Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I bought this tire to replace the Continental DWS-06 when I came to the South East, because I didn't expect to encounter any snow. I initially thought about purchasing the Michelin Pilot Super Sports or the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position again, but after driving a friend's M3 equipped with the Firestones, I bought 6 tires (2 front/4 rear) for less...  Read More

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

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I bought these tires from the Tire Rack on 10/6/15 with 83,000 miles on my truck.Previously I went through 2 sets of Goodrich RuggedTrail T/As which I liked. I bought these as they were a great price, had good reviews and thought I┬┐d try something different while saving $100s.I am a true car guy and back yard mechanic. I take good care of my vehicles and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I just had four Firestone Firehawk AS tires installed today. 245/45/20 size. Unfortunately, Tire Rack was out of stock, so I had to buy elsewhere. The tires are smooth and drive nice but I am a little disappointed in the noise they put out. They are a little loud. Nowhere near as loud as the Firehawk GT's they replaced, however. Hopefully, the tires will get...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT

Goodyear bills these as AT tires. They are not AT tires. Terrible on muddy and dry double track. Awful in the snow. Came as OEM when the dealer told me I was getting GY Adventurers with my FX4 package. When I asked them to fix both GY and the dealer just shrugged and said They are AT tires... Then why s HT in the name? I will replace with Firestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I have driven approximately 750 miles and have tested them in Oregon back roads, dry and wet surface. So far, I am really impressed with the performance and the price given. Half a price of older piece of junk turanzas but the road noise is significantly lower on Firehawk AS. The tire has a little vibration at first 300 when I bought new, but the vibration...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

These Pirelli P-Zeros All Season Plus-revised compund tires replaced Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. They've performed similarly, except that they're a quieter, softer-feeling ride - similar to a Michelin Primacy MXV4, without sacrificing any handling compared to the Pilot Sports. They seem to be wearing like the MXV4s -- that is, a little slower than the Pilot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

I have had these tires on my Silverado for the summer. When I bought them I thought I was getting Altimax tires but was given Grabbers instead. The Altimax tires on my Subaru Forester have been fantastically quiet. These Grabbers scream like a banshee! I am very disappointed! When I compare the tread pattern to the Altimax the only difference I can see is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

245x50R20 -- Superior tread life; at 81k, will go 100k with very even wear. At 81k, tires remain quiet with perfect balance. Steering is tight and ride very smooth. Dry traction is good as new, but snow and wet traction while good has declined some. Tires have greatly exceeded my expectations. Will probably buy again, but will thoroughly analyze competition...  Read More

You Can Run But You Can't Hide From Mother Nature

Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow or your vehicle comes equipped with summer tires from the factory, you should strongly consider installing winter tires.┬áDedicated snow tires will enhance an all-wheel drive vehicle's winter capability, make an intrinsically "bad-in-snow" car better and...  Read More

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 Destination LE 2

This tire provides a smooth, quiet ride on my 2005 Pilot, which I appreciate given the Pilot's cabin noise. They had a deep initial tread depth. When these tires were new, I drove 3.5 highway hours to a ski mountain in a snow storm and was very pleased with the sure-footed performance. On the way home two days later, these tires performed equally well on...  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 Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

This is probably my third Set for this car and the best so far for my type of driving (spirited is an understatement). My daily commute includes a 9 mile section of mountain road that drops (or climbs) 2500' with over 100 turns. I am probably one of the fastest drivers on this stretch of road and I am lucky if any tires last more than 1 year. This is because...  Read More

Truck Tires: Off-Road Tires and Mud Tires / Mudding Tires Versus All-Terrain Tires

If you have a truck or rugged SUV that you often drive off of the beaten path, then you should consider using tires that are more aggressive than standard Highway All-Season tires or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires. How much more aggressive do should you consider? That depends on how much off-road driving you'll be doing and how severe your...  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 Precision Touring

The OEM tires for this car were Yoko AVID S34B which I felt were very good tires,I got 43k out of them and could have possibly made it to 50k had the toe in been properly set at the factory,all the 08 Lancers seem to have been set up with the front wheels toed in a little to much causing faster outside wear on the tires then the rest of the tire. The Yokos...  Read More