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Hello! Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires on their 9th gen Si?

I'd love to try them in 225/45/17!

Daily driving duty plus a few spirited drives a month. Let me know what you think, the price looks great!
 

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I have them on the HFP 18s. Not a bad tire for the price, but definitely a street/daily tire. Handles wet and dry roads well.
 

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I just put these on my S2000. BIG mistake! They are cheap for a reason, don't expect anything amazing. I would say the Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 3+ (ALL SEASON) can handle more corner than these... Would not recommend unless you are on a tight budget and are alright with only fine performance.
 

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I just put these on my S2000. BIG mistake! They are cheap for a reason, don't expect anything amazing. I would say the Michelin Pilot Spot A/S 3+ (ALL SEASON) can handle more corner than these... Would not recommend unless you are on a tight budget and are alright with only fine performance.
Did you try after heat cycling them? Enough miles to get the mold release off them?
 

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Yupp, put about 2000 miles on them so far, still NOT impressed. The BFG Sport Comp 2 tires (7 years old) that i bought it with were better...
 

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Interesting comments, tirerack has them as the number 1 rated tire in the category...
Never used them myself though


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do not know if you have your purchase, I wanted to tell you that I buy 500 indy, 225/40/18.
I am a person who likes sudden acceleration, it is a policeman who told me that lol. In active traction mode, my two front tires its very worn (from April to October). I consider that the handling is excellent but the chewing gum is too soft.
Personally I would look at something else .
 

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I know its a very old thread but I figured I would chime in. I've owned Falken Azenis rt615's and Bridgestone Re01r's and I was really really impressed with the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's. I have a set of these in 225/45r17's paired to some Konig Hypergrams in 17x8. The tires have excellent grip and so far have been on the car for exactly 2 years now. They have excellent wet weather grip and have had really good even wear. They are also insanely affordable at around $118 per tire.

Obviously the Michelin Pilot Super Sport 4S are going to be a better tire, but they cost almost twice as much. For the cost they are hard to beat.
 

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Hello! Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires on their 9th gen Si?

I'd love to try them in 225/45/17!

Daily driving duty plus a few spirited drives a month. Let me know what you think, the price looks great!
What tires did you end up purchasing?
 
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