The biggest problem with Falkens in my experience is that they are made of rubber with the consistency of a jelly sweet and wear out very quickly. I first used them on a Hyundai Coupe years ago and had to change them after 7000 miles of not very aggressive driving.
When I sold my Mondeo ST to my brother he changed the Kumho Ecstas I had fitted with Falkens (coz he'd convinced himself they were better) and got about 5000 miles out of the front pair before they were down to the wear blocks.
IMO not worth nearly double the cost of the Nankangs for something that disappears that quickly, especially on a car like the GT that will chew them up like said jelly sweet.
As I have said before, every tyre is a compromise and the Falkens are just too compromised. It wouldn't be so bad if the soft compound meant they were ultra sticky like Yokohamas or something, but they aren't. I'd debate their wet grip too - not outstanding for something that price.
The NS-2's are renowned for their excellent wear rate and give very little if anything away in terms of grip in return, making them IMO (and experience now) ideal for the GT. I used them previously on a VW Bora VR6 (another tyre muncher thanks to the 4WD) and they were spot on there too.
Last edited by agent smith; 17-09-12 at 16:18.