Firestone Winterforce LT Review
February 9, 2023
Firestone Winterforce LT Review
The Firestone Winterforce LT is a studdable winter tire designed for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs. It is aimed at delivering wintertime traction on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.
In this review, we glance at Winterforce LT’s features and performance in different conditions. For information on Winterforce tires more suitable for sedans, read our Winterforce 2 review.
Firestone Winterforce LT Review: Features
The Winterforce LT has a winter-specific tread compound moulded into an aggressive directional tread pattern to improve wet and dry handling while providing a smoother and quieter ride.
The high-density siped tread blocks offer more biting edges for improved grip on ice and loosely packed snow. They are also designed to accept studs (pinned for #15 metal studs) to enhance traction on hard-packed snow and ice further.
The LT’s internal structure includes twin steel belts wrapped in a polyester casing to provide solid ride quality and durability.
How Does the Firestone Winterforce LT Perform?
The Winterforce LT handles well on various surfaces; thanks to the directional tread pattern, this tire rides better on ice and rolled snow than most studless tires.
Noise and comfort levels are also low. Most users report that the cabin is quieter, with no vibrations on the steering wheel, even though the tire is studded.
While there is no tread life warranty on the tire, tread life is still impressive. The Winterforce LT can last up to 40,000 miles, standard for a winter tire but quite impressive for one designed for such large trucks.
The Firestone Winterforce LT does not come with a mileage warranty. It is, however, backed by the brand’s uniformity warranty, which guarantees the first 1/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are covered for 5 years and are prorated down to the final 2/32-inch tread depth.
Firestone Winterforce LT Vehicle Fitment
The Winterforce LT is ideal for owners of 3/4- and one-ton trucks. It can be fitted to some of these vehicles:
- Dodge: Ram, Ram Van, Dakota, Sprinter
- Chevrolet: Uplander, Silverado, Suburban, Blazer, K1500
- Ford: F-150, F-250, F-350, Econoline E350, Ranger
- Jeep Cherokee
- Toyota Tacoma
- GMC Yukon, Sierra
- Nissan Frontier
Benefits of the Winterforce LT
- Excellent grip in all conditions, including dry, slushy, and deep snow.
- The wear rate is above average; the tire will last several seasons, especially when used exclusively for winter.
- Handling and braking are impressive, instill confidence in drivers, and ensure a comfortable ride.
- Low rolling resistance allows for easier speed control and improved fuel economy.
- Optimized wet and dry performance
- Snow and ice traction is exceptional
- Excellent value for the money
The Firestone Winterforce LT tire is ideal for people who want good performance out of their pickup trucks without spending a fortune. Consider getting it if you want a true winter tire’s safety and handling benefits. For more information about the Winterforce line-up read our buyer’s guide, or call your local Trail Tire Auto CenterBack