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Firestone Destination LE 2 review

Firestone Destination LE 2: After doing alot of research I'm sill unsure what are your opinions on this tire. I live in NY and can not go with dedicated winter tires. I'm mainly looking for tire reviews on this model. Tirerack and other websites gave this a good review.
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Hi - curious if you ever bought the Firestones. I am considering those along with Michelin Latitude, OEM Goodyear Eagles, and Pirelli Scorpio Verde's.

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Hi - curious if you ever bought the Firestones. I am considering those along with Michelin Latitude, OEM Goodyear Eagles, and Pirelli Scorpio Verde's.

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I bought them! There amazing!!! Over the weekend we had a blizzard and these things were amazing.
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By some accounts, the are supposed to be the best tire you can put on the Murano for all around use. I am going to put them on my '12 when I replace the OEM Goodyears. Hopefully you get decent mileage out of them.

My brother soured me on the Michelin Latitudes. They came as OEM on his '12 Durango AWD. He says they will go decently in the snow, but don't try stopping on snow and ice with them. Looking at the tread, they are less aggressive than my Goodyear Eagles.

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The Destination LE tires came new on my 07 when I bought it at 49K miles. They've performed very well in all weather conditions and are not noisy. The car is now at 81K miles and the tires probably have 30% or more tread left.

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One more note about the Destination LE - its biggest weakness is when you get going sideways at all on snow. Twice in the last month I have had a small sideways skid going in a parking lot, and the car would NOT bite. I tried throttle, no throttle...didn't matter. In both cases I bounced the right front off a curb. I have a good foot of curb rash around the rim of the RF tire, and I hope I didn't bend anything. The first time it turned out OK other than a foot-long strip of rash on the edge of the rim - the second time was this AM and I'm going to have to watch it closely.

I have never driven a tire on an AWD vehicle that was so good in a straight line and so slippery going sideways on snow. It may have something to do with the fact that I am at slightly less than 50% tread.

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Pilgrim, that makes me wonder about the tires here on the hills in WV. With our winding roads, it may not be the best choice for me in the winter.

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Seriously Halwg, after two unexpected side-slips into curbs (the later resulting in a coming Monday alignment appointment - possibly parts too) I'm having reservations about whether I want to use this tire in winter.

To be clear, yes, I was the driver, and I did it...so it may have been my right foot. But this hasn't happened to me in many years and I was trying to be moderate in both cases.

I may pop for a set of OEM wheels on Ebay and mount some snow tires for next winter.

Just at the moment, I'd be tempted to go for the BG Goodrich Long Trail TAs. I've always had great service from BFG tires.

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BG Goodrich Long Trail TA - I don't like the look of the tread on these tires, either. None of the All Season tires I have looked at in the size to fit my MO have sufficient tread blocks or siping on the outer edges to avoid the type of lateral movement you experienced. I think that's always the problem with using an All Season tire in the winter.

The solution is to run a set of actual winter tires if you anticipate significant snow falls. The problem is I don't want to spend $2000+ to buy another set of wheels and the snow tires. So I'm left to ponder the tire situation.

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I have seen wheel sets on Ebay as low as $400 for the set - various odd matched types, and occasionally an OEM set with wear. I may reflect on this some more.

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I decided I'm not willing to dump the Firestones with the tread on them, but when tread depth dropped below 50% they became too prone to going sideways on snow.

I have another set of wheels coming from Ebay and will get snow tires mounted on them. With many of my cars, I run two sets of wheels and leave street tires on one set, snows on the other. This Murano can benefit from outright snow tires for winter.

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1 month later and there doing great still guys.
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1 month later and there doing great still guys.
Good to hear! Just be alert when they hit 50% tread or less and winter is coming. My experience is that they get slippery.

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