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post #1 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Falken ATS experience?

Has anyone had any experience, particularly off-road, with the Falken ATS 2 series (Wildpeak) of tires in the 35x12.5R17? I ask as I won a set of 5 tires (up to 37 in in diameter) from Discount Tire at EJS this past week. I currently run KM2s...info appreciated only on Falken, no other info on other brands needed.


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You could look on youtube for some videos of them in action
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I have them, i love them! Worked great in the snow. Great off road and quiet as heck on road. They're no where near as aggressive as a set of KM2's, but for free, they're definitely worth it!
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on another forum a guy ran them on his ram. great when new, but after 20000 or so miles they were pretty worn down.
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... but for free, they're definitely worth it!
How did you get a free set? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Friday night during EJS is a giant raffle for all registrants. This year the booty was over $200k in value and usually includes a Prorock D60, multiple lifts and winches and several sets of tires. All goods are donated by vendors that exhibit Thur and Fri. Over 250 items were raffled this year.

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i chastised B.A.D wheels for showing their new beadlocks with a set of those tires. the explanation was that they work very well in dry moab conditions. i was considering a set for the street myself.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-02-2013, 06:52 PM
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never run them, but they seem like an amazing tire for rocks. no idea how they do in mud but i may be letting you know soon.

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They did not get good reviews for mud unless the tire rpms are kept up for self cleaning...they did get good reviews for rock and on road...I might get them and sell them cheap.

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They did not get good reviews for mud unless the tire rpms are kept up for self cleaning...they did get good reviews for rock and on road...I might get them and sell them cheap.
i figured, they are way less aggressive than others, even the duratrac makes it look like a street tire, but thats what the winch is for i guess id take them, if they were in a 37

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I have them in the 305/70/16 version. have a little over 16K on them now. Great tire on the road, very quiet. Handles pretty well in rain, wet roads. Don't know about snow (not much of that here in Austin area). On the little bit of trails I have been on, they are fine on the trails. Have not really had them in any mud. But the tread patterns does not make me believe that they would clean very well so I imagine they could be bad in mud.

With the exception that they seem pretty dang heavy (e sidewalls) for a 33" tire I like them. Would I be willing to get them again... good question. It's the only tire I have had so far, so I would probably want to put on something else just to see differences, but I would not have a problem getting them again.
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