Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Phenomenal. Finally had some snow, ice, and several days of subfreezing temps. Have X-Ice 3's on the other car and have used Firestone Winterforce on this. I'd compare as follows--vs. the Winterforce: much better ice and slush grip; slightly better unpacked snow grip; better packed snow grip; much, much lower road noise; slightly softer feeling ride; the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Commercial T/A Traction

These BF Goodrich tires are 100x better than the Firestone Transforce HT's that where on the truck, No more slipping and Sliding around on wet/snow covered roads anymore.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is my first set of winter tires on this car, and my first set of studless winter tires. On previous vehicles, I used studdable winter tires such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 1 and the Firestone Winterforce. While those performed fine in winter conditions, they were definitely noisy and rough riding. Not so with the Blizzaks. The ride is smooth and while...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated)

For the Marauder, these are far superior to the BF Goodrich in every way I care about. Very quiet highway tires with nice smooth controlled ride. I don't drive this car in snow/ice so I can't comment on winter use. I hope these are still available when I need them again. I was so happy when I first got these I promised myself I would write a review if still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I drive in the snowbelt of NE Ohio. 4 wheel drive is a must if you want to get to work in the morning before the snowplows have had time to get to the roads. I have been driving in the snow for 35 years. This is the best tire I have ever purchased. There is some road noise but I will except that for how well they perform on the Ice and snow. I will be buying...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

Living in lake Tahoe basin for 7 years gave me a chance to try most of the winter tires on the market-General,Firestone,Bridgestone,Goodyear,Continental and many many others.I'm a big fan of classic winter tires with studs,gives you the great feel of being safe in any kind of winter conditions.We bought MB ML350 this year and due to the big rim size (20 or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very impressive. I've had these, Firestone Winterforce, and Blizzak WS-80's. The overriding plus is great slush and ice traction, coupled with a quiet highway road. It's hard to rate absolute performance vs. the WS-80's, since these are on the FWD Focus while my WS-80's are on the beastly (in the snow) AWD Subaru. But in braking and cornering, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I like these tires. I bought these tires several months ago, but didn't get any real driving in because I was having some work done on the car. I'm only writing this review because I'm highly impressed with these tires. Today is 4th of January and it is a slightly rainy day in Western, PA. I drive 60 miles one way to work I do not normally drive this car in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

The Destination AT has great on road manners in both dry and wet, is very quiet so far and plows through snow with ease. Off road I use my modified FZJ80 Land Cruiser mostly on sandy beaches where this tire seems about perfect. The right combination between closed and open tread to make it float on top of the loose sand, yet open enough to dig in a bit when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I bought this van new in 2oo3 i just turned 70,000 miles so i do not drive alot(disabled)but for winter tires i have found these better then Blizzak ws70&Firestone Winterforce,and yes useing 4 winter tires does make a differance! I was always the guy that said 2 on the front is all i need as i always run Goodyear comfortread's with my snow tires untill 1 day...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are great during dry or rainy season. Nice smooth quiet ride on the highway. But these tires are useless in light snow. NO snow traction at all.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I replaced a set of Firestone Destination LE (not II) that had lasted about 35,000 mi. In comparison, these tires were orders of magnitude quieter. They are great on dry roads, I have had to make a few emergency stops and have felt quite confident in their performance. Quick starts on wet roadways result in absolutely no wheel slippage (partially attributed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Transforce AT

Bought a full set for my crew cab on recomendation of mechanic at teh shop I normally go to, never again. I only remembered later on that a 92 4x4 my parents used to have had the same tires, and it could get stuck in less then 5in of snow. On my Crew cab the only time these tires had any wet pavement traction was when I had a good load in the bed, but when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Just put on 2nd set of destination AT on my 04 Ranger Edge. 1st set got me 73K miles. The first 50K miles was highway and paved roads. The last 23K miles was the same and sand/stone quarry. Tire works great in snow, for a 2WD light truck low gear makes a difference. Replaced 1st set due to low tread and visible cracking. Otherwise i would have kept going on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I first got the truck I put Nitto Terra Grappler 305/70/16 on the truck. I liked the load range E and the look of the tire. after 15-k miles they got noisy and would not pull the boat out of the water. they had no traction on the launch ramp. they wore out fast and had no wet traction by 15-k I look at tire tack ratings on the Firestone Destination A/T. they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires for my wife's Jetta after I was told the Firehawk Wideoval Indy 500 Summer tire was being discontinued. I had been running Blizzaks for the winter, and wanted a performance tire. The salesman told me that this tire is a great all around performer. I decided to test out the Firehawks in the snow, before putting the winter set on. Not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I change from the OEM Bridgestone Dueler that are basiclly the worst tires for this vehicle, to these bread on butter Firestone destination LE2 tire. This tire made the car change from good to best. The steering is smooth and responsive, good on wet no slippage whatsoever,excellent on dry, i dont go off road but i have a set on a Toyota land cruiser Prado...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

The treads are nice and deep when brand new. Even though this is a summer tire, it still drove like a M&S tire in the snow. I was still able to get around safely in 3 inches of snow covered highway.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

This has been my fourth winter and coming up on my fourth summer. I never changed them and they are fine with plenty of tread and more than 45K miles on the tires. They have performed real well in the summer. I rotate and balance every 3 months regardless of mileage. It's a rather noisy tire, I just turn up the music. It's very good on snow, and hardpack,...  Read More