Dunlop AT1

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 09:57
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Looking at new tyres (265/70x16) for my Navara 3.0L STR and had just about made up my mind on a set of the new Bridgestone 694 A/Ts when the dealer traded in a set of Dunlop AT1s off a new Cruiser Ute (fitted as OME) and offered them as an economical alternative.
The price is almost too good to pass up and would work out around $350 less than the 694s for the set.
Does anyone have any feedback on the Dunlop AT1s (good or bad) so that I can make a more informed decision.
Cheers.
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Reply By: dingodigger - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:02

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:02
never used the AT 1's before slider but how long did you get from your dueler HT"s oem on the navara? i reckon i might be in for alignment probs by the look of mine at 10000k's on my str.
out of interest how much for the 694 AT's?

cheers
dd
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Follow Up By: Slider - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:49

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:49
G'day DD,

Took the HTs off at 35000 with 1/3 tread left and put them on my trailer. Absolutely terrible. It was either that or die the next time it rained. They were deadly on wet bitumen with serious aquaplaning and even the Bridgestone dealers will admit they are a hopeless tyre.

I fitted Pirelli Scorpions and have done 70000 on them and they still have about 10000 or 15000 left in them (still good in the wet too).

The 694s are $245 (over the phone quote without haggling) and are getting a great writeup on www.tirerack.com in the states (they are called a Dueler Revo over there but it's the same tyre). The 694s are polling well above the Pirellis otherwise I would probably put Pirellis on again.

I'm only considering the Dunlops due to the great price deal as they are "as New" tradeins. My concern is the possible "Trade off" in terms of on and off road performance.

Cheers
Slide

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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 13:52

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 13:52
arent they too big for the navra?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Slider - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:25

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:25
G'day Toonfish,

No. The standard tyres are 255/70 x 16 and you can legally go up one size.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:52

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:52
so you have the alloy's?
1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Slider - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:57

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 23:57
Yeah Mate,

The four spokers that are standard on the Diesel STR. In fact I think they are now fitting them to the new 3.3 V6 as well.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:21

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 18:21
Go the Bridgstones they will easly out last the Dunlops & less chance of a puncture off road.Regards Bob
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Reply By: CT - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:45

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:45
Slider,
A few comments. I had Dunlop Grandtrek AT1 (265/75/16) on my cruiser ute and found them to be excellent. They handled beach, gravel, the cape and lots of paddock bashing and I only ever staked one and it was so bald it wasn't even legal.

I've since replaced them with AT2's, and here's where I'm going to start picking your dealers story apart. AT1's have been superceded for at least 18 months and I was also of the opinion that they were never standard equipment on cruisers. The standard tyre is a Dunlop Grandtrek, but it is another designation with a 90/10 on/off road designation with a softer compound.

So, if they are in fact Grandtrek AT1's or the newer AT2's, a great tyre. Just make sure that your getting what your quoted. For interest sake, I paid $1020 for 4 tyres fitted and balanced 12 months ago.

Cheers
Craig
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