Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
Miles Driven on Tires: 17,828
Location: Barrington, Il
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Firestone Destination ST
Follow-Up Review: 35,012 miles on tires
November 18, 2013
I've really enjoyed these tires in all forms of weather that we experience in the upper midwest. Last winter was lees than a true test as it was pretty mild and not a great deal of snow to test the tires after the break in period. It has great handling characteristics and does a better than average job in the wet consistently. The one major gripe I have is with tread wear. The way I corner in my truck makes many passengers reach for the Oh shiznit handle above their windows. That being said, the outside corners of the tires had worn to the having no tread (even with an alignment) as as I am writing this the width of the tread has worn to the wear bars. I can understand that there may be a little to compromize in having good grip, meaning perhaps a softer compound but they have worn much faster and in a way that makes me consider another tire after the Blizzak's that are going on the wheels for this winter. These are very good tires, but certainly not great tires, everything considered.
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!

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