Falken FK452

The Falken FK452 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 211 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 2,716,411 miles driven.

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 72%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 73%
Wear 69%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 72%

The FK452 is ranked 77th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

This tyre replaced the Falken FK451 and this tyre has been replaced by the Falken FK453.

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    2020-10-29 - Are these Falken FK452 still being manufactured by the manufacture? I bought some today and verified they were manufactured in 2020. Wondering if what I bought were fake Falkens.

    It is likely they are still being manufactured in a number of sizes not replaced by the FK510, this is not unusual.

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    Top 3 Falken FK452 Reviews

    Given 30% while driving a Honda Civic (225/45 R14) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    I got presauded from a local tyre shop/ dealer to get falken tyres from 2 choices of previous tyre manufacturers I’ve used before and rated them them highly.
    I carefully drove/wore them in as advised but they were noisy from day one and still very noisy
    I drive 21 miles to work each way daily. The first time I drove the car when wet after 2 weeks of dry weather, it was like driving on Marbles and lost grip at slightest excuse
    Swooping the tyres Front to Rear hasn’t helped.
    I bought 4 so it was a set of the same make and I have got these tyres for the duration. I don’t trust them. I hate them. I will not buy falken tyres again
    Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on July 20, 2023
    Given 67% while driving a BMW 318is (245/35 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Really good tyre in the dry but unpredictable in the wet. Good wear & comfortable for a low profile tyre!
    Helpful 89 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2014
    Given 61% while driving a Toyota Supra non turbo (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
    Good dry tyre but bad in the wet, I got in serious trouble on a bend and fell it under normal driving, will be changing to Uniroyal rainsport 3 tyres to get good wet grip
    Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on February 29, 2020
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    Given 81% while driving a TVR Cerbera (255/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 5,000 miles
    Fitted these Fk452 to my Tvr Cerbera v8 because I couldn't get a hold of any Toyo Proxes T1R. Was a compromise at the time but not one I regretted. The grip in the dry was superb and almost as good in the wet. The car had been set up on adjustable coil overs which helped immensely.
    A good tyre is one that you can predict its grip and feel confident that they won't let go during a corner. The Fk452 were a great investment. As far as wear is concerned I only did about five thousand miles a year but they were very 'Spirited' miles and I would definitely buy again.
    Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on June 1, 2019
    Given 60% while driving a BMW E46 M3 (225/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    These came on my M3. I've not had Falkens for a long time but here it goes.

    -They are reasonable in price
    -Drifters will like you ; it's a known brand in those circles
    -Dry grip is actually pretty good

    -Wet braking is bad on these! I on occasions did say a silent prayer if someone brake suddenly in front of me in the wet!
    -The wear was strange ; they wore the shoulders first, despite the tyre pressures and toe being fine. The Michelin PS4S that have replaced them have been fine.
    Helpful 50 - tyre reviewed on October 22, 2017
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    Given 91% while driving a Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Track (245/35 R20 R) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    Wow. Got these for my first tuner Genesis. Loved them since day one. their performance and grip kept exceeded my retarded driving for which im still alive to write this review haha. Fit my budget too so 100% would recommend if you have restricted budget but want performance tires :)
    Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on November 25, 2016
    Given 44% while driving a Smart Brabus (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
    Bought these a couple of years ago as rears for my Smart Brabus - both started cracking very quickly (noted on the MOT's) but still held. They've worn exceptionally quickly too, within 10k miles. I'm having to replace due to being on the limit, definitely not going to purchase again.

    Not sure how to rate grip, they're fine in the dry, but in the wet there have been a few chilling moments under normal conditions. I wasn't inspired with confidence.
    Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2016
    Given 50% while driving a Ford Ford F6(Australia only)rwd (275/30 R20 W) on mostly country roads for 3,700 spirited miles
    I bought a complete set of these in a staggered fitment, 245/30/20 on the front of my 07 Ford FPV Typhoon, and 275 30 20 on the rear. the fronts are half worn but the rears have just melted in the rain or whatever as I only got 6000 kilometres out of them until they were well below the wear indicators. of which the last 3.5mm disappeared over one weekend trip which covered 1800 km.
    I have had a better life from Dunlop Sport Maxx 245/35/19 on the same car getting 14000 km from them, Maxxis 245/35/19 getting 12000 km out of one set at 42 psi pressure and 9000 km out of another set at 36psi.
    I got better mileage and grip from Nankang NS2 255/35/19 which lasted 12000 km at 39 psi.
    I definitely wont buy these Falken tyres again. I am about to try some Goodyear 285 25 20 Eagle F1 Asymmetric and will report on those in due course. I wish Vredestrain tyres were available in New Zealand as they seem to have the best reviews, I cant justify Pirelli or Michelin at $1000 NZD a tyre I cant see them lasting twice as long..
    Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on July 14, 2015
    Given 71% while driving a BMW 330 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    These are good tyres, especially as they used to be very cheap...
    But, when the price of them rose dramatically, I went over to Nankang NS2 (which are significantly cheaper) and I noticed very little difference.
    Good dry grip, OK wet grip, good feedback.
    The Falkens are a decent, solid choice, but I think they are over-rated - they certainly don't deserve a 90%+ rating as some people on here seem to suggest!!
    Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2014
    Given 86% while driving a Renault Megane RenaultSport Cup (225/35 R19) on mostly town for 19,000 average miles
    I replaced a set of Kumho KU31's with these FK452's on my 2007 Renault Megane sport about 2 years ago. The weird thing with this change in brands was the difference in width. The original Kumho's were 235/35 and when I went to replace them with the Falken of exactly the same size they were about 15mm wider and would not fit under my car! I had to settle for 225/35 size which was a little more expensive but almost the same width as the 235 Kumho's.
    Other than this issue the tyres were quite good on my car. All aspects performed pretty good of a tyre of this price and they lasted ok too. Because of the factory alignment in the rear of my car and the "square" side wall of the 452's I had a bit more outer wear than I would have liked.
    Also the side walls are very stiff!! One time I was sitting outside my car looking at it thinking one tyre looked a little flat so thought I would check... it had 3psi in it!! and looked not much different to the others with 32psi.
    I believe the 453's are a step up again but am tyring Kumho ku39's next.
    Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2014
    Given 51% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (235/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
    Tires have a pretty good grip on wet and dry conditions . I always felt confident to drive fast on motorway or track. But tires are very hard and quite loud. There is no comfort at all . You feel every crack and bend on the road. Wear is very poor . I had to replace front tires after one season driving.
    Helpful 45 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2014
    Given 89% while driving a BMW 330D (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    I took my 3 Series off run flats and added these. Great tyres - highly recommend.
    Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2014
    Given 89% while driving a Mercedes Benz SLK 350 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 35,000 spirited miles
    Amazing tyres they replaced my conti ssr and wear is much better handling better price for price will definitely put these baby on again pretty surpised as a lot warned me about road noise but their is no issue there...
    Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2014
    Given 100% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/45 R17 V) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
    These tyres are on the front off my car and they have been perfect, no issues with understeer, loud noise, amazing grip in the dry, wet,braking. For the price I paid for the front two, these have turned out to be a real Gem, cant wait to try out the FK453 or the ZE914's.
    Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on January 14, 2014
    Given 46% while driving a Ford Territory (245/45 R19) on mostly town for 0 average miles
    These are the worst directional tyres I have ever purchased, and I have been driving on directional tyres for over 25 years.
    The road noise is terrible, been back to whom I purchased them from and they said I needed a wheel aligngement which I new was a load of rubbish but paid the money and had it done and of course no difference.
    I will be taking these tyres off and replacing them with Bridgestone tyres which I have always used, thought I would save a bit by changing to Faulken tyres never again they are RUBBISH....
    Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on January 11, 2014