How good are Falken Tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 at 18:49
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Has anyone used the 285/75/R16 Falken Wild Peak AT3w ?
My Troopy's tyres are Coopers ATR and never had a problem but the Falken are $130 a tyre cheaper
I too old to be radical off-roader and sandhills and beaches are my main usage these days.
I want a tyre that will stay on the rim at 10 PSI if I get bogged.
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Reply By: Geoff K4 - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 at 21:13

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 at 21:13
Yes I use them. I had them all round but had to take the front 2 off due to excessive road noise. The back 2 have done 60,000 kms so far, a lot of K's towing a van. I reckon they've got around 20,000 K's to go. So, good for a lot of K's, I've never driven on a beach but have through creeks etc. A good tough tyre.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 20:20

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 20:20
Hi Geoff - Thanks for the advice – I got decided to go with Toyo.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 19, 2021 at 17:33

Friday, Feb 19, 2021 at 17:33
I tossed up between the two. Toyo and Falken and went with the Falken and they’re great so far. 35000km in and theyre half worn
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:31

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 09:31
Falken good
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 20:21

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 at 20:21
Hi Glenn - Thanks for the advice – I got decided to go with Toyo.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 05:06

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 05:06
We did a trip Home to Alice Springs, and back home via Oodnadatta, Adelaide and Robe, one car with Falken, one with Toyo , both full size wagons loaded up as you would expect. There was less than a hairs breadth between the performance of the two, they both did extremely well in all conditions. When I priced then both back here for the Ranger they were identical in price and I went for the Falken as they had 4 for the price of 3 deal. Very happy with them.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 07:56

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 07:56
Hi Bonz,

I am assuming you are talking about “AT” tread pattern? I have looked at quite a few different AT tyres over the years, have had Coopers, Mickey Thomson, BFG’s. I prefer a slightly more aggressive tread pattern, particularly for wet gravel roads, and have had the Cooper ST and the equivalent Mickey Thomson. I am over Cooper Tires with their tendency to split side walls, have had three sets where all of the tyres have suffered side wall splitting with most having been replaced under warranty.

I was advised to try Falken Tyres by an independent tyre dealer, but they do not have what I am looking for with a slightly more aggressive tread pattern. I currently have a set of Toyo Open Country AT’s on my caravan, and they seem OK, although have not done much traveling since fitting them very early last year. I am planning a 3 to 4 month getaway this year, travelling to The Kimberleys, so I am looking at Toyo Open Country RT (Rugged Terain) for the car.

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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 at 11:26

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 at 11:26
Hi Macca,
I went for the Toyo Open Country AT II as I wanted Light Truck construction.
I couldn’t find this rating on Falken specs for their 285/75R16 AT tyres.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:44

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:44
Yep Macca the AT Falkens are the ones I was talking about. Both cars and both tyres did the Oodnadatta and they both performed flawlessly. In the end I couldn’t walk past a 25% less bill for a set of tyres when 90%+ of the driving is on macadam. Both priced exactly the same per tyre.

I also tired of Cooper tyres performance. Three sets all split sidewalls, lost lugs or just wore .... really fast. STT’s, ST’s and STC’s. Had warranty replacement of one set due to tread lug loss and the guy asked me about tyre pressure which I adjust for dirt rock and macadam as well as sand ...

He was surprised i knew so much and didn’t argue the replacement.
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Reply By: Member - Marquis F - Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 21:38

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 at 21:38
I purchased the GEOLANDAR X-AT G016 - $260 each for LC200 R18's. So far so good - very little road noise (silent compared to Cooper STT Max)
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