A Question on Bridgestone D694s

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 00:34
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Hi,
I am looking around for tyres and am considering the bridgestone d694 for a 265/65/r17

I prefer the D694lt but have a couple of questions

Are the 116S load rating the LTs or is the passenger construction version for that rating.
Do the tyres indicate they are LT - so I can check when I see them

I ask this because when I rang a couple of dealers they would not confirm the 116S were the LTs but believed they were.

Thanks,
Richard

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Reply By: chisel - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 06:53

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 06:53
Itson the bridgestone website. http://www.bridgestone.com.au/tyres/treads/d694.aspx
Yes the lt is 116s in that size
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 08:01

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 08:01
Hi Richard
The simple answer is YES. I have them on my Prado in that same size in the LT construction and they are a great tyre. It sounds like that the dealers that you spoke to and were not sure should go back to tyre school.

They do make two tyres in that same size, the standard AT has a rating of 112, while the LT has the 116 rating.

The tyre people only have to look at the two tyres as the LT is clearly stated at the very start of the wording...LT265/65R17

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Reply By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 09:54

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 09:54
Many thanks guys.

Every thing I have read on the Web says the 116S is the LT. It just that the dealer could not 100% confirm and with my luck :).


As it is written on the tyre I can check. The trouble is you can't just roll in and see them as they have to bring them in from some where after you order them.

RIchard
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Follow Up By: aka - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:07

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:07
Just been to Darwin with them 11000 ks very good to drive on , bargain your dealer hard for them as prices are all over the place
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Reply By: Muntoo - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:38

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:38
Beware there not older stock though. As there was 2 tyres at that size. One was 112S and the other 116S, the 112S was made overseas and the 116S was the Aussie made one, both weren't LT. I had the 116S non LT on my Prado.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 13:42

Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 13:42
Hi Muntoo
The down side now is that Bridgestones are not made in South Australia and they are now all from overseas. My 116 S LT are made in Japan, as when I wanted the local made tyres, they said that the LT were all made overseas. Since then the Bridgestone factory has closed in Adelaide.

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 18:46

Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 18:46
Muntoo,
Are you saying there is a 116S version of the tyre that is NOT LT.

This was the point of the thread where I wanted to know if there was a 116S which was not LT.

What I thought from the above is

112T are not LT
116S are LT

Can you check your tyres again and confirm they have a 116S rating.


Also from above if LT they say LTD694

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 19:21

Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 19:21
Muntoo,
A bit of a correction - see posts above

Do your tyres say
.LT265/65R17

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 20:21

Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 20:21
Hi Richard and Muntoo
Here are 2 pictures of my 265/65/17 Prado Tyres. There are 2 ways that let you know you are purchasing LT and not the Standard tyre that are clear to read, the LT is in front of the 265 and also at the end there is the 8 PR wording that is also not on the standard tyres.

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 20:30

Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 at 20:30
Stephen,
Many thanks that is what i wanted.
I will make sure this is what I get.

Richard
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, Aug 02, 2010 at 09:44

Monday, Aug 02, 2010 at 09:44
The D694's I put on when I bought the car in 2005 were not LT as specified and I had heaps of problems. Couldn't get BFG A/Ts at the time.
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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 00:56

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 00:56
Sorry Richard have been away. I no longer own the Prado. But i do remember purchasing the tyres just over 12 months ago. It was just as the LTs were released, but no one in WA could get hold of them at the time i needed them. I was offered either the 112S or the 116S, and sorry for the confusion but it was the 112S that i took as they were Aussie made back then. The 116S were made in Japan and were a softer compound.

Just make sure you get the LTs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 09:16

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 09:16
Muntoo,
From what I can gather the 116S are the LTs - if you look at the web site at least.

I have trying to find out if they make a non-LT 116S and can't find it any where but that does not mean they are not around as I have found a few inconsistencies between the web site and other things.

From Stephens reply above you can tell there LTs if they have LTs printed on the tyre and/or are 8ply

Thanks for your reply.

Richard
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