Tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:11
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Hi guys,

had a blowout in Karijini yesterday and I need to get two x new 285/65R17 for the 100 series.
Any recommendations??
The blowout was a Dunlop, on the rear. I hear Dunlops aren't that flash so I was going to replace both rear tyres.
We have 2 x brand new Bridgestone Duellers on the front.
Are Toyo any good??

Thanks
Clint
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Reply By: Muddy.au - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:31

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:31
Hi Clint, Toyo make some good tyres as do many others, but would you not be better off with the same tyre, Bridgestone Duellers all-round.

regards David
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:50

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:50
I agree. If the front ones are new,why not match them up and help to keep the transmission all symetrical. Much easier when it comes to rotating them as well. Bob.
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 22:09

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 22:09
I agree, with both the above stick bridgestone all the way round it will save on transmission lock up when 4x4 driving.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:55

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 19:55
So you'll be over near Karratha to buy some newies..hope you have looong pockets...probably around $500 a hoop.
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Reply By: LIFE MEMBER-snailbait - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 20:57

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 20:57
Hi Clint AND Chell
When i was 4WHEEL DRIVING there was on one brand i would use and that was B F Goodrich while using them on a Range Rover , Defender, Prado i have not had a ------- we went across the Simpson The High country , Around Australia rough 4wheel driving I say you get what you pay for
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 21:04

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 21:04
I would agree with snailbait re $$$$ , BFG ,coopers ,mickeys , goodyear , etc I think duellers are to soft in the side wall for rough dirt roads , but are very popular...

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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 21:48

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 21:48
Go to Tom Price and a pair of Bridgestone 694LT. you'll see plenty of them on the vehicles that live in the Pilbara. There's a reason for that.

Don't drive past Tom Price to Paraburdoo, very little available there

Tim
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Follow Up By: Clint & Chell - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 08:53

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 08:53
Thanks everyone. Thats awesome advice. Cheers.
Hey Tim, hopefully I can source two of those today in Tom Price.
Are they the same size as what I am currently running?

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Clint
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Follow Up By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 09:36

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 09:36
694LT is the model of the tyre

You should obviously match the size of your current tyres and the dealer will source what you need. There is overnight freight from Perth if you need and odd size

Years ago I posted a long and dismal story on tyres in the Pilbara. Never again will I travel there with anything but quality strong tyres that are less than 50% worn.

Bridgestone 694LT's are commonly used on mine site trucks, and I was told they were the best for the region my the tyre shop in Paraburdoo who could not supply 31x10.5x15's for me. None in town!

So I moved to 16" rims when I got home. Bad memories of one blowout, four punctures and replacing tyre plugs each 10km as we limped into nanutarra RH. had tyres freight up overnight to the RH. had to fit them myself onto wide alloy rims .... Don't want to talk about

Go to Tom Price!!!

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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:46

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:46
Any update Clint?

Could they help you in Tom Price, or did you go to Karratha?

Tim
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