I use the winter carvers on all 4 corners of my Mustang during the winter months in Colorado. Honestly the best tires I've had in snow and ice conditions. I have not had a day all winter where they have let me down. Regularly drive away from 4x4's on hills in ice conditions.
Had these on a new 2013 Mustang GT. Lousy on wet pavement. At 20,600 miles all 4 tires were down to 2/32 or totally worn out. At approximately 14,000 miles developed a vibration which alignment did not help (new tires fixed the issue). Neither Ford or Pirelli would help. Talked to an individual that bought a F-150 with Pirellis and had the same wear issues. They clearly use a different OEM tire than the one they market. Avoid at all costs. PURE UNADULTERATED JUNK!
Almost as good as P zero nero all season. Had grip for first summer. Now at the end of the season, not as good and this is in temps. above 10 C. Like the Pirellis they are only good for one season on this car. The Pirellis will last indefinitely on the fronts. These Falkens may last another two seasons if put on front. They have never been driven in the snow.
Very good tire for first summer. Ran them for another 2 disappointing summers. After first year tire could not handle power of car. Even though the tires are dry, they provide enough grip for fronts. I am just using them on the front of car for now and the tires may end up with over 80,000 km. I have never driven them in the snow.
Do not buy a car with these as OEM tires. My Mustang has 20600 miles and all 4 are down to 2/32 and will be replaced tomorrow. Ford says it is not a "defect" and while Pirelli will give a 45000 warranty on the same tire (P Zero Nero All Season) if you buy from a dealer, they will not cover them as OEM equipment. Isn't that interesting? Nothing like buying a $36000 car with tires from the dollar store.
No abuse, all 4 worn the same. Not sure who I am more disgusted with, Ford or Pirelli.
I just completed 10 000km on these tires on my 2013 Mustang GT and it look like they will last longer than the stock P-Zero.
They handle perfectly well in agressive driving. Can't tell if they are louder than the P-Zero has my car is straight pipe and too loud to hear the tires.
Just put these on my 2013 Mustang GT after doing a lot of research. LOVE them! It now feels like the car I always wanted instead of the truck like bouncy ride feeling everything, I had. Quite, smooth and comfortable but grip well. The stock P0 Neros sucked! I was almost ready to change the suspension. Currently running Koni Yellows and stock Boss 302 springs.
They are a softer tire so if you track your car you may not like them but for the street they are great!
I bought these tires to replace the very good but very expensive Pirelli P-Zero that came OEM on my Mustang. I drove the Falken for 2500 Km, both on the roads, streets and track for lapping and drag racing. I can say that the FK453 grip like hell, even more than the Pirellis. They are very predictable. But the downside is the noise. Dont get me wrong, I am young and I like my Mustang to be noisy, I paid thousands of bucks to have my exhausts pipes rumbling and when I listen to music, its loud. But the FK453 are really noisy compared to the Pirellis and all other tires I drove. I cant get use to it, so be prepared to stick to the road, but to hear them a lot.