Tyres (sorry...!)

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Bridgestone D697 vs Pirelli Scorpion AT2..
These will be my commuting/touring tyre, I have another set of rims for muddies..
Any thoughts?
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Rich
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 09:05

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 09:05
Hi RichieK

I have used in the past the D694LT's and they have been great. I managed to ruin one on Sunday and rang a local store here in the Riverland to get a new one, only to be told that they have been replaced by the new D697.

The usual speal, they are a better tyre, quieter on the road, longer life etc. To keep with matching tread patterns, I am having 2 new D697LT fitted this morning, so time will tell.

The only thing that will be interesting will be road noise, claiming they are quieter, as for me there was no road noise with the old D694LT's. I am only staying with the Bridgestones as they have been great and when on a good thing, I am reluctant to change.



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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 15:08

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 15:08
D694s are available and about $40+ - cheaper per tyre.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 17:44

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 17:44
Hi Bazooka

I tried 2 Bridgestone Dealers and the size that I require LT265/65R17 are no longer available, and was told that the D697 is the new replacement for the complete range of the D694.

I would loved to have been able to get hold of a D694, as i still have a brand new tyre that I could have matched up, so I now have 2 new D697 so I could have the same tread pattern. From what I was told, I would have tried dealers to see if any had the old D694 still in stock.




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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 14:02

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 14:02
I was going to get bridgestones on the colorado next. Found out they've discontinued the 245/75/16 in the 694 and don't do them in the 697. No bridgestones for me.
It goes in tomorrow for a set of Yokos instead.
Two of our utes run the pirelli. They are a beaut road tyre, but a bit too closed in the shoulder tread for my liking.
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 18:18

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 18:18
gday richie.
i cant coment on the pirelli because i work for bridgestone.
the 697 havnt been out for long so i cant coment on them
bridgestone tell us the new pattern is quieter than the 694 and less likely to heel and toe.
been selling the 694 for years and havnt had a complaint about noise or heel and toe problems so i dont know what they mean.
im in bendigo so its diferent type of driving to say someone living in melbourne where you stop/go /turn roundabout etc.
only time will tell
cheers
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Reply By: Will 76 Series - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 21:18

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 21:18
Richie,

I had the Pirelli Scorpions originally then tried the Bridgestone 694's. They were both good brands, but I ended up getting another two sets of Bridgestones as I had such a great run out of them and the AT's were such a fantastic all round tyre on all surfaces.
The Pirelli's were impressive, but I found the rubber softer and it chipped and wore more quickly than the Bridgestone's.
In saying that, I noticed recently in a 4 WD magazine that the Pirellie Scorpions AT's was voted bast all round AT tyre, yet the tread pattern is quite modest.
My advice go with the Bridgestones if you get off the main roads as they are a fantastic allround tyre.
I have bit the bullet and just put on a set of controversal Coopers AT3's for the hell of it, as everybody seems to love/hate Coopers, so I thought I would try them to find out for myself.
So far they have been excellent except in mud.

Regards Will
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Reply By: RichieK - Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 09:04

Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 09:04
thanks everyone for the replies..pros and cons for each as always..I am looking at doig some sand driving (Stockton, Fraser, maybe even Simpson next year)..so I may be leaning towards the Bridgestones...maybe..!!
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