Firestone Building Products Firestone Steeltex Radial R4S Truck/SUV Tire

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  • Off road my buttocks!!!

    Mar 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Made in America, backed by warranty
    Cons: tread separation, poor traction, inability to withstand punctures

    Summary: We use a Mitsubishi Montero as our family vehicle. It is large enough to hold all of us on short trips. And reliable enough to get us through the rain, sleet, fire, snow, ice, cows, locust, and skunks all the way into town. A minimum distance ... read more

  • Steeltex R4S II

    Jan 1, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They wear well, are quiet on the road, and have good traction.
    Cons: Hmmm... I cannot think of a thing.

    Summary: I have a set of these tires (Firestone Steeltex R4S II, size LT265/75R16) on my 1995 F350 Crew Cab. They were mounted, balanced, and installed in July 2004 with an odometer reading of 294,XXX miles. Today the odometer reads 392,XXX and the tires will ... read more

  • Firestone Steeltex R4S, Only Tire I will Use! *******

    Dec 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long lived, best wearing, high mileage, problem free light truck tire, gas mileage 11% improved.
    Cons: No "cons". No miss-wear, no blowouts or flats. Got a spare set, I'll take them!

    Summary: Please see my update, Firestone Transforce HT, October 28, 2008GGFriesHard to believe so few satisfied owners of the R4S! I'm disappointed/very angry they've been discontinued in lieu of the Transforce HT's. The now 3rd set of R4S's on my 97 ... read more

  • Firestone Steeltex R4S Blow-out

    Mar 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Poor construction, poor customer service and warranty from Firestone.

    Summary: In June 2003, I purchased a new 2003 Ford F250. It had Firestone Steeltex R4S LT 265/75 R16 tires on it. On March 16, 2004, the rear driver's side tire went completely flat as I was sitting at a red light. I pulled over to the side of the road and ... read more

  • Firestone Steeltex R4S II cannot be trusted!!

    Oct 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nothing goo to say.
    Cons: Very dangerous. Firestone should recall these tires immediately.

    Summary: In June 16, 2002, we were traveling on I-80 west at the stateline of California and Nevada in our 1999 Itasca Motorhome.--only 26,000 miles on the tires We heard a loud noise in the rear of the coach and pulled over immediately, only to discover that our ... read more

  • Another Firestone Tread Separation

    Sep 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I can't say anything good about a tire that tried to take my life.
    Cons: With 10,000 miles on it, one of my Firestone R4S tires separated on the interstate.

    Summary: I had 2 of these tires on the rear of my van/RV. The tires were 3 years old and had 10,000 miles on them. One of them separated on the interstate. Only a small portion of the tire wall remained on the rim. If this tire was on the front, I might not ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Dangerous Tires

    Apr 14, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Poor traction and hard ride. Tendency to disintegrate at highway speeds.

    Summary: My Coachmen 30' class C motorhome has 24000 miles and the right rear inner dual exploded going 65 MPH causing lots of damage and a potential major accident on the Illinois Tollway. The tread is at least 50%. I was not happy that these tires were on the ... read more

  • Two ruined R4S Steeltex tires

    Nov 3, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Tread life seems to be decent.
    Cons: Belts separate easily and are prone to blow outs.

    Summary: In the last two years I've had two Steeltex R4S tires go bad on my E350 chasis 20' motorhome.  The first in Wisconsin was noticed by a wobble in the steering.  I pulled over and the outside dual had a separated belt.  The tire was too ... read more

  • I'll never trust Firestone again SteelTex R4S

    Jan 1, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: The only positive is that I didn't have to pay full price.
    Cons: Poor wet weather handling, Noisy at highway speed, DANGEROUS, Poor quality at any price.

    Summary: I bought a used 1996 Ford E-350 Club Wagon with a set of newer Firestone SteelTex R4S tires on it. I was leery of the tires due to previous bad experiences with Firestone tires. I carefully checked the pressure, the tread, and sidewalls. Everything ... read more

  • WATCH OUT

    Nov 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Irregular tread wear,& blows entire tread off.

    Summary: Toss these tires if you have them or you will regret it ! Steel-teks came on my high doller 5-th wheel and have tossed the tread causing damage that's not worth the cost . I heard same story with a friend on his trailer with these tires. If you call ... read more

  • SteelTex Blows chunks

    Aug 4, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: many

    Summary: With 30k miles on my New GMC 2500 I noticed that my firestone Steeltex tires are blowing chunks of rubber. I took the tires back to the dealer (Southtown motors of Newnan Ga.) who refused to replace even at a pro rated basis. they claim that the missing ... read more

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