Another tyre comparison

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 14, 2002 at 01:00
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A Bridgestone tyre dealer recently gave me three reasons why he believes the 693AT is a tougher tyre than the BFG/ATKO.
1. The 693 has a nylon cap in the tyre for extra strength, and the plunger tests off this cap were reported in both 4x4Aust. and Overlander magazines in June/July 2001.
2. The BFG have a triguard sidewall, and each ply is 1000 microns, however, even though the 693 has only two plies in the sidewall, they are 1500 microns each, making them both the same thickness.
3. The 693 uses much newer technology in designing and constucting the tyre, whereas the BFG uses the same rubber they have been using for years.
I'm a bit dubious about this information as the size tyre I'm comparing is 265/70/16. In the 693 this size only comes in a 4 ply + the nylon cap passenger construction, while the BFG is an 8ply light truck construction tyre. If the 4ply is so tough why do Bridgestone bother making an 8ply tyre themselves, eg. the 235/85/16.
Is there anybody with some technical knowledge that can shed some light on this issue.

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Reply By: porl - Friday, Feb 15, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Feb 15, 2002 at 01:00
i dunno but am keen to hear an answer so if you don't get any could you please put this on the www.overlander.com.auforum site under general where i'm sure you will get a response.

good luck
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Follow Up By: Dean - Thursday, Feb 21, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Feb 21, 2002 at 01:00
Porl, logged onto Overlander today, and there it was, an almost identical question, hopefully someone can help.
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Reply By: Kev - Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00
Dean in my expirence you get hold of as much tech info as you can and then set fire to it. tyres would have to be the worst part of our lifestyle.if you are offroad alot buy the BFG if not try the bridestone but remember that rocks dont care about brand names
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