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Thread: Firestone Tires....Any Good ?

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    Default Firestone Tires....Any Good ?

    Anyone have experience with these tires for street/offroad use ?

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    Which tire? What size? What usage? I've run the Destination AT on my old Toyota Tacoma in LT245/75R16. They were great on the highway. For most uses I think there are better choices out there for the money.

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    Default firestone tires

    I run Firestone Destination AT's on my 2015 F 150. I like them for my use mostly on road and some fire roads and two tracks Very stable in the rain at highway speeds/interstate. My .02

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    I had the Firestone Transforce AT's on my old F250. Other than being solid as rock for towing, they weren't special at all.

    Didn't need to put much air in them ever, since they were filled with concrete.
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    Had some on my Escape many moons ago.

    Didn't have any complaints, but me and the Escape parted ways before they were worn out, and that vehicle couldn't exactly push the envelope of any off road capabilities...

    I've considered the brand for my current vehicle choices, but never felt there were the reviews, reputation, or tread designs to fit my needs when you factor in cost and quality, they have not come out on top for me when making tire decisions lately. I can't say if they are good or not, but they just haven't met my criteria the last several tire purchases. Right now I run Goodyear's on my Xterra and Cooper's on my 4runner.

    I thought these Destination AT's looked nice on my Escape. But then again, I also thought that brush guard was a good idea at the time.....

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    Had some very bad experience with Firestone tires in the late 1970's 3 out of 4 of their premium tires (500's) blew out on the highway...
    This was way before they killed more than a few people blowing out on Ford Explorers...
    I won't even consider them for a spare tire; and get rid of them ASAP if they come on a used vehicle... Its a personal thing; Trying to kill me once may be an accident; 3 times is a vendetta...

    Enjoy!
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    For DD & "civilized" camping; 2003 Ford Explorer Sport, 2dr, 4wd, 4.10s, ARB rear, Torsen front, 32" MTs...
    Ground tents work best for me so far...
    Experience along with properly set up 4WD will get you to & through places (on existing, approved 4WD trails) that 4WD, alone, can't get to.

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    On a 2000 F250 7.3L, I had tread separation on two of the original tires at around 25,000 miles. Don’t recall which Firestone, but it permanently soured me on Firestone tires.

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    we run the MT's on our Mine trucks. About the only tire that will hold up to the crushed scoria abuse. THey ride rougher than a sack of concrete and wear like iron on pavement. would not reccomend them for highway winter driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buliwyf View Post
    I had the Firestone Transforce AT's on my old F250. Other than being solid as rock for towing, they weren't special at all.

    Didn't need to put much air in them ever, since they were filled with concrete.
    I agree 100%, I had them on an drw dodge ctd years ago, did great on everything but off-road, they would clog up. At work on the fleet trucks they run them because they are cheap and very durable, any mud and they are clogged. In my opinion they are a great heavy duty road tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old .45 View Post
    I run Firestone Destination AT's on my 2015 F 150. I like them for my use mostly on road and some fire roads and two tracks Very stable in the rain at highway speeds/interstate. My .02
    x 2. Tacoma & Savana have them with no problems. stopped the van from side to side roll. still porpoises a bit, but I think that's the nature of the beast.

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