Bridgestone Duelers

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Has anyone fitted the D697 A/T Bridgestone Duelers to their Lancruiser 100 series and if so, are they happy with them? I am getting a set next week at $309.00 each which is the best price I could get shopping around (WA)
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 07:10

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 07:10
I don't have a 100 Cruiser but have a pair on the front of my Colorado.
Decided yesterday to add another pair on the rear as the 693's currently on the rear are reaching the end of their life.

I have had the 697LT (Light Truck) AT's on the front for around two months and I like them.

Previously upgraded the camper to 694LT AT's but the 697's have now replaced the 694's.

As they are fairly recent, only time will tell what their lifespan will be like but I hope they will wear longer than the 693's. I only got about 40,000 K's from the set as originally fited to the vehicle when new.

I choose to standardize on the LT construction due to the stronger side walls.

I think you will be very happy with them.


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Reply By: Pat & Will - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 08:13

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 08:13
Hi Coober, we have a 2004 LC turbo fitted with Duelers and tow a 21FT Evernew van approx 2800kgs. Have just finished a trip up the centre, down the west coast and back over the about 25000Ks. We did many 100s of Ks on gravel with and without the van including some 4x4 driving. The duelers have performed fantastic, would recommend them to anybody. Difficult to measure the wear rate but now done a total of 40K and would guess about 40%-50% wear without tread cracking or breaking away. We ran 45PSI on the black and 30PSI on the gravel with or without the van.
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Reply By: cobber - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 13:01

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 13:01
Thank's Sand Man and Pat and Will for the reply, much appreciated, The Tec at Bridgestone advised me that the A/T is made of LT Construction, and can handle an extra 450KG when towing my Van, is the A/T and the LT two different Tyres
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 18:14

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 18:14
Yes, two different tyres Cobber.
Both are AT (All Terain) but the AT D697 is the standard tyre and the AT D697LT is the Light Truck construction with heavier side walls.

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Reply By: Boags - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 13:36

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 13:36
Hi Cobber

We have a 100s LC and have always had Bridgestone LT694 - 285/75R and are a great compromise for around town and when out in the bush. The tyres aren't noisy and are fully capable when in sand and hold up well when doing continuous dirt tracks when out in remote areas.
My husband was always a BF man but when we did the GRR 10yrs ago and we had problem after problem with the tyres and was told by the BF rep we had driven on rocks and sticks!! we gave up and tried these ones and we haven't had any issues.
We get ours from Bob Jane in Nth Perth they are very helpfull and from memory their prices are pretty good also.

Cheers
Mandy
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Reply By: BarneyRubble - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:44

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:44
My Landcruiser 80 series is now on its second set of A/T Dueller D694 LT tyres. Because I spend about 3 months of each year gold detecting, I went for the LT tyre. I believe that these have the heavier sidewall construction.
I am really happy with these tyres. They give good mileage (70,000 km), are quiet on the bitumen, good on the gravel and handle the rugged terrain of the WA goldfields without damage.
I got a good price from the Bridgestone dealer in Freo. Bridgestone also give a 5% discount to RAC members. I would also get a price from your local Kmart Tyre and Auto Service centre.

Col
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Follow Up By: cobber - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:25

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 23:25
Hi Barney, what price did you pay for them (each)
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Follow Up By: BarneyRubble - Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 09:37

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 09:37
$289
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