Just fitted fantastic A/T Tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:52
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I have just recently fitted the new Bridgstone D694 All Terrain Tyres and I can't believe how good they are!
The reviews fron the USA site Tire Rack on these tyres are very good (they are called Bridgestone Revo over there) they get the best rating ever on A/T tyres.

My last couple of sets of Goodyear Wranglers were average at the best but these D694 A/T'S have just blown me away with their on road and off road performance.
I have traveled to the Flinders Ranges, Innaminka and Birdsville then across the Simpson Desert.also to the High country in Victoria driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8.
Just wait to see more posts in the future on these tyres, I am sure they will be very positive.

Cheers,
Dave.
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Reply By: Lynn2 - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:26

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:26
Are they quiet?
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:04

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:04
noise level is very low, infact all of sudden after replacing the tyres i found knocks and rattles coming from my engine bay!!!

much quieter than the Cooper A/T or S/T and much more than BFG's.
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Reply By: basecamp15 - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:32

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:32
They do sound good but the tread pattern does not appear to be a very aggressive one compared to the Cooper ST of BFG AT. How would you compare them to these renowned ones?
Cheers, Mark
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:03

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:03
they are VERY aggressive, i've got them fitted to my Disco. they may not be as aggressive as the ST's but remember:

the Dueler AT 694's are an All-Terrain tyre (70% road/30% off) whereas the Cooper ST are not (60/40%) and as such are expected to be tougher. the Discoverer A/T are the equivelent and the 694's are more aggressive than they are.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:54

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:54
They look alright for made roads but get a little dirt or clay in the tread and for some wet and it could be difficult to get a grip by the look of them. If they have the same case as the Desert Duelers they will be easy to pierce in the tread area too. They have a reputation with farmers for being pierced by some soft organic things like canola stubble.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:08

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:08
sorry, but their wet road grip is phenomenal. we got about 40mm of rain in perth in one day this week and i was going thru patches of water over 6 inches in depth at about 90-100kms with no aquaplanning at all. wet braking in those conditions was just as great as dry. they really grip the road in the wet.

sand traction and dirt is also incredible, i rate them much higher than BFG's, cooper A/T, desert duelers and Yokka S/Diggers for their traction and grip. mud is the only limiting factor, they can handle a decent amount, but once deep in mud they're not great at self-cleaning, but that's what you expect from A/T tyres. if you go mudding, get M/T tyres!

the side walls are reinforced more than the previous dueler range, and i've done a fair bit in them already with no problems at all. i'm off to coral bay for 2 weeks on friday, so i'll report back with their performance up there when i get back.
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Reply By: Goran - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:22

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:22
I looked into them recently. They apeear to be reasonably well build tyre, however they are not very agresive. I went for BFG MT KO and i am impressed with them. It all depends what you do with your 4x4 i suppose.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 12:30

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 12:30
like i said before - they are very aggressive for an A/T tyre - you can't compare the tread pattern of an A/T to a M/T or the Cooper ST or STT.

totally different tyre categories. for the 70/30 driving level and as an A/T tyre, they are probably the most aggressive tyre i've seen yet.
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Reply By: Dean - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 13:35

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 13:35
Dave and NathanK,

What sizes are you using.

Dean
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:57

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:57
i have the 245/70 R16's fitted on 7" steel rims.
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 21:00
If you think that they are that good i have got 5 brand new ones you can buy for 150 each done no k's at all.
Regards
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Follow Up By: Dave - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:19

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:19
10 Para
Are they the Dueler D694 or D693? and why are you selling them?

The D694 is a very new Tyre only released late last year, although it has been in the USA and Europe for a while and enjoying rave reviews.

I agree with Nathank, they are very agressive for an A/T Tyre but if you want a Mud Tyre , Buy a Mud Tyre.

I have not tried driving them through Canola stubble so I cannot give an opinion on that one.

Just wait for the experienced reviews in the near future on these tyres they are that good.

Enough said,

Cheers,

Dave.
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:09

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:09
What's the difference between these & the D 693's A/T?

I have 693's that have done about 5,000 km all up - 2,500 on bitumen, + 2,500 km on reasonably tough dirt/rubble roads. They appear to be more worn than the Toyos at same Km - many small nicks, cuts, rips etc.

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Rick (S.A.)
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Reply By: Dave - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:30

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 22:30
Rick (SA)

The D693 tyre has been around for quite a few years now and although a reasonable tyre it is left way behind by the D694 Dueler recently released.

I have fitted 245/70/16 and they are brilliant. I cannot say how long they will last as they have only done a few thousand Ks.

My previous tyres were Goodyear Wrangler SRA A/T's after two sets they just do not compare (read me garbage)

Dave.
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 08:42

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 08:42
Dave,
Came new with the TI Patrol went straight to the tyre place and fitted BFG A/T the swize is 275/70/R16 and yes there are 694 and got them last June with the vechile which ws dated May so they have been around a while, one of the 4X4 mag's used them to do the cape last year and ripped them apart, but real geed for the blace top and the week ends.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:45

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 10:45
i find that surprising - not questioning you mate - but they were only released by Bridgestone in November last year, and only available in tyre stores from Jan this year.

my mate bought a new TI and that came with Dueler H/T's, i think you scored a bit getting A/T tyres if you did.

from memory the only write up on Dueler A/T's in any of 4x4 mag was for the older D693 A/T's, and it wasn't a glowing report. however they used the standard model and not the reinforced one recommended for off-road work (there's 3 types of D693 - passenger, reinforced and light truck).

these tyres have only become available this year, so I'm not sure how you got them mid last year.

Link to Bridgestone D694 page
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 15:07

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 15:07
The Revo (D694) has been around overseas since late 2002. I happen to know that one because I was waiting to see if Bridgestone will release them locally before I finally gave up and bought BFG A/T's in Jan 2003.

That's how 10Para would have got them on a new Patrol last year.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 10:11

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 10:11
Thanks Savvas thought i was going mad, nice to see someobe awake out there, i think the quote about SEQ and BFG is quite good as well what that really means is that tere are tire for vertain jobs we had BFG on for NZ due to the river work with rounded rocks etc and for Northern Australian will look at Coopers ST or STC for the south would most likley use a M/T
Always great ready the site after a few days away
Regards
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Reply By: Cruiser88 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:29
Always find it interesting to read about the great tyre debate. have been on BFG A/T for obout 2 years and were great in the SE QLD area after moving out west a bit would not touch them for this sort of driving again. In the market for some newies. Got a side wall stake @ 1500 K's. Unlucky orbleeptyre I don't know but since Oct '03 have have got sick of getting sleaves put in these "great tyres".
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