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post #1 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Firestone Destination LE vs AT

I know there are million tire threads out there, but I didn't find a comparison of the Firestone Destination LE versus AT. I do a lot of highway driving but also do some occasional offroading as well. Living in the midwest, snow is an issue for about 3 months of the year.

I'm leaning toward the LE given my propencity for highway miles, but if the AT have comparable tread wear and are fairly quiet it might be worth it to go with them for the better offroad and snow capability. Would there be an appreciable difference in gas mileage between the two?

The AT's got higher reviews on tirerack, but by fewer reviewers.
Destinaton AT rating
Destination LE rating

I'll be headed north for the holidays so I'm hoping to pull the trigger on this by the end of the day tomorrow!


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post #2 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:34 PM
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the girlfriend has the at's on her truck no real noise good weare she's put about 5k on them since she got the truck she likes them id go for the at's if i were you the snow for 3 months wouldnt be to fun on the le's.....

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:37 PM
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Truthfully they are dang near the same frickin thing. The A/Ts have larger tread blocks, but they are too much alike to make a big difference.
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:38 PM
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If I were choosing between the two, and could afford the AT, that is the tire I would pick, it has a pretty high rating and the score is almost even across the board...just my .02

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:41 PM
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destination a/t for sure,i love those tires, they are awesome in every area

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post #6 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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wow, thanks for the helpful replies. I guess it might come down to what I can find in stock at the local tire shops, but I'll request the AT's first.

Any guesses on mileage differences? I'm not sure how accurate the weights on tirerack are, but they actually list the LE's as heavier (33 lbs) than the AT's (30 lbs).

Thanks again.

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my dad has the a/ts on his truck. they're really nice, really quite. little to no noise on the highway. and we take that thing all over the highway
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-16-2008, 08:59 PM
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my dad had them and plowed with 1/8 tread on those tires, it was unbilieveable how well they did with so little tread,

basically silent

great dry and wet traction

good wear,

decent in dirt

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I would go A/T's wish i did after choosing Le's damn tire place speicals
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post #11 of 12 Old 12-17-2008, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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well, no one in town seems to have the AT's, but the Firestone shop will give me a set of Bridgestone AT Revo's for $675 with roadhazard... Basically give them to me for the price of the Destinatino AT's since they don't have the Destinations in stock. Am I crazy to pass that deal up? Are the Revo's a better tire?

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Here are a few pics I snapped this afternoon of the AT Revo's.







I'm very happy with them so far. I've put about 2500 miles on them and have had no issues. Road noise is not obnoxious (although my exhaust is a little loud, so that might mask it a bit) and traction has been great. I expected to get to test them on my trip to CO over the holidays, but we had clear roads the whole way. My gas mileage, however, has decreased a bit. I think I might have been getting a false reading with the old tires as they were effectively a smaller rolling radius than the new tires with full tread. I got a garmin for christmas and currently the speedo and odometer are almost dead on with the gps readings.

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