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Hey. I got $235 to spend on two new tires. My truck is stock height 2002 ranger 4x2. I Dont want to deal with the hassle of buying online. I went to the local Firestone and saw the Firehawk Indy 500 tires. They're within pricerange but how about their quality? Are they a good tire and worth 210 dollars mounted and balanced for two of them? Thanks everyone
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My wife has them on her minivan. They seem to wear OK and the only issue I have with them is that they can take a set overnight and thump for a short while on colder mornings. I just replaced two of them at the local Firestone store. For a pair of P205/70R15's, it was $150 out the door, mounted and balanced.
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Whats the difference between 205/70R15 and 235/ 70/ R15? I know about the tire width but why is the price different? Is it just cause where I live or are they screwing with me on the price?
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Whats the difference between 205/70R15 and 235/ 70/ R15? I know about the tire width but why is the price different? Is it just cause where I live or are they screwing with me on the price?
With the same 70% aspect ratio, 235's are both wider and taller than 205's. And aren't your tires also 235/75R15? That would make them taller yet.

Larger tires of the same model almost always cost more. Mine were on sale, too. My advice is to call around for the best price. Another Firestone shop had quoted me $180 OTD for the same tires that I bought for $150 OTD.
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I have those on my ranger and they seem fine to me and it seems like a very reasonable price too.
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Here's another question...Should I put the two new ones on the front or back?
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i had them on my old 92 good tires. but didnt last very long. yet i was pretty hard on tires.
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Here's another question...Should I put the two new ones on the front or back?
Always put new tires on the front! Steering and braking is more important than traction.

Re: Firehawks. My Buddy runs a firestone store and he has them on three of his cars, really good bargain tires, should be good for 50K if you don't burnout with them.

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