Hi there, just for information Firestone is still OE on several car including Toyota, and maybe more surprising to you is the fact that Bridgestone-Firestone still #1 in the world, so for the buddy who doesn't like the name think again and maybe change a little the opinion. Blessings.Firestone to this day has not been able to recover from that Explorer fiasco.
Yu never see Firestones as an OE tire on any new vehicle, if yu have noticed.
Even the vehicle Mfr's don't want them on new production cars. It could potentially hurt sales.
But Bridgstone Division is still a popular name in tires. To me, a decent tire. But not my favorite.
In the end I always use Michelins.
When I got my new HL Ltd., I asked for the Michelins and did not want the Goodyear's. The dealer obliged at no charge.