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Old 09-17-2020, 05:24 PM   #1
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Firestone 561 22.5 tires

What experience do you folks have with these tires? need to replace 275 70 R22.5 tires on my HR.
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:05 PM   #2
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I never had much luck with Firestone. they are owned by Bridgestone, not a bad tire. I like the Hankooks.
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:30 PM   #3
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I have Firestone FS561 tires on my motorhome and love them, my last set of tires were Hankook's AH11 and even though they never gave me a problem I didn't know how hard they rode till I got the Firestone FS561 tires..

Same 14 ply rating as the Hankook's but the FS561 tires have 1 ply sidewall vs 2 ply on the Hankook's AH11, I guess that is why they ride softer..

2 years now with the Firestone FS561 and no issues, they ride soft, quiet and smooth, I am sold from here on out on these tires unless someone shows me something better..

My tires are 245/70/19.5
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:37 PM   #4
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No experience with Firestone. My current set are Toyo which I have been pleased. Last set of Michelin were a big disappointment.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:06 AM   #5
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I have Firestone FS561 275 70 R22.5 tires on my MH and are very happy with them.
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:30 AM   #6
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Last spring I chose to install 245/70R19.5 Firestone FS561 tires on my motorhome. After research online and reading reviews it seems that people who have them like them including OTR truckers.

I liked the FS561 because:
  • They are actually made in the USA with American labor.
  • They appear to be a virtual clone to the Bridgestone R238.
  • The price is really good

I balanced using internal beads (BB gun BB's in my case). They are smooth and vibration free. After 5K miles all good.
2003 34' Georgetown on W20 Workhorse Chassis. UltraRV power mods. Front Sumo Springs, Rear P32 Sumo Springs, UltraRV Track Bar.
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