The Ziex S/TZ05 is the newest addition to the Falken tire
lineup. Designed for use on sport trucks and SUV's, the STZ05 features the latest in tire technology for maximum
performance in all-season conditions, including snow.
An all-season tread compound that is M+S rated, combines with a 5 rib
non-directional tread pattern that enhances traction on dry and wet pavement. Wider shoulder blocks provide extra
stiffness for additional traction as well as improved overall treadwear. A solid center rib increases lateral
support and gives this tire quicker steering response.
Wet handling is enhanced through the double taper cut tread blocks that not only
add to the tire's attractiveness, but also channel away more water from under the tread and reduce the risk of
Falken has virtually eliminated road noise on the S/TZ05 by staggering the
shoulder lug grooves. It optimizes the tread for noise reduction and does its job very well.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with a nylon reinforcement that
provide added strength and stability throughout the speed range. A polyester cord body further increases ride
comfort and better treadwear. This model carries a 460-A-A UTQG and comes with a 50,000 mile tread
Dry and wet handling is outstanding
Steering is quick and responsive
Quiet and comfortable ride
Attractive tread design
No glaring negatives at the moment
The S/TZ 05 was just released in Dec 2012, but it is going to be a top selling
model for Falken to be sure. This tire features an attractive tread design that delivers outstanding traction and
performance on dry, wet and snow covered road surfaces. The steering is quick for a tire this size and it gives you
the feeling of being in total control regardless of the road conditions.
Comfort is excellent, and road noise is nearly non-existent. It's still a bit too
soon to know how well the treadlife will be, but if it is like the STZ04, then it should do very well. Falken does
back it up with a 50,000 mile tread guarantee.
Overall, this new Falken SUV tire looks to be a winner. It fills the needs for
drivers looking for larger tire sizes and plus size fitments for their trucks and sport utility vehicles. Highly
Falken has a 50,000 mile treadlife warranty on the STZ05. There is also a first
2/32 inch of wear guarantee on tire uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5 years and include free replacement
during the first 2/32 inch of wear. The amount is then prorated for the remaining time period down to the final
2/32 inch of tread depth.