Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UV Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2007 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 43,000
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 43,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2014

Great tire. Although this is a winter tire I keep them on all year and am amazed on the wear and performance. For the price you cant go wrong.

The All-Season General AltiMAX RT43 is Number One

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Gary Stanley

With its generous treadwear warranty, great ride quality and class-leading handling and traction, the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated) is a customer favorite for tires in the Standard Touring All-Season performance category. In a recent test, we concluded that the tire had impressive traction in both wet and dry conditions, very good handling and reasonable road manners. It finished in first place in our test, "Testing Standard Touring All-Season Tires: Which Tires Strike the Perfect Balance?

The General AltiMAX RT43 is available in a wide range of sizes, making it a great choice for a large variety of vehicles from compact cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, to popular crossovers like the Nissan Rogue. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with this tire:

"These are the best all-season tires I've ever purchased (and I've bought probably 15-20 sets of tires for various vehicles over the past 15 years, everything from snow tires to racing slicks). They actually defeat the purpose of my snow tires, as they offer about 8/10th of the snowy driving performance of them. This has to be the best all-season tire on the market. It just can't be beat for the price, performance, comfort and treadwear."  -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1985 BMW 535i

"Great tire thus far. Not many miles driven but they have already seen the worst of Pennsylvania's weather and potholes. These tires are impressively quiet, comfortable over bumps and potholes. It's near impossible to avoid them all now, and these tire seem up to the worst of them with no harshness at all. Great tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Subaru Forester

If you're looking for a great set of affordable tires, don't miss out on the General AltiMAX RT43! For more great options for your vehicle, read "Looking for Quiet Tires? Check Out My Top Three Picks!"

Free Shipping on Coil-Overs, Pads, Rotors, Springs, Shocks and More When You Spend Over $50

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Most drivers know us for our tires and wheels, comprehensive tire testing and billions of miles of review feedback. However, we offer more than tires and wheels. We've got coil-overs, pads, rotors, springs, shocks and a myriad of other items that are now eligible for free shipping. All it takes is $50 of qualifying products and the shipping's on us.

For example, if your light truck is ready for new shocks and struts, it's hard to beat the offerings from Bilstein. Bilstein makes the HD products for many light trucks, as well as passenger cars. We hear many trucks owners rave about their Bilstein HD shocks and struts.

Bilstein's shocks and struts are built to meet the fitment and performance needs of specific vehicles. And their patented design reduces the need for a compromise between ride, handling and control. Their rigorous development, testing and attention to detail combine to provide exceptional ride comfort and a product that will out last and out perform Original Equipment. Additionally, with Bilstein's aftermarket lifetime warranty, you can be assured they're built to last.

When engineered properly, a strut or shock will exert only moderate rebound damping on the high-velocity damper piston speeds encountered on tar strips and small road imperfections. They also increase rebound damping on lower-velocity damper piston speeds encountered on curvy roads and exit ramps. This leads to a great combination of ride compliance on rough roads combined with handling. One of my co-workers raves about how the Bilstein HD performs on his first-generation 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Double Cab.

Free shipping offer does not apply to tire and wheel purchases. It is valid for retail customers in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. For complete details on our free shipping, visit here.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91
 
 

2009 Toyota Avalon
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Miles driven on tires: 59,225
Location: Michigan City, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 59,225 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2014

Michelin has produced a terrific product with this Primacy MXV4. Aside from being a quiet and comfortable tire, it wears even and wears well as my precise mileage is shown. If that weren't enough, this tire is so good even in winter weather that it rivals dedicated cold-weather rubber. A set with a little over 30K are also on the wife's Camry and promise to be the equivalent of mine. Frankly, if you can buy a better tire, do it. I would, but I haven't found one on 35 years of driving on virtually every popular brand.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2012 Toyota Highlander
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Apex, NC
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 24, 2014

Anyone who has a Highlander know that your choices of tires are very limited. I've only had the 422s for a short while but they are 10x better than than the original set. I had tons of body roll before even when breaking now I have half as much but the ride quality is the same and road noise is almost nothing. I had a set of yokohama's prior and they were great until they started to wear then the road noise was unreal. If your on the fence like I was the 422 is a great choice for you Toyota fans.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2004 Toyota 4Runner 4wd Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Greenwood Village, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
March 10, 2014

I have these tire on both my Toyota 4Runner and on my Lexus GX here in Denver.
Quite and comfortable on trips to the Colorado mountains and great in snow and on off-road trails, including muddy ones. I've put about 40,000 miles on 4runner and 35,000 on the GX and both are about due for replacement. Clearly not the longest lasting, but I'll head out into any conditions with these tires that Colorado can throw at me. So I'm buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2005 Toyota Highlander 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Bedford, MA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

After one of the worst winters on record, I believe these tires are the best I could have chosen. They start off with 2/32 inch extra tread depth and perform very well in snow conditions. Except for the roughest of old highways, these tires run very quiet. I am very pleased.

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 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

1979 Toyota truck
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Fernley, NV
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

i have had the same set of rims and tires on 3 vehicals in 30000 mi -long story but basicly the best nevada tire ever made for off road i do a lot of prospecting/metal detecting . i crossed the humbolt sink in 2wd in my fj60 with these ( i was to scared to stop and lock in hubs once i dropped into deep alkilye mud at least 15 miles with one of my kids with me if we stopped we would have sunk with no cell reception just kept it floored the whole time. these tires clawed through the nastiest bottem of a acient ocean bed youve ever seen they went on my 97 4 runner 4x4 which is a freeway queen daily driver and now on my 79 toyota 4x4 .there is a old saying in nevada that the desert dosent put up with cheap or worn out tires . i work next door to tire rack so picked them up on way home best money for a off road tire i ever paid and still does great on freeway

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: 9.42
 
 

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

all I can say these tires are great, even after 45,000 miles, I will use them for a couple of months more.
The best all terrain Tire ever.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.6
 
 

2010 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Bristol, CT
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 24, 2014

10k miles and all 4 tires cracked in the tread, Michelin didn't want to cover the replacement of these tires, my dealer wouldn't let me leave the lot with these tires and took it on themselves to put new tires on the car, that was the last Michelin I will ever own

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36
 
 

1999 Toyota Sienna XLE
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2014

I bought this tire after reading reviews off tirerack.com All i gotta say is this tire exceeds my expectations. I live in minnesota so i drove through rain,shine,snow and so far its a improvement over the previous kumho kr21 and uniroyal tigerpaw touring. Where the tire really shine is wet and snow traction over the previous tires Ive had. Wet roads are confident with little to no spinoff unless heavy throttle is applied. Snow traction is great i can actually hear and feel it biting over 3-6 inches of snow covered roads. I am a lot more confident driving this van now in the winter than ever before. Noise levels are reasonably low and steering is quick and precise i can take an off ramp going over 30mph with "NO" tire squealing problem whatsoever. Overall this tire well worth the money and makes my van goes where ever i want it to with no worry.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UV Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 25, 2014

Got these on my new Fj Cruiser. Glad I did, we got a lot of snow this winter in the mountains of Montana. About 50% of my driving is back country driving on dirt roads that are many times either unplowed, icy, or slushy. I got these tires studded and they have worked very impressively. They work fine on the highway also, but a bit noisy with the studs. Great tires for the FJ!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2007 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Aurora, OR
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 28, 2014

I Was amazed by this tires capability in snowy conditions. Within the limitations of driving responsibly in winter conditions the tire excelled on ice, freezing rain, fresh snow, fresh pack and icy packed snow. Changing lanes by driving over snow and slush berms was a much more stable experience than I expected. Over all I am very impressed by this tire and it seems to give me several more MPG than there tires on the car previously. Measured by Scanguage.

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

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 65,000
Location: Belleville, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 65,000 Miles on Tires
February 25, 2014

I've put over 65000 miles on these tires in all kinds of driving conditions. The only time I've had some concern with these tires is when I'm on ice or deep mud. But this is an All-Terrain tire meaning it's good in all conditions (if you want a tire that specialized in going through mud, get a mud tire! Same goes for driving in winter/ice). I rotate my tires every 5000 miles and after putting 65000 miles on the guy at my tire shop told me I could probably put another 10K-15K on them. As far as reliability goes. I've never had a flat. On numerous occasions when I've brought my truck in for rotations the service people have pulled out nails or bolts from my tires (they're usually stuck in the tread).. again, I've never had a flat tire! These tires are a little more $$$ and they will cut your mpg's down compared to a regular all season or typical OE radial, but this tire CAN do it all and it WILL last!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2004 Toyota 4Runner 2wd SR5
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Norwalk, CT
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

This my second review on this tire after more than 6000 miles in snow and rain, it has been doing very well so far. I really liked the drive smooth and nice ride had to drive when it was snowing for two hours and it did not slip a bit averaging around 50 miles an hour on about 1 to 2 inches of snow been driving in the northeast snow so far happy, only thing i noticed was a slight drop in mileage since I fitted this from my Michelin Cross terrain.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2007 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2014

I rarely ever write reviews however I'm compelled with these tires!!! The best tire I've ever owned and I've owned many sets over 45 years of driving. Dry pavement and wet flawless! We here in Washington just got 6 inches of snow with 21 degrees of temperature and with that mix you know tires will be tested, again flawless performance. Wait, before anyone says well these aren't a snow tire, you're right but...I didn't get stuck and I have a "special" Tacoma in the sense it sits on a 4 wheel drive chassis but it's only 2 wheel drive. Nice ride heighth and boy with these Michelin's flawless performance. I was driving through snow that several vehicles were spinning in. Again not a snow tire but is rated for M and S. Best tire, spendy but you get a dream ride and terrific performance in bad conditions, ice, snow and any other impediments one could imagine. I kept up in my 2wd with the 4 wheelers no problem.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2001 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Xtra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 6,500
Location: Elkview, WV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,500 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2014

unbelievible traction. many times 4-wheel drive is not needed on my 01 ext cab tacoma. only at melting point (33 degrees)do i have to be careful. have these on my 05 crv as well; just no way the weather can keep us home!
ed c

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3
 
 

2011 Toyota RAV4 4wd V6
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Holyoke, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2014

I drive a 2011 Rav4 all wheel/4wheel drive compact SUV. I had 2 year old all season tires that failed terribly in even the smallest of snowfalls. So after a lot of research I chose these and I am so happy I did. Where I had trouble before, now I don’t. Slush to me is worse than ice, and now it’s no problem, along with deep snow. It just snowed here 12” and I drove through it to see if I could loose traction, I even zig zaged and didn’t. Where I had trouble getting out of snow covered side streets without spinning out, with my blizzak dm v-1’s I pull out into on-coming traffic with no trouble at all. I have a ¾ mile steep up hill I take to go to work and covered with snow I had no problem going up it at all. The first thing in spring I plan to replace them for {Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia (Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season)}

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX A/T 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.87
 
 

2007 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2014

So I really researched the heck out of what tire was right for my 4x4 tacoma. We live at 6000 ft and can get up to a foot of snow at a time in winter. We needed a fairly aggressive tire tread for winter. But I also was weary of tire noise and the mileage hit you get with some AT tires. This tire hit the sweet spot. I had to back up a fairly steep incline on my property with a moderately loaded trailer in snowy mud. Although this probably speaks as much to the capability of a 4x4 tacoma with the locking diff I know I couldn't have made it with the dueler h/t that came on the truck. This tire has very little road noise and has just aggressive enough tread to get it done while offroad. I would highly recommend this tire to someone in my situation where you frequently drive unimproved roads as well as highway. Also, get the load range E light truck tire because the ride is no worse and for a nominal increase in cost you get a bit more tread depth and load rating which is well worth the money. Kudos to Michelin on a well balanced light truck tire!