post #1 of Old 04-27-2009, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Uniroyal Laredo AWT or Firestone Destination AT?

Anyone have any personal reviews for these tires? I'm trying to decide.

ALL of my driving is on-road, and 75% is interstate travel at 70-80 MPH.

I don't want to go with a wimpy looking tire, but not super aggressive either.

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post #2 of Old 04-27-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well, looked at both side by side today and went with the Firestones. Those look awesome. Now ... I need to get the front pair on asap so I have a matched set.

Anyone want to buy/trade a couple of FS Destinations for BF Goodrich Long Trails ? My size is 30x9.5r15.

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take a look at the toyo open country a/t

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why are you limiting yourself? You left out bfg at, the general grabber which is a nice at, and a few others
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Hi David -

Well, I have BFGs on the front and Duelers on the rear, and they last maybe about 36-40k tops. I'm buying a pair of tires every 18 months, and it's getting expensive. I work for a humv parts distributor, so we have a good source for tires locally and he had the uni's and the FS in stock today in my size. I was desperate, good price, 60k tires, good looking so ... we'll see how the go.

But, I am going to be doing more research for my next set.

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Well, I've had BFG's AT's, now have Revo's on my Wrangler, just put the Destination ATs on our Liberty, and WOW! Big improvement in road noise, excellent in snow, dirt, and even the ice we had here last New Years, great in rain, excellent tire, better than any AT I've used.

I'm thinking of trying the Destination MT's on the Wrangler next.
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The Firestone AT reviews at or near the top of the list of all terrains available on www.tirerack.com website. That survey is taken from a large customer sampling, so the results are as accurate as you are going to find. Being as how you spend 100% of your time on the highway there would be no reason to recommend the BFG AT ... the only other tire I would suggest is the Goodyear Silent Armor, but that is likely something your dealer doesn't have in stock.

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The Firestone AT reviews at or near the top of the list of all terrains available on www.tirerack.com website. That survey is taken from a large customer sampling, so the results are as accurate as you are going to find. Being as how you spend 100% of your time on the highway there would be no reason to recommend the BFG AT ... the only other tire I would suggest is the Goodyear Silent Armor, but that is likely something your dealer doesn't have in stock.
i have had the firestone a/t and the toyo at, and the toyo excels in all terrains. tirerack does not sell toyo so you cant compare the two through that. the toyo is far better in rain and snow than the firestone. not to mention its a better looking tire

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i have had the firestone a/t and the toyo at, and the toyo excels in all terrains. tirerack does not sell toyo so you cant compare the two through that. the toyo is far better in rain and snow than the firestone. not to mention its a better looking tire
A guy I worked with has Toyo AT's on his Jeep and they are definitely NOTHING special or extraordinary compared to any other decent street tire I've seen/used ... At least nothing magical to either one of us.

As far as appearance; the BFG AT is much better looking than the Toyo, and the Firestone or Goodyear is equivalent in appearance to me, with the Firestone having the better looking sidewall of the three.

Anyhow, I remember in the late 80's / early 90's when Yokohamas were the hot gossip that never quite panned out as 'advertised' ... Those came with free Ramen too.

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without running them, then the only thing you know of performance is what you hear...i have ran both...
of course there is nothing extraordinary, but they perform better than most.

just for comparison...






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without running them, then the only thing you know of performance is what you hear...
The guy I worked with ('Fireman Ron'), had me drive his Jeep a few times (which actually inspired me to buy a YJ over a TJ), but I also rode around with him a bunch, so my experience with them is not just heresay. We drove in all sorts of weather (besides snow/ice), they were new, worked great, but were nothing more special than any other higher end AT tire. That is all I am saying, I know you REALLY like them and I'm happy for you, but most higher end tires either work real well, or they don't.

As far as believing all he had said, well he's been around hot rods and cars since the 60's ... fought in 'Nam, owns a few toys and tinkers with cars all the time ... so I would say his experiences with MANY tires far exceeds the ideas you have about he and I.

Ps- In your comparison photos, what size is the Toyo?

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The guy I worked with ('Fireman Ron'), had me drive his Jeep a few times (which actually inspired me to buy a YJ over a TJ), but I also rode around with him a bunch, so my experience with them is not just heresay. We drove in all sorts of weather (besides snow/ice), they were new, worked great, but were nothing more special than any other higher end AT tire. That is all I am saying, I know you REALLY like them and I'm happy for you, but most higher end tires either work real well, or they don't.

As far as believing all he had said, well he's been around hot rods and cars since the 60's ... fought in 'Nam, owns a few toys and tinkers with cars all the time ... so I would say his experiences with MANY tires far exceeds the ideas you have about he and I.

Ps- In your comparison photos, what size is the Toyo?
you are right any high end A/T will perform well. that being said, i prefer the looks of the toyo better than others esp the firestone.
i will agree with you that the BFG A/T looks better than any of them.

in the comparison photos, i just googled them and picked one, i have no idea.

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