Bridgestone duelerA/t's

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 23:50
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Anyone thats got them fitted what are they like onroad and off road, especially off road what are they like on what surfaces. I'm a BFG AT man but they dont make them in the size for my 4by but in duelers they do, perfect match for the speedo.
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Reply By: Dave - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 01:39

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 01:39
Muppo,

I am unable to put any other tyre on my GU Patrol due to Fleet Manager arrangements. I have found that they are adequate on road - not excessively noisy. Off road they have taken me everywhere I have needed to go - Vic High country, Beach driving, Bendethra and Deua NP areas. Are they my first choice - No. Like all tyres, run them at the right pressures for the situations you are driving in and they won't treat you too badly.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:22

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:22
Dave,

Who's your fleet manager? My Jackaroo's maintenance is managed through Hertz Leasing and now Custom Fleet and they had no problems allowing me to fit BFG A/T's.
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Follow Up By: Dave - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:53

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:53
Savvas,

Custom Fleet is the fleet manager and believe me I tried everything to get BFG's - even offering to foot the bill for the difference. As it wasn't original they didn't want to know about it. I even spoke to the manager of the area and had no joy.

Dave
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Reply By: Savvas - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:24

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:24
Hi Muppo,

What is your vehicle? I always thought BFG had a larger range of sizes than Bridgestone in the A/T tyres.
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:35

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:35
PS ... Don't forget that you can legally go 20mm wider and 15mm larger in overall diameter than the largest certified tyre on the vehicle's placard.
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:40

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 08:40
also if your in vic you can legally go as wide as you like providing theres no more than 15 mm increase in diameter silly how some states have different road worthy rules drives me mad
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Follow Up By: Muppo - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:24

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:24
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:34

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:34
Hello Muppo, i was discussing these tyres with local tyre dealer last week he advised that qld uni did puncture resistance tests results...the bridgestones had over tywce the puncture resistance compared to bfg,i have bridgestones no punctures so far maybe im lucky
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 15:27

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 15:27
There was a write up on that test a couple of years back. It was actually sponsored by Bridgestone so beware. They were also LT constructed Dueler A/T's, not P type construction which is most likely the type available in muppo's size.
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Reply By: chopper - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:53

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 19:53
i have dueler MTs for playing and ATs for the road. I am more than happy with these both on and off road (when i'm too lazy to change over). I have never had a puncture with Duelers (and i've done at least 150000km on various models)
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:33

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:33
Muppo, I have just replaced the Duelers AT on the GU Patrol. I only ever considered them to be a road tyre. At that I have no complaints. I did run them on a couple of desert expeditions and found them to be wanting. They are very weak in the shoulder area, as are most 6ply rated OE tyres and have put stakes through that area that were only the size of a match stick. When you examine the thickness(or lack of it,) in this section of the tyre, it is lucky to be 3mm thick! Another friend whom does similiar outback style driving agree's and has had puncture after puncture with them, all in the shoulder area. For mine I would not buy them. They had done 65,000 odd kms to the tread bar. In summary, OK for road and occassional Off-road - poor for heavy off-road and/or ourback touring.
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Reply By: sean - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 19:47

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 19:47
I have had both BFG AT and the new Dueler AT on two vehicles going over the same roads (different times). IMHO the dueler AT performed the best on the basis that the BFG wore at about twice the rate due to chipping. The duellers did not chip at all. Neither had punchures. About 15,000s of dirt on each trip.

Sean
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Follow Up By: Muppo - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:34
I've had BFG AT's before and found the same thing. I also found that after about 30000 klms they lost their edge and started to squeel around corners. Are the Duelers quieter than the BFG's? They look as though they would!
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