Ohtsu FP0612 A/S (tire purchase update)

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Got a flat on the dodge that wasn't repairable. Being out of town quickly whittled down the options, so my extended tire shopping experience was quickly boiled down to a few options. Not the best treadwear warranty, but on par (if I'm not mistaken) on wet weather handling that the hydraedge we replaced had. $354 out the door for 4 of them.
 
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A brand from Japan. I didn't know they were available elsewhere. Checking the web says they are part of the Falken group of which I'm not familiar with.
 
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They're ok tires, rebranded/private label version of Falken's old ZE912 (which itself was replaced by the ZE950 a few years ago) Ohtsu was the parent company of Falken, both having been bought by Sumitomo awhile back.
 

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I noticed the tread was really quite soft when I gave it a little pull as opposed to the tires on the Buick. The tread warranty is only 40k miles, so I don't think they'll make it much past 3 or 4 years.
 
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$354 is a decent price for all 4 tires installed. Yeah, ohtsu/falken are average at best and they do wear quick. I would be happy if I got 25k miles on those tires
 
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Good thing you don't have to worry about snow, as despite being all-season, I don't trust them in the snow. Great dry cornering grip, but as they wear past the 1/2 halfway point, they start to get very loud.
 

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UG_Passat, It's all about wet heather handling here. The Caliber is already just slightly quieter than a jet engine at full tilt, so the increase in road noise won't kill anything. They are noticeably quieter than the michelins, but those were down almost to almost bald. I will say the old tires worn extremely evenly for their respective side. The driver side did wear down farther than the passenger side. I'm guessing because of the weight distribution.
 
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