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Firestone Winterforce LTReviews

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Firestone is a well-known tire manufacturer that was founded in 1900 and now has Bridgestone as its parent company. The brand follows the same principle as its parent of offering high-quality and reliable tires with an affordable price range. The brand deals with various categories of tires, and the Firestone Winterforce LT is a winter tire.

Firestone Winterforce LT tires are designed for use on light trucks, SUVs, and commercial vans, and deliver good performance in light to severe winter conditions. The tire features a symmetrical tread pattern, and several features that enables it to deliver a comfortable and reliable performance. In this Firestone Winterforce LT tire review, we will take a look at some of the features & benefits of the tire, including its pros and cons, and SimpleTire’s view on the tire.

Features and Benefits

Winter tires are designed for use in places with temperatures consistently below 45 degrees. These tires have a flexible rubber compound, optimized tread pattern, and additional features to increase the biting edge and maintain a constant grip on challenging winter conditions. Some winter tires can be studded, where permitted, for additional grip.

The Firestone Winterforce LT is a studdable winter tire, designed to deliver a smooth and reliable performance in ice, snow, wet and slippery conditions. These tires are designed features several elements such as:

  • Improved control in snow: The winter tread design and high sipe density helps to ensure reliable performance in snow, ice, and cold weather.
  • Increased wet and dry grip: The symmetrical tread pattern helps to improve wet and dry grip.
  • Robust construction: The steel belt construction improves durability and resists punctures.
  • Longer tread life: Symmetrical tread pattern allows for easy tire rotation in the same direction for improved tread life.
  • Studdable tires: The tires can be pinned with #15 studs, where permitted, to further improve traction.

Firestone Winterforce LT is available in a variety of tire sizes, ranging from 16 to 20 inches.

Pros and Cons

Now that we know more about the features and benefits of the tire, let’s also take a look at some of the pros and cons of the tire, to help you make a more informed decision.

  • Symmetrical tread pattern for increased wet and dry grip.
  • Durable construction for resistance to cuts and accidental damage.
  • High density sipes and winter optimized tread pattern for stronger grip on wet, snow and icy-roads.
  • Studdable tires for increased grip in heavy winter weather conditions.

While these pros make a good case for the tire, also consider these cons.

  • The tread can wear irregularly.
  • Winter tires are generally noisy and does not offer excellent ride comfort.
  • Winter tires cannot be used in temperature consistently above 45 degrees.
  • When studded, the tire cannot be used in all locations at all times due to local laws.

SimpleTire’s view on Firestone Winterforce LT tires

If you are looking for a set on winter tires that offer consistent grip plus reliable traction and performance in wet, snow, and icy conditions, then Firestone Winterforce LT tires might be the right fit for you. These tires can also be studded for additional grip, and are built with steel belt construction for durability. Moreover, the tire fits the requirements of Rubber Manufacturers Association and the Rubber Association of Canada.

You can also take a look at the Hankook Winter I* pike (RW11) if you want better durability and traction. However, the Firestone tire does offer better longevity at a lower price, if you are looking for a more long-lasting and affordable choice.

Vehicles the Firestone Winterforce LT is a replacement tire for

Firestone Winterforce LT is available in a variety of tire sizes and can be used as a good replacement tire for different vehicles, such as 2004 Ford Ranger, 2008 Chevrolet Express Van G3500, 2022 Ford F-150, and more.














12 SimpleTire reviews

Verified Customer
Nov 30, 2020

Verified Customer
Feb 1, 2020

Outstanding performance in winter driving. I've used these for a number of big storms. Snow, slush, snow + ice mixture. On a 4WD vehicle, such as my Jeep, you WILL get to work ( or where ever you need to be ) through plowed or not yet plowed snow covered roads. They aren't cheap, but very well worth the expense if you need to have a ' get through it ' tire like I do.

Verified Customer
Jan 8, 2020

I just mounted these tires about 2 months ago on my 1995 Ford F-350 4X4 DRW that I use to tow a 31' gooseneck that I haul 11-12 tons hay with. I've loaded out in the field in 4" snow. Their traction is very impressive, can start out with a full load no problem & breaking a path in snow without slippage. A great tire for a reasonable price I highly recommend them !

Verified Customer
Sep 25, 2018

This is just a really good winter snow tire. Performs very well in snow and ice.

Verified Customer
Jul 11, 2018

Great winter tire. Excellent traction on a GMC 2500HD.

Verified Customer
Mar 7, 2018

Have had these for two seasons and about 20K. I ran them last year on my 1996 4runner, and this winter had them on my 2003 Toyota Tacoma. First, the good stuff. These tires grip. I was on the fence about studs, as they're illegal in WI, but enforcement is lax to say the least, and are roads are already rubble and will be for the foreseeable future. I opted not to get the studs, and can't say I regretted it. Even studless, these tires grip on ice amazingly well. In the 235/85r16 "pizza cutter" size, popular with overlanders, they sliced through snowpack to the firm stuff beneath without fail. They also did well in rain and sleet. At 20k or so, I'm still at 14/32"s, so they've worn like iron on the light, nimbleToyotas. That brings me to my next point, and the only real downside. The E-rated tires will make your 1/2 ton ride like a empty dump truck. Too bad, because the E-rated only 235/85r16 size looks perfect on a Toyota.

Verified Customer
Jan 26, 2018

I have used the winterforce for years. Good reliable snow tire. Great winter traction.

Verified Customer
Jan 18, 2017

good tire

Verified Customer
Jan 16, 2017

Best snow tires I have ever tried.

Verified Customer
Jan 5, 2017

Love these tires!