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Old 05-01-2012, 12:12 PM
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New Rear Tire from Firestone

Has anyone here tried the new Firestone Firehawk in 245/55R18?
It is W speed rated for 168 MPH.
TireRack.com has them listed for less than $200 each.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:31 PM
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Nice find. Ive never heard anyone other than Cooper RSA-3 offering OEM tires.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....val+AS+%28W%29
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:27 PM
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HHmmmm nice looking tires, had a set of firestone all season on my girlfriends van once and she went through the set in one year. Did alot on curvy backroad driving every day to college. If my Nitto NT850's ever wear down on me I may go with these.
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I see another possibilty is the NItto Motivo all season with up to a 60k tread warranty. and with sizes to fit

http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/motivo#size
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those sound interesting thanks for sharing

look at this one too. . .I can't believe the price!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
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those sound interesting thanks for sharing

look at this one too. . .I can't believe the price!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
Do not even consider this tire.

Please read this.

http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forum...ht=radial%2Bta
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I think I'll stick with my Nitto 420s and 555s in the front.

Cost and performance for these tires seem to be just right for me.

But best of all my Rauder seems to like these tires with the Traction Control......

I wish I could just rip it out so I can run the same size tires all around.
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I just installed Nitto NT555's. Fronts are 255/45-18 and rears are 265/50-18. I love these tires and the grip is much better than the stock BFG's.
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I am running these now and no complaints so far.I went with these tires when money was tight.
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Do not even consider this tire.

Please read this.

http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forum...ht=radial%2Bta
wow. . .thanks for the 411. . .I'll be sure to stay away from those!
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Has anyone here tried the new Firestone Firehawk in 245/55R18?
It is W speed rated for 168 MPH.
TireRack.com has them listed for less than $200 each.
Jim

Older thread but I just put these on, they just started making the rears for our cars I guess. They look great and seem to ride nicely. Bridgestone is running a special now too, buy 3 get 1 free.
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I see another possibility is the NItto Motivo all season with up to a 60k tread warranty. and with sizes to fit

http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/motivo#size
Saw something about the Motivos a few weeks ago and the tester was very diplomatic in his review. Seems like it might be a good tire for commuters but not a real good handling tire for the performance minded, no matter what Nitto thinks.
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