Will the Firestone Destination M/T2 be your next tire?

We recently had the opportunity to check out the new Firestone Destination M/T 2. These tires are completely re-designed from the ground up with improved compounds, featuring their 23 degree attack angle lugs which are also more resilient to chipping and tearing under heavy usage. The Destination M/T2 tires also come with an updated sidewall which looks awesome and provides function in loose or muddy soil.

 

To allow us to test the tires Firestone provided us with Jeep Rubicon’s equipped with their new Destination M/T2 and Jeep Rubicon’s equipped with BfGoodwrich KM2’s. To be fair all the tires on the Jeeps were the standard size you’d find a JEEP in a new car lot, the tire pressure was also left at the recommended psi as well.

We tested the Destination M/T2 in groups of two with instructors from Overland Experts, they directed us to a few different obstacle courses consisting of gravel, loose topsoil, wet mud, sticky red mud, and wet rock. The terrain included steep hill climbs, quick descends, and off camber situations to show how the tires handle one extreme to another.

To be honest, I did not expect to see or notice any difference between the KM2 and M/T2. I was wrong, initially we took each tire through easy routes which didn’t give me enough feedback to give a real opinion. The M/T2 tire really impressed us in the off camber and wet rock challenges these tires gave meet better traction and response. Unlike the KM2 where I was constantly fighting some obstacles and sliding off rocks. Which gave me a clear indication on who the winner is, in this challenge.

End notes:

Both tires are from fantastic brands that stand behind their products but in our opinion the Firestone Destination MT2 comes out on top during these tests. Check back in the coming weeks for a full in depth long term review.

Firestone specs and official information below, provided by Bridgestone

 


Built for ultimate off-road traction and performance, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire is

available in a wide range of sizes to fit Jeeps, pickup trucks and SUVs. From stone and mud rejectors that keep the tread clear of debris, to 23-degree attack angles that offer strong

pulling power, the Firestone Destination M/T2 tire delivers maximum traction in challenging

conditions including deep mud and sand, gravel, wet surfaces and snow. The tire features an aggressive tread design and its 3-ply sidewall construction is engineered for stronger

resistance to chips and tears.

Sizes: 29 sizes for 15” – 22” wheels

Firestone Destination M/T2 Sizes

  • LT235/75R15
  • LT235/85R16
  • LT245/75R16
  • LT265/75T16
  • LT285/75R16
  • LT315/75R16
  • LT245/75R17
  • LT255/75R17
  • LT265/70R17
  • LT285/70R17
  • LT295/70R17
  • LT315/70R17
  • LT275/70R18
  • LT295/65R18
  • LT285/65R18
  • LT275/65R20
  • LT285/70R17
  • 31X10.50R15LT
  • 32X11.50R15LT
  • 33X12.50R15LT
  • 33X12.50R17LT
  • 35X12.50R17LT
  • 37X12.50R17LT
  • 35X12.50R18LT
  • 33X12.50R20LT
  • 35X12.50R20LT
  • 37X13.50R20LT
  • 35X12.50R22LT
  • 37X13.50R22LT
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