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The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a race inspired ultra high performance tire for sport cars, coupes, and high performance sedans. It delivers incredible wet and dry traction in the summer months. As it uses a soft compound designed for warm weather wet and dry roads, this tire would not be effective during cold weather. It comes in a variety of sizes for 16 to 20 inch rim diameters and can fit the highest W speed rating for the most taxing of vehicle requirements.
Foremost among the technical achievements included in this tire design and manufacture are the additions made to the rubber compound itself. This includes using long-link carbon rubber infused with silica that keeps the rubber soft without damaging durability. The casing utilizes a polyester and steel belt blend with a nylon cover to help keep the tire from warping at high speeds and to manage the extremely high temperatures that come from high performance. The asymmetric tread is able to improve cornering and traction on dry roads via solid shoulder tread blocks that grip the road when you need it most. Wet weather traction is improved via the addition of a deeply molded circumferential channel that utilizes pulse groove technology to clear away water for better surface contact and faster stopping power on wet roads compared to alternatives.
If you’d like a premium high performance tire that can meet and exceed the capabilities of your sport tuned vehicle, the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a stylish and effective way to drive your best – both on the highway and on the track. Contact your local TIRECRAFT to learn more about this tire and to learn more about how we can help you get every last ounce of performance out of your vehicle today.