Initial Review, 17,828 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2012
I purchased these tires as a replacement for the Bridgestone OEM's that I had installed the last time I needed new tires. Those tires seemed pretty good for the beating I spooned out for them.However it was time for something a little bit more appropriate for my driving style.
I read a lot of reviews and Tundra forum posts for a new replacement. These Firestones won because I drive my Tundra more like a sports car and less like the big pickup that it is. Aside from what I had read, I liked the aggressive tread pattern but this doesn't mean that it impacts the ride other than being a bit nosier than the OEM's. I had these installed at a local CarX just as a snow storm was bearing down on us. When I pulled out of the shop there was 4-5" of fresh deep wet snow on the ground. I had little to be concerned about as soon as the tires started turning. They rolled straight and true through the deep snow at highway speed without missing a beat, even though others were less ambitious to drive at the speeds I chose to. They're snow performance is outstanding for a tire of this type and low sidewall height. They offered great confidence and when the weather dried and got warmer they cornered well and had excellent braking power. A good example would be while on a trip to Deals Gap on the Tennessee - N. Carolina border, I made a friend who was in the back seat ill because of the grip available and the frequent beeping of the traction control as I swung the truck left and right through 300+ turns in 11 miles! Needless to say be didn't lose his lunch in my truck even though his skin tone was greener than when we began the trip through the pass, but these tires impressed me in their ability to grip those tight turns. If you're on the fence about buying a good inexpensive sport truck tire? Don't be hesitant to choose these. you're wallet and you won't regret it!