I think I'll go for Bridgestone 693's

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:48
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Well, unless someone can stop me, I think I'll fit Bridgestone 693's to my GQ Patrol (31x15's). I can get Aussie made LT's for $200 each f&b. I was thinking about a couple of others. The Maxxis 751's are cheaper but don't look as strong for 'aired down' situations, and a mate has Goodyear ATR's that are almost unroadworthy at 40k. A few people on this forum (including a tour operator) have been very happy with the 693. Cheers. Rob.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:55
693 or 694??????





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Follow Up By: Outbackogre - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 22:04

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 22:04
693's Graham. I know the 694's are a more recent release, but I like the look of the older ones in the Light Truck specification, and they're 40 bucks cheaper. I had 694's (non LT) on a Jackaroo a few years ago. They wore out fairly quickly (less than 50,000kms) but not a single puncture (including a trip to Cape York).
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Reply By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 00:28

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 00:28
You will have no problems with the 693s mate. The L/T version is the best tyre ever made. I know about 10 people who use them and we have never had any dramas whatsoever. In the four or five years since we all started, have only seen 2 flat tyres out of all of them tyres. And both were nails through tyre, after already doing about 60,000kms. All tyres frequent the Gibb road to the Pentecost river and also the Karunjie road often. They really have taken us alot of places that other brands have given us many hassles. I am a very happy costomer. They are money well spent.
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Reply By: Member -Paintar- Kalgoorlie - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 08:26

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 08:26
Hi Rob
I purchased Aus made 693 31 x 10.5 three years ago, tyres and rims for $800 and they came with a free rotate and balance every 5000 kms up to 60000 kms by doing this you will ensure even tyre wear and enhanced performance and tyre life, i travel lots of gravel around 40% ( GSR, Trans line, sheep stations) up till today i have done 113000 kms with out a flat very happy and tyres are very low, but would like to know where i can purchase Aus made for $200, they are around $240- $260 in most places i have looked at.
Regards Paintar
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Reply By: Outbackogre - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:07

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:07
Thanks for the comments guys. Paintar, the quote came from the Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Box Hill - bit of a stetch from Kalgoolie :-). Rob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sigmund (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 21:08

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 21:08
Crikey, the local Bridgie dealer just quoted $270 for 215/65/16s
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Reply By: P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 23:52

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 23:52
You will be happy with the 693s, but from personal experience with both, you will be happier with the 694s...


cheers, Dave
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Follow Up By: Outbackogre - Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 00:20

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 00:20
Perhaps Dave, I did get a good run out of 694's on a Jackaroo, but they just didn't seem to last long. Cheers. Rob.
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