Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Firehawk Wide OvalReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25

2003 Ford Mustang GT
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Clifton, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2012

After running 2 sets of these tires, I'm convinced there's nothing better, especially for the money. With stock power, it's hard to break these tires loose, whether in turns or from a stand still. They give me the confidence that my old Goodyear Gatorbacks lacked while providing great thread wear for a performance tire. Given how I drive, I wasn't expecting more than 20k on a set but with all the hard turns and burnouts, I'd say 20k is pretty good. The tires also survived Upstate NY winters, provided the snow wasn't too deep to drive. While the thread compound provides poor traction in the cold, as long as the tire is moving, it does a good job to push the snow away to grip the asphalt. I'm kind of sad to see Firestone discontinue this tire, especially seeing that the reviews for its successor isn't as stellar. But I would highly recommend this tire if you can still find a set in your size.

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