Ensure maximum performance and a long life from your tires by checking the air pressures at least once a month and set them to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended pressure(s) listed on the vehicle’s tire placard or in your owner’s manual. Always check and adjust your air pressure when your tires are cold, preferably first thing in the morning before driving. Never release air pressure from tires when they are hot. Wait until the tires cool down and recheck, adding air or releasing as required. Falken endorses the use of nitrogen in your tires because it helps your tires maintain optimal pressure for longer periods of time and reduces the amount of moisture inside of the tire and wheel assembly.
*Some plus size applications may require different air pressure(s) than what is listed on your vehicle’s placard or owner’s manual. In this case, please consult your tire dealer or Falken Tire for proper inflation pressure(s).
Falken recommends rotating your tires at least every 5,000 miles (8,046 km) and periodically inspecting your tires to make sure they are free of road hazards (such as nails, screws, large wood splinters, etc.) that might penetrate your tires causing them to lose air pressure and to ensure they are wearing evenly. Common irregular wear patterns are: misalignment wear, where the tire shows excessive outer or inner tread wear. Improper inflation: tires that are under inflated will exhibit both shoulders of the tread wearing down at a faster rate, while overinflated tires will have the center tread area wearing down at a faster rate. Tire sidewalls should also be inspected for cuts, snags, bruises, and weather cracking. If any of these noted conditions are present during inspection, we recommend returning to your servicing tire dealer to be corrected to ensure long tire life.
Plus sizing your wheels and tires is one of the easiest ways to dramatically change the looks of your vehicle. Falken recommends no more than a 3% +/- change in the replacement tires’ overall diameter, so as to remain as close to O.E. specifications as possible and keep your vehicle’s odometer, speedometer, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) functioning correctly, as well as keeping sufficient ground clearance. On sport utility vehicles (SUV) and light trucks, any increase in tire overall diameter and the lifting of vehicle suspension to accommodate the larger tire size, may result in changes of vehicle ride height which will result in changes in rollover characteristics, braking distances, and handling. The plus sized tire’s load index must also be equal to or greater than the O.E. tires’ load index or be able to effectively carry load at a PSI listed on the Load and Inflation Table. Falken Tire also recommends that the speed rating of the replacement tires must always equal or exceed the original equipped tires.
Falken recommends replacing your tires when the tread wears down to the wear bars (2/32”), which are located across the tread in several locations around the tire. If only two tires are being replaced, the two new tires should always be installed on the rear of the vehicle to aid in preventing your vehicle from hydroplaning, even if your car is front wheel drive. It’s always recommended to have your new tires balanced during installation, and alignment checked if the previous tires show irregular wear. Tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should continue to be inspected by a qualified tire specialist, at least annually. It is recommended that any tires 10 years old or older from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be replaced with new tires as a precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even if they have not reached the legal worn out limit at 2/32”. In the event that you get a flat tire while driving, it is best to find a nearby, safe place to stop and install your spare tire or call a tow truck. The less distance that you drive on your low or flat tire, the better chances your tire has of being repairable. Once you are able to get to your local servicing tire dealer, have them dismount the tire from the rim and thoroughly inspect the inside of the tire. If the interior of the tire, inside and/or outside sidewall are compromised from driving on the flat or underinflated tire for too long, the tire should be replaced. If the tire is deemed repairable after inspection, it should be repaired with a plug and patch or plug/patch combination to correctly repair the tire. Never use a rope type plug, as this does not correctly seal the tire, and may lead to tire failure.
FALKEN TIRES PASSENGER CAR AND LIGHT TRUCK LIMITED WARRANTY
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WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT PERCENTAGE CALCULATION:
For tread life warranty, calculate the miles received divided by the warranty level, then subtract 1. That will give you percentage credit due customer.
WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES - CONTINUED
FREE TRIAL RIDE PROGRAM
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your new set of four eligible Falken tires within 30 days or 1,000 miles from date of purchase you may return them to the original place of purchase for a full reimbursement (limited to the purchase price of the tires). Please see your Falken Dealer for full details.
ROAD HAZARD PROTECTION
The Falken Road Hazard Protection Warranty is designed to instill consumer confidence at the time of purchase. In the unlikely event that a tire becomes damaged due to an unforeseen circumstances, the Road Hazard Warranty eases the financial burden on the customer by offering FREE tire replacement thru your FALKEN dealer. Some of the most common road hazards includes but not limited to nails, glass, and potholes. See below for full list of what is covered.
FALKEN ZIEX CT60 A/S
• Tire becomes damaged due to road hazard within two (2) years of original purchase date (proof of purchase providing) or within the first 3/32nds wear from original tread depth, whichever comes first.
• If proof of purchase is not provided but within the first 3/32nds wear from original tread depth, warranty is honored if less than two (2) years of age based on the DOT year and week number
• Tire damage is unrepairable per USTMA puncture repair guidelines.
• Tires purchased new and installed on original vehicle. This warranty is non-transferrable.
• Tire needs to be returned to an authorized Falken dealer for inspection.
What is not covered:
The Road Hazard Protection Warranty is intended to aid the consumer in the case of unforeseen circumstances. However, some items are not covered under this warranty as follows:
• Fees including but not limited to mounting, balancing, disposal, valve stems, service fees, or taxes are not covered under this warranty.
• Original Equipment tires are not covered under this warranty.
• Tires transferred to a vehicle other than the vehicle in which they were originally installed are also not covered under this warranty
The Falken Tire Road Hazard Protection Warranty will not be honored if the tire becomes damaged due to any of the following:
• Abusive usage such as motorsports, racing, commercial use, or off-road use.
• Improper tire maintenance, such as incorrect tire inflation pressure, lack of regular rotations.
• Irregular wear and/or improper vehicle alignment or other vehicle related mechanical issues.
• Runlow or Runflat conditions will not be covered unless caused by a Road Hazard.
• Improper installation including but not limited to mounting damage.
• Improper repair due to non-USTMA approved repair process.
• Accident damage due to vehicle collision.
• Fire, theft, natural disaster, or vandalism.
• Use of snow chains.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY WARNINGS
Tire Mix Usage: Never mix tires of different size or construction and/or type on an axle, except for temporary use as a spare tire. Always refer to vehicle owner’s manual for proper tire fitments.
Winter Tires: FALKEN recommends all four tires be replaced when installing snow tires. Never use just two snow tires – It could lead to adverse handling or loss of control, which could cause serious injury or death.
Speed Rating: The speed capability of the replacement tire(s) must always equal or exceed the original equipment tires. FALKEN does not recommend the use of mixing different speed ratings on a vehicle. This can cause poor handling and unpredictable steering. If the tire(s) have been repaired, damaged, or modified from its original condition, then the tire(s) should be treated as a non-speed rated tire.
Tire Repairs: If the interior of the tire, inside and/or outside sidewall are compromised from driving on the flat or underinflated tire for too long, the tire should be replaced. If the tire is deemed repairable after dismounting and inspection of interior is performed, it should be repaired with a plug and patch or plug/patch combination to correctly repair the tire. Never use a rope type plug, as this does not correctly seal the tire, and may lead to tire failure.
For Winter Tires: It is acceptable to use winter tires with a lower speed rating then the OE tires, but the vehicle maximum speed must be reduced to correspond with the new tires speed rating. FALKEN recommends reducing driving speed when driving in adverse weather conditions.
Tire Load: The load carrying capacity of the replacement tire(s) must always equal or exceed the carrying capacity of the original equipment tires. When changing tire sizes – commonly called “Plus Sizing”– please consult the vehicle’s tire information placard for original load carrying capacity and air pressures. Always ensure that the replacement tires' load capacity is equal to or above the original tire to ensure safe operation.
Tire Aging: FALKEN recommends tires which have been in use for 6 years or more should be inspected regularly by a qualified tire specialist. Plus any tire that is 10 years or older from the date of manufacture, including spare tires should be replaced with new tires regardless of appearance, even if the tires have not reached the legal wear out limit.
Tire Inflation / Overloading: Serious injury or death may result from tire underinflation or overloading. Follow owner’s manual and the vehicle’s tire information placard for proper inflation pressures and load carrying capacities. Never exceed tire maximum air pressure as listed on tire’s sidewall.
Tire Overall Diameter: If you choose a replacement tire that exceeds the vehicle design criteria range for tire diameter, you may be changing the original handling characteristics of the vehicle. In some cases, vehicle systems such as brakes, suspensions and alignment may be affected. On sport utility vehicles (SUV) and light trucks, any increase in tire overall diameter, and the lifting of vehicle suspension to accommodate the larger size, may result in changes of vehicle ride height and resultant changes in rollover characteristics, braking distances, and handling. You must ensure any tire size and suspension changes allow for safe operating control under all driving conditions.
FALKEN MEDIUM TRUCK RADIAL TIRE LIMITED WARRANTY
FALKEN TIRES ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY AND TIRE CARE GUIDE
Your new vehicle is fitted with high performance and high quality Falken tires.
In order to guarantee that you receive the best performance and quality from your new Falken tires, we recommend that you read and follow all of the maintenance and safety tips provided in this document. We also suggest that you have your Falken tires periodically inspected and maintained by a qualified tire service professional.
A) Tire Care and Recommendations
PROPER INFLATION and FUEL ECONOMY
Your vehicle’s tire placard and/or owner’s manual will list the cold inflation pressure(s) for your vehicle’s original equipment tires, including the spare. The placard can be found on the driver’s side door or door jamb area. If you have questions about understanding your vehicle’s tire placard, please refer to your owner’s manual or ask a qualified tire service professional.
TIRE MIX USAGE
Never mix tires of different size or construction and/or type on any axle. (Except for temporary use as a spare tire.) Always refer to the vehicle’s owner manual for proper tire fitments.
TIRE SPEED RATINGS
Falken recommends replacing your tire(s) with the same speed rating as the original tires equipped on your vehicle.
It is okay to use a lower speed rated tire when using winter tires. However, speeds should be reduced to match the tires new “maximum” speed capability.
Any tire that is repaired, damaged, abused, altered from its original state or retreaded voids the speed rating on that particular tire and should be considered a non-speed rated tire.
Falken does not recommend the use of mixing different speed ratings on a vehicle. This can cause poor handling and unpredictable steering.
HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW ASPECT RATIO TIRES
Various new vehicles come equipped with high performance and/or low aspect ratio tires from the factory. These tires generally provide increased vehicle handling characteristics, but may also have engineering performance trade-offs related with their designs. Low aspect ratio tires have reduced sidewall heights and may be more vulnerable to damage from road hazards, potholes, and other objects, like curbs. Your vehicle’s wheels are susceptible to these same dangers as well. Some vehicles may be originally equipped with high performance tires that are designed for warmer weather use reducing traction in colder, winter weather conditions. High performance tires also pose the possibility of wearing more quickly, giving a stiffer ride, and producing louder noise than standard all-season tires during operation. Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual, tire information placard, or qualified tire service professional for more information about these kinds of tires.
Falken recommends all four tires be replaced when replacing your original equipment tires and installing winter tires for the winter months.
Never use just two winter tires. It could lead to adverse handling, loss of control, which could cause serious injury or death.
STORING YOUR TIRES
When storing your tires for any extended period of time, be sure to thoroughly clean your tires with a tire brush, soap, and water to remove any dirt, salt, and brake dust from the tires. If you are storing your tires still mounted on the wheels, use a wheel brush and approved wheel cleaner to clean your wheels. Then dry the wheels and tires with a towel and allow them to fully dry. DO NOT apply any tire dressings while storing your tires. Tire compounds are made to resist weather cracking and ozone damage. Place each clean and dry tire in an airtight plastic bag and seal the bag with tape to help reduce oil evaporation. Store your tires out of direct sunlight and somewhere that is well shielded from the elements, like a climate-controlled room or dry basement. Storing the tires in a garage or shed usually exposes the tires to a wide range of temperatures as well as precipitation and humidity. Keep the tires away from sources that emit ozone like electric motors that use contact brushes, furnaces, sump pumps, etc. Although tires will still age regardless of how they are stored, these precautions will help slow the aging process and reduce the damage to your tires.
Operating your vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit or the maximum speed allotted by driving conditions has the potential to be dangerous. Higher driving speeds create excessive heat buildup in a tire, leading to a possible tire failure.
Spinning a tire to get a stuck vehicle out of mud, ice, snow, sand, or wet grass can be potentially dangerous. A spinning tire at a speedometer reading above 55 km/h (35 mph) can be capable of disintegrating a tire with explosive force. In some circumstances, a tire may be spinning at twice the speed displayed on the speedometer. This can cause serious injury or death to you, a passenger, or bystander. Never spin a tire above 55 km/h (35 mph).
B) Limited Warranty
This limited warranty applies to Falken brand Original Equipment Passenger Car, Temporary Spare, and Light Truck steel belted radial tires bearing the complete description and serial number required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This warranty is effective only to tires for which claims are made within 6 (six) years of the date of production, based on the tire DOT serial number.
1. WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG
Falken tires that are originally equipped on this vehicle are warranted against any defects in the materials and workmanship for the usable life of the original tread. The limited warranty terminates at the flush appearance of the tread wear indicators at 1.6mm (2/32 of an inch) remaining tread depth.
2. WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY
A. Tires that become unserviceable due to road hazard damages (cuts, snags, punctures, bruises, impact breaks, etc.) improper repair technique or materials, improper inflation, overload, irregular wear, wheel imbalance, defective mechanical vehicle components (brakes, suspension, wheels, etc.) improper suspension alignment, accident, fire, chemical damage, damage from chain use, racing, off-road use, run flat, improper installation, vandalism, or abuse.
II. Possible NON Covered Reasons/Conditions due to:
|Chipping/ Chunking/ Tearing||Puncture|
|Corrosions/ Wreck||Racing or any Competition|
|Impact Break/ Concussions||Road Hazards|
|Improper Inflation Pressure||Sidewall Cuts/ Damages|
|Improper Mounting/ Dismounting||Theft or Vandalism|
|Mechanical Defects of the Vehicle||Tread Cuts|
C) Understanding Your Tires
A radial ply tire will have the word “radial” marked on at least one sidewall. An “R” found in the tire size marking also refers to the tire being a radial ply tire.
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|Mexico||TBC de Mexico, S.A d C.V.||Eje 114 No.150 Zona Industrial San Luis Potosi, S.L.P. C.P. 78395, MEXICO||+1 800 288 5526|
|United States||Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc.||8656 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730||+1 800 723 2553|
Standard Tire Specification Load (lbs) & Inflation (psi)
Based on ETRTO Data
|Air Pressure (psi)|
"Extra Load" Tire Specification Load (lbs) and Inflation (psi)
Based on ETRTO Data “Standard” Tire Specification Load (lbs) & Inflation (psi)
|Air Pressure (psi)|
Light Truck Tire Load and Inflation Chart
Tire Load Limits (lbs) at Various Inflation Pressures (psi)
|Tire Size||Usage||Load Range C||Load Range D||Load Range E|
|30x9.50R15LT||Single||1565 (B)||1715||1855||1985 ( C)|
|31x10.50R15LT||Single||1765 (B)||1945||2100||2270 ( C)|
|32x11.50R15LT||Single||1985 (B)||2185||2360||2535 ( C)|
|LT235/75R15||Single||1530||1680||1825||1985 ( C)||2100||2235||2335 (D)||2490||2610||2755 ( E)|
|Dual||1390||1530||1660||1820 ( C)||1910||2035||2150 (D)||2265||2375||2535 ( E)|
|LT225/75R16||Single||1500||1650||1790||1940 ( C)||2060||2190||2335 (D)||2440||2560||2680 ( E)|
|Dual||1365||1500||1630||1765 ( C)||1875||1995||2150 (D)||2220||2330||2470 ( E)|
|LT235/85R16||Single||1700||1870||2030||2205 ( C)||2335||2485||2623 (D)||2765||2905||3042 ( E)|
|Dual||1545||1700||1845||2006 ( C)||2125||2260||2381 (D)||2515||2645||2778 ( E)|
|LT245/75R16||Single||1700||1870||2030||2205 ( C)||2335||2480||2623 (D)||2765||2900||3042 ( E)|
|Dual||1545||1700||1845||2006 ( C)||2125||2255||2381 (D)||2515||2640||2778 ( E)|
|LT265/75R16||Single||1910||2100||2280||2470 ( C)||2625||2790||3000 (D)||3105||3260||3415 ( E)|
|Dual||1740||1910||2075||2270 ( C)||2390||2540||2755 (D)||2825||2965||3085 ( E)|
|LT285/75R16||Single||2130||2340||2540||2755 ( C)||2925||3110||3305 (D)||3465||3635||3750 ( E)|
|Dual||1940||2130||2310||2535 ( C)||2660||2830||3000 (D)||3155||3310||3415 ( E)|
|LT305/70R16||Single||2270||2465||2680||2910(D)||3085||3275||3525 ( E)|
|LT315/75R16||Single||2535 ( C)||2715||2950||3195(D)||3395||3610||3860 ( E)|
|Dual||2335 ( C)||2470||2685||2910(D)||3090||3285||3525 ( E)|
|35x12.50R17LT||Single||2405 ( C)||2625||2840||3000 (D)||3065||3130||3195 ( E)|
|LT235/80R17||Single||1725||1895||2055||2270||2370||2515||2680||2805||2940||3085 ( E)|
|Dual||1570||1725||1870||2040||2155||2290||2470||2555||2675||2835 ( E)|
|LT245/70R17||Single||1690||1855||2010||2205 ( C)||2315||2460||2600 (D)||2740||2875||3000 ( E)|
|Dual||1540||1690||1830||1985 ( C)||2105||2240||2335 (D)||2495||2615||2755 ( E)|
|LT245/75R17||Single||1770||1945||2110||2270||2430||2580||2755||2875||3020||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||1610||1770||1920||2040||2210||2350||2535||2615||2750||2910 ( E)|
|LT255/75R17||Single||1870||2055||2230||2405 ( C)|
|Dual||1700||1870||2030||2205 ( C)|
|LT265/70R17||Single||1890||2075||2255||2470 ( C)||2595||2760||2910 (D)||3005||3100||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||1720||1890||2050||2270 ( C)||2360||2510||2680 (D)||2735||2820||2910 ( E)|
|LT285/70R17||Single||2105||2315||2510||2755 ( C)||2900||3050||3195 (D)||3195||3195||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||1915||2105||2285||2535 ( C)||2640||2775||2910 (D)||2910||2910||2910 ( E)|
|LT295/70R17||Single||2215||2435||2645||2910||3005||3100||3195||3195||3195||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||2015||2215||2405||2680||2735||2820||2910||2910||2910||2910 ( E)|
|LT285/75R17||Single||2215||2430||2640||2835 ( C)||2955||3075||3195 (D)||3195||3195||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||2015||2210||2400||2600 ( C)||2690||2800||2910 (D)||2910||2910||2910 ( E)|
|LT315/70R17||Single||2535 ( C)||2685||2915||3195 (D)||3195||3195||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||2335 ( C)||2445||2655||2910 (D)||2910||2910||2910 ( E)|
|LT265/70R18||Single||1960||2155||2340||2535||2690||2860||3085||3185||3345||3525 ( E)|
|Dual||1785||1960||2130||2335||2450||2605||2835||2900||3045||3195 ( E)|
|LT275/65R18||Single||1940||2130||2310||2535 ( C)||2660||2825||3000 (D)||3150||3305||3415 ( E)|
|Dual||1765||1940||2100||2335 ( C)||2420||2570||2755 (D)||2865||3010||3085 ( E)|
|LT275/70R18||Single||2070||2270||2470||2680 ( C)||2840||3020||3195 (D)||3360||3530||3640 ( E)|
|Dual||1885||2065||2250||2470 ( C)||2585||2750||2910 (D)||3060||3210||3305 ( E)|
|LT285/65R18||Single||2035||2235||2425||2600||2790||2965||3195 (D)||3305||3470||3640 ( E)|
|Dual||1850||2035||2205||2335||2540||2700||2910 (D)||3010||3160||3305 ( E)|
|LT305/65R18||Single||2335||2470||2680||2910||3085||3280||3525 ( E)|
|Dual||2150||2250||2440||2680||2805||2985||3195 ( E)|
|LT325/65R18||Single||2535||2715||2945||3195 (D)||3390||3605||3860 ( E)|
|Dual||2335||2470||2680||2910 (D)||3085||3280||3525 ( E)|
|35x12.50R20LT||Single||2095||2310||2495||2680||2845||3010||3195 ( E)|
|LT265/60R20||Single||1825||2000||2175||2335||2500||2660||2835||2960||3110||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||1660||1820||1980||2150||2275||2420||2600||2695||2830||2910 ( E)|
|LT275/65R20||Single||2080||2280||2475||2680||2850||3030||3195||3375||3540||3750 ( E)|
|Dual||1895||2075||2250||2470||2595||2755||2910||3070||3220||3415 ( E)|
|LT285/55R20||Single||1850||2030||2205||2405||2535||2695||2835 (D)||3005||3150||3305 ( E)|
|Dual||1685||1845||2005||2205||2305||2450||2600 (D)||2735||2865||3000 ( E)|
|LT305/55R20||Single||2095||2235||2425||2680||2795||2970||3195 ( E)|
|Dual||1930||2035||2205||2470||2545||2705||2910 ( E)|
|LT325/60R20||Single||2535||2680||2915||3195 (D)||3350||3560||3750 ( E)|
|Dual||2335||2440||2655||2910 (D)||3050||3240||3415 ( E)|
Maximum speed rating at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its Load Index under specific service conditions.
|Speed Symbol||Maximum Speed(MPH)|
(open ended speed category)
NOTE: **For tires with speed symbols W and Y, ZR may or may not also appear within the size designation. For tires with a maximum speed above 186 MPH, a ZR must appear in the size designation. Examples of similar size markings, with and without service descriptions, and showing different maximum speeds, are shown below:
|Tire Designation||Maximum Speed|
|P275/40R17 93W||168 MPH|
|P275/40R17 93Y||186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 93W||168 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 93Y||186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 (93Y)||Above 186 MPH|
|P275/40ZR17 (No Speed Symbol)||Above 149 MPH|