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

Monday, October 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88

1967 Pontiac Grande Parisienne
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Burlington, ON
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
September 30, 2012

Bought a set from the Rack' for my 67 Grande Parisienne, mounted on a set of 17" Amrican racing Torque thrust II's. Very nice looking sidewall with a more radical tread really adds a touch of modern to my classic. Totaly transformed the car in handling, (it has all the big handling stuff done underneath). Previously had a set of T/A's on 15" and these tires blow those away. Dry traction is incredible, they inspire confidence in the twisties, even with a 4000 lb car. Straight line and braking is improved as well. Steering responsiveness is improved, but the car still has the 18:1 steering box. No real wear seen yet (even on the one that spins, they are holding their balance well so far. Not wet driven, so no opinion there. The one and only negative (as per other reviews) is the increasing noise level from them, not really enough to worry me much, but it is there never the less. IMOP, Overall they're great choice for anyone wanting to update their 60's muscle or classic. Buy them on line and having them shipped up was hassle free and I got them within 3 days of ordering, they were going to take up to 3 weeks if I got them in town! Cheers, Mark.


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