I'm on my third Toyota Tacoma, and I always get Firestone Destination A/T tires for it as they have proved pretty good in the desert. They seem resistant to cactus, rock cut and all the other debris you encounter travelling the multitude of dirt roads you find pulling you away from the city lights. There are better tires out there, but these work for me. My Tacomas aren't them full suit 4X4s, lifted, snorkeled rigs set up to take you to Baffin Island and back. They are the plain jane SR5s with the ground clearance that can get you through your basic tank trap and nothing more. The kind of vehicle that relies on the driver using his head for something more than a hat rack. No, I don't do rock crawling. I prefer two wheel drive as it helps tamp down expectations and are better on gas, an important factor when there aint no gas stations and your only carrying three gallons of extra gas & your 69 miles from the nearest filling station. So yesterday I take my latest Tacoma to the dealer for it's first 5,000 service and they recommend an alignment. Me, I spend more time on dirt roads and outback trails than I do on paved roads, meaning I'm out in the boonies 3 - 4 days a week and sometimes more. Some of the roads you can't travel more than 20 mph without busting up your truck, so you need a good stout tire. I replaced the factory tires at about 1,000 miles as they exhibited some slip and not enough dig on my normal outback travel routes, sold them for $200 and got creamed for $1000 putting the Destination A/Ts on, plus I got the life time alignment scam, I hate spending money. Dealer wanted $129.00 for the recommended alignment. I passed and today took the truck to the Firestone store and they did it for "free"...lifetime alignment tacks on a blistering $199.00 on that tire bill when you buy them. I guess it's a good deal as I know I'll need another three alignments before these tires sh!t the bed. They don't have that rough tough stance, they look like regular truck tires, quiet on the highway and sweet on the byway. You make your own mind up whether that life time alignment warranty is good for you. That Grand I spent also included "road hazard protection" ($85)...should you shred your tire on the meteorite like desert surface they will give you another tire...which they've done for me on previous trucks...happened twice inside of a month one time. God Bless America.