Falken FK453

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 61%
Handling 58%
Wear 59%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 58%

The Falken FK453 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Falken FK452

This tyre has been replaced by the Falken Azenis FK510

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Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 64% over 219,200 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2016 Sport Auto UHP Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good braking performance on wet and dry roads, quick reaction to steering and good handling in the dry, low noise
  • Negative - Average wet performance, high rolling resistance

2015 Australian Motor 235/35 R19 Tyre Test - 6th of 8 tyres

2015 AZ 225/40 R18 Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Good resistance to aquaplaning, good lateral stability and late transition to understeer in the wet, stable handling on dry roads
  • Negative - Relatively long braking distances on wet surfaces, high rolling resistance
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
215/45 R17 91Y   F B   9.00kgs
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Available in 14 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Falken FK453 Review

Given 60% while driving a BMW 330i M SPORT SALOON (245/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Cornering in the wet and dry was good. If the road was wet the wheels would spin quite easily when taking off from a stand still. Comfort I don't really know about, nothing really feels comfortable with msport suspension. Wear was pretty bad, rears are basically bald after 10000miles, 1500miles of that was on road trips with spirited driving and the other 8500miles was on straight roads driving normally doing 60mph. The fronts still have at least half their tread left so might keep them on the front, but will probably go with something else on the rears as they cost about $450 per tyre.
58 - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2016   

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Given 40% while driving a Volvo S60 R AWD (235/45 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 12,000 easy going miles
12 000 miles (20 000km) on the set. VolvoT6 AWD. Not an aggressive driver. Long distance driving. Was given a long story by the Falken Rep but all added up to nothing. Been a Falken supporter on 3 of my Volvo's but after using this "Flagship" tyre I am leaving the brand
0 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2019   
Given 31% while driving a Mazda 6 (225/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 12,500 spirited miles
Very bad experience with this tyres. Really not fit for spirited drivers. Very bad during cornering, even in straight line driving can feel car not stable. Used only for 20k km mileage. Like a night mare having this tyres. Replaced it with continental. Never ever will consider falken tyres anymore.
5 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2019   
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Given 79% while driving a BMW Z4 3.0 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Great value for money, decent life expectancy considering the driving style.
There are better tyres out there but I found those to be fun and predictable.
Grip is not my priority as I like a lively car.
I had preferred the FK452, but those are OK replacements...
6 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2017   
Given 64% while driving a BMW 520d M Sport (275/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
Having changed all 4 of my Run-Flat tyres only 18 months (and 12000 miles) ago, I was today shocked to hear I only had 1mm left on the rear tyres. All of my driving has been long motor drives across Europe. My last tyres (Michelins) lasted 38000 miles, hence the reason I'm so shocked. The front tyres still have 5mm.
24 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2017   

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