Falken FK-090 . FEATURES AND BENEFITS: Temporary spare tire; All season traction; Enhanced controllability; . OVERVIEW: The Falken FK-090 is a touring, all season tire manufactured for passenger vehicles and SUVs.This model is a temporary spare tire. This means that the tire comes with a smaller frame which helps to minimize the trunk space the tire takes up. However, the smaller size comes with a price. The tire cannot offer the same performing capabilities as a regular sized tire. Therefore, it must be kept at 60 psi and should not be driven at more than 50 mph. This combination makes it perfect for emergency situations, when the regular tire is damaged.The tire ensures excellent all season traction. The ribbed tread design, with the notch placement, works with the all season compound in order to increase the dry, wet, and light winter grip. Optimizing the tread provides additional biting edges, while the compound keeps the tire pliable. The circumferential grooves disperse water and slush, in order to combat hydroplaning in wet conditions. This model should not be used in severe winter conditions, as it is unable to provide the needed traction.The FK-090 boosts the controllability as well. The tread design features a continuous center rib, which maintains the surface contact at all times. This boosts the steering responsiveness and driving stability. While the tire cannot exceed a 50 mph speed limit, within that range it guarantees the driver’s control over the vehicle. This makes the tire easier to handle and maneuveringThis is a bias ply or diagonal tire. Due to the tire’s internal construction and size, it is possible that the tire will look deformed. Smaller diagonal tires do not have reinforced constructions that can keep the tire from deforming. The bias construction and the small tire’s non-reinforced internal structure allow the tire to fold in when it is deflated or not properly inflated. This is not constructional damage or an issue; it is a normal occurrence with such tires. In such cases, the tire needs to be mounted and inflated to the proper PSI or, in some instances, an inner tube needs to be added. The proper PSI and the inner tube are able to maintain the tire’s ideal shape, preventing the bias plies from looking deformed. This ensures their performing safety and durability.The photo is a representation of the tire’s possible deformation, it does not represent the specific tire model, size, tread pattern and application. Manufacturers recommend changing tires every 10 years. As long as tires are properly stored before they are sold, the year of their manufacture will not shorten their service life.
Falken FK-090 155/80D17 SL Touring Tire