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      07-16-2017, 07:06 PM   #45
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Anyone locate these in 215/245 or 225/255?
Tire rack now has them in 215/245 but the markup is incredible.

You can find 225/255 but you *really* have to search. I'd suggest going to a Firestone branch in person and having them show you the locations of the tires within 100 miles... then have them shipped to you, if you're really desperate.
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      07-16-2017, 07:51 PM   #46
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I am not sure if I said this earlier but because I couldn’t find these, I ended up with A/S3+ and very happy with them.
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      07-17-2017, 01:05 PM   #47
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Just put a set of the new Continental Extreme Contact Sport on the wife's car and love them. The grip in the rain is better than PSS. Ride is very similar to PSS. Cheaper than PSS. Way better than the DW it's replacing.
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      11-08-2017, 02:57 PM   #48
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Tirerack has these tires back in stock for the sizes of 255/35R18, 225/40R18, and 215/40R18. There are expecting more 245/35R18 by nov. THey are also offering a $60 visa gift card on a set of 4 if you by them by the 12th. Just thought I would give everyone a heads up. I will be purchasing a set of four for sure just so I have them when my current set runs out.
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      11-08-2017, 03:19 PM   #49
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Just put a set of the new Continental Extreme Contact Sport on the wife's car and love them. The grip in the rain is better than PSS. Ride is very similar to PSS. Cheaper than PSS. Way better than the DW it's replacing.
That's an interesting comment considering the tests by tirerack show them being significantly worse than the PSS in the wet.
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      11-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #50
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Don't try them in snow.
You won't get into trouble, because you won't move. LOL
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      11-12-2017, 05:43 AM   #51
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That's an interesting comment considering the tests by tirerack show them being significantly worse than the PSS in the wet.
The Indy 500/RE003 is not a great wet steer tyre either. Just keep that in mind before you do anything enthusiastic in the wet.
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      12-12-2017, 12:56 AM   #52
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Is anyone using these with the wider 225\255 setup? Really looking at these given the price point even though I've always loved my MPSS in the past
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      12-12-2017, 03:23 AM   #53
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Is anyone using these with the wider 225\255 setup? Really looking at these given the price point even though I've always loved my MPSS in the past
I run these in 225 up front. Not an issue. I doubt the 255 would be an issue either.
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      12-12-2017, 06:18 AM   #54
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I did 265/35 in the rear with no issues. Not sure it helped any though. Cost wise, stick with the 255.
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      12-12-2017, 02:33 PM   #55
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Is anyone using these with the wider 225\255 setup? Really looking at these given the price point even though I've always loved my MPSS in the past
I am running those sizes and no issues what so ever. Have over 20K on them now and they are still awesome.
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      12-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #56
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I, too, run these sizes w/Continentals and have no issues
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      03-12-2018, 03:53 PM   #57
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Has anyone run these in Auto-X or Track day? I have Potenza RE-71R now in square setup. I'm thinking of picking up a set of these for my stock dailys too.
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      04-14-2018, 03:29 PM   #58
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How are people liking these? I'm about due for new tires and I'm trying to decide what to go with.

Has anyone noticed any difference in width - i.e. narrower vs. Pilot SuperSports? Any thoughts on how they compare?
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      04-19-2018, 11:10 PM   #59
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I was so close to buying 18" ffi500's in 235/40 square, they have good rebates.
Especially since this year they have a 245/35/18 option that is produced in Japan.

After pricing out the competitors at 235/40 or more expensive 245/35 at this price range I got intrigued & bought Continental's new entry for General Tire brand the G-max RS in 235/40. Carefully considering the price premiums of 245's and my current ability & limits to run the 245 tire up front on 8.5 wheels. I will admit since its so new I was swayed some promo reviews that compared them to FFI500.

The RS is priced at the same level or cheaper for some sizes, because FFI promos win for larger sizes. This RS is suppose to last a little longer, be as good in the dry and slightly better in the wet. Also aesthetically the FFI looks better in wider sizes like 245+, so I chose the cheaper 235 tire hoping it is as close to an FFI as possible. They also have a nice rim protector lip like PSS.

Overall I will have more feedback, probably in 2nd half May when I mount them. So far I am impressed as RS are made in Portugal for this size and with how wide their shoulders seem compared to other non-PSS 235/40 summer tire (Barum) and 10mm less in size vs. a 255/35 all season (Pirelli) tires I have at hand in 18".

My goal is like most here replicate a similar experience of the FFI500 as it has been compared to a street driven PSS.
I had 225/255 PSS last for 4 summers before and a used set of 235/40 Barum for 1.5 that came with wheels.
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      04-20-2018, 10:21 AM   #60
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I have these on my focus st. They are ok for the money.
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      04-24-2018, 11:10 AM   #61
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How are people liking these? I'm about due for new tires and I'm trying to decide what to go with.

Has anyone noticed any difference in width - i.e. narrower vs. Pilot SuperSports? Any thoughts on how they compare?
My friend has the Firehawks on her GTI (Previously had PSS). I've noticed the Firehawks ride is rougher and the tire provides less feedback than the PSS. It sort of feels like a runflat but with exceptional grip. The edges are squared off like the PSS so it looks wide on the car.

I personally won't put them on my car cause I hated the rough ride of the runflat. But they are a great value if you don't mind a firm ride.
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