Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 aka Bridgestone RE003?

martymil

Lieutenant
Free Vendor
Sep 6, 2017
858
Down Under
We call them slipstones for a good reason.

The bridgestones are a good tyre but I don't like them personally, I would put them on my commuter at the right price but not on a high performance car.

But when it comes to heavy machinery that's a different story, I run them on all my cranes and they are awesome and cheap compared to the competition.
 
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supra2k6

Lurker
Feb 24, 2018
13
comparing them to bridgestones and p zeros amazing tire for the money. They're not directional but can't complaint for the money $700-$800 installed
 

tisdrew

Specialist
Jun 27, 2017
96
I just put a set of these on my second car (245,275/45,40/19), road manners are great and they have grip even though that car has a v8. I would recommend them.
 

Asbjorn

Sergeant
Mar 10, 2018
284
Europe, based in China
Those are threadwear 220 tires. Given the low number of miles your car sees, and how upgraded your suspension is, I would go with something a bit sportier. Perhaps threadwear 180, or even lower if it is a newly developed compound. I believe cup 2 tires are 180 and they probably still last a bit too long.
 

hardparker

Private
Jan 23, 2018
29
I've had Firehawks on my PS2 X3 for about a year now and have really liked them. Long wearing, but plenty grippy. Maybe not like a 200 UTQG tire, but far more than the 340 rating it wears would imply. I suspect I'll get about 18 months and 25,000 miles of hard driving out of them before they're into the wear bars.
 
Sep 10, 2018
11
These are good bang-for-buck tires, especially if you live in a rainy area. Fantastic in the rain - good in dry. Even got caught in light snow and lived to see another day. While they do meet grip expectation, I find myself wishing I had gone with something more aggressive in the 200tw range, even if they wouldn't have lasted nearly as long.

Life's too short not to run 200tw tires.
 
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