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

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Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Impala
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500
Follow-Up Review: 17,500 miles on tires
October 24, 2012
During dry situations these tires are not bad. They handle/corner okay, they perform good in wet traction, but during downpours or standing water on the freeway, I have had better. These tires look aggressive and are lasting pretty good for my driving. I'm looking for a replacement for the back, because I didn't purchase road hazard :( I will not be buying these tires again because of the hydroplaining possiblities.
Initial Review: 12,000 miles on tires
August 06, 2012

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 255 width, but during heavy downpours I will NOT fly in the rain. I feel as if the steering is numb, could be GM numb steering and my mind and not the tires. Handles good in wet and dry, but I'm just not too happy about these compared to the Generals I was so use too.

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