Firestone Firehawk AS Sizes & review

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The Firehawk AS is Firestone’s High Performance All-Season tire developed for drivers of performance sedans, sports cars and sporty coupes who desire performance handling in dry and wet conditions and want to be able to drive their vehicle all year, even in light snow.

The Firehawk AS features an asymmetric tread design comprised of a silica-enhanced, Long Link Carbon tread compound. An increased number of full-depth grooves and sipes help deliver confident performance longer into the tire’s life, while the greater quantity of channels improve water evacuation for greater hydroplaning resistance. The Firehawk AS boasts 20% more biting edges than its predecessor, enhancing grip in light snow.

The tire’s internal structure consists of a 1- or 2-ply (depending on size) polyester casing supporting twin steel belts. The wide, high-tensile belts are reinforced with a spirally-wrapped nylon casing ply to improve handling precision and high-speed capability.


  1. Not recommended. Turned my very quiet Lexus into a very LOUD rumbler. Incredibly poor selection, total waste of money. Hydroplanes in light rain. Will be throwing these in the dumpster next week and buying something more appropriate for this car. Perhaps good for college students on a budget. But even for them, would recommend used tires before these.

  2. Good tire for dry conditions but poor performance in the rain. I replaced the tires with Continental Pure Contact which performs much better on wet roads.

  3. These tires were on a used Mazda 6 iSport Plus we purchased. They look like sport tires and honestly I feel they act like sport tires. Handling is very good in my opinion. Dry grip and confidence seems awesome. Tread wear seems to be holding up very well! I DO NOT notice the road noise that others have reported. Maybe that is because Mazda’s are not the quietest cars out there anyway………..but I love the ride, grip and handling of these tires. They look good on the car too! I did have to replace one tire due to getting a LARGE nail right next the the outer tread so it was not repairable. I liked these enough on our Mazda to purchase a set for my beater Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD. They made that car seem like a go-cart! So fun! I would buy again at the right price point!

  4. Just replaced my last pair of Firehawks on my 2014 v6 Avenger. They are great tires for the price and I do not go easy on my car. Treadwear lasted me 3 years at 50K miles before I decided to get new ones last week. Noise isn’t horrible especially when you have music playing anyway… I’m in Florida so the wet roads have been easy with these. No hydroplaning and turns corners easily. Can’t think of any negatives. I go through tiresplus nearby and last year I had 4 nails within 4 months by bad luck with construction and they were all patched fast and at no charge with the road hazard added to the set.

  5. Purchased a retired police car wanted tires that will let the car ride and handle like it should tires are great grip in the Florida daily rainWill buy more

  6. Do not purchase these tires if you live in an area that receives a good amount of snow and ice. Extremely poor performance in snow and ice.


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