Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Had these for a couple thousand miles. More quiet than the stock Potenza S001 and probably just as grippy if not more in the dry. I was skeptical at first, due to the price, but have been very happy with them so far. They are an aggressive looking tire and I would say definitely perform the part. After about 20+ Autocross runs in them I have noted hardly any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

My car is a 6spd manual and with my previous tires (Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 & Pirelli P Zero) I could not go full throttle in 1st gear from a roll. With these tires I can roll into full throttle and it will stick ! Also, 0-60 times are on average .2 seconds faster repeatedly. I'm running the same 0-60 times on the street with these tires as I was on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I was looking for a decent tire for my daily driver that occasionally sees a track and canyons. I initially was going to go the tried and true Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Glancing over the TireRack website I see a tire I have never seen before, the Indy 500. I was attracted to the tread design and the specs was what I was looking for. Better yet they were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

These are my first set of firestone tires, tons of research and thanks to tire rack they make it easy to compare! My first set of tires were a set of cooper zeon rs-3 tires and they were great but these firehawks blow them out of the water, large sweeping edge and better wet traction, tons of traction period! My other set was a set of sentury and for only a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

only use this for my weekend fun drives. for the price, these are the bomb. tires are a soft compound so steering response is not as responsive with slight wheel turns, but when you actually do some hairpin turns and pushing these tires on the autocross, they stick like --------. i had more expensive tires but after buying these, such a waste of money. i can...  Read More

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 Sport COMP-2

I have found my tire! Absolutely adore these. I was a little iffy, because I felt the price was low for something with such tremendous reviews all over the place. But WOW, what great tires. I've tried Goodyear Eagle RS-As and RS-A2s, Firestone Firehawks, Hankook Ventus V12s and a couple of others on these big ol' Chargers and the G-Force Sport Comp-2s are so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

this is very good race/street tire for the money I'm highly impress with them. I drive about 80 miles per week with theses tires highway and city and they have very good performance at high speed and rain. there is no hydro planning even on a rwd bmw that I drive that have a lot of hp.   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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated)

love these tires didnt have them during winter yet but had the same ones last year during winter love them   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

Rebates for Summer 2015

Looking for a good deal on new tires this summer? Kumho and Firestone have you covered! When you buy a set of four of the following Kumho tires between now and August 31st, you'll get up to $120 back on your purchase in the form of a mail-in rebate*. Kumho's new Road Venture AT51 is available for a $120 rebate! This new addition to the Kumho family is an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated)

For the Marauder, these are far superior to the BF Goodrich in every way I care about. Very quiet highway tires with nice smooth controlled ride. I don't drive this car in snow/ice so I can't comment on winter use. I hope these are still available when I need them again. I was so happy when I first got these I promised myself I would write a review if still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I like these tires. I bought these tires several months ago, but didn't get any real driving in because I was having some work done on the car. I'm only writing this review because I'm highly impressed with these tires. Today is 4th of January and it is a slightly rainy day in Western, PA. I drive 60 miles one way to work I do not normally drive this car in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Moved from Firestone Firehawk {OEM] to this tire. The ride and control are awesome! Like riding a rail. Yes they were expensive, but the control is incredible. Control on wet surfaces are the same as on dry. Bought this tire due to the need for extensive winter driving in the Northeast and I have not been disappointed. Just a wonderful experience.Control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires for my wife's Jetta after I was told the Firehawk Wideoval Indy 500 Summer tire was being discontinued. I had been running Blizzaks for the winter, and wanted a performance tire. The salesman told me that this tire is a great all around performer. I decided to test out the Firehawks in the snow, before putting the winter set on. Not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

The treads are nice and deep when brand new. Even though this is a summer tire, it still drove like a M&S tire in the snow. I was still able to get around safely in 3 inches of snow covered highway.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H724

DISCLAIMER: First off, I am not affiliated with TireRack or Hankook Tire Co. I have been a customer of TireRack for over a decade and I've never had 1 single problems. For Hankook tire set, this is my first time experience and I am not writing this review to endorse them either. I am simply giving you my perspective, specifically, the use of Hankook Optimo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Most people writing these reviews do not understand this tire. It is a high performance tire. That means it is not designed to be quiet, smooth, and long wearing.What it is designed for is police service. It should be run at its maximum pressure or it will wear out quickly due to its softer performance compound. Many departments run these at 41 psi...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT

I replaced the stock run flat tires on my c6 corvette. I was surprised how much better the car rode, handled etc. I have the Z51 handling package and these tire exceed the performance from the stock Goodyear's. The ride was much softer, the road noise that usually comes with Run Flat tires was gone. The wear on these tires are very little, for the price you...  Read More