NOT ANOTHER TYRE QUESTION!

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:18
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Yes, another tyre question. Had a blowout on one tyre the other day so bought a new one at short notice to cover, ended up being a Sumitomo A/T. Made in Japan, $180 fitted for 175/70 X 16. Anyone had experience with these?
Rolande
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:52

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 09:52
Yes they are Normally round and black hope yours was this shape, I think they make them from rubber these days , make sure you get it fitted to a rim this will help heaps LOL99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: LBJ - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:17

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:17
hahahahaha.......
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Reply By: LBJ - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:15

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:15
yes all you need to know about sumitomo A/T's are that they arew sh*t. very thin side walls..................no good.
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Follow Up By: tim - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:18

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:18
Rolande
Dont you hate it when you get answers like this and you think you should of got something else. LOL
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:16

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:16
Tim,
Those posts above are probably the same people I end up towing out of the bush when they have run out of beer;batteries for the ghetto blaster; or couches to burn at the top of Mount Panorama, not worth bothering about. Thanks to others for the sensible replies, will keep this one as a spare,
Rolande
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Follow Up By: LBJ - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 11:56

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 11:56
rolande, i was just stating that the tyres have a very thin side wall. this is just a fact. they might be ok on the road and on the beach but if you take them off road you run a higher risk of staking them........
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Follow Up By: rolande- Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 00:28

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 00:28
Was pointing out the value of the post above yours, not yours directly, seriously though, the Sumi's have 4 ply sidewalls, I compared to SWMBO ute's BFG A/T and they have 3 ply stamped on them. Is it my ignorance then that not all ply ratings are alike? I thought they may be reasonable with 4ply. Is this just the Jap's finding another way to rip us off again? Interested in your experience
Rolande
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:28

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:28
gday roland.
sumitomo make a briliant passanger tyre but as far as 4by tyres go there not much chop very weak in the side walls.
cheersdue to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:44

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 12:44
Diamond (and anyone else),
What's your opinion on Bridgestone D693"s? Bushtracker use them on their offroad caravans.
P.S. I hope your ducks aren't asian.

Mal T.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (York) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:21

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:21
Watch out for that bird flu , if you start to cough its curtains for the duck LOL99 GU Patrol 4.2 TD
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:41

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:41
I use 693's & love em 60000 ks. Done Simpson, Gulf track, Mungo & Murray at xmas + heaps of w/end trips & simpson again this year but that should see them out. Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:50

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:50
Forgot to mention not 1 flat ( knok on wood)Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:18

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 20:18
A sensible follow-up, how refreshing,
Thanks
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:07

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:07
Bob and Lex,
Thanks for your opinion.
Mal T.
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