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Ohtsu FP7000 #4329284
02/14/17 03:54 PM
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These look like a bargain. Anyone running them? I'd get them in 205 55 16.

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4329305
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Brunswick, GA
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I have them on my bmw. Got them on ebay a year ago. Have 8k ish miles. All easy miles but doesnt look any different then new. I think their made by falken?


11 Sorento 3.5 87k Napa Syn 5w30 & Beck Arnley
00 BMW 323i e46 143k CarQuest Euro 5w40 & MANN
Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: xshoex] #4329308
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Yes; made by Falken. I'm also considering Nokian eNTYRE. I wonder how they compare.

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4329360
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If I may make a suggestion... Have a look at Falken Azenis FK450 tires at Discount Tires Direct. Tremendous Rebates, and looks to be a pretty decent tire too. I'd be inclined to trust them over Ohtsu tires, at least.

In your size:


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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: SirTanon] #4329373
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Those look good.

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4329639
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They're all cheap Indonesian/Chinese/Thailand/(insert other southeast Asian country here) made tires. Most are made by another company that is owned by another company, but who wants to price their tire even cheaper. I've never run them myself (I prefer a Michelin/BFG/Yokohama/etc. sidewall, even if I have to spend extra money on it), but know lots of people that have. My buddy is a private investigator that puts about 100k a year on his work vehicle(s). He's run the gamut from Arizonian, Kumho, Falken, Ohtsu, Doral, Laufenn, etc. I've ridden in those vehicles and have seen the tire wear-- Can't say anything bad about them, they've all been 40-50k tires that wear well and perform acceptably as long as the vehicle is maintained and aligned. I don't think you can go wrong if you're trying to save a few dollars.


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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: SirTanon] #4329670
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon
If I may make a suggestion... Have a look at Falken Azenis FK450 tires at Discount Tires Direct. Tremendous Rebates, and looks to be a pretty decent tire too. I'd be inclined to trust them over Ohtsu tires, at least.

In your size:


Definitely worth the look. All three rebates are through DTD which like DT is very good about sending prepaid cards out within a month. The only thing is that I see that the tires are out of stock in this size. Does that make a difference? Once a DTD rep told me it could be 8 weeks before out-of-stock Continental tires I was interested in would get back in stock. frown

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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4329721
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Sumitomo Rubber (a Japanese company) is the parent company of both Falken and Ohtsu. They're not Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, or Yokohama, but they're not Milestar, Kelly, or Nexen either.

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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4334886
02/20/17 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: ET16
Yes; made by Falken. I'm also considering Nokian eNTYRE. I wonder how they compare.


The Nokians are great. Put them on my dad's car about 2 years ago/14k miles and tread's still 9-10/32nds. Size 205/55/16. That being said it's only used from spring-fall. Handles snow great for an A/S tire too. Quiet. Can't say anything about performance because their bolted on a Prius.

I've never used FP7000s on my car but I came across a used set a while back. They were the same exact tread but were stamped as Falken Ziex tires. They don't seem to wear well. They cupped quickly(20k miles). I do however have a pair of OHTSU FP0612 and so far so good. Quiet tire.

All OHTSU tires are last gen Falkens.

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2017 Subaru Outback - 0w20 FS - Falken ziex s/tz05
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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: avacado11] #4335126
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I bought a set of Ohtsus. I'll report back after they're on the car.

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4335267
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They're an ok tire for a value buyer, likely the same as Pep Boy's Falken Ziex ZE329 (the 329 is now Pep Boys-only, but it was a real non-private Falken a long time ago)

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4338332
02/24/17 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
They're an ok tire for a value buyer, likely the same as Pep Boy's Falken Ziex ZE329 (the 329 is now Pep Boys-only, but it was a real non-private Falken a long time ago)


yep, that is correct.


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Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4340582
02/26/17 06:08 PM
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I like these tires. The ride is good, and they're quiet.

Re: Ohtsu FP7000 [Re: ET16] #4445875
06/30/17 10:17 AM
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I've had these in 235/60r16 on my deville for a few weeks and so far they handle and ride great wet or dry. Made in Japan by sumitomo and marketed and distributed by Faulken. I would have preferred a Michelin possibly a continental, but for the price they are great. Will see with the snow and ice come winter though. However companies selling under different brands and marketing similar products different is common. There's what for example about 2 manufacturers for refrigerators anymore but tons of brands.


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