Firestone Transforce AT Tire Review & Rating
The Transforce AT from Firestone is engineered to provide tough performance on dry, wet or winter road conditions, as well as off road. Built for drivers of commercial vehicles, heavy-duty pickups, vans and SUV’s, the AT is ideally suited for pulling or hauling heavy loads with its C or E load rating, while also maintaining a smoother and more comfortable ride.
A tougher all-season tread compound that includes L.L. Carbon combines with continuous shoulder ribs to give this tire a longer treadlife and enhanced ride comfort. A symmetric tread pattern with independent tread blocks provide added dry traction and steering response throughout the speed zone.
Three circumferential grooves and multiple sipes increase wet pavement traction and handling, while reducing the risk of hydroplaning. The wider grooves channel away water from under the tread, and the sipes provide biting edges for increased grip on snow or ice.
Firestone uses 5-degree noise reduction technology to reduce outside road noise and give a more comfortable ride quality. Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced for added strength and durability at higher speeds. A polyester cord body further increases ride comfort. The AT is available in various 15-18 inch sizes.
- Excellent dry and wet traction as well as off-road use
- Hauls heavy loads with good stability and control
- Exceptional ride comfort and minimal road noise
- Traction on ice
- Poor treadlife
For pulling trailers or hauling heavy loads, the Transforce AT does an excellent job. It is also a good choice for those who drive on all types of construction or job sites, rural areas and back roads, etc. Traction on dry or wet pavement is more than capable. It provides very good stability, and the steering is crisp and responsive. Handling in winter weather conditions is decent in most cases. The only thing we could see improving would be ice traction and braking.
Our biggest issue with this tire is its poor treadlife. We’ve heard this mentioned in numerous other driver reviews on this model. To be fair, we’ve also heard a few drivers speak of getting up to 80K miles out of the tread.
One area that surprised us was ride comfort. It’s smooth and very comfortable. Road noise is minimal, which is something that many drivers have also commented on.
Overall, we rank this model in the lower half of this class. Other models like the Goodyear DuraTrac or BFG Commercial T/A among others would make better choices in our opinion. Firestone has announced the upcoming release of the Transforce AT2 and we will hopefully see dramatic improvements in treadwear and gains in winter performance.
What Vehicles Will The Transforce AT Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Express G2500, Silverado, R2500, C2500, Suburban
- Dodge Ram 3500, Ram 2500, Sprinter 3500, Durango
- Ford F150, F250, F350, Excursion, Econoline
- GMC Sierra, Suburban, K2500
- Isuzu NPR-HD
- Nissan Titan
- Toyota Tundra
LT235/75R15 104R C BL
LT215/85R16 115R E BL
LT225/75R16 115R E BL
LT235/85R16 120R E BL
LT245/75R16 120R E BL
LT265/75R16 123R E OWL
LT265/75R16 123R E BL
LT225/75R17 116R E BL
LT235/80R17 120R E BL
LT245/70R17 119R E BL
LT245/70R17 108Q C BL
LT245/75R17 121R E OWL
LT265/70R17 121R E OWL
LT275/70R18 125R E OWL
Prices on the Transforce AT range from approximately $131 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Firestone provides a limited tread warranty on the Transforce. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and are prorated out during this time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
You will also get Firestone’s 30-day buy and try guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the tires you can exchange or refund them.
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