After many years with Goodrich TAs with one carcass deformation I felt the need for a change. In the size I was after I had limited choice, however with good reviews of the Wildpeak I took the plunge. They balanced very easily with little weight and initial feelings of road manners were very good - quieter than the TAs they replaced and with better grip wet or dry. Off-road they have a slightly different character to the TAs, and whilst they would brake traction and spin in similar conditions, the actual traction is better. Even when spinning they seem to bite harder than the TAs and keep the van moving. I will definitely replace the fronts with the Falkens when the time comes.
when I first bought them - they performed well in most conditions. First winter with snow and Ice grip was acceptable, 2nd year snow and ice grip was poor and I noticed that wet grip reduced quite a bit, with heavy rain had so switch to 4wd to prevent my pickup from spinning on sharp turns when accelerating (did not had this issue first year). 3rd winter snow/ice grip was gone even if tires still had some meat on them. they have done 12000 miles, taking in account that Im easy going driver thats not much. Changing to Yokohama G015
I replaced 4 Bridgestone Dulers with 4 Falken wildpeak tyres on my Nissan Patrol in April 2014. The first thing I noticed was how quiet they are both on motorway and the rural back roads of Devon, UK. These tyres create very little road noise, are comfortable and provide good traction in wet and off road. They are reasonably priced, cheaper than the more established brands. They also look good. I am very pleased with these tyres and would recommend them.