Great performance/cost relationship
Sticky Quiet Durable
Lacks Mileage Rating
I bought these tires in December 2010, when my 2008 Subaru STI had 26,000 miles. In November 2015, it has 72,000 miles, and I am searching for a replacement for the Firestone Wide Oval 500s. The first thing that I liked about these tires is how much quieter they are than the factory original Dunlop SP 600 tires. They also provide better braking, acceleration and turning traction than the original tires in all conditions. Wet weather performance is excellent. My car is light with relatively wide tires, but hydroplaning was never experienced, even at times when multiple cars were in the median after loss of control in heavy rain. Traction at performance limits releases in a controlled, progressive manner with almost no tire squeal. <br /><br />In addition to performance which has me completely satisfied, these tires lasted 45,000 miles. I think they would have gone 50,000, but my right rear suspension has slightly more camber than it should, so the inboard shoulder on the right side tires has the least tread depth at this time, which is probably 1/16. To be fair, I rotated these tires every 2500 miles which also contributed to what I consider exceptional mileage for a high-performance tire. Cosmetically, these tires are just now starting to exhibit very minimal cracking in the tread grooves. These tires were used in Nevada, Arizona, and California, in temperature ranges between -15F and 105F. They have aged exceptionally well, but the car has also always been garaged. With 45,000 miles, they are still far quieter than the Dunlops were when new. <br /><br />The biggest disadvantages to the Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 is that they do not have a mileage warranty and they are difficult to find at or below MSRP in my area.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.