Falken Ziex S/TZ05 Tire Review & Rating
The Ziex S/TZ05 is a newer 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 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
- Hard-packed snow and ice traction
Since its release in Dec 2012, the STZ05 has quickly become a top selling model for Falken to be sure. This tire features an attractive tread design that delivers outstanding traction and performance on dry or wet 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. Cornering stability and overall handling is equally as impressive.
Comfort is excellent, and road noise is nearly non-existent, which is an area that has been noted in many driver reviews of this tire. Treadlife has shown to be very good, just as it has been for the older STZ04. Falken backs it up with a 50,000 mile tread guarantee. The only real glaring negative with this tire would be its lower performance on ice or hard-packed snow where you may find it more difficult in braking/accelerating.
Overall, this new Falken truck and SUV tire is a winner and delivers solid all-around performance. It fills the needs for drivers looking for larger tire sizes and plus size fitments for their trucks and sport utility vehicles. Highly recommended.
What Vehicles Will The Falken S/TZ05 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Audi Q5, Q7
- BMW X3
- Cadillac Escalade, SRX
- Chevrolet Tahoe, Trailblazer, Silverado, Avalanche,
- 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
235/60R18 XL 107V BLK
245/60R18 105H BLK
255/55R18 XL 109V BLK
255/65R18 111S BLK
265/60R18 110V BLK
275/65R18 116T BLK
235/55R19 XL 105V BLK
245/55R19 103H BLK
255/50R19 XL 107V BLK
255/60R19 109H BLK
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
Prices on the S/TZ05 range from approximately $94 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
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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