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Firestone Destination A/T's vs General Grabber HTS

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by xwhaler, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    xwhaler

    xwhaler [OP] New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Looking for some opinions. I have narrowed it down to these two tires I think....2 diff shops in my area OTD price are nearly identical...$512 on the Firestones and $524 on the Generals
    I live in NH but am up in Maine a lot during the winter skiing....200+" of snow in a normal season and a lot of moose up on the back roads where I go skiing so braking and handling in the snow is important.
    90% of my driving is highway with the rest being pulling my boat, driving in the snow on paved/unpaved roads.

    Don't want to sacrifice too much mpg by getting the more aggressive A/T tread but also want to make sure we stay safe.
    I'd get the Firestones but also am hung up on the white letters...i prefer blackwall as my truck is silver but unsure if it really makes a difference....I consider my truck a form of transportation moreso than a showpiece really so am more concered with value/quality than looks I guess.

    Any opinions on these? Or others in this price range I should consider?
    Any idea of mpg loss would be negligable on the A/T's?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    I have the Destination ATs too and I have a silver truck. I made sure they put the blackwalls on the outside and they look good. Gimmie a minute and I'll put a pic up
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    xwhaler

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    Hey Thanks a lot guys!
    Very helpful.....it does make sense for where I live to get the A/T vs a highway tire I agree.
    I'm going to the shop after work today to order these...install tomorrow.

    USC Tacoma...sweet truck man
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    Thanks man. You'll like the Destinations. I've been going back and forth between home a college a lot so that means a lot of highway miles and they are holding up great on the tread. They also do their job pretty darn good when I happen to venture off the road. Good choice.:thumbsup:
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    Your call, H/T more towards hwy, A/T off-road. Probably not alot of mpg difference, but slight edge to the H/T. Generally longer treadwear too. But for snow, if hard packed probably close, but deeper/loose stuff def A/T takes it.

    A few guys on the site have the Firestone A/T, generally all good reviews.

    I almost went w/ Grabber HTS (top rated H/T) myself, but saved a bunch going w/ another well rated H/T, Kumho KPL51. Since I run Blizzaks on seperate rims for winter:thumbsup:, snow performance didnt matter much.
     
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