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Falken HS 439

Manufacturer:
Falken
Vehicle type:
Car
Season:
Winter
3.7
Rating: 111700 116 reviews
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Falken HS 439 reviews

Summary: 3.7 Summary: Overall rating is a weighted average of individual performance, not the arithmetic mean. Some of a tyre’s features have a greater impact on the overall assessment, while some will have a lesser impact. 116 reviews

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  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111700 3.7
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 111800 3.8
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111600 3.6

116 customers have rated this tyre

  • 5 4 people
  • 4 80 people
  • 3 14 people
  • 2 10 people
  • 1 8 people

76% of users recommend this tyre

76%

We have been collecting information about this tyre for 4740 days. In that time we have received 116 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 808000 miles.

The highest rated parameter is: the grip on a dry surface.

This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually in the city.

This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Manny

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 3.1 111100
    The purchase of Falken HS 439s was purely accidental - if it wasn't for the promotion in the shop, my review would be even more negative. They are OK for light winter conditions (clear roads and a bit of slush). I drove for two seasons on them and to be honest, vehicle behavior in the snow was similar to that on summer Goodyears. The tyre is completely unsuitable for fast routes with a snow layer. While starting can be omitted in my assessment, because it depends on the car's power and drive type, the grip in the corners and brking on these tyres can be surprising (either you manage to stop or you fail to do so). It is totally unpredictable, especially in snow-covered corners and in emergency situations on the road (quick avoiding). ESP had to assist the driving almost all the time. The fact is that the Audi A4 B7 diesel without quattro drive has a lot much understeer but on Fulda Kristall Monteros I never experienced such problems like on Falkens. With a price similar to Goodyear Ultragrip's, its purchase would be "suicide". When it comes to abrasion, I can confirm it's really durable. After two years and more than 45 thousand miles there's almost no wear off, however the tyre has practically no winter tread since its release from the factory. This is a typical tyre for water and rain, but it's completely unsuitable for real winter conditions.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Pete

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 3.9 111900
    Driveability of Falken HS 439s is fine, a little bit too weak when starting in snow. On ice it behaves like every other tyre - there's no tyre that can go on ice without spikes. You have to be careful in snowy corners, but on wet it's good. I didn't test it at speeds higher than 75 MPH - as for now I am driving in the city only. The biggest problem turned out to be fitting these tyres to wheels - the tyre is very hard and has a low profile, normally it's not strange but the service worker had a hard time putting them onto the wheels (it got fitted only after lubricating it with a large amount of grease and pumping up the pressure to 5) As for me, it shouldn't be like that - and that's the reason why I won't buy them again. When it comes to driving in winter conditions - this is OK and that was the plan. Also, maybe the wheels - (alloy Dotz) weren't perfect, but in the workshop they said that they have fitted lots of tyres to such wheels and had no problems, I can believe it as I had Goodyear tyres fitted to the same wheels and had no problems. If I were to buy tyres now, I'd do it in the workshop where they are fitted at once - if there are problems, I can take different ones, as it's easier to make a complaint on the spot than send the tyres back with the use of a courier.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Widower

    Size: 195/65 R15

    Rating: 4.2 111120
    I would like to say that my engine is 1.8 but I got it chiped and now the power is much higher than in the original engine. I bought Falkens on Oponeo.co.uk. During the first week after fitting them I have made about 1000 miles. It was decembere and it was pretty snowy. These tyres behave properly on dry road surface. On dry road I don't feel any difference between Goodyear Exellence and Falkens HS439. Very good grip on snow - confident braking. The 1000 miles distance does not allow me to judge the attriction. Design just splendid.since now I was driving on Contiwinters and Ultra grips and falkens are very comparable to these high-class tyres. recommend.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Handy

    Size: 235/55 R19

    Rating: 4.3 111130
    I have a SUV 4x4. I bought them because I heard a lot of good reviews about these tyres. They are produced in Romania, Turkey etc but I decided to buy Japaneese Falkens according to all those positive reviews. I didn't expect too much but they supriised me positively. Falken HS439 is a fantastic tyre under any circumstances. Veeeery comfortable (uncomparable to Michelins which did not provide me with such excellent comfort). very silent. You have to drive about 200 miles to rub the first silicon surface off. Splendid product. I became a huge fan of that brand. Recommend

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Martin

    Size: 185/60 R14

    Rating: 4.5 111150
    Imo one of the best winter tyres. Very good behavior on snow. After 2500 miles (1 winter season) I have to say that the tyre is almost new. I was driving on dry and wet surface. I can compare them to Pirelli SnowSport and Michelin (I dont remember the model) and I have to say that Falkens are the best. Behavior on snow is almost the same but when it comes to driving on dry road they are way better than all the high class tyres. I feel very safe driving on them. I drive where I want to drive and I have no problems with that. Recommend

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Falken HS 439 features

Falken Eurowinter HS439 features improved driving predictability and consistent traction in extreme winter weather conditions. An innovative silica compound provides tread flexibility and maximizes tread service life. Multi-angled sipes allow for better control on icy and snowy roads. Falken Eurowinter HS439 is extremely flexible as its unique asymmetric tread pattern, based on UHP, features fast driving stability in dry conditions, while four wide circumferential grooves transport water, slush and packed snow to the side of the tyre when driving in harsh winter weather. Falken Eurowinter HS439 is an excellent choice for owners of performance coupes, wagons and sedans as it does brilliantly in both wet and dry winter conditions. The Falken Eurowinter HS439 features: Asymmetric tread pattern It offers very good performance whatever the weather conditions. Outside blocks feature better handling at high speed on dry roads, while the inside of the tread provides a good grip on wet and snowy surfaces. Tyre self-cleaning Four wide circumferential grooves transport packed snow, slush and water to the side of the tyre and ensure excellent traction in winter conditions, providing maximum contact with the surface. Silica mixture The innovative silica mixture in Falken Eurowinter HS439 ensures a long tread service life and enhances performance in low and high temperatures. Multi-angle sipes The multi-angled sipes offer additional biting edges that improve grip on ice and snow.