These aren't the same as the originals. They're radials and not bias-ply.70boss302 said:Firestone Wide Ovals.............ahhhhhhhh, flashbacks to my teenaged muscle car days. Wide Oval 70's and 60's. I bet more than a few guys here remember those tires. I wouldn't put those bias tires on any of my cars today, but back then, they were the hot set up. o:
Give us some feedback when you get them on hugoagogo!hugoagogo said:I just bought a set of these tires at the local Firestone store. They ordered them in and said they should be in by Wednesday. Hope to have them on by this weekend. I have a second set of wheels so I'll probably use these for street tires and get some track tires for special events.(555r2).16,000 on oem tires, down to the wear bars in back and front inside worn slap out.
I had hoped that they would perform better than that. I guess you get what you pay for. :ity:hugoagogo said:I am by no means an expert on any thing automotive,but my first impressions after having these tires on the first few days are the car just does not fell the same as it did the first 16,000 miles with the F1's. Take off from red light stops do not feel as responsive as before and the wiggle from swerving gently back and forth in my lane does not feel as crisp and sharp either. Their mine and I'll keep them but plan to buy some Nitto 555R2 for a second set of wheels and use those for NASA hpde at Road Atlanta and any auto-x or dragracing events. Hopefully these Firestones will serve a long (320 treadwear rating) and usefull life as daily driver street tires but I won't try to push the car to its limits with them on there.(W speed rated) Maybe they just need a little more time to get used to. More feedback after a couple of weeks use. In the mean time I need to find some Nitto's for Mar 19/20 hpde at R.A.. Anyone know where to find these on the net or locally in Atlanta?