More Firestone Destination News -- With Photos!

Bob Ulrich
Posted on May 21, 2019
Bridgestone backs the A/T2 with a 55,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.
Bridgestone backs the A/T2 with a 55,000-mile limited tread wear warranty.

"If it's a sneak peek of the two new Firestone Destination tires, why don't you have pictures of them?" That's what Joy Kopcha, Modern Tire Dealer's senior editor, said to me when I wrote last week's blog. At the time, I told her the sneak peek was meant figuratively, because I hadn't even seen the tires yet, but had some early information about them.

Well, here are the literal peeks at the Destination A/T2 and X/T, which won't be available until August.

First the Destination A/T2. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC refers to this tire as an "all-weather, all-terrain truck and SUV tire." When you read "truck," think smaller pickup truck. It is designed for the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram 1500, Chevy Tahoe and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The A/T2 will be available in 28 S- and T-rated sizes, broken out as follows:

15-inch (1): P235/75R15.

16-inch (8): ranging from P225/75R16 to P265/70R16.

17-inch (11): ranging from P235/75R17 to P265/65R17.

18-inches (6): ranging from 255/70R18 to P265/60R18.

20-inches (2): P275/60R20 and 275/55R20.

There is also one 22-inch H-rated metric size: 285/45R22.

Bridgestone backs the X/T with a 50,000-mile warranty.
Bridgestone backs the X/T with a 50,000-mile warranty.

Second, the Destination X./T. Bridgestone refers to this tire an "all-weather, all-terrain light truck and SUV tire." It is designed for the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, GMC Sierra and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

The X/T will be available in 25 R-, S- and T-rated sizes, broken out as follows:

15-inches (4): ranging from 30x9.50R15LT to 35x12.50R15LT.

16-inches (6): ranging from LT215/85R16 to LT285/75R16.

17-inches (7): ranging from LT235/80R17 to LT315/70R17.

18-inches (4): ranging from 35x12.50R18LT to LT275/65R18.

20-inches (4): ranging from 35x12.50R20LT to LT285/60R20.

With a combined 54 sizes, the A/T2 and X/T eventually will replace the Destination A/T, which was available in 48 P-metric and LT sizes.

Target vehicles for the M/T 2 are the Toyota Tacoma TRD, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Rubicon.
Target vehicles for the M/T 2 are the Toyota Tacoma TRD, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Rubicon.

With the additions, the Firestone Destination replacement line is almost complete. The M/T 2, the company's "  maxium traction" tire for trucks and SUVs, was introduced in 2017. The LE2, for "over-the-highway use for trucks and SUVs," will be replaced in 2020.

Related Topics: B.O.B., Firestone Destination A/T2, Firestone Destination LE2, Firestone Destination X/T, light truck tires, passenger tires

Bob Ulrich Editor
Comments ( 2 )
  • See all comments
  • Sum Yung Gai

     | about 4 months ago

    TireTex, I sure hope so. If they run over to China to do it, then I won't touch 'em. If they do produce 'em here, though, then it's a line that I'll consider.

More Stories
Hamaton has expanded the valve stem range for its U-Pro Hybrid 2.0 TPMS sensor with the addition of the Gun Metal Grey Clamp-In valve.

Hamaton Introduces TPMS Valve in Gun Metal Grey

In response to the increasing popularity of gun metal grey alloys, Hamaton Inc. has released a TPMS valve for its U-Pro Hybrid 2.0 dual frequency, configurable and programmable sensor that matches the wheel’s distinctive finish.

Here I am in the old ITRA Training Center teaching a commercial tire service class. Based on my waist and hairline, I’m guessing it’s around 1998.

Retreads -- and Retreaders -- are Better Than Ever

This year marked my 37th in the tire industry. I started what seems like a century ago, at age 15, stacking tires when I wasn’t cleaning whitewalls at our family tire dealership. By the time I was 18, I was running road service calls all over the Chicagoland area.

Figure 5: Installation of a snap-in sensor/valve assembly.

TPMS: Chevrolet HHR and Malibu, 2007-16

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on certain models of the Chevrolet HHR and Malibu (2007-2016) alerts the driver of a large tire pressure change in any of the four tires while the vehicle is being driven. The system also will display individual tire pressures and their locations on the driver information center (DIC).

In the past, European drivers wouldn’t go on summer vacation on all-season tires.

Demand for All-Season Tires Grows in Europe

All over the world, people are talking about “climate change.” In Europe, this is hardly surprising, as over the last couple of years there has been some pretty erratic weather here.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!