Bridgestone D694 fitted to NM Paj today

Submitted: Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:28
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For those who might want to know.

Fitted the Bridgestone D694 265/70/16 today @ $ 230.00 each to the NM Paj. (petrol)

They call it an AT but is only marginally more aggressive than a HT.

Road noise at this early stage is the same as the HT’s that came off, almost non existent.

Ride harshness is about the same, maybe a bit better, this would be expected due to its P construction.

Took the car for a good run up to 100km in the wet and the tyres felt fine, no aquaplaning, a problem I had with the HT. The HT’s did this from new.

Overall I’m very pleased with the tyres.

As for strength and longevity only time will tell. An offroad report can be given after the school holidays.

Other tyres I considered were BFG KO $300ish(unavailable), Toyo Opat $205,
Yokohama GO11$240

Dean

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Reply By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:49

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 13:49
Dean, I have them on the Patrol & find them better than the old 693's they replaced. I think they are heaps more aggressive than the HT pattern IMO but each to their own.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nobby - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 15:00

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 15:00
What is the difference between the 693 and 694. They advertise as both being AT's. Tread looks a little different but is there anything else?
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Follow Up By: Puddin & Gumnut (Sydney) - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 21:27

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 21:27
694's have a better tread pattern IMO & Bridgestone say the side wall is stronger.
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:26

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 17:26
The D694's are the current front runners for my next tyres.

Hopefully won't need them for another 2 or 3 years though
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Reply By: Froilan - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:41

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 22:41
Dean,

What HT tyres did you have? Were they the original Yoko Geolandar's? (got paj nm as well) I'm interested in the noise levels as I'm looking at replacements for my Yoko Geolandars AT's (LT construction).

Done 45000km so far and probably another 15000 to 20000Km to go, but I don't like running them to the replacement indicator. My AT's are noisier than the original Yoko HT's, but I do a fair bit of mountain trails and sand driving, and the extra grip is definitely worth the noise. Would like to get some "quiter" AT's though, if possible.

Froilan.
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Follow Up By: Dean - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 14:24

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 14:24
Frolian,

They were the original GO39. They wore to about 1-2 mm from the wear indicator and had done 48,000.

I had planned to fit BFGKO in this size and just accepted they would be noisy but they were not available. A few people around the place with petrol NM's have complained off the noise with BFG's, however some have used the same tyre on other vehicles without a problem.

I have no idea how these would compare to others, but as a brand new tyre they are very quiet.

Dean

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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 17:05

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 17:05
We have just fitted the new Yokohama Geolander G011+II to an NP DiD. Very very quiet, no difference between these and original H/Ts. Haven't tried then on the rough yet though.

We had BFG ATs on my NM petrol pajero and found them very noisy. I think it may have something to do with the monocoque construction. I would not use them again. However, I had 65,000 ks on them when I sold the car and they were still going strong.

Won't be disappointed if I dont get the same mileage out of the Yokos because THEY ARE MUCH QUIETER!!!!!

I firmly believe that, to get the most mileage out of your tyres, you need to have the vehicle wheel aligned by a 4WD expert and rotate all 5 tyres at least every 10,000 kms.
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