Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

This tire came as original equipment on my Jeep. I've owned the Jeep for 8 months now and I've waited to do a review. I live in Tacoma, WA. We get lots of rain and varying degrees of snow every year.

I can say that I had some doubts about the OEM tires when I first bought the vehicle. After driving through a few Winter snow storms I can tell you that these are excellent all-around tires. My Jeep is 4WD, so that does help in the snow. The tires have proven to do just fine in the snow, and mild off roading on muddy logging roads in the mountains, gravel roads, etc. I'm not going to go through the hassle and expense of separate snow wheels and tires. These tires do just fine by themselves.

The highway ride is really good and comfortable. Tire are nearly silent when the pavement is smooth. My vehicle wanders slightly at highway speed, but I don't think that is related to the tires. That could be the electro-hydraulic steering, or the alignment could be off slightly. Or it could be that the vehicle naturally follows the "ruts" in the road.

In the rain, I've never experienced any sliding or hydroplaning at speeds up to 70 mph with visible standing water on the road surface. Rain traction is excellent.

After 13k miles, the tires still look nearly new with no obvious signs of wear.

Overall, I'd rate this tire a 9.5 out of 10. It represents excellent value for the 265/50/20 tire size. This tire has had some very negative reviews and I'm not really sure why people are so critical of it. One guy gave it bad ratings for getting flats (???). It's not the tire's fault if you drive over something sharp! For about $134 per tire, I don't think you can go wrong.

I will most likely buy these tires again when it comes time to replace them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Olyphant, PA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

I drive on mostly highways and country roads in the mountains. My all season Continentals were getting worn down and I had a few scary episodes with them on steep mountain roads while driving on snow and ice. I decided to try dedicated winter tires for the first time ever and purchased studded General Altimax Arctics for my Jeep. I'm glad I did too, they are the best tires I ever had for winter driving. They really grip the ice and snow especially while braking. Hopefully no more scary experiences on the icy hills for me.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7
 
 

1997 Jeep Wrangler
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2014

Though have not driven enough to comment on some conditions or tread-wear they are stable and quiet and responsive, and seem to be better on coasting i.e. rolling resistance. They are a little-more SUV-like than previous tires I've had on this Wrangler but I have driven them extensively in rain and snow and they were fine even in RWD. When I finally needed 4WD they were great. I kept pushing into deep snow until finally I couldn't move but only when the Jeep was in snow up to its undercarriage. Would definitely buy again. There seemed to be some not-so-great reviews. I corner aggressively and enjoy driving in rain and snow and these tires have been super.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.33
 
 

1993 Jeep Wrangler
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Miles driven on tires: 10
Location: Pomona, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 10 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

I was told that excessive noise, and hard ride would be evident- WRONG!!!, my ride is smooth, and no noise what so ever, on the road. I am so stoked with these tires, and my club buddies are jealous! I just wish I had received decals, to promote these baby`s. Tires are installed on my Jeep rock crawler.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.15
 
 

2007 Toyota 4Runner 4wd SR5
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Birmingham, AL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

13,000 miles and was caught in completly ice/snow roads during the drama that was Birmingham on 1/28/2014. Never failed me. I'm so happy with these tires. I'm looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler and though all my friends with a Wrangler have another type of tire, I'm getting these ASAP! Love them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination M/T

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination M/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33
 
 

2011 Jeep Wrangler
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Waverley, NS
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
February 28, 2014

this tire has gotten me out of a few bad places where the original Goodyear SRA's failed. Have put 60,000 km on them with proper rotation every 10,000 km's and tread remains even. Should have no problem getting another 20,000 km,s out of them. Will be going back for another set and will be replacing the Wrangler SRA,s on my wifes jeep with a set of firestone Destination A/T,s.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X
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Miles driven on tires: 36,000
Location: Gordon, NE
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 36,000 Miles on Tires
February 01, 2014

When I was looking at new tires everyone was pretty much in agreement that these were 'the' tires to get for a Jeep. And they were right. I have been extremely happy with them. Half of my daily drive is on gravel (roughly 16 miles) and it amazes me how well the tread has held up, as gravel just eats the tread off most tires.

I don't think that there is any additional road noise on the highway than the stock light truck tires my Jeep originally came with, which surprised me since these have a much more aggressive tread.

I'm getting ready to buy a new set for this coming winter and by then I should have close to 45,000 miles on these.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
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Miles driven on tires: 53,000
Location: Louisville, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 53,000 Miles on Tires
March 01, 2014

I love these tires, they are excellent off road fascinating on road ,very quiet,and very good on the wet.
it has been a decade I am using these all terrains, all I can say this tire is a legend.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 33,000
Location: Buffalo, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 33,000 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2014

33,000 miles so far ,not even a single complaint.
excellent all weather tire for highway driving with decent off road capacities.
superior on the wet.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.93
 
 

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Tsi
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Crown Point, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2014

I drive a 97 Grand Cherokee ZJ with 4" of lift and installed these tires in a 31x10.50x15 size. They've exceeded my expectations in every respect. They're quite for an aggressive tread pattern on the highway, handle well for the tread pattern in highway driving, and perform excellently off road. I primarily use my Jeep for off road use but it does drive upwards of 200 highway miles one way to different parks. I've also used it to travel to work when the weather is too bad to travel in my other vehicle. They handle very well in the snow, packed or deep, and even do well on ice. For a tire that's not a mud terrain tire, they do surprisingly well in the mud but I wouldn't say it's a replacement for a traditional mud terrain. I haven't had them in sand so I cannot comment on their sand capabilities. I only have about 5k miles on them so far but they seem to be wearing well and evenly, if they're even wearing at all yet. I'd recommend these to anyone looking for a good all around tire for a vehicle that sees a multitude of uses. I'll most definitely be purchasing another set when the time comes.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 57,000
Location: Amesbury, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 57,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

I've driven 57,000 miles on these tires in just about 3.5 years on my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I didn't notice any significant tread wear. I'm glad I came here to read reviews and tire ratings before purchasing these tires. They are a little noisy, but that's a combination of the tires and the age of my vehicle with the lack of soundproofing in the cab I'm sure. Also, I have them balanced and rotated (free of charge) every 6-8K miles and alignment if necessary as part of the dealer/installation agreement. They are amazing in the snow/ice and rain. Best tires I've had for sure. Hoping to get another 50K out of these tires. Miles on my Jeep, 160K. Excellent Tires, will be buying for my wife's new Jeep Liberty as well.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2008 Honda Fit Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Hellam, PA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 05, 2014

I purchased these tires toward the end of October and mounted them on the vehicle in the beginning of November. This is my first winter season in a few years without a four wheel drive vehicle and I wanted to ensure that I could get to work and other places safely in our lovely Pennsylvania winter weather! Well, these tires did not disappoint! I have roughly 3k miles on them and I have been in a number of snow scenarios with them this year. Every storm I have felt confident in my vehicles handling thanks to these tires!

I purchased a wheel kit from TireRack that included the wheels and tires already mounted and balanced. They are perfect! I do not have any vibrations whatsoever and the tires are not very noisy on dry pavement. The Fit is an econobox, and if these tires were loud, I would definitely know it. They ride comfortably and handle OK. These tires are not performance tires by any means, but they handle well enough and do not suffer from tread wobble like others I have seen. Where these tires really shine are in snowy conditions! I have more faith in my little FWD car than I did in my AWD Explorer or 4x4 Jeep that I had previously owned. These tires will get you moving and stopped in most situations that I have encountered. The one exception to that would be ice. Even though these tires are studdable, I do not have studs in mine. If I did, I am certain even ice wouldn't be a problem. I did not want the extra road noise from studs.

If you want a good all around winter tire, look no further! I will be purchasing a set of these for my wife's Altima for next winter as well. Also keep in mind, skinny tires go better in the winter than wider tires but you will sacrafice some handling on dry pavement. I would definitely recommend these tires to anyone looking for snow tires!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2005 Pontiac Vibe
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Plymouth, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2014

Keep in mind these tires went on a light 2 wheel drive car and they are all season tires. I was looking for a tire that would get a Pontiac Vibe out of the barn during northern Indiana winters without going to full blown winter tires. First of all, this is the 4th set of tires I have had on this vehicle and I put them on in the summer. They absolutely ROCKED! The best ride all around this car has ever had. It was like driving a totally different vehicle. Then came old man winter and these brutal Polar Vortexes. Once again, this is a low clearance 2 wheel drive car and NO tire will be a lifesaver on ice unless you get a studded one. Regardless, I have been impressed. I haven't gotten stuck in any snow that the car didn't bottom out on. I have not have any slide outs much less any slide offs. It obviously can't compete with my 4x4 Jeep and I obviously have to drive like I am on snow and ice and not like the idiots you see on the evening news, but odds are that I will replace them with the exact same tires when these wear out. Plus, they make them just a few miles up the road from my house so I am supporting the local economy!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2004 Nissan Titan King Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 68,000
Location: Jenks, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 68,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2014

This is by far the best tire I have ever owned, and it's not even close.

The ride is smooth and quiet. The traction is amazing, on both dry and wet roads. These tires cut through water and all but eliminate hydroplaning. When I need to use 4WD at job sites to get through mud, I have few problems for a road tire.

In snow and ice, no problem. Winter traction is fantastic. One morning I was the first vehicle on the road with 16" of snow, and with 4WD these tires plowed right through it.

I love these tires. I'm at 68k with rotations every 5-6k miles, and will get 5k more before it's time to replace them. Over 70k miles in a full size truck is great.

I'm getting these tires installed on my wife's Jeep Commander tomorrow.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Caribou, ME
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
January 31, 2014

After going off the road twice this winter, I decided to ditch the all season tires in favor of dedicated winter tires. I purchased the recommended wheel/tire package from Tire Rack and couldn't be more pleased. The difference in braking, handling, acceleration and traction was immediately noticeable and dramatic. We have severe winters herein Northern Maine and the roads often remain icy or with hard packed snow for weeks. Temperatures can reach -40F. Do yourself a favor. All season tires don't work in Northern climates even if you have a 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicle. Service from Tire Rack was 1st rate. The wheels arrived in 3 days all mounted and balanced. I couldn't be more pleased.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 650
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 650 Miles on Tires
November 04, 2013

So far, only 650 miles but these Fortera's are great. Came stock on my 14 Grand Cherokee. Winter is a month away and I will update on that performance when I get enough snow driving in.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler Radial

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler RadialReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33

1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 1,100
Location: Allamuchy, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,100 Miles on Tires
September 23, 2012

So far I have put about 1,100 miles on this tire. Heavy rain has not been an issue, dry traction is great, nice and quiet at 70 mph. I will see how the snow is soon enough! Not bad for the price... So far.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UV Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57
 
 

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
May 08, 2013

1200 Miles on these tires and they perform well. They have tons of grip in the rain. I bought them at the end of the winter and they have yet to see snow or ice. They are a little noisy. I think a lot of people on hear blow the noise out of proportion. I can turn the radio down and still have a quiet ride, you can hear the tires though. A super swamper can be called a noisy tire, that's like comparing a lawnmower engine to a jet engine though. They really are not that loud. They ride excellent. I have yet to spin a tire in the rain.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-AReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

2008 Jeep Patriot Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 31,000
Location: Abington, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 31,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2010

These came standard on my Patriot, and while I'm usually not impressed by Goodyear tires (my wifes 2004 GMC had the Wrangler RT/S and they were --- aweful in the rain and snow) these SR-A's have been pretty good. They transmit a lot of road noise and get noisier with age. I figured I'd have swapped these off within a month of buying the Jeep, but two winters later and they still hold the road fairly well, and still have some decent tread life left on them. I do rotate every 6k miles and check/adjust air pressure every week.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport Signature (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57
 
 

2011 Jeep Patriot
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: West Caldwell, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 09, 2013

After wearing out the stock Firestone Affinity Touring 215/60-17 tires in 28,000 miles
I switched to Dunlop Sport Signature in the 235/55-17 size. This is roughly the same
diameter as stock and a bit over 3/4 inch wider, but there's plenty of fender clearance,
doesn't protrude past the outer fender, and fits the stock 17 x 6.5 inch wheels
perfectly. The first thing I noticed is the Dunlops are a bit stiffer than the Firestones, this is to be expected since they are in the Ultra High Performance All
Season category vs. Standard Touring. This doesn't translate to a rough ride as much as
a slightly "busier" ride because the roughness of the road surface is transmitted to the body. Bigger disturbances like lane markers don't get transmitted at all ( you hear
them but don't feel them through the steering wheel ) so it must be sidewall stiffness transmitting high frequency road roughness. That said, they are just as comfortable,
corner better ( better feel ), and are more stable in the rain due to the larger
channels. I've used Sport Signatures on my Sebring JX Convertible and PT Cruiser with
similar excellent results, so trying them on my Jeep was a natural choice even though
they weren't available in the exact size. I'll update the review after the snows come,
but it should be fine given my earlier experience with my PT Cruiser and the fact that
the Firestones are so abysmal in the snow.