AnswerID: 475832 Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 21:36
Sand Man (SA)
The problem with a new grade of tyres is that "someone" has to try them out before they become proven.
Both the 693 and 694 Duelers have reached this stage.
I have used 694 Duelers, then 693's on my Jackaroo
and now have 693's (fractory standard) on the Colorado.
I have purchased three 694 LT (Light Truck) tyres for the camper and will gradually change over to the LT tyre for the vehicle as the original tyres wear down.
I have a 694 LT as a spare the the tug, after staking one that couldn't be repaired.
Thus the reason for trying the LT construction.
Perhaps ask your local Bridgestone dealer the difference between the D697 and the 694 or 694LT dueler tyres, then make an informed decision based on your perceived use and the cost differential.
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FollowupID: 750840 Submitted:
Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 22:09
Mandy B posted:
Thanks for that Bill. The tyres we were told to put on our jackaroo
are the D697 A/T light truck tyres. Mandy
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FollowupID: 750866 Submitted:
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 07:08
Sand Man (SA) posted:
Have read up on the D697 Dueler, which Bridgestone state are a replacement for the 694.
That being the case, There should be no problem in using them.
I had a preference at one time for the 693 Dueler, simply because I liked the look of the tread pattern, but I have gone back to the 694LT construction this time round.
Probably, the next time I buy tyres. the 694's will be harder to come by, as the 697's are the newer replacement tyre.
I am more than happy with the Bridgestone brand over others and I'm sure if you buy the D697's you will get good performance and long wear for a competitive price.
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