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Time to get new shoes.

Well...I need to get some new tires.. It never snows down here in FL so I dont gotta worry about that crap so all I need to worry about is the rain and the way I drive Is this a good choice? 60$ each.


I'm Thinking about going with these and I think the white lettering will look awesome on my Bird


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....7SR5FHI500RWL&



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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 07:19 PM
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Shawn40th has those tires on his car I beleive, the only difference is his don't say Indy on them. They are a good all season tire, and they look nice on stock fanblades.
Shawn has a good picture of it, but this is the best I can find.

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Thanks Justin..I cant really afford new wheels and to lower my bird right now so I wanna get some tires that look nice for the time being And these ones look pretty sweet for being on stock wheels.
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Personally, I'd recommend the Dunlop GT Qualifiers. I ran 3 sets on my cars before I upgraded to 17" wheels. You can't beat them for the money. They're great in the wet & dry. They wear great and look great too.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....um=46TR5GTQRWL

And that size looks fantastic on our cars. You can't go wrong!

One word of advice, do NOT tell them what car you're putting them on or they'll tell you they won't fit. They're wrong. MANY people on here have run that size on stock wheels with no problems. Don't sweat it.

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Those dunlop's do look mighty fine I like the way the tred wraps around the side of the tire and it's pretty cheap too I might go with those. They are both great tires but I think the Indy's look better but they cost more..so im not sure yet...I gotta deicde soon...
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Hey Sir William Do you have any pics with those tires on your car?? i'd like to see how they look on a bird. Thanks
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My brother has the Firehawk Indy 500's on his blue 96, but I don't have any pictures. Sorry.

It looks good though and they have been good tires for his stock bird.

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the indy's have been around awhile....they just got their name changed. They were formally SS20's. I would recomend them, as they give a good ride, and handle great. Tirerack's survey put them at #1 in their category, and Firestone offers the best warrenty.




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Hello there,
I have the Firehawk SS20's which are the same thing, they just changed the name. I got 235/60/15s on my stock fan blade rims. I think they look awesome on the car. Also they are real nice for the everyday driving with some performance here and there.
Handling and traction is pretty good. They are great on tire ware because I have had them on for a while and they still have tread left. I think I have had them for two full seasons (some of spring, summer and fall). I still have another season left. And the past two seasons I have had the same tires on for the many passes I have done at the track and some other fun too out there.
I just looked at your link and man did they go down in price. I got mine at a local Firestone store. What I did was went to a BJ's Wholesale store. They sell BF G's that compare to the Firehawks somewhat. So since BJ's is cheap I got a quote from them and went back to Firestone saying that they are a comparable tire and unless they would match or come fairly close to the BJ's price I would walk from the Firestone store. Needless to say I got $20 off each tire at the time. I think they were about $80-90 each then.
So overall I love them. I wouldn't use them in snow but I haven't had any problem in rain.

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And HERE is a bigger picture. The tires are kinda dirty in that pic but with some tire shine they shine right up for all the shows I go to.

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Thanks shawn!! those pictures were awesome..Im going to order them somtime this week along with my headers and exahust
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