Tyres ( Not again! )

Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 13:48
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G'Day all,
I'm still on the tyre hunt. I've narrowed it done to a couple of brands/types that suit my needs. ( 80/20:on-off road ) I'm keen to hear an opinion from someone who is running the Bridgestone "Dueler" A/T D694. I'm concidering these for my 120 Prado. The best price Ive managed is $280 each inc. fit & bal.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Reply By: NathanK - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:23

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:23
i ran the 694 A/Ts on my Landrover Discovery and absolutely loved them! I replaced Cooper A/T's with them and was very impressed. they performed extremely well in soft sand, didn't wear much at all (less than the coopers) and were quieter than the Coopers as well.

i paid $205ea for mine, but they were 245/60/R16 and i believe the 120s run 265/65/R17s which no doubt would cost more.

i'd recommend them again easily. quite an aggresive tread which worked wonders off road, but also gripped well in the wet on the blacktop. a great A/T tyre.
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Follow Up By: Capt. Wrongway - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:40

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:40
NathanK,
Thanks for your responce. This is what I was really after, someone who's used both the 694 & Coopers A/T's. Coopers were my second choise. Any idea on the sort of mileage out of the 694's? I think my quest is over ... the 694's seem the go.
Thanks again.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:53

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:53
don't know to be honest. i got 15,000kms out of them with minimal if any sign of wear before i sold the disco.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:38

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 14:38
Hi Capt,

The $280 is Bridgestones book price. Bought some recently in Brisbane for $260 (union shopper and RACQ discounts). My nissan came standard with the 693's and these tyres now reside on the trailer. The diff between these tyres as far as looks go is quite huge the 694 looks more like an A/T (bigger and deeper tread) but I have no complaints about either.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 15:12

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 15:12
There was a thread about them on LCOOL a while ago.
Looks like the tire compound in 17" tires are softer compared to 16"
tires... Which means less K's out of them... At least this was a case with the first lot. They are not LT tire as well, so easy sidewall punctures... Otherwise they shoyuld have very good dry/wet handling quiet and have good grip on muddy stuff...

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Reply By: MarkTheShark - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 19:07

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 19:07
G'day Capt,

I've had a set of 694s on my Pajero DiD for some months now. Very happy. Reasonably quiet, no balance problems, steers well. No real rock work but travelling quickly on gravel roads has been good. Did the Border track over the sand hills without any major drama. Only had them down to about 22-24lbs and got over where other vehicles had some difficulty.

Regards
Mark
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