Tyre advice please!

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 16:35
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I am looking to upgrade the tyres on my Nissan Terrano 2 diesel.
Approximately 20% of my use will be off-road ... but in quite severe rocky conditions.
I would prefer tyres that are relatively quiet on road .. if possible.
I have looked at Cooper ST & Bridgestone Dueller D693 (reinforced version)

I would greatly appreciate any advice!
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Reply By: hoyks - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 20:54

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 20:54
I have the Bridgestone A/T D693 LT in 30 x 9.5 R15 on my Terrano II and would recommend them. They are quieter and handle better than the Yokohama Geolander tyres that I had fitted previously. The compound is also a bit better wearing.

I haven’t been bogged since I fitted them (hasn’t rained much since I fitted them either) and the rubber has stood up quite well to a few runs up to Barrington Tops and some bush runs up near Coffs Harbour.

The LT version has a stiffer sidewall and you will find the 30x9.5 R15 will make the speedo spot on at 100k’s, although then the trip meter will then be out a bit.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:13

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:13
Thanks, with my 235/70 x 15's the Terrano speedo reads quite low at 60kph, actual 55kph! but is only 1kph out at 100kph. Have you had your 693's in any rocky terrain?
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:35

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:35
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Here are some piccies of me playing up near Coffs. I don't do much rock crawling, but the bridgestones give good grip just about every where.

That hill in the pictures had everyone else turning on their lockers, but I did it without one and a hill start half way up. (dam I'm good)
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:42

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:42
Link won't work. Try this one.

http://forums.overlander.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9882
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Reply By: Pepper - Thursday, Jan 01, 2004 at 20:19

Thursday, Jan 01, 2004 at 20:19
Hi Shaker,
I just had a set of Good Year Wrangler’s MT/R in the size 235/75 15 (Mud Terrain) fitted to my Terrano II. They are a bit noisy, but the profile is deep and the sidewalls are 3 ply which is an added for touring. I decided against the Coopers because they are not latex based and will work harden with age. They do provide good milage; however, their stopping power is seriously jeopardised with time. So if you do not mind to put up with tyre rolling sounds and want a 'beauty' for $200, this is the one.
Cheers Pepper
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