJS last year, I hunting and fishing regularly and hit plenty of desert 4x4 trails here in AZ. I am NOT easy on them. I have no doubt that I will easily get 40K+ out of them if I continue to use them they way I do.
     
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    I have the life time alignment from Evans Tire and go in at least once a month... Not saying alignment is perfect though due to 3" spacer lift and stock uca's... I had them rotated and balanced every 3000 miles... Then I poked a hole thru the side wall of one and ended up buying Treadwrights...
     
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    Sounds like you, at least, had some fun with them.
     
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    I did have great fun but they cost $1100 installed so I was disappointed at only 10,000 miles...
     
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