Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I wrote about this set of tires in July, 2016 when new. They now have a little over 15,000 on them. My opinion now is even better, since virtually any tire will be quiet and smooth when brand new. The traction has been outstanding in wet and dry conditions. Used only a little in light snow, but they did quite well then also. I can detect no (zero) wear at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I bought these to replace my Michelin PSS. I don't think you could have 2 closely matched tires. There are a few differences though. This tire has noticeably more grip from a launch, while the PSS feels more direct under hard corners. They are close in quiet and smoothness, though a slight edge goes to the PSS. The Indy's do develop morning flat spots more...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

The tire is far more quiet than any of the Goodyear tires I have had. It is very smooth with improved steering feel and response. I highly recommend this tire for any C6 Corvette and I will definitely purchase these tires again. Best product for the money the any of the options for my car on Tire Rack.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I've had these tires installed for 5 months and 12days at the date writing of this ReviewAfter My Potenza S-04's time were coming to a close, I began looking for a comparable Max or Ultra High Performance Summer tire that would meet or exceed the performance of my old ones and did not sacrifice dry & wet grip and response, all within my price margin.I bought...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I only just mounted the wheels that hold these tire, and have begun to break them in (500 miles is suggested, but I think after 300 I have done the job already). Reason for break-in is to wear away the releasing agent that is used to remove the tire from its mold during manufacturing (Read Tire Rack R&A info...good stuff there).During my break in time I have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Took a chance on these because of the low price, and I am extremely impressed. They outperform the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 that were on it before, and the ride is quieter. The ride is smooth, the bumps are softened a bit more, and the traction wet or dry is excellent. I read and watched a lot of reviews about these before I bought them and I didn't find...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

What a GREAT tire!! Even for the price, the performance out of these tires do not disappoint!!Owning a Mini Cooper S, I wanted a tire that had exceptional grip, retained as much comfort as possible and didnt break the bank. After much back and forth between BFG's and Firestones and 90% of the Mini owners I talked to trying to sway me towards the BFG's,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

To start my vehicle is a 6 speed manual transmission that made 602 hp and 608 ft. Lbs. tq. On a Dynojet chassis dynometer. My vehicle previously has Michelin PSS's on the rear in the same size as these Indy 500's. The improvement on dry acceleration is incredibly. On the Michelin's I had to gently roll into the throttle in 2nd gear during any attempt at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Incredible!!! I believe they are underrated and should be Max Performance, but they have the comfort of UHP. Perhaps they did not want to scare people away, who were looking for comfort.I gave them a 10 on Performance categories, because they seem to be right there with the likes of PSS & RE-11 under street conditions on my heavy car. I can't comment on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

These replaced the Bridgestone Ecopia tires I had on my Mazda 3. Overall this was a massive improvement. These tires are very quiet by comparison, and maybe the most quiet tires I've ever used. They really perform predictably on the road and provide excellent handling. The grip around corners is superior and I can make many turns now that would cause my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I did quite a bit of research on the available tires for my TT Roadster before I purchased. I have had some good success with sets of Conti's in previous years. However, when the tires wear down they are very noisy. This is what I was trying to avoid. So other than performance I wanted quiet I swore in the past that I would never buy Firestone's from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I drive my car pretty hard through the canyons but also cruise through the city and usually on the weekends I take it to the local autox events. These tires are AMAZING, replaced my stock dunlops and these are night and day. Grip is excellent in the dry or in the wet it doesn't matter what you throw at them. Dry weather they just grip and go amazing Road and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I have roughly 5,000 miles on these tires over the course of 5 months, on all road types (excluding gravel). I love them.I drive extremely aggressively and they are the best tires I've put on my Camaro to date, far better than the factory Pirelli's. More grip both lateral and in a straight line, much better in wet/cold conditions, tough and resistant to road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

How I drive: - Leave the line fast - On-ramps are drag strips - Move through traffic - Corner hard - Brake early for stops The OEM Firehawk GTs were capable tires, but they wore out in 24K. I had the Firehawk Indys installed on Christmas Eve and all I can say is...this tire is absolutely AMAZING on the 300S!!!So far, I have yet to hear these tires squeak or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I recently purchased these tires to replace my Continental DWs, and they are awesome. I drive on a lot of twisty backroads with wet patches and so far these tires have been excellent. I just did a 1,000 mile car rally with these and they performed flawlessly in the dry and wet and were quiet. On top of all that, they look really good with a nice round...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

After much research and debate as to whether or not I even needed snow tires (last winter was very mild and the year before the tires were old), I purchased a set and had them installed on a smaller sized rim. The day after I had them installed we received 8 of snow. Driving on country roads that had not been plowed would have been a nightmare on my...  Read More

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

I finally have enough miles to write a review. These tires are overall very good. They are a little stiff when pumped up to 35 PSI. I usually run them 32 to 30 PSI. Being summer tires, they are noticeably stiffer in the winter until they warm up some. My main concern when buying tires is smooth ride and low noise. These tires are smooth enough and pretty...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Wow. What a great tires! I was looking for my previous Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS replacement. These tires were extremely loud and uncomfortable. I also hated the cheap looking pattern. I decided to replace them with Pirelli P7 Cinturato and I could not be happier with my choice. Tires are so quiet that the only thing that I hear now is the wind at...  Read More

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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

Just put these on, other than some impact harshness (45 series) they're ---- impressive for the money, quiet and smooth. They balanced perfectly which is more than I can say for the OE Firestone Firehawk GT. I wanted the Eagle Sports but read reviews about balance/ride disturbance issues (typical Goodyear). Steering response off center is a but slow, but I'm...  Read More