Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GTA-03

At 64k, I'm still debating whether to replace the tires !!!(still a decent amount of tread). Just like any stock tire I've owned, the noise level increased as the tires aged. Most of the wet, hydro & snow issues are more due to the toy size of my HHR (which I love for roominess & mpg's)   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I bought my used 2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible in January 2014 from a local car dealership here in southwest Ohio. It came with Firestone Firehawk GTA-2 195/55R16 tires that had about 75% of the tread wear remaining. There was light snow on the ground when I drove my new purchase home. With just a couple inches of snow/ice on my driveway, I literally got...  Read More

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

Best value high performance tire out there! 22K trouble free miles driving I-95 in South FL. Both wet and dry handling has been great, even in rainstorms. Road noise is no different than the Dunlop OEM's. Treadwear is what I expected for a high performance tire.   Read More

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

Great tires, had these on my A4 with upgraded turbo and brakes. With everything working together these tires held up fine. They are still going strong. Their wear rate is unbelievable. I drove these tires year round in new england. I had a choice of buying winters or just saying screw it, so I just used these in the winters also. They were not the best in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT

I'm getting ready to order my second set of these. They're much better than the Goodyear OEM tires. They're quieter, they track rock solid (on the highway, the Goodyears required continual steering input to keep on track), very good wet/dry traction, and impressive tread wear (I'll have over 33,000 miles on them when they're replaced).   Read More

Hankook Ventus S1 noble2: Great Performance at a Value Price

The Ventus S1 noble2 is the newest Ultra High Performance All-Season tire offered from Hankook and a recent Tire Rack test showed the tire to be one of the best in its performance category. In our test, "Testing Value-Priced Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires," the Ventus S1 noble2 proved to be a top performer in key areas like ride comfort, road noise...  Read More

Hankook's Ventus S1 noble2 Will Impress You

Our most recent test of value-priced Ultra High Performance All-Season tires pitted the well established Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS and General G-MAX AS-03 against the new Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season and Hankook Ventus S1 noble2. Both Goodyear and Hankook had strong performers in the category, but have recently updated and improved their products...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

This is my fourth Ford Focus I lease these cars and have enjoyed their european handling, I've had a set of Firestone Fire hawks and Pirelli p-6 original equipment tires both the pirelli and firehawks handled the Canadian winters very well but these tires are the worst for winter driving, I was stuck in a winter storm, I never get stuck like this the car...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

Worst tire I have ever owned. They were totally worn out at 22,000 miles.   Read More

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

The quietest and best ride quality low profile tires I've owned so far. And the treadwear is by far the best. All that and they're comparable performance-wise to other brands of low-pro's I've used.   Read More

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

This tires are garbage the worst tires I ever purchased, the side walls cracked all around and on all 4 tires. after the first year I started to notice the cracks, by the second year they were trash.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

i originally purchased these tires, because it was on sale. buy 3 get one free. these tires improved my cars handling compared to the oe tires but the treads dont last at all. after 35k its about time to replace them. the tire noise is also excessive. You practically have to use your outdoor voices to have a conversation in the car. would not recommend it at...  Read More

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

This is actually my second set of these. I have found no other brand that can compete with Firestone in a 245-50-16 for the street performance tire category. Great tires.   Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Defeats Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

Back in April 2011, I wrote a blog post about the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 shortly after it was released. At the time, this tire was at the top of our customer survey results and initial customer feedback was outstanding. I was so impressed with the tire that I bought a set for one of my vehicles. While I'm still happy with my purchase, the high...  Read More

Corvette C6 Run-Flat Tires: Get More for Your Money

A couple of months ago I wrote "Get More for Your Money When Replacing Your Corvette's Run-Flat Tires" that covered fitments for the 1997-2004 C5 models of Corvettes. For those of you interested in the newer C6 model Corvettes (2005-2012), the front tire size is 245/40R18 and the rear size is 285/35R19. Although the original tires on the C6 Corvette are a...  Read More

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

Tires are great in rain. Reasonably quiet for performance you get. Snow traction really depends on type of snow, not to good on wet slush, ok in more powderey snow. I have had better snow traction from all seasons but these do an adeqaute job so far. I prefer the handling and firmer ride these deliver to the previous touring all seasons I have had on this...  Read More

Lessons Learned at the Arctic Circle: Testing All-Season Tires

For optimum snow grip, nothing compares to dedicated winter / snow tires. But, what if you live on the edge of the Snowbelt and need to run one set of tires year-round? Then you're better served by purchasing a set of all-season tires with decent light snow capability.  How do different all-season tires perform in the snow? Our test team has traveled to...  Read More

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

I reviewed once I first got these tires and I loved them and still do. I had General Exclaims and liked them better and they lasted longer. I think I will only be getting around 25k on these tires, when I need at least 35/40k a set like my generals. I rotate and balance on each oil change, so I do preventative maintenance. I'm not sure if its because of the...  Read More

All-Season Options When Replacing Your Camaro's Summer Tires

The muscle car lives and the new Camaro is proof. Since 2010, these pony cars have been prowling the streets of America and can be seen almost anywhere. By now, the time to start looking at replacing the tires for many has come. If your Camaro came equipped with 20s, they came stock with the Pirelli P Zero. While this is a fantastic Max Performance Summer...  Read More