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Firehawk Indy 500

The Firehawk Indy 500 tire is Firestone's ultimate in sport performance, inspired by our racing heritage. With our new tread design featuring a proprietary Pulse Groove water channel, we have dramatically improved handling and braking on wet roads (as compared to the Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 tire). And with a new outer tread design, you can take a corner with great confidence. So if you're a car enthusiast looking for a tire that can provide extreme performance and extreme fun, this is the tire for you. W speed rated.

UTQG Rating Treadwear: 0 Traction: N/A Temperature: N/A (What's this?)

Up to

*when you purchase four tires
**price dependent on tire size and geographical location.

In addition to an amazing selection of tires, our quality people, parts and service are three reasons we think we’re the best when it comes to repairing and maintaining your vehicle throughout its life. The services below are just a few of the ways we put the plus in everything we do.


Improved Wet Rubber Compound And Tread Design

Provides 20% shorter stopping distance on wet roads

Proprietary Pulse Groove Technology

Improves water evacuation and increases resistance to hydroplaning

New Tread Compound And Wide Shoulder Blocks

Improves cornering and handling in dry conditions

Speed Rating

Q 99
R 106
S 112
T 118
U 124
H 130
V 149
Z 149+
W 168
Y 186
(Y) 186+

Detailed Tire Specification

Available Sizes Speed Rating Load Index Mileage
195/55R16 W 87 NONE
205/55R16 W 91 NONE
205/50R16 W 87 NONE
225/50R16 W 92 NONE
205/45R16 XL W 87 NONE
225/55R17 W 97 NONE
235/55R17 W 99 NONE
205/50R17 XL W 93 NONE
225/50R17 W 94 NONE
235/50R17 W 96 NONE
205/45R17 XL W 88 NONE
215/45R17 XL W 91 NONE
225/45R17 XL W 94 NONE
235/45R17 W 94 NONE
245/45R17 XL W 99 NONE
245/40R17 W 91 NONE
255/40R17 W 94 NONE
225/50R18 W 95 NONE
235/50R18 XL W 101 NONE
225/45R18 XL W 95 NONE
245/45R18 XL W 100 NONE
255/45R18 XL W 103 NONE
215/40R18 XL W 89 NONE
225/40R18 XL W 92 NONE
235/40R18 XL W 95 NONE
245/40R18 XL W 97 NONE
255/40R18 XL W 99 NONE
275/40R18 W 99 NONE
255/35R18 XL W 94 NONE
265/35R18 XL W 97 NONE
275/35R18 W 95 NONE
245/50R19 XL W 104 NONE
245/45R19 W 98 NONE
245/40R19 XL W 98 NONE
255/40R19 XL W 100 NONE
265/40R19 W 98 NONE
275/40R19 W 101 NONE
235/35R19 XL W 91 NONE
245/35R19 XL W 93 NONE
275/35R19 XL W 100 NONE
285/35R19 W 99 NONE
275/30R19 XL W 96 NONE
245/45R20 XL W 103 NONE
245/40R20 XL W 99 NONE
275/40R20 XL W 106 NONE
255/35R20 XL W 97 NONE
275/35R20 XL W 102 NONE
285/35R20 W 100 NONE

Safety Warning:
Serious injury may result from tire failure due to underinflation/overloading. Follow owner's manual and tire placard in vehicle.


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All warranties are limited to original purchaser on originally installed vehicle. See each warranty at your nearest Tires Plus Store for details and restrictions.

In addition to an amazing selection of tires, our quality people, parts and service are three reasons we think we’re the best when it comes to repairing and maintaining your vehicle throughout its life. The services below are just a few of the ways we put the plus in everything we do.

* We will match any locally advertised price on tires. If you find a better price within 30 days of purchase, We’ll give you twice the amount of the difference back. This guarantee excludes closeouts, clearances, catalogs and rebate prices. Excludes our Buy 3, Get 1 Free offer when compared to a competitor’s individual tire price. Can be compared to competitor’s Buy 3, Get 1 offer. This refund is not to be combined with any other offer or used to reduce outstanding debt. Valid at any company–owned Tires Plus store. Prices valid at Tires Plus Total Car Care. Some Tires Plus locations are independently owned and operated, and prices may vary at these locations.
# Reflects promotional pricing.
† Original equipment tires are not available at all stores. Please call store to confirm availability.

NOTE: Verification of the vehicle’s rim size must be completed if the vehicle model is available in one or more O.E. rim width options or if the vehicle is currently equipped with non–original equipment rims.
Original equipment sizes are based on the best information currently available to us. Variations based on options or changes by the manufacturer may change the original equipment size on your vehicle. Please verify the size listed matches the tire size listed on your vehicle (usually found in the door jamb) or in the Owner’s Manual. Replacement of tires with a speed rating less than the original equipment tires may reduce performance and handling.
NOTE: We make every effort to ensure that the following search results are up–to–date and accurately presented. Some variables, including vehicle modifications, “Plus Size” fitments or search menu selection errors, may result in incorrect data.
If you have any questions regarding the correct product for your vehicle, please contact a Customer Service Advisor at your local store who will assist you in selecting the correct size.
NOTE: Winter driving presents special challenges for vehicle mobility. The use of winter tires while improving traction performance in snow and ice — requires special care with regard to acceleration, braking, cornering and speed. It is important to drive with care, not only on snow and ice, but on dry and wet roads as well.
In winter driving conditions, vehicle control — and safe operation — under braking and cornering is especially dependent upon the rear tires. For this reason, winter tires are best applied to all wheel positions.
Some vehicles have specific recommendations regarding winter tires and their usage; always check and follow the vehicle tire placard and/or the vehicle owner’s manual.

  • Winter tires are best applied to all wheel positions.
  • If winter tires are applied to the front axle of any vehicle, they must also be installed on the rear. Do not apply winter tires to only the front axle — this applies to all passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks, including front wheel drive, 4X4 and all–wheel drive vehicles.
  • If winter tires are applied to the rear axle of any vehicle, it is recommended (but not required) that they be installed on the front axle.
  • All winter tires applied should be the same speed rating. It is generally acceptable to apply winter tires with a lower speed rating than the Original Equipment/All Season tires for use in winter conditions; however, speed should be reduced accordingly. Vehicles should never exceed the “top speed” of the lowest speed–rated tire on the vehicle. Otherwise, tire failure could result.
  • Winter tires operated in summer conditions may wear rapidly.
  • Studded tires, where legally allowed, follow the same recommendations above.