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Tire advice please?
When I took off my 20"s Firestone Firehawk tires this past fall (to put on my winter tires) I found a nail in an interior sidewall - which explained the slow leak I could never find.
Understand repairing a sidewall puncture is not cool to do, and don't want to. So, it's time to buy a new Summer Performance tires.
My three remaining Fire Hawks (original 2012 tires that came on the car, now with 35K on the car) still have life in them but they will go in a year or two - so I am good with replacing all four.
Only issues I ever had with them was that they did not like wet roads too much at all...and I always take them off in mid October to avoid any snow, cause they totally suck on it and cold roads too...
Context: I drive a max of 1000 miles a year, if that, and the car is my/family's daily driver...SXT, SS, STP, and an f'ing sweet ride too. And no, I'm not racing anyone..none of you for sure!
I can buy a Brand New set of 4 Fire Hawk GT's for $675 Cdn (from a tire shop I found on Kijiji) Today while calling around tire shops, I was told many folks remove the Fire Hawks on purchase and put on better tires.. When I called to ask about them, most were like..."err...Firestone? Really?"
I can get the Firestone Indy 500's @ $222+ each (great for summer, great summer driving reviews - and I have winter tires so these might fit as these are not for winter...but wtf do I know...that's why I'm writing this...)
or - Cooper Zeon RS3A @ $241+ each (at a place close to me) - really good reviews
or do I go for the Continental DWS06 @ $318+ (also close to me and Top reviews so far - and is by far the most expensive... but the ride will be outstanding.....assuming I don't have another nail creep into my interior sidewall)
or - Gen G Max AS 03 @$288 each - and the reviews I read were not too great....
Any other suggestions, thoughts?
Thanks and happy rides to you!
Ride on. My other car is a scooter.