09 Sep Off to Mammoth Lakes, CA for a Falken Tire Photoshoot.
This week is an exciting time for RPG. We get the opportunity to try out the new Falken WildPeak A/T in the Eastern Sierra Mountain Range near Mammoth Lakes, CA. Falken Tire has long been a leader and innovator in the sport compact segment and is extremely happy to start their big push in the world of high performance off-road tires.
I am no stranger to the amazing grip and performance of the Falken Azenis RT615 on my past track cars. They offered incredible grip, great heat cycles and offered consistent lap times lap after lap. When James of Falken tire called and said Falken will be doing a photo shoot of the WildPeak A/T in Mammoth and needed a Raptor, I said “count me in”. James was kind enough to supply RPG with a set of 37″ WildPeaks. It’s nice to be able to try new products, put them through their paces and see what they have in them.
My initial impressions upon receiving the tires was very positive. They have a very nice appearance in person, lots of sipes and look good and sturdy with a very stout sidewall. This afternoon I was able to mount them up to a set of Method Standards and finally see how they behaved in normal day-to-day driving of Southern California. After putting a few miles on them, I can say they are very comfortable, look very good on the truck and are extremely quiet. They balanced great, track really nice and offer a very confident feel on the road. However, they are All/Terrains so the real test is going to come Monday and Tuesday when they get good and dirty. If they behave as well in the dirt as they do on the road, I can say Falken will have a bright future with the WildPeak A/T’s in the high performance off-road truck market.