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

Friday, May 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2005 Mazda RX-8 6-speed
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Abingdon, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2012

So far the tires have performed to my expectations. If I had it to do over again i would have gotten the same tire in a 245 section as there was hardly any price difference. They were good at the last Autocross, we had nice weather and they felt responsive and predictable, good overall grip level. Wear has been unnoticeable at 3000 miles. I started Autocrossing on All seasons and these are a good stepping stone to the higher class Continental ExtremeContactDW max performance summers I plan to move on to. But I don't regret these, I may buy again, but in the 245/40R18 size.

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