Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 2wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Firestone Destination LE 2
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
September 13, 2012

I previously had a set of Michelin Lattitude tires on my truck, and loved them. The LE2s, so far, have been as good to drive on with one exception; on-center feel. It does seem like this tire wanders a bit at highway speeds in a straight line. I have since had my alignment checked and have inflated the tires with nitrogen. I believe the alignment may have positively effected this situation slightly. The ride is great. Have not had a chance to get them in any snow or ice conditions as I purchased in July 2012 and since I live in Atlanta it might be a couple years before we even get any snow. Coming off of Michelins into the Firestones, my expectations have been exceeded thus far, as there is a reasonably significant difference in price. The on-center feel issue I mentioned is relatively minor; rating the Michelins on this I would rate a 10, and the Firestones I would rate an 8. On a personal level, I have owned many vehicles in my lifetime including 7 BMWs and have had quite a bit of track experience, so I tend to be quite judgemental on my tires. My expectations and evaluations are based upon the real-life expectations of this specific tire on this specific vehicle. Meaning, I do not expect either to have the characteristics of a performance car. It is what it is. For a reasonably heavy pickup truck and a light truck tire, this is a decent combination for a highway-tread tire, especcially considering the cost. Lastly, I have not noticed any difference in fuel economy, which I consider that to be a good thing.

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