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Old 12-08-2004, 02:25 AM   #66
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Member#: 3635
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Aliso Viejo,CA
2002 WRX Swagon
Platinum Silver


#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Firestone FZ50 EP 215-45-17

#2.) what is your geographic location
So Cal

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
eeeek, none (well one auto-x with oem stuff...) :0

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
50/50 normally sane speeds with spirited cornering

#5.) your review and personal comments
Bought these based on tirerack research. Thanks!
This is my second set. 24-25k first set. A bit better than the re stuff.
I have about that on my second set now.
8.8 Turn in
9.0 Road holding
9.2 Braking
8.7 Wet
8.2 hydroplane resist
2.0 snow (don't! )
9.2 Steering feel
9.3 predictable-confidence
8.6 ride comfort
9.0 initial - 8.0 worn for noise
highlights took a 5200 mile drive up pacific coast + mountains to Seatle-British columbia over to Calgary, back via Glacier National Park, Yellowstone Tetons, Vegas... This on a new set of tires. Couldn't imagine a better tire overall. Rode nice, great grip, confidence, quiet (especially when newer). Very few hang with me through corners with these tires. Got the last set locally for $118 per wheel.

They really feel like they "belong" on the car. Steering weight increased with this tire wheel combo - which makes me feel more connected to the road.

I am considering a possible change to all season for some ski/mountain drives in slicker stuff, maybe pzero nero m&S. Hope I don't lose too much in the dry with these!
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