Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE

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Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Extended Cab
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 26,000
Location: Tulsa, OK
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Firestone Destination LE
Follow-Up Review: 35,000 miles on tires
November 05, 2013
So, I know this tire was replaced with the new improved Destination LE2. However, I wish I had purchased another set of the Destination LE's as I like the tread design better. It is a bit more aggressive and while it may not have suited everyone's needs, it has done everything I asked it to in a respectable manner. The ride and handling has been good the whole time I have had the tires. Noise level isn't loud enough for me to hear the tires with the windows up or down, even when I am driving at low speed in a neighborhood. They still handle wet roads well at this point, even standing water. My anti-lock hasn't kicked in, when I have braked hard on wet roads. The tread wear has been even and I still get them rotated every 4 or 5000 miles and my alignment checked at the same time.
Initial Review: 26,000 miles on tires
January 30, 2012

I have had this tire on my Z 71 for a bit over 2 years and 26,000 miles with no issues. They replaced a set of Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts that came from the factory and were replaced at 45,000 miles. Ride comfort on the Firestones is good and they are not noisy. Tires appear to be wearing well. I keep my tires at 36 psi, have the alignment checked twice a year and rotate the tires every 4 or 5,000 miles. I have had no issues in heavy rain. The times I have driven in snow the 4WD, limited slip and 300 pounds in the bed have definately helped, never had an issue. I have felt the truck spin but it keeps moving. Normal snowfall is 2 to 5inches and traction is good in that. Although the winter of 2010/11 had us get hit with 2 blizzards and we had 19 inches during the first one. I was able to get around, very slowly and at one pont had to make my own road for a short distance. Ice, well, what helps in that?? I go slow and have made it through so far. I can't comment on mud/off road as I don't experience much of that. I will definately consider replacing this set of tires with the same thing when the time comes to replace them.

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