Firestone Firehawk Indy 500. 2000km thoughts/review.

Since putting them on they have covered about 2000kms, they have been though everything. Rain, warm dry roads, snow, muddy dirt roads.

The rear tire, light wear as expected..
The rear tire, light wear as expected..
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They day after put them on it snowed, they are trash in the snow as expected. Most of the driving on them in the warm dry. Well, they are really great. Since breaking them in I can’t say anything but good things. The turn in is in amazing, it feels ready to do it instead of waiting “yea, I guess I’ll turn now.” Mid corner instead of sliding, it holds. On the throttle for exit open diff lets the inside wheel spin a little, but then it grabs & goes. Dumping the clutch from 6000rpm, it spins a little then it grabs. No where near as good as RE-71Rs, but for the price I feel like they are a great tire.

I did increase the front pressure a little, but the usual tall sidewall FWD wear. Camber bolts are ordered.
I did increase the front pressure a little, but the usual tall sidewall FWD wear. Camber bolts are ordered.
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In the few days driving in the wet it still feels great. Like expected grip is less, & it’s slower to respond to inputs. Merging on the highway in the rain it hold nice for until the rear end let go & did glorious slide. The one thing I noticed in the rain was the stopping, I held good for summer tire in the wet. So far it seems good(for the money), I recommend it.

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