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AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

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Tire Rack Test ResultsGeneral AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

The Give and Take of All-Season Tires (06:06)
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Firestone's newest, the Champion Fuel Fighter, joins some very popular tires in the touring all-season category. And with all-season tires, there's a lot of give and take when it comes to design and engineering before you get a tire that's good in all seasons.

Has Firestone delivered a lot of give with very little take? Let's find out.

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Ratings & reviews General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Based on 347 submissions of our online survey.
Average Rating:
Performance Category: Standard Touring All-Season
  • Survey Stats
  • 3,523,123 Total Miles Reported
  • 4 out of 19 in Standard Touring All-Season Tires
  • 94% vs. best in Standard Touring All-Season Tires
Would You Recommend?
7.8 - Good
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Wet Performance
8.6 - Excellent
  • 8.6 Hydroplaning Resistance
  • 8.6 Wet Traction
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Dry Performance
8.7 - Excellent
  • 8.5 Cornering Stability
  • 9.0 Dry Traction
  • 8.5 Steering Response
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Winter/Snow Performance
7.6 - Good
  • 8.2 Light Snow Traction
  • 7.6 Deep Snow Traction
  • 7.0 Ice Traction
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Comfort Performance
8.6 - Excellent
  • 8.7 Ride Quality
  • 8.4 Noise
Treadwear Performance
8.3 - Good
Note: Consumer Survey Ratings are from 0-10 with 10 being the highest.
CONSUMER REVIEWS

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  • Passenger & Standard Touring All-Season Tires: Looking for Good, Basic, Reliable Tires — Winter Update (02:13)
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    For most drivers, a tire that offers good traction, comfortable ride and reasonable treadlife is a good fit. Many Passenger or Standard Touring All-Season tires are designed to deliver exactly that.

    But what about when it snows? We went to Sweden to test this tire where winter reigns supreme.

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    View Road Manners & Dry/Wet Track Results Video

  • Passenger/Standard Touring All-Season: Good, Basic, Reliable Tires (04:31)
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    For most drivers, a tire that offers good traction, comfortable ride and reasonable treadlife is a good fit. Many Passenger or Standard Touring All-Season tires are designed to deliver exactly that.

    We recently compared the new Goodyear Assurance All-Season to others in this category: Firestone FR710, General AltiMAX RT43 and Yokohama AVID Ascend.

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    View Snow Traction/Handling Results Video

  • Standard Touring All-Season Tires That Satisfy Wants and Needs (05:21)
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    Standard Touring All-Season tires may have one of the most difficult jobs in the tire world. We expect them to deliver comfort, all-season capabilities, and treadlife that is a step above Passenger All-Season tires, but without a premium price tag.

    We rounded up the new Kumho Solus TA11, along with three established competitors in the class to find out.

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    View Snow Traction/Handling Results Video

  • Standard Touring All-Season Tires That Satisfy Wants and Needs - Winter Update (02:51)
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    Standard Touring All-Season tires may have one of the most difficult jobs in the tire world. We expect them to deliver comfort, all-season capabilities, and treadlife that is a step above Passenger All-Season tires, but without a premium price tag.

    We rounded up the new Kumho Solus TA11, along with three established competitors in the class to find out how they do not only in warmer weather, but in winter, too.

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    View Road Manners & Dry/Wet Track Results Video

  • Standard Touring All-Season Tires That Strike the Perfect Balance (04:34)
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    Standard Touring All-Season tires are usually a great choice for drivers who want a combination of good ride and noise comfort, all-season capability, and a longer tread life than more performance-oriented tires. Sounds like a lot to ask, but the best in the category roll together a good balance of these characteristics.

    What tires are on the list?

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    View Snow Traction/Handling Results Video

  • Standard Touring All-Season Tires That Strike the Perfect Balance - Winter Update (02:39)
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    Standard Touring All-Season tires are usually a great choice for drivers who want a combination of good ride and noise comfort, all-season capability, and a longer tread life than more performance-oriented tires. Sounds like a lot to ask, but the best in the category roll together a good balance of these characteristics.

    How do they perform in winter? We found out during our tests in Sweden where snow and ice prevail!

    Read the Full Test Report

    View Road Manners & Dry/Wet Track Results Video

  • The Give and Take of All-Season Tires (06:06)
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    Firestone's newest, the Champion Fuel Fighter, joins some very popular tires in the touring all-season category. And with all-season tires, there's a lot of give and take when it comes to design and engineering before you get a tire that's good in all seasons.

    Has Firestone delivered a lot of give with very little take? Let's find out.

    Read the Full Test Report

  • The Give and Take of All-Season Tires - Winter Update (02:44)
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    Firestone's newest, the Champion Fuel Fighter, joins some very popular tires in the touring all-season category. And with all-season tires, there's a lot of give and take when it comes to design and engineering before you get a tire that's good in all seasons.

    Has Firestone delivered a lot of give with very little take? Let's find out.

    Read the Full Test Report

  • The Sporty Side of Comfort: Grand Touring All-Season Tires - Winter Update (02:57)
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    Fortunately for the drivers of Grand Touring All-Season tires who find themselves in a tricky spot, a certain level of performance capability is expected of tires in the class. To compare the two newest in Grand Touring All-Season with two existing benchmarks, the Tire Rack team conducted a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

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