The Winterforce is Firestone’s Studdable Winter / Snow tire designed for the owners of coupes, sedans and minivans. Available in P-metric and Euro-metric Standard Load or Extra Load sizes, Winterforce tires are for drivers looking for traditional wintertime traction on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.

Firestone Winterforce radials share the tread design, compound, internal construction and dimensions of earlier Winterforce tires. This makes them fully compatible and allows them to be mixed and matched as necessary.

NOTE: Installing less than a complete set of new tires on four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles may require that new tire(s) be shaved to the same tread depth as existing tires to minimize driveline wear and/or damage.

Firestone Winterforce winter / snow radials feature a winter tread compound molded into an aggressive directional tread pattern with tread blocks that are siped, stepped and/or can be studded to offer the biting edges necessary to provide traction in snow and on ice. Independent tread blocks feature high-density siping to enhance grip in loose snow while the intermediate and shoulder tread blocks are molded to accept studs that further enhance traction on hard-packed snow and ice. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts on top of a polyester casing to combine strength with ride quality.

Winterforce winter / snow radials meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.


  1. I have about 8000 miles and two winters on these tires. Dry and wet road straight line grip is perfectly adequate as long as you don’t go crazy. Cornering is…..interesting. Dry and wet road cornering is relatively predictable and benign but I don’t push them hard in those conditions as I know they are not meant for aggressive driving, particularly on dry/wet roads. However, some of the curves on I-75 southbound through Dayton are heavily grooved and these tires track every little undulation in those grooves. It’s not surprising when you consider the deep tread and soft tread blocks, but it was a little disconcerting the first few times. No big deal: improvise, adapt, and overcome.They were VERY rough and noisy the first 3 – 4K miles, and would start vibrating at various highway speeds (65 – 80 mph) at random. Some of the vibrations, when the tires were new, were outright unacceptable and had to slow down until that harmonic disappeared. I was dreading my second winter on them but much to my surprise they had become much smoother and quieter as they got some wear on.Now for the good part. These tires are UNBELIEVABLE in snow. Dry snow, wet snow, slush, deep snow, light snow, it just doesn’t matter. These Firestones dig and grip like nobody’s business while accelerating, cornering, and most importantly braking. My daily commute is 30 miles each way on rural roads that are often drifted over and last to be plowed. These tires make the commute orders of magnitude safer and less stressful than it would be on all-season tires. Like others have said, these tires allow you to SAFELY achieve speeds far above what most people (who’ve never driven on tires like these) think is possible. Control on snowy curves is amazing, to the point that some corners that I drive every day can be taken on a slight drift. These tires are that good, that forgiving, and that predictable.I am sold on them and will probably never buy any other winter tire.


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