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Old 02-13-2005, 04:01 AM   #70
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#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Falken GRB FK451 in 225/45x17 on 17x7.5 Rota Attacks

#2.) what is your geographic location
Houston, Texas

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
70/30 plus runs to the Hill Country whenever possible. These tires make you want to seek out twisty roads.

#5.) your review and personal comments
huge increase in grip over stock RE-92s both wet and dry, they do not slide like RE92s but stick noiselessly. Very impressive dry braking as well. Can't say I notice the 5lb per tire weight increase - wheels weigh the same as stock - too busy enjoying the massive increase in grip. At 36/36psi they seem to come into their own, nice and stiff without feeling harsh. Excellent dry grip - very enjoyable on twisty roads. No tramlining, and the tire is a lot quieter than the RE92 on almost every road surface. They are noisy over some overpasses and bridges, however. Incredible in the rain - complete sense of confidence, have not found their hydroplaning limit yet. Very pleased, highly recommended as a first quality wet-biased, max performance tire at a bargain price.
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