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Old 11-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #1
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Default Firestone drag 500

Whatever happened to the Firestone drag 500 slicks? How come they quit making them?
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Old 11-27-2020, 12:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Firestone drag 500

i believe became Phoenix FX brand tires
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Firestone drag 500

Not quite.

Firestone rebranded them as Firehawk's before they got out of the drag slick business. When they decided to get out of that market, a group of their former employees got together and purchased the molds from them. They started on their own as Phoenix shortly after.

I have a pair of like new 31x13 Firehawk's if anyone is interested. Cheap. Cheap as in get them out of my way.
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: Firestone drag 500

WHICH is owned by Coker Tire now
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: Firestone drag 500

And a "hidden benefit" of Phoenix radials. If you're using Hoosiers or M/T tires and struggling with radial wobble (as I was), a simple switch to Phoenix radials may eliminate the problem. I had gotten as far as I was going to get in "suspension tuning" the problem out, and was then urged to talk with Mike Crutchfield; he almost guaranteed that the Phoenix tires would take the problem away, and they did, with no sacrifice in ET.
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