Off-Road Maximum Traction
Off-road enthusiasts are always on the lookout for durable and affordable tires for an ultimate off-road adventure and an equally impressive highway performance. Firestone Destination M/T2 is one of the leading market brands dedicated to SUVs, Jeeps, and pickup trucks.
This review looks into the different technologies adopted in the manufacture of Destination M/T2 tires. It highlights the performance characteristics of the tires under different conditions and provides impartial advice to assist drivers with the purchase of mud-terrain tires.
- Remarkable traction in mud and loosely packed roads
- Affordable pricing compared to other mud-terrain roads
- Sufficient protection against punctures and abrasion
- Good performance on wet roads
- Limited availability
What are the features of the Firestone Destination M/T2?
For Firestone Destination M/T2 to tackle the tough off-road terrains, the company utilizes advanced technology to optimize tread patterns and extend the service life of the tires. The tires are manufactured from a chip and tear-resistant compound. The treads are deep voided to enhance off-road driving adventures. Tread blocks inclined at 23 degrees guarantee maximum traction on loosely packed roads.
The sidewalls are engineered to provide extra traction on loose mud surfaces. The sidewalls have serrated lugs that increase the effective biting surfaces and complement the aggressive tread patterns. These external features improve the performance of the tires over light snow and rainy roads. Destination M/T2 tires contain stone and mud ejectors which are located between the large tread blocks. These ejectors remove debris and dirt that increase the probability of puncture and premature tread wear.
Like most mud-terrain tires, Destination M/T2 is designed to last long. The tires feature 3-ply polyester casings and tensile, high-strength steel belts reinforced with nylon material. These components extend the life of the tires and increase their resistance to abrasive surface wear and punctures.
Some Firestone Destination M/T2 tires have provisions for fitting metal studs to enhance traction on ice-covered roads and deep snow. The tires are available in several wheel sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches.
How long does the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire last?
Firestone does not offer any tread life warranty or road hazard warranty for Destination M/T2 tire products. The uniformity warranty is limited to the first 2/32” tread wear. The company has an attractive package that covers repairs and replacements for all the tires having manufacturing defects up to 5 years. Customers enjoy free replacements for the first three years.
Additionally, customers have a 90-day trial period. Within this timeline, the company accepts customer returns. Unlike the all-terrain tires, Destination M/T2 does not have any treadwear indicators. Drivers can check the depth of the treads using manual means like the penny coin measurements.
Destination M/T2 tires have excellent wet traction capabilities. The aggressive tread patterns leave behind deep grooves that are vital for expelling water when driving in the rain. The tires grip firmly on wet roads giving the drivers enough control over the vehicle. The tires remain responsive to steering controls and the braking distances are decent.
Maximum expulsion of surface runoffs guarantees sufficient defense against hydroplaning, further improving driving safety. Overall, these are dependable tires when driving on wet roads.
Firestone Destination M/T2 are not the ordinary mud tires that struggle when subjected to high-speed highway driving. They exhibit superb dry traction characteristics. The optimized tread patterns maintain a large footprint with the tarmac to provide optimum traction. It increases the tire’s stability and responsiveness when cruising at a higher speed.
Stiffened sidewalls are necessary for off-road driving. This feature impedes highway performance since it reduces the cornering stability of the vehicle. Braking distances are short.
Among the mud-terrain tires, Destination M/T2 tires generate fewer noises when driving on the highways. Despite having aggressive tread blocks, they are not loud. Car occupants can keep conversations going within the cabin without much interference from tire noises.
The nylon reinforcement enables the tire to absorb most of the vibrations and road shocks to enhance the quality of the ride. Expect to hear some whining noises, albeit at lower levels.
Although Destination M/T2 tires are designed for off-road driving, they exhibit impressive results when driven over light snow. The deep grooves, additional biting edges on the sidewalls, and a 23-degree attack angle ensure that the tire grip firmly on the slippery roads. That way, drivers can gain reasonable control over the vehicle. Braking distances on light snow are decent but shorter compared to standard winter tires.
The performance of Firestone Destination M/T2 decreases as the depth of snow increases.
Firestone Destination M/T2 tires are the real deal when it comes to off-road driving. Tread design prepares them for the tough task of maneuvering rugged, muddy, and sand roads. The tires grip firmly on gravel roads providing predictable handling and braking characteristics.
Stone ejectors ensure that small pieces of rocks or pebbles are removed from the deep grooves. In mud, the tires remain responsive. Their performance on muddy roads relies on aggressive treads, serrated sidewalls, and angular tread blocks. These external modifications enhance cornering and prevent the spinning of tires.
Driving on rocky roads should not be a bother for an off-road enthusiast with Destination M/T2 tires. The tires provide sufficient traction and have tread blocks made from tear-resistant rubber products. Tough internal casings and the stiff serrated sidewalls protect the tire against punctures. Drivers can easily traverse through sandy roads with predictable handling, braking, and traction.
Are Firestone Destination M/T2 good?
Firestone Destination M/T2 performs pretty well in different conditions. It exhibits superb handling characteristics on muddy roads and has low noise levels. The construction of the tires relies on strong materials that guarantee durability and safety. They are available in different sizes and at affordable market prices. If you are out shopping for mud-terrain tires, you should consider Firestone Destination M/T2.
Tire sizes & specifications
|Tire size||Load index/ Speed rating||UTQG||Max load||Max Inflation||Tread Depth||Tire Weight||Wheel Diameter||Rim Width Range||Measured Rim Width||Section Width||Tread Width||Overall Diameter||Revs Per Mile||Country|
|LT235/75R15||104/101Q C||50 psi||19/32″||39 lbs||15||6-7″||6.5″||9.3″||7.2″||28.9″||722||CA|
|31X10.5R15LT||109Q C||50 psi||20/32″||46 lbs||15||7-9″||8.5″||10.5″||8.6″||30.5″||683||CA|
|32X11.5R15LT||113Q C||50 psi||22/32″||52 lbs||15||8-10″||9″||11.4″||9.3″||31.5″||661||CA|
|33X12.5R15LT||108Q C||35 psi||22/32″||54 lbs||15||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.2″||32.5″||641||CA|
|LT235/85R16||120/116Q E||80 psi||19/32″||47 lbs||16||6-7.5″||6.5″||9.3″||7.5″||31.7″||656||CA|
|LT245/75R16||120/116Q E||80 psi||19/32″||46 lbs||16||6.5-8″||7″||9.8″||7.9″||30.5″||684||CA|
|LT265/75R16||123/120Q E||80 psi||19/32″||52 lbs||16||7-8″||7.5″||10.5″||8.5″||31.7″||658||CA|
|LT285/75R16||126/123Q E||80 psi||20/32″||58 lbs||16||7.5-9″||8″||11.3″||8.9″||32.8″||634||CA|
|LT315/75R16||127/124Q E||65 psi||21/32″||67 lbs||16||8-10″||8.5″||12.3″||9.8″||34.6″||603||CA|
|LT245/75R17||121/118Q E||80 psi||19/32″||49 lbs||17||6.5-7.5″||7″||9.8″||7.8″||31.5″||661||CA|
|LT255/75R17||111/108Q C||50 psi||19/32″||49 lbs||17||0-0″||8.2″||CA|
|LT265/70R17||121/118Q E||80 psi||19/32″||51 lbs||17||7-8.5″||8″||10.7″||8.1″||31.7″||658||CA|
|LT285/70R17||121/118Q E||80 psi||20/32″||57 lbs||17||7.5-9″||8.5″||11.5″||8.8″||32.8″||636||CA|
|LT295/70R17||121/118Q E||80 psi||21/32″||67 lbs||17||7.5-10″||8.5″||11.8″||9.6″||33.5″||625||US|
|LT315/70R17||121/118Q E||65 psi||21/32″||67 lbs||17||8.5-10″||9.5″||12.7″||10.1″||34.4″||605||CA|
|33X12.5R17LT||120Q E||65 psi||21/32″||66 lbs||17||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.2″||32.8″||641||US|
|35X12.5R17LT||121Q E||65 psi||21/32″||74 lbs||17||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.1″||34.8″||603||US|
|37X12.5R17LT||124Q D||50 psi||21/32″||79 lbs||17||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.2″||36.8″||570||US|
|LT275/65R18||123/120Q E||80 psi||20/32″||54 lbs||18||7.5-9″||8″||11″||8.8″||32.1″||649||CA|
|LT275/70R18||125/122Q E||80 psi||20/32″||59 lbs||18||7-8.5″||8″||11″||8.9″||33.2″||628||CA|
|LT285/65R18||125/122Q E||80 psi||20/32″||57 lbs||18||8-10″||8.5″||11.5″||9.2″||32.6″||640||CA|
|LT295/70R18||129/126Q E||80 psi||21/32″||62 lbs||18||7.5-10″||8.5″||11.8″||9.1″||34.3″||607||CA|
|35X12.5R18LT||123Q E||65 psi||21/32″||76 lbs||18||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.2″||34.8″||603||US|
|LT275/65R20||126/123Q E||80 psi||20/32″||57 lbs||20||7.5-9.5″||8″||11″||8.8″||34.3″||611||US|
|33X12.5R20LT||114Q E||65 psi||21/32″||68 lbs||20||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.4″||32.8″||641||US|
|35X12.5R20LT||121Q E||65 psi||21/32″||72 lbs||20||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||9.8″||34.8″||603||US|
|37X13.5R20LT||127Q E||65 psi||21/32″||84 lbs||20||8.5-11″||11″||13.6″||11″||36.8″||570||US|
|35X12.5R22LT||117Q E||65 psi||21/32″||73 lbs||22||8.5-11″||10″||12.5″||10.2″||34.8″||603||US|
|37X13.5R22LT||123Q E||65 psi||21/32″||82 lbs||22||8.5-11″||11″||13.6″||11″||36.8″||570||US|