E46Fanatics - View Single Post - any experience with Firestone Indy 500 or General G-Max RS???
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:30 AM   #14
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No first hand experience but from what I've read here and other places it is fine for daily driving until they wear down or its cold, then they are a bit louder and harsher.

The impression I got was that the G-Max's feature a more forgiving sidewall, had better tread-wear, and didn't really sacrifice any grip compared to the Indy's.

Quotes from Tire Rack test comparisons...

"The General G-MAX RS is a capable all-around performer, with reassuring traction in the wet, agreeable and category-appropriate manners on the road and strong, if not completely sorted, dry track performance."

"The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is the athlete of the group, feeling poised and alert on the dry track and the road, but the stiff ride and nervous handling in the wet hurt its overall standings."
2001 BMW 330i
2004 Subaru FXT

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