Bridgestone Dueler D697LT Tread Depth

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 21:24
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Hi All,

Recently bought an NT Pajero with a set of Dueler D697LT tyres on it and was wondering if anyone knows what the tread depth on these is when brand new so I can measure mine and work out how much life I have left on them?

A quick check and I think they're currently around 7-8mm deep.

Cheers, Lloyd
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Reply By: Will 76 Series - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 21:32

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 21:32
Hello Lloyd,

Not sure of the depth, but I have had three sets of Duallers, they are a great all round tyre, but unfortunately I only ever got around the 50,000km mark on them and they were usually gone.
I am trying the controversal love to hate Cooper brand at the moment the new AT3's and they are going strong at 30,000 to date.

Regards Will
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Follow Up By: member-PradoMad - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 06:46

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 06:46
Hi Will
are you happy with the AT3's?
I'm on MT muddies at the moment but want to change to an good AT next time.
thanks
JS.
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Follow Up By: Mazdave - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 16:21

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 16:21
PradoMad,
Don't want to open the pandoras box on Coopers, but I am on my third set of AT's, the first 2 were ATR's on Patrol, both did over 70000kms and now have AT3's on BT50. AT3's are a little more tread aggresive and supposidly stronger walls, so far 12000kms with no signs of wear, punctures or handling issues both on road or off. IMHO a good all round tyre, others will argue heatedly against, but you can only go on your own personal experience.

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Follow Up By: BUSH CAMPER - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:33

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:33
Had a set of Cooper ATR's on my 4.2 lt TD Patrol, took them off at 96,000 kms, I now have 2 of these as spares on patrol and off road caravan, possibly another 10,000 kms plus left on them. Did Flinders rangers, cape york, Birdsville and many other smaller trips pulling my Aussie swag. Now have off road caravan. Put AT3's on before doing a trip of 14,000kms thru Oodnatta track, and Gibb river road. these also look as though they will last a long time.
Never had a problems with them yet.
Thanks Hugh
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Follow Up By: member-PradoMad - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:40

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:40
thanks guys
great and honest feedback!
JS.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:13
What size? Might help you get an accurate reply.
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Follow Up By: Lloyd W1 - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:34

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:34
Hi Phil,

They are 265/65 R17's

Cheers, Lloyd
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:31
Lloyd

I have a set with only 3000k approx put on them over the past month, mostly bitumen, I'll let you know this weekend.
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Follow Up By: Lloyd W1 - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:36

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 22:36
Thanks Mark,

That would be most appreciated if you can do that.

Cheers, Lloyd
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:26

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 11:26
Lloyd
With the limitations of the equipment I had, I measured a bit over 9mm of tread left, after having travelled approx 3000km. The never used 694 spare has 10mm.Hope that is of some use.
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Reply By: Bill13 - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 08:19

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 08:19
I was buying 4 new Bridgestone D697LT yesterday and asked the same question to the owner of the tyre place and he loloked at his computer and told me 10.2mm.
These were 265 x 65R 17
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Follow Up By: Lloyd W1 - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 09:11

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 09:11
Thanks Bill,

Based on that they are 25-30% worn which still leaves a fair fit more which is great.

Cheers, Lloyd
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Reply By: Will 76 Series - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 21:09

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 21:09
Pradomad,

Yes, I am happy with the AT3's after all the doom and gloom I read about the brand. The only negative poiint I could say is that they are probably not as good in mud as the Dualers were but they are not a mud tyre.
I rate them but will probably go the Cooper STMax next time for a bit more of an aggressive tread.
The AT3's are quieter than the Dualers and are very sure footed on gravel, and loose dirt.

Regards Will76
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Reply By: steamfire01 - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 08:03

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 08:03
Lloyd
Did a lap with Cooper AT3s and they performed adequately, however they are not that good in mud, they don't seem to clean all that well.
My only other comment is that because of the very hard compound they are not brilliant in the wet.
I had a moment on my last Patrol, approaching a roundabout downhill towing my 23 ft van, they just slid down the road ....scary!
A Cooper dealer suggested that my tyre pressures were too high. Had another couple of issues in the wet, left them on the vehicle when I traded it.
Bought a new Patrol last January and I am now running Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S g good comfortable ride, good tread depth, good in the wet.
Keep safe
TJ
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:43

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 11:43
We have D697s on our Forester and found them excellent on their first outback trip: 5 thousand kms, 4 states and 3 weeks in June. Did the Corner country, Birdsville and Ood. tracks. Good grip in sand and gravel and not too noisy on the black stuff. Can't comment on mud performance.
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