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Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 is a performance tire built for strong handling in wet and dry condition.

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Pros

grip wet pavement reasonably well

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run quietly in the city and on the freeway

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very responsive to small steering adjustments

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good handling on corners, stays stable

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Cons

slide on ice and snow right away

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hydroplaning resistance isn't as good as it could be, need to slow down in puddles

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lack runflat features typically found in this class of tire

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Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 is a performance tire built for strong handling in wet and dry condition. This is a W-rated tire, which certifies it as appropriate for high speed use on highways. It uses large outside shoulder blocks that work to grip the pavement while cornering. The center elements of the tread pattern promote faster response time when accelerating and braking. Water is channeled using groves that run the circumference of the tire as well as a 3D block that avoids hydroplaning. A high grip compound is used in the tread, which is specifically formulated to improve handling in both dry and wet conditions. 

Features
  • Large Outside Shoulder Blocks
  • Tread Pattern Center Elements
  • High Grip Tread Compound
  • Circumferential Grooves
  • Special 3D Block
  • Sizes: 23.2 - 29.1 in diameter
  • Speed Rating: W
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Anonymous
01/29/2011 10:55

lack runflat features and slide on ice and snow?? isn't this a ultra high performance summer tire? how do you expect this to be driving in the winter when the type of this tire is made for summer driving?

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