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Anyone have Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals?

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    Anyone have Firestone Firehawk Wide Ovals?

    I have a couple questions concering these tires in the 275/40/17 size, and want some first hand experience. I'm getting a set tomorrow. I read a bunch of good reviews on tirerack, just wanted some personal input.

    1) How is the dry traction in normal city/highway driving?

    2) How is the dry handling [back roads, highway on/off ramps ect]?

    3) How is the road noise city/highway? Windows up/down?

    4) How is the ride comfort city/highway, over bumps, potholes, road cracks, ect?

    5) Do the tires tend to follow the cracks in the road?

    6) How is the traction at the dragstrip? I know they aren't drag radials, but do they hook pretty good?

    7) How is the stopping ability?

    8) What tire pressure should I use on these tires in the 275/40/17 size for the street?

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    What swayed you from the Goodyear GSD3's??

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    Price, having to wait a month for them to be available, and a nail in my tire from the other day.

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    OK, thanks!

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    I just got a set for the LT4 a few weeks ago. I really don't know what to compare them to, as the tires that came off it were original FH SZ50's...the old school ones from 1997.
    The new WO's hook a LOT better than the dry cracked old ones. They seem to be a lot better than the old ones, even when they were new...but that was a loooong time ago.
    Sorry, not a whole lot of help.

    Mike Moore
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