Firestone Affinity Touring tire

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Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Sold at Firestone Complete Auto Care stores. Comes with a 70,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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About - Firestone Affinity Touring

The Firestone Affinity Touring is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire models like the Affinity Touring are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Firestone Affinity Touring
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 70,000
info UTQG treadwear 560
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
info Size tested P215/60R16
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User Reviews - Firestone Affinity Touring
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Really really bad sidewalls
Tread life
Bad Bad Sidewall
Best Uses
The tires have really bad sidewalls. I had to change 3 of the 4 tires as the sidewalls split or cracked. I had Defender XT before it and there was no issue with those.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Tires look good, but ride poorly.
Dry grip
Noisy Tires
Best Uses
My daily use of these tire, is average except for once or twice per week I take my van on the highway. I have had my regular tire rotations, but somehow my ride has become so bumpy at highway speeds. My van has been checked, tires have been re-balanced, but my ride has deteriorated. The tires themselves look great, but they are noisy and my van now rides like a massaging chair between 65 mph and 75 mph.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
cupping of rear tires
Best Uses
in regards to the gentlemen who had cupping problems on this tire...that is NOT a tire issue its your shocks its also known as shocking....rotation will do nothing for the problem either...I'm surprised the dealer didn't know this...as I was a worked at BFGoodrich when they had their company stores this problem was common to see. In todays light weight cars you have little weight in the rear....when the shocks go bad the tire bounces ...watch when you drive you will see cars with this issue..this causes the cupping effect. To fix it replace the shocks and buy two new tires. Its not the brand its the car.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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