Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires

TenaciousRock

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I need to buy a new DD so my wheel/tire budget for the Mustang is taking a hit...I'm researching options in my stock size (track pack wheels) and I found these Firestone Indy 500 tires on Tire Rack for 255/40R19. Link below, hopefully it's allowed.

They look like a pretty good tire, and have pretty great reviews. Two of the reviews are from a CTS-V and a Hellcat so they may withstand some power on the street. Does anybody have any personal experience with these tires?

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireModel=Firehawk+Indy+500&tireMake=Firestone

My car is tuned down to 562 rwhp 485 rwtq right now with the baseline tune from VMP. I'll eventually get them to send a revision or get another tune shooting for 600+/500+
 

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They are the replacement for the Bridgestone RE760 tire. This firestone is the 3rd version later for the brand, and is a Bridgestone tire in Japan. Its a pretty good value tire, with reasonable wet and dry summer traction. It looks good too, which is a plus.
 

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I am considering these as a budget alternative to Michelin PSSs. They seen to get good reviews. If these are good enough ill give them a shot. Or just say to heck with it and buy the PSS and not worry if they are good enough.. My wife will be thrilled.
 

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Just get the MPSS. They're proven and will last a long time. I'll budget buy a lot of things, tires not being one of them.


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I came across the firehawks when I was I was looking at MPSS for my new rims. Figured I would give them a try based on the tires origins, reviews and the aggressive pricing. The only concern for me was that they don't come any wider than 285 in a 19. Haven't had the car out since the tires were mounted, so I can't say how well they work but should be able to provide an update in the next month or so
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Just get the MPSS. They're proven and will last a long time. I'll budget buy a lot of things, tires not being one of them.

Good advice.. Especially since I don't drive it that much. They will last me forever. I'll probably just bite the bullet and go with the PSS

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I have the indy 500 on my 2011 GT500 and I love them. They were $850 installed locally and they ride and hook up waaaay better than the stock GY F1's.


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Interesting. Might pick up a set of these in 275 40 18 for my next set of wheels...

275/40/18 will look really short in a mustang wheel well. I had them for a long time and it drove me crazy. Also 1-2 shift would buck in parking lots, just don't do it, get something closer to 27"
 

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Insured the car on the weekend and got a chance to put a few miles on the tires. The weather is still a little on the cool side and the tires have that "greasy" new tire feel, so not ideal conditions to test them. What I can say so far, is that they do ride rougher than the MT street comps (same size) that have been on the car for the last 2 years.
 

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I put them on my Shelby. I went with 275/40/19 and 275/40/20 on my SVTPP rims. I replaced a set of Conti DWSs in the same sizes and the Firestones are a lot quieter and a touch stickier. I DD my Shelby and the roads are too damn straight in the Coastal Carolinas so I went for "comfort" with the taller tires. You can't beat them for the price, IMHO.
 

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