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Falken Ziex S/TZ05 Tire Review & Rating

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.

Falken Ziex S/TZ 05 Review

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 hydroplaning.

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 guarantee.


  • Dry and wet handling is outstanding 
  • Steering is quick and responsive 
  • Quiet and comfortable ride 
  • Attractive tread design 


  • No glaring negatives at the moment 

Overall Thoughts

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 recommended.

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What Vehicles Will The Falken S/TZ05 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Audi Q5, Q7 
  • BMW X3 
  • Cadillac Escalade, SRX 
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, Trailblazer, Silverado, Avalanche, Suburban 
  • Chrysler Town and Country 
  • Dodge Durango, Grand Caravan, Magnum, Ram, Journey 
  • Ford Escape, Freestyle, Flex, Ranger, F-150 
  • GMC Yukon, Terrain 
  • Honda CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot 
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty 
  • Lexus RX350, RX400 
  • Lincoln MKX, Navigator 
  • Mazda CX-7, CX-5 
  • Nissan Armada 
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 
  • Toyota Sequoia, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra 
  • Volkswagen Routan 

Tire Sizes


275/60R20 115H BLK
275/55R20 117H BLK
255/50R20 109H BLK
265/50R20 111H BLK
305/50R20 120H BLK
275/45R20 110H BLK
295/45R20 114H BLK
275/40R20 106H BLK


285/45R22 114H BLK
305/45R22 118H BLK
265/40R22 106H BLK
285/40R22 110H BLK
305/40R22 114H BLK
265/35R22 102H BLK


295/35R24 110H BLK
305/35R24 112H BLK


305/30R26 109H BLK

Price Range

Prices on the S/TZ05 range from approximately $ and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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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.

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Falken Ziex S/TZ05 Reviewed by Tire Reviews And More Rating: 4.5 

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