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.

Firestone Transforce AT Tire Review

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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Traction on ice
  • Poor treadlife

Overall Thoughts

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.

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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 

Tire Sizes

15″

LT235/75R15 104R C BL

16″

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

17″

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

18″

LT275/70R18 125R E OWL

Price Range

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.

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Warranty

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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17 thoughts on “Firestone Transforce AT Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have a 2018 ram with 17,000 miles on it it I will never buy a set of Firestone tires again . They went down hill when they sold them to the Japanese

  2. Why is dodge putting these garbage tires on from the dealer do thay come from the factory with them and yes dodge it’s still dodge not ram if thay are going with garbage like that and sooo so many same reviews of low tread life including myself what else are thay skimming out on 65thousand dollar trucks come on get it right and replace our tires 100 percent period

  3. Have 30,000 miles on these tires. I rotate consistently. I have never had a tire with this short of a tread life! Absolutely terrible. By a new truck and have to replace tires at this mileage is just un called for.Tread is just about gone.

  4. 18500 miles on 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 and I am not happy with the tread life at all. It looks like I will be replacing the tires soon. Personal use, rotated every 5000 mi. We towed our travel trailer maybe 700 miles max this last year but use weight distribution and anti-sway hitch. No snow plowing or anything commercial.
    Shame on Firestone. The next tires will be real light truck tires!

  5. My 2012 3500 ram has 24000 miles on new transforms tires. They are junk. Firestone said transforce tires have no warranty. So I will be spending my 190.00 per tires elsewhere. I am furious that firestone sales such trash. We even bought a warranty I was told by customer service. That warranty is not good on transforms tires. I should at least get a refund for my warranty she said it don’t work that way.

  6. 2017 Ram 2500. Just rolled over 30000 miles and almost no tread left on them. All highway miles and rotated every 7500 miles. These tires are junk. My last Ram had Wranglers and had more tread at 70000 miles than these.

  7. 2014 RAM 2500 Megacab. 53000 miles so far. Have a few more 1000 easily. Moderate towing. Rotate and balance every 8000 miles. Surprised at the life. 65F/80R PSI.

  8. Transforce AT OE are complete garbage. 17k miles and down to wear bars. Zero support from Firestone or the Ram Dealer. NEVER buy another RAM 2500 or Firestone product again. Both companies SUCK.

      1. I have a 2016 RAM 2500 and I have 27K miles (frequent rotations done) and Firestone won’t stand behind their product. Because it was on the truck from dealer it is not covered. I drive primarily freeway. They won’t even prorate to replace. Very disappointed that a 2 year old truck needs new tires. Just junk

        1. Hello Matthew. We are sorry that those were not the best tires for your truck. However, do go through our website and you will surely find the most suitable ones. Good day!

  9. Same Here. 2500 RAM and I only got 17,000. These are junk. I have emailed Firestone but no help yet. Local Firestone Store suggests trying a Michelin Tire. Firestone indicates the TransForce has no mileage warranty and will not warranty a new OE tire. Guess that’s because they are soooooo cheap…………………………..

  10. Bought a brand new Ram 2500 it came with Transforce AT tire. My truck has 8000 miles on it, has not been used for heavy towing or carrying heavy loads and we had an extremely mild winter. The tires already need replaced. Firestone has said they offer no warranty on original tires. 1 Firestone dealer has offered to pro rate a new set of tires. There is no way I would ever put these junk tires on a vehicle again.

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