Thanks. I find it interesting how Tire Rack creates it's ratings, given the real world experiences from drivers like yourself.Firestone destination LE2s are excellent alternative to the OEM Michelins.
I've had two sets of the Mich LTX's, one set of Mich Lattitude tours and a set of the Destinations on the 06 Ridge. All my Michelins developed sidewall cracking prematurely and the LTXs are WAY noisier than the Lattitudes or the Destinations. . .
In about 20k miles of use the Destinations my impression is that they do everything as well as the LTXs (including snow driving) and are worlds quieter. Honda is using them stock on the GenII BTW . . .
I've had a similar experience with the Firestone Destination AT's. They've been awesome through the Colorado winters and have a very long tread life. I liked them so much I put them on my wife's Pilot as well.See my post about the General Grabber AT2. I have the 265-65-17 on my Ridge with over 65k miles on them. If you want great on / off road and snow traction, I highly recommend them. Where are you in NY? I lived / worked in Albany for awhile and had Wrangler RTS on my truck (Dodge Dakota) that worked well there. I now live in Central Oregon and our winters can be tough like the Upstate. I've driven off road in fresh pow that was 16" deep with little problem (except the Ridge snow-plowing due to low clearance).
I'm about to buy another set of them, that's how much I like and trust the Grabbers.