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Old 06-20-2018, 07:54 PM   #1
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New Tires

When I bought my car it had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's and since day one I have been disappointed with them. I knew based on the wear rating that they were not made to handle well, and they never have. I've never been able to hook with them. Even the slightest bit of water on them is dangerous if you mash the gas.

After doing some research I purchased some Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's. I get them installed tomorrow and I am looking forward to actually being able to put the power down and be confident in the corners. Once I have some miles on them I'll give an update.

To anyone thinking about getting the Michelin's based on the wear rating (500) I recommend you stay away from them if you want to enjoy your car.

P.S. I also just got a tune from RDP so hopefully I can really enjoy the new power.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:40 AM   #2
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At that price point ,they ( Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 ) are to way to go . I plan on getting a set when the G2's are done.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:26 PM   #3
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I had a set of the Wide Ovals with a 500 tread wear, over all good tire doesn't shine on a road course track.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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I have the Firehawk indy tires. They are a really nice street tire and my 1le hooks up real well. My car has only been in the rain once but they are known to preform excellent in the rain. I will say they are far superior to the G.Y eagle f1 that came on the car in cooler temps.
Not a great track tire but very nice on the street.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:04 PM   #5
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Has anyone seen any deals as late on tires?
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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Nope. I'm about to buy another set of G2s. They're up to almost $300/each now. Bummer. But nothing else comes close.
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  • G2s: Rock throwing is like like a tramp stamp; although problematic, it's a sign of good things to come.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:40 PM   #7
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I think the RE71's are out until August...I was thankful to snag a set last week at the local Firestone dealer.

I can't see myself trying a different tire.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:41 PM   #8
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Nope. I'm about to buy another set of G2s. They're up to almost $300/each now. Bummer. But nothing else comes close.
That's what is holding me back from getting another set of G2's . They work good in Phoenix, but we have very little rain and only a couple cold months . I don't track my car so im thinking I might get the Firestones . If anyone has a lead on the G2's at under $225.00 please post it here . Thanks
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:46 PM   #9
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Goodyear is having $100.00 rebate, you can get 4 for $1057.00
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...utoModClar=1LE
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:19 PM   #10
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The lefts are more than the rights ( WTF ) and the $86.00 freight eats up the rebate .
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #11
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Yeah i wasn't thinking about shipping, im picking mine up in Denver...just ordered.
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Old 06-22-2018, 03:59 PM   #12
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Going with the Indy 500's , found them at a local tire distributer for 186.33 each .
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:14 AM   #13
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Anyone tried the MP4S yet on their 1LE?
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:38 PM   #14
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Anyone tried the MP4S yet on their 1LE?

I am having 4 of these in OEM sizes mounted up next week, and Road Force balanced. I will let you know how they ride. BTW, I don't track my 1LE at all.
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