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I have been searching for new tires at a good price nothing too cheap/expensive and these Fire Stone FIREHAWK INDY 500 caught my eye. I run Kumos in the past and was pretty happy with them. I do like the pattern on the hawk and since it hardly ever snows in Phoenix I wonder if I should give it a try also if you have a tire you prefer/like/love let us know. Thanks



The Firehawk Indy 500 is Firestone's Ultra High Performance Summer tire developed for drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans who want to maximize sport driving pleasure through racing-inspired technology. The Firehawk Indy 500 is designed to deliver impressive performance in wet and dry conditions.

Like all summer tires, Firehawk Indy 500 tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 uses a new, high-performance, silica-enhanced Long Link Carbon tread rubber compound molded into an aggressive-looking asymmetric tread design featuring large independent shoulder blocks designed to improve cornering and handling in dry conditions. The center circumferential groove features proprietary Pulse Groove Technology to enhance water evacuation, and combined with the new tread compound and two additional circumferential grooves, provides shorter stopping distances in the wet than its predecessor.

The tire's internal structure features a high-turnup polyester casing (2 ply in some sizes) beneath twin high-tensile steel belts and nylon reinforcement to provide responsive handling, stability and high-speed capability.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...eSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes#RatingsReviews
 

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I did more research and I will give the FIREHAWK INDY 500 (Speed Rating: W (168 mph) a go. Firestone by my house got them for $ 74.00 per Tire. I will get them installed within the next 2 weeks and give you some feedback what I think about them. BTW my Hankook have 20K on them and are holding very well. They show a little wear around the edges but otherwise have almost still a full tread on them so I can not complain a very good tire that Mini put on from the factory. The worst tire I ever had on a car was the Pirelli P7 they needed to be replaced after 15K and they are not cheap anywhere from $ 105.00 to 135.00 for a 16" Tire.
 

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p-zeros, great all rounders, like the tread pattern (esp classic asymetrics), like the history, not too sticky..... nice and progressive. £70-£80 a corner on my 17" track spokes.
 
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Toyo PROXES T1R

Found another tire that caught my interest. They do come in a 195/55 or 45/16. The price difference between the 45 to the 55 is $ 20.00. I like the pattern of the tire. Just wonder what would be a better way to go 45 or 55? I know the 45 has a little less sidewall. Anybody out there running 45 just want to get some feedback on the ride quality. Btw if you like the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 better get them from Tire Rack none of the Firestone Retail stores got any left since they went on Clearance they sold out like hot cup cakes.;)



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I have 45s, no issue with ride quality but I have had wheels scratch from potholes where with a larger sidewall the wheel might have been fine. YMMV.
 
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Costco are great for tyres (but only do Michelin and Bridgestone)


pilot sport 4 are £106 each including fitting etc
pilot super sport are £120 each


plus they fit them while you're inside doing your shopping
 
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