High Performance All-Season tires are for drivers who want a combination of a sporty appearance, predictable handling and H- or V-speed rated durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow. High Performance All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans.
O.E. High Performance All-Season tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
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These are junk – Chrysler should be embarrassed. Three years old w/ 17K miles and are worn to 2/32nds after being rotated and pressure maintained. They have gotten louder and worse traction in our wet Florida weather. Will never buy Firestone again.
Tire size(245/45/R20) these were the stock tires that came with my car when I leased it. Not even done with the lease before the tires hit the tread wear bars and really dropped in the already disappointing performance. IMO any tire that comes with a car from the factory should last the life of the longest lease available considering every other part WILL. I love Firestone tires and have no issues with previous all-seasons but these tires aren’t good at high G cornering, terrible in the wet, and practically bicycle tires in the snow. Recommended replacement tire; Bridgestone RE71R all seasons.
Chrysler should be ashamed of themselves for putting this poor of a tire on a car.Only average dry traction does not compensate for exceedingly poor wet traction.
Noisiest tire (Firestone Firehawk GT 245/45R20) I’ve ever had in over 50-years of car ownership. On one section of US-59 between Texarkana & Houston I couldn’t turn up the radio enough to hear it due to road noise. Traveling at legal 75 mph speed limit. On some pavement types they are quiet, but on rough asphalt the noise resonates loudly in the cabin. I see others find this tire noisy too. The Chrysler 300 is rated as a quiet running car but tire noise has taken the joy out of ownership. Hate to throw tires away after only 4K miles–costly!
Very expensive and not worth it. Ive gone 25k on my set and in that time ive had one get punctured twice and one get a hole in the sidewall, had to replace both. The two remaining are worn out and cant even safely exceed 60mph if the road is wet due to lack of tread. These wear so quickly and are delicate to the point where im switching the two tires that are worn and keeping the old ones that are good just because they are so expensive. Im switching over to bf goodrich comp 2
My Impala is almost 5 years old and these original tires still have an estimated 5000 to 7000 miles left. They would have been worn out by ow for someone who drives about 50-50 city and highway, but my first 30,000 miles were 95% highway at about 5 over the posted limits. They hold up well under a very loaded Impala and above noted speeds in July for a 3,000 mile round trip to Wyoming. Only one major complaint is that for the last 15,000 miles they have become increasingly noisy with age. Winter traction is mediocre at best, but I haven’t had the tires out during snow/ice seasons. Rotations have been close to factory recommendations and tires have not required either alignment or extraordinary balancing. If these tires wear out before 40K miles, something is wrong with alignment/balancing/rotation or roads traveled are poor or reported driving style is simply understated. All that said, I will replace them with other quieter tires, with better winter weather attributes — and lower price per tire (yes, they are too expensive in replacement).
I have a 2018 Chevy Impala LT V6 with about 55,000 miles on it. These tires (235-55HR-18) display acceptable traction, cornering, and stability in the dry and wet. I have had no major problems with them in those conditions. They are just that, acceptable. They are neither great or exceptional at anything. When I first takeoff in the morning, I drive for about a mile on country roads and then I drive for about 5 miles on the interstate to travel to work. First thing in the morning, while on my way to work, the Firehawk GTs would thump and bump for about the first 2-3 miles of interstate travel. They acted like sitting in the driveway overnight caused minor flatspots in the tires that would take that first 2-3 miles to work out. After that first 2-3 miles every day, I did not experience any flatspot feelings. I live in Syracuse, NY which experiences significant snowfall every winter. In these conditions, the Firehawks GTs really disappoint!! In snowfall, whether it is an inch or 6 inches, these tires are the worst I have EVER driven!! They constantly slide, every takeoff from a stop is a struggle to get started again, and braking is downright scary!! I consider myself a very competent driver (I average over 30,000 miles per year) and these tires are constantly testing my driving ability in the winter (I find myself often shifting into manumatic mode to use the engine to help stop the big Impala on snow and ice). If my car had these tires, I would very strongly consider purchasing snow tires for the winter, they are that horrible. If you have to drive on ice, these tires are even worse than driving in snow. I hate to trash a product, but these tires have a split personality. In the dry and wet, they are acceptable (though not great) but snow and ice driving is downright scary! I bet Firestone made the tread compound harder to increase the treadlife! I wonder how Firestone executives could sleep at night with the mud and snow rating on the sidewall of these tires!