Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I did about a months worth of research trying to find the right tire for my speed3. My car is upgraded and is pushing 300whp and 330wtq. I was having issues with traction in 3rd gear on dry pavement with my Yokohama YK580's and the wet was almost a joke! So long story short, after video after video and review after review, i stumbled on these tires just a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I bought these tires and I LOVE them so far. From day 1 the ride in my Benz is super smooth and quiet again after getting rid of the OEM Bridgestone tires. I drive 'somewhat' fast on the interstates and not quite as fast in city driving. So far at 1,500 miles they are super smooth and quiet. I was trucking last weekend on I-65 Southbound at around 98ish and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I bought a 4 tire set 215/45/17 true contacts to replace oem Firestone 740 on a 2015 Toyota Corolla S. First impression is wow! Based my decision on tire rack test and reviews posted here. Tire rack test results match my sentiments rather closely. My opinion here is to compare the performance against what came on the car. Not to bash the firestones, but the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I do over 1,000 mile a week on my 2004 Dodge neon it has just under 600,000 miles it never got stuck in any snow or mud on road or off road, but I do run taller tires for clearance, 195 65 15, These tires are GREAT IN THE MUD AND SNOW!! 100% Also by Sand Lake Mich, very well in the sand too!!! I am never late or missed for weather related things every not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I have read reviews on these tires that vary so much. These are the best tires I have had on my car. I've had Firestones and General. The ride is smooth and not loud. Maybe its the vehicle. I recommend these for Ford Fusions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Have these tires on a dedicated 17inch steel wheel. Did not notice any difference in ride from the OEM 20 inch on Goodyears. Noise is a little louder than a all season tire due to having them studded at 0-30mph. Anything over 30mph and you cant hear the studs anymore. Tires do exceptionally well in deep snow. Pulled out a mini cooper in 20inches of fresh...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Me and Firestone have a complicated relationship I really don't like the brand, their tires usually only last for a year or two and that is a lot especially when your investing $400-600 for your car.These tires at the time of me buying them were about $90 bucks a pop I couldn't resist the price was just too good. I am using these as a summer tire in CT only...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter?¬†Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Affinity Touring

Put these firestones on the wife's car when the original pirrelis wore out at 45K. These are much softer riding, more comfortable and quiet. I wanted an American tire to go with the Swedish car. So far so good. They are ready for their first rotation now at 20 K and tire wear is good. Just measured the wear at 8/32. I haven't tried them all that much in snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

This is the third winter for this set of tires and I am very pleased with the tires. My set is studded so the noise is noticeable at all speeds but I expected that. Traction on ice is superb and snow traction is outstanding. I can actually plow snow with the undercarriage of the car. I also drive about 10 miles per day on gravel and I haven't noticed any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

First time buying winter tires and i couldnt be more happier. I put my car through the worst snow ever and never got stuck. The grip on these tires are amazing. Ice traction is ok, have to be more carefull but they are pretty loud on the highway. Overall great price for winter set.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Absolutely amazing tire for snow! Unsurpassed dependability. I live in Wisconsin in the country where roads are not plowed well if at all sometimes, I fear no snow with these tires and have pushed my car to the limit in snow, I'm an aggressive/ offensive driver and have tried to send this car around with these and it just sticks! Drove through 10 in of snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Just replaced the OEM Firestone FR710 tires after approx 60K miles. The OEM's were downright dangerous in any standing water at any speed > 50mph but they were quiet and provided good gas mileage. In snow, forget it, I just tried to avoid driving. Being an old guy I'm just interested in safety, comfort/quiet and good gas mileage. The only spirited driving I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I cannot speak to the longevity of this tire but I'll assume that the majority of people looking at this tire are much more interested in performance than longevity anyways. To put it simply, I LOVE these tires!! I was very pleasantly surprised with the wet traction capabilities even before I was able to really test them at the track. I run what they call...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

So far mostly highway driving, great ride and traction even in very heavy rain storms at highway speeds. No slipping or hydroplaning, very secure feel. Drive is smooth with excellent road feel and very responsive for steering and control. Haven't had them for ice and snow yet. No off road driving.I like these much better than the original Goodyear Wrangler...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Best snow you will ever buy, period! Everyone who complains about how bad their car is in the winter, I tell them about this tire. Every single person has come back amazed. They can't believe it's the same car. People who think their all season tires are good, haven't tried a true snow tire. Not even close, these tires will walk circles around them. My dad...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I bought a set of four of these tires for my 2014 Cruze. These tires have been the best investment I have made. Recently we encountered a horrible ice storm in Pittsbugh and I had to drive to work. These tires saved my life. I was able to drive on black ice in my car and maintain control around bends, down hills, and up hills. To give you an idea how bad...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Phenomenal. Finally had some snow, ice, and several days of subfreezing temps. Have X-Ice 3's on the other car and have used Firestone Winterforce on this. I'd compare as follows--vs. the Winterforce: much better ice and slush grip; slightly better unpacked snow grip; better packed snow grip; much, much lower road noise; slightly softer feeling ride; the...  Read More