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
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
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
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.
Falken has a 50,000 mile treadlife warranty on the STZ05. There is also a first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on
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.