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wjjklj
09-09-2012, 05:51 PM
Hey all. On my way to work this morning I got the flat tire warning. When I inspected my tires I found my rear tire 295/25/21 Falken FK-452 had the tread separated from the sidewall. It did not blow out but had lost about 10 pounds of pressure. The tire is separated about 50-60% around the circumference of the tire. It did this on the inside part of the tire closest to the center of the car. Anyone ever see this happen? Is this common on Falkens? The tires all have 7/32 treadwear. New is 10/32. Will Falken honor this as a defect? Thanks.

First_745Li
09-09-2012, 06:28 PM
thats crazy!!
The thread looks good.. I can't how that wouldnt be a manufacturer's defect.

hd750Li
09-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Wow! How much PSI did you put in? Most tires are warranted before becoming worn out at 2/32***8221; remaining tread depth. Worst case scenario, you would get a prorated adjustment credit based on mileage not achieved.

1bad540
09-09-2012, 06:51 PM
wow,

DriftGirl
09-09-2012, 06:54 PM
How long did you drive on it?

wjjklj
09-09-2012, 07:16 PM
Wow! How much PSI did you put in? Most tires are warranted before becoming worn out at 2/32***8221; remaining tread depth. Worst case scenario, you would get a prorated adjustment credit based on mileage not achieved.

I had 42 psi which is what was recommended by the manufacturer. I emailed them before buying checking to make sure these could carry the weight of the 745. The tread literally came separated from the sidewall. Crazy I know. Tire is still holding about 25psi.

wjjklj
09-09-2012, 07:18 PM
How long did you drive on it?

I drove on it about a mile but the tire looked fine and I did not see the tread coming loose until later today. It was dark when it happened. Made me pretty glad it didnt just blow out on the highway.

jiceoo
09-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Did you wash the inside of that rim before you took the pictures?

***CCCP***
09-10-2012, 01:59 AM
I have exact same tires. Pretty happy with them. 42 psi is a lot i run 36-38

Suri [TBR]
09-10-2012, 03:23 AM
1) Don't run Falkens man. I had them on my 540i and I kid you not, the same thing happened. Except it was bad enough that the whole tire actually came off of the rim :yikes:

2) Run a 295/30/21 instead! It'll give you much more sidewall to protect those beautiful 128's :D

1bad540
09-10-2012, 08:30 AM
crap I have those on the front, had a few sets of falkens w/o issues. 42 is high though. I run mine at 37 lbs.

Suri [TBR]
09-10-2012, 08:38 AM
crap I have those on the front, had a few sets of falkens w/o issues. 42 is high though. I run mine at 37 lbs.

Hahaha I could just imagine the look you had on your face when you realized that :rofl:

1bad540
09-10-2012, 09:36 AM
;7064558']Hahaha I could just imagine the look you had on your face when you realized that :rofl:

:rofl::rofl:Fuk me. i wouldnt be surprised everythimg I own seems to be breaking, My 2 yr old onkyo reciever dies 2 weeks ago and now my 3 mos old ductless ac broke, wtf!!:tsk: Now I have to deal with retarded companies that use automatic answering machines like a retard.

ndabunka
09-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Did your tire scrape on the wheel well at high speed or something? Sure looks like something happened "while rotating" (e.g. sharp edge on fender cut into the rubber when it was turning @ high revs)

wjjklj
09-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Did your tire scrape on the wheel well at high speed or something? Sure looks like something happened "while rotating" (e.g. sharp edge on fender cut into the rubber when it was turning @ high revs)

No...didn't scrape anything. This separation is on the inside of the tire (while looking at the rear it is the right rear. The separation is on the left or side tucked into the wheel well.

wjjklj
09-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Did you wash the inside of that rim before you took the pictures?

No I honestly didn't clean the wheel....just normally keep them pretty clean...funny.

wjjklj
09-10-2012, 10:39 AM
I have exact same tires. Pretty happy with them. 42 psi is a lot i run 36-38

Yeah like I said Falken said to use that much pressure based on the weight of the car. I only bought these because they were highly recommended. I think even SunnyJ had them and told me about them originally. I had to go with the 295/25/21 size though rather than the recommended 285/30/21 because they didn't come in the preferred size from Falken.

deiontroy
09-10-2012, 12:27 PM
That happen to me about a month ago. It was the rear passenger tire, but it was a nexen. Someone told me that I needed a four wheel alignment. Idk cause the tires were just about new.

coole65i
09-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Maybe I am just not looking at it right but that looks to be the result a really bad camber wear. The tread is symmetrical on these tires so I don't think there should be a break in tread on the inner shoulder of the tire like we see here. I run FK-452s in 20s on mine I haven't had a single issue.

dtyride
09-10-2012, 02:28 PM
I have had dealing with these 452 before they need to be 96y or above.. I no yours are extra load but just check rating otherwise they blow..I went through three tyres before i found out why they kept blowing on the inside like yours..:cry: Plus Falken never admit defects unless you spot it before you install them..BMW oem fitment is 285/30/21 on the back on a 21"rim..What a waste of a good Tyre..

***CCCP***
09-10-2012, 03:05 PM
Maybe I am just not looking at it right but that looks to be the result a really bad camber wear. The tread is symmetrical on these tires so I don't think there should be a break in tread on the inner shoulder of the tire like we see here. I run FK-452s in 20s on mine I haven't had a single issue.

I agree with you. Plus tireas have a lot of rubber on the side. Ill buy them again

bayerisheteknik
09-10-2012, 03:14 PM
what the hell???
i got the same tires on mine but 275/35/20 on back and i put recommended 41psi...

good thing is that your rims didn't get damaged

falken fk452 have good reviews...didn't have any problems with mine and i cut corners pretty hard

alpinaman24
09-10-2012, 03:16 PM
man onkyo use to be good they suck now !

Suri [TBR]
09-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Go with Denon or Yamaha! :D

alpinaman24
09-10-2012, 04:16 PM
denon sucks too brotha i bought a denon for like 1500 and had to spend so much money on repairs i finally got a pioneer elite and never had an issue

Suri [TBR]
09-10-2012, 04:32 PM
Hmm it might just be certain models. Because my Denon has been going for about 6 years so far with no issues

wjjklj
09-10-2012, 04:36 PM
I agree with you. Plus tireas have a lot of rubber on the side. Ill buy them again

I only run these in the summer and have had them for two years. I put style 95's on in the winter and have had both Kumho and Pirelli tires. None of them are wearing due to camber. I would assume that if the camber was this far off that the other tires would wear severe on the inside. The wheel would really have to be tilted at an angle to do this kinda damage. It always looks really square to the pavement. Wouldn't I see wear issues on the other tires also?:dunno:

Anderson0329
09-11-2012, 08:15 AM
Each tire will wear different because of the size your camber maybe set to the size of the other tires. I had this problem last week here in Texas and they sent me another set

wjjklj
09-21-2012, 09:22 PM
Vulcan tire got back to me today and said that Falken would reimburse me for 60% of the cost of a new tire due to the fact that it had 7/32 treadwear when it separated. So I bought one today for $175 including shipping and they are having me send the bad tire back to them to issue a credit. Still out the dismount and mount but at least they are doing something to help.