Chevrolet Corvette Tire Review: Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT w/UNI-T
The Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT w/UNI-T (Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology) is an Ultra High Performance run-flat tire designed specifically for the C6 Chevrolet Corvette. The Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT is designed to optimize the capabilities of the C6 Vette in both wet and dry traction, and the run flat technology allows the tire to maintain its shape during a sudden pressure loss.
The Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT features Firestone’s three-core
element system, comprised of CO-CS, O-Bead, and L. L. Carbon. CO-CS is
a Computer Optimized Component System is a design and manufacturing
process that allows for slight changes to gradually increase attributes
in one area without compromising other areas. O-Bead is a rounded bead
design that minimizes overlapped joints to improve the ride quality. L.
L. Carbon stands for Long Link Carbon, and this helps to prevent uneven
wear related to microscopic tears in the rubber compound, often caused
by aggressive driving. The L. L. Carbon is silica enhanced and molded
into a directional design with independent blocks running in two rows
around the broken center ribs to improve handling and ride quality. The
directional pattern helps to channel water away from the footprint of
the tire, helping to prevent hydroplaning.
The internal structure of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT is
comprised of twin steel belts reinforced with braided nylon ply and the
run flat technology adds stronger sidewalls to allow the car to safely
travel up to 50 miles at 55 miles per hour.
The Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT ranges in price from $200-$300,
depending on the tire size, and these tires are designed are a great
low price alternative for your C6 Corvette.