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I am about to put new tires on the toad and was looking for opinions of which of the two, General for $644, or Firestone for $593, would be the best choice? There seems to be so many different makes of tires I am unable to keep track of all of them. They are both 60,000 mile tires. Thanks for any and all responses. Gary the size is 245/65R17 for highway driving on a 2006 Jeep Commander!

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I have not gotten good performance or adequate customer service from either one of those brands and would not buy either one. You may have better luck than me.

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I'd go to tirerack.com and shop all the brands, as they are accompanied by user reviews.

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I will never spend money to put Firestones on any vehicle.
So between the two it would have to be General. Although I run Goodyear.

Post the size and purpose for best reccomendations.


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I have a Nissan XTerra 4X4 and changed from BF Goodrich to Cooper tires. The Goodrich were OEM and very good but the Coopers were cheaper and have given superb service. The XTerra weights 4,200lbs and I have towed it for 38,000 miles.


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Well I still haven't made up my mind. I see on Amazon.com they will ship the tires to you free. On one of the sites they have installers listed and they will ship the tires to the installer and then you arrange for an appointment to have them installed. Thanks for your replies though. Gary

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Check at discounttiredirect.com. That's where I've bought many tires and always get them in a couple of days. They have free shipping and no hidden charges. Then I take them to my local Wal-Mart for mounting. I just did that with a new set of Coopers myself. I don't work there - just another very satisfied customer.

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as someone who has seen very many tires come and go the firestones will give you better service. coopers are cheaper for a reason. generals have been know around the dealerships for years to provide many drivability problems. A grade tires will serve you better than the rest. tire stores make more money on B grade tires so they will try to sell you on the savings even though there arent any in the long run. shipping can get expensive on tires so be carefull when ordering online. as far as mounting tires you should have pretty good luck wherever you go.


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smkettner wrote:

I will never spend money to put Firestones on any vehicle.
So between the two it would have to be General. Although I run Goodyear.

Post the size and purpose for best reccomendations.

What is the problem with Firestone tires that would have you say that?


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