Firestone Transforce AT2 Tire Review & Rating

Rolling out in April 2017, the new Firestone Transforce AT2 will replace the original Transforce AT that has been around for a number of years now. Designed for use on all types of light trucks and vans, the AT2 is built to tackle all types of terrain, muddy job sites and more.

With a new cut and chip resistant tread compound and unique tread pattern, Firestone has stated that this new tire outperforms the original in every category. The deeper tread design on this commercial-duty all-terrain tire is built to withstand the rigors of driving over gravel, larger rock, ruts and other difficult off pavement conditions.

Firestone Transforce AT2 Tire

Open shoulders and independent tread blocks further enhance traction on dirt, sand and other terrain, while the tires’ tread to road footprint increases grip on the street. We find it delivers better traction over the original, which has also been noted by other drivers as well.

Three large circumferential grooves and the multi-sipe design add to traction on wet roads. Again, we feel the AT2 offers a bigger improvement over the original AT in this area. The added sipes and deeper tread depth provide increased traction on snow, slush and other winter conditions you might encounter. (We can’t speak to the type of winter performance it provides yet since this model was just released, but we will update in the future once winter arrives.)

Inside the tire you’ll find twin belts made from high-tensile steel that are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon for increased strength and durability. Firestone uses a two-ply casing that gives the tire a higher level of comfort on the highway.

Firestone offers a range of 16-20 inch LT sizes in the Transforce AT2, and all sizes feature and E load range rating. A limited tread warranty is also included.

Pros

  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Tackles difficult light terrain as well as any commercial AT tire today
  • Solid performance under heavier loads

Cons

  • Too early to know about winter performance or treadlife

Overall Thoughts

While the original Transforce AT is not a bad tire when it comes to off-road and on-road traction, this new AT2 exceeds it in our opinion. Although it is too soon to know how well it will handle deeper snow and ice, our hopes is that it does a better job than the previous generation. We are anxious to find out just how well it will perform in this area later in the year.

If you regularly haul heavier loads, you’re going to like this tire. It doesn’t disappoint. In addition, grip on the pavement is very good, regardless of whether the pavement is dry or wet. Treadlife was another big issue for the original AT, and again, we can’t speak to treadlife yet at this early stage.

Oveall, we like what Firestone has done here with this new tire. For tougher commercial-duty use, the Transforce AT2 fares well against other top tires like the Goodyear DuraTrac and Cooper ST Maxx. It certainly is one of the better options available today.

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What Vehicles Will The Firestone Transforce AT2 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Chevrolet K1500, Silverado, K2500, Colorado
  • Dodge Ram, Dakota
  • Ford F-350, F-250, F-150, Ranger
  • GMC K1500, Yukon, Canyon, Sierra
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Nissan Titan
  • Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner

Tire Sizes

16″

LT215/85R16 115R E BW
LT225/75R16 115R E BW
LT235/85R16 120R E BW
LT245/75R16 120R E BW
LT265/75R16 123R E BW

17″

LT225/75R17 116R E BW
LT235/80R17 120R E BW
LT245/70R17 119R E BW
LT245/75R17 121R E OWL
LT265/70R17 121R E OWL
LT285/70R17 121R E BW

18″

LT265/70R18 124R E BW
LT275/65R18 123R E OWL
LT275/70R18 125R E OWL

20″

LT265/60R20 121R E BW
LT275/65R20 126R E BW

Price Range

Firestone Transforce AT2 prices range from approximately $165 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Firestone provides a limited tread warranty on the Transforce AT2. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first 3-years. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

You will also receive Firestone’s 30-day buy and try guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied you can refund or exchange the tires.


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12 thoughts on “Firestone Transforce AT2 Tire Review & Rating

  1. Purchased two full sets of these tires for a Chevy Silverado. Both sets had tire belt failures before 20K. All tires were maintained with proper tire pressure and were rotated every 6K. Poor quality and the tire dealer said Firestone would not warranty the tire because it had been driven on rock surfaced roads. Definitely will not be purchasing these tires again.

  2. I have purchased the Transforce at2 tires, and have noticed my gas mileage as gone way down. The sway on these tires are really bad, I’m not happy with these tires,.

  3. I have never had a truck tire handle so terrible. The sway is dangerous at best.They are on my 3/4 ton truck and I will not tow my trailers with these on. I tried different pressures and re checked wheel nut torque. I also had the front end and rear suspension checked. These tires sway so much I was sure something was wrong with the truck. Re installed my winter tires and will have to return these. It’s to bad as I had no problems with the Firestone Destination A/T. This is the first time I have felt the need to review a tire but feel others need to be aware.

  4. [email protected]
    Have a set on f250. About 6,000 miles on them. These tires are an accident waiting to happen while towing. Firestone should recall them before they are sued for negligence. In case Firestone reads this. You have my email. Do the right thing and take them off the road. I made a copy of all these reviews. Will come in handy when someone has a terrible accident.

  5. I also agree with the sway comment. We use a Dodge 2500 to pull a fifth wheel grain trailer in the fall and last year mid season put a new pair of these on the rear. The trailer holds 375-400 bushels of grain and after putting these tires on I could tell the difference on the first load. I was all over the road!! An accident waiting to happen!!

  6. I drive a ram 1500.. definitely notice my gas mileage has gone down significantly since I bought he transforce at2 tires.. just wondering if anybody else has noticed as the same thing

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience! Fuel efficiency on these tires is something we are interested in learning about.

  7. I’ve had them for less than a year. Put 26,000 miles on them and now they are bald. At half tread I noticed they started losing traction in the rain. Not because of standing water, just wet roads. My wife says I drive like an old man so it’s not due to misuse. I’ve never had a tire with such a short life before. And as for off road use, they lose traction on grass and I got stuck (with 4 wheel drive) in a 2” deep mud puddle on flat ground in my back yard. Very disappointed.

  8. My husband and I just bought a full set of the *firestone transforce AT2* for our dually. We own and operate a hotshot buisiness and are very impressed with the handling thus far. It is a more sturdy tire for what we use to haul (upwards of 38,000#). Will update after we have a chance to put miles on them. Very pleased.

    1. I do the same thing and I put a new set of 4 on and I have gotten 8,162 miles on then in 2 and a half weeks and the tires are almost half gone.

    2. I just purchased a set of 4 for my 06 f350 a week ago and unfortunately will be taking these back. They seem ok going in a straight line, but they have IMO unacceptable lateral sidewalk flex and when towing are unsafe due to the flexing. The trailers literally can push the back of the truck side to side on twisty mountain roads, as well as just a simple change of direction. They give the feeling of oversteer going into a corner and when exiting you have to steer out a tad early due to the flexing. Honestly I can’t believe they sell these to people being as unsafe as they are for towing. Sorry Firestone…

      1. I totally agree with the terrible flex,sway in theses tires!!!! I pull with a single wheel 1 ton pickup and have rebuilt half my truck thinking it’s not my new tires?? Guess I’m going back to white buckling the HT they are great stability, just bad snow and rain

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