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Firestone MT's

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by maxamillion2345, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Just in case anyone is considering these tires now or in the future, thought I'd throw up a quick opinion of these.

    I got a damn good deal on a set with lots of life left. Hadn't been beaten too hard. I know a lot of the trucks at the mines I worked for ran em, and they see some rough use on shitty roads, and that's it, hardly ever see pavement. They run em in a lot of mud, a lot of sand, a lot of rock, coal, brush. Well considering this I figured they'd be good tires.

    Well even though mine use is hard, I guess my tires see worse.

    It's been not 2 months now, one is garbage the other has a plug in the sidewall.

    On the first trip out I stuck a thorn through the sidewall a couple inches down from the tread. It wedged itself against a shoulder lug and drove itself into the tire causing a slow leak. A simple plug and I was on my way. No one else had any problems on that trip.

    More recently, about 2 weeks ago I was out in very remote Nevada on an old overgrown very narrow mining road when I cut a sidewall pretty damn good. Not sure what I hit but it trashed the tire. Also found another cut going down to the belts but not through.

    Could be coincidence but I'm of the opinion these tires have weak sidewalls.

    I've run from new:

    Les schwab wildcat txr MTs
    rugged trails
    procomp mt's
    duratracs
    bfg all terrains
    treadwright mt's
    and now 3 firestone mt's and a kevlar mt/r

    I've run them all in very similar terrain. I did manage to put a tiny cut into the sidewall of one bfg but I pinched it pretty good between my wheel and a rock, and I was able to plug that to get off the trail. I also cut the tread right down through a tread block and into the belts of the tire on a bfg. But I'd call that a fluke. I think the procomp had 1 rock puncture through the tread that needed a patch. I can't think of any other issues.

    The good news is that they're a dull roar instead of a high pitched whine like those god awful annoying treadwrights, so they don't bother me on the road at all in terms of noise. They handle well, they're wearing well, they hook up just fine. They seem to be good in the rocks, mud, and snow. Haven't had em for any winter driving but I can say so far I'm happy with them on road and off but they have terrible sidewalls, or at least that's my experience so far. I'd be hesitant to recommend them for any serious wheelers. Too bad to because I really like the looks of em.

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  2. Jun 15, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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  3. Jun 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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    Yeah I feel like before long I'll be running mismatched tires all around. :p
     
  4. Jun 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    That's good to know. I've contemplated purchasing the destination m/t's twice now, but never pulled the trigger... the first time was because 35's were on backorder, and the second time I decided on IROK's instead. I've read great reviews on the destination MT's, but it's nice to read one from a fellow toyota enthusiast pointing out the sidewall issues. :cheers:
     
  5. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I guess it could be a fluke but so far I haven't had good luck lol.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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    I ran a set of them on my old taco and the mileage sucked, I got maybe 21k out of them, an yes i rotated them regularly. Once they got towards the end of their life they were really slick. Only had one to get a hole (sidewall) and that was from either a rock or a small tree branch. I couldn't tell what got it exactly but I knew right when it went. Personally I thought they were a little pricey for what they were
     
  7. Jun 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    I have put over 50,000 miles on the firestone destination ATs with no problems.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    Big difference between a mt and at though
     
  9. Jun 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    I was very happy with my set of Destination M/Ts even though I did end up with a couple of punctures out on the trails (a rock through the center and a stick through the sidewall). I replaced them with a set of Hercules Trail Digger M/T's and got slightly better traction, longer life, and only one nail in the center.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2013 at 2:08 AM
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    Probably put 500 miles on these tires, all dirt, in the last 2 weekends. All sorts of different terrain, all speeds 80mph - 4lo 1st gear, lot's of abuse. Chunking like a bitch, lugs starting to rip off. They're looking rough, I've definitely had better tires.

    No flats though!
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    More dirt roads, a lot more, - 250 miles in the last 2 days alone, and these things are looking rough. One rear is worse than the other (picture below is of the worst one, naturally) and the front looks pretty okay except for one lug which is near torn off.

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  12. Sep 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    [​IMG]

    oh and another sidewall cut but not through the belts, just to em... :|
     
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    Mine chunked that badly, too. I think you'll be much happier with the Hercules Trail Digger M/T.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    edit: nevermind, lying craiglist cocksuckers!

    I'll figure something out but I'm too cheap to by out the ass for new tires again.
     
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  15. May 14, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    Ive never had a problem with my destination mt's. I put about 30k on some 33's before I sold the truck, they still had good tread on them also. I now have 13k on my set now and they still look brand new. I drive a lot of hunting trails and dirt roads during our 4 month hunt season and a lot of road miles.
     
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  17. May 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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    I'm guessing the terrain is a bit different. Sandy dirt, clay, mud and tree roots vs rock and brush, old mining roads, high speed desert, and whatever else. Im onto nitto trail grapplers for my fj80. 40x13.5x17 ;) not k-spec but made similar
     
  18. May 22, 2014 at 6:46 AM
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    Absolutely (South Carolina). The tread compound must be setup more for this terrain, and softer for better grip on the roads.
     
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