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Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693

Bridgestone Dueler A/T 693

2.8 from 19 reviews

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Bikerinpursuit   Bribie

Bikerinpursuit Bribie South East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Bridgstone A/T 693 , great tyres on and off road .

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Purchased in June 2016.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
Tyre Mileage 55,000 km
Tyre Pressure Used40 PSI
Off-Roading FrequencyMonthly
Functionality
Wet Weather Handling
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Dry Weather Handling
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Brie C

Brie CDalmore, Vic

Love these

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These came standard with my 2012 Mitsubishi Challenger - I tow with a horse float at least once a week and clock up around 1000km per week. I live on a dirt road, do a tiny bit of 4x4ing every now and then and clock up a fair few miles on the highway, both with and without the float. I got them balanced and rotated at every service interval. I had them changed over at 140,000kms and they still had tread left. I only swapped them out because my hubby was upgrading to mud tyres and we were moving up north, so the spares were one less thing to pack. I'm looking at getting another set now that I'm nearing 200,000kms but after reading this reviews I'm hoping that they're just as good quality as the ones that came with my car new!

Car2012 Mitsubishi Challenger
Groova

GroovaTasmania

Absolute rubbish.t

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I have two Pajeros an NA and a NP I fitted the dueler A/Ts to them both at the same time after I asked the dealer whether they had road noise,he replied no. I have been under the NP looking for worn components(wheel bearings, gearbox,diff,) The noise is the tyres and its atrocious,my wife drives the NA and says hers is the same just turn up the music,good idea if you dont want to listen for other mechanical noises. I would not even put them on a vehicle I drive even. if you gave them to me.

CarTwo Pajeros NA and NP

Disappointing

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These tyres have been terrible. I drive 90% on gravel roads working in a remote community. When I found out I was pregnant I spent the extra money to upgrade from highway tyres to something more suitable for our road conditions because I didn't want to risk getting a flat in 42 degree heat 500km from anywhere. I have done around 15,000km and have had two flat tyres in the past 3 weeks and right now the other two have slow leaks, going flat within 48 hours of reinflation. Absolute waste of money. They've worn terribly, increased road noise compared to previous tyres, super disappointed having had these recommended by the tyre place and they've failed to do the job.

CarToyota RAV4

David Garland

David GarlandAU

  • 9 reviews
  • 10 likes

From best to busted.

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CarNissan GQ Patrol
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David Garland
David Garland

Just reading the other reviews and it seems there is a difference between tyres purchased through Bridgestone, and Original Equipment tyres on new cars. Might be a very important difference to note.


Old Mariner

Old MarinerPlainland

120000 klm

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These are still going but only just. Tow 3t van and keep up with traffic. No off road. From new 2009 Patrol. Currently at 118,500 klm. I have been really surprised at the life from these tyres. Never had a flat, and I do drive fairly carefully but always at the speed limits. I have been told that tyres fitted as OEM will perform better than replacement tyres of same brand and spec.
My question is, will I get the same performance if I buy another set?

CarNissan Patrol Auto 3l diesel

Shocking tyres and pathetic response from Bridgestone

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We purchased a brand new Nissan Nivara last year. We have done 15,200 km and all of the tyres need to be replaced. We took the car to our local Bridgestone and they sent a report to Sydney. They are not interested at all in replacing these tyres. We threatened with the department of fair trading and have lodged our complaint with them but Bridgestone just don't care. Would never buy these tyres again and everyone we've told cannot believe the situation and Bridgestones response.

CarNissan Nivara D22 4x4 ute

Fairdinkum

FairdinkumGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 9 reviews

Fair Wear - Stock on Isuzu D-MAX LS-M High Ride Ute 1 July 2015

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Primarily use this tyre in the Kinglake area of Victoria for travel on the main roads and for game hunting in off-road all terrain environment throughout Victorian High Country. When new the tread depth was between 8.37mm and 9.26mm. At 32,000 Km with 7 months operation the tread is down to 4.21mm to 6.39mm. On projection, without a tyre rotation, the two rear wheels will reach 1.5mm tread depth around 50,000 Km or approximately 11 months in this case. For the purposes of 4WD, a minimum tread depth of 3mm is suggested from experience. This tyre does not perform well in mud and appears to puncture easily.

CarIsuzu D-MAX LS-M Hi Ride Ute
Joe

JoeAct

  • 7 reviews
  • 12 likes

Terrible

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Got rid of the 693 only got 40000 and that's stretching it to dangerous in the wet and very noisy in the dry, put a set of general grabber gt excellent in the wet and dry low road noise great value tryes. Purchased at bob Jane t marts, happy with the service. joe

CarNissan navara

Can`t fault 693

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Came new on my Patrol and hit the wear indicators at 90,000km Looking for another set because I still have a new spare but they are getting scarce. Bridgestone are now pushing the 697. They were excellent in the dry and I felt quite safe in the wet. As for noise..don`t know what people are talking about.....they are not noisy. I`ve had lots of different A/Ts on lots of different Fourbys and these tyres were great.

CarNissan GU 8 wagon.

Display Name

Display NameBrisbane

  • 11 reviews

Came stock, not bad for on road tyres

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The 693s came standard on my D-Max. I do 300km twice a week highway driving, plus some around town work. They were grippy on road up until about 40,000, by 50,000 they were slippery, yet still had legal treat. I have used them off road, and found them ok, but had not really tried them on anything overly slippery. They were quiet on road.


Goldy

GoldyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Great value for money

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Had on Rodeo 1 tonne V6 truck since new just replaced them at 188000km - excellent value for money - you get what you pay for.


Mick P

Mick PBatlow

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not a great tire

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These Tires came fitted to my Ford pk ranger xlt dual cab new (245-70-16), wear was fairly ordinary only managing to scrape 20,000 out of a set, that was probably 50% on and off road gravel roads, never got a puncture in this time which is something i guess, the next set of tires i put on only got the same amount of KMs (general grabber at2) i would rate their wear better, as they were used nearly fully off road. I would not buy these tires again, grip was reasonable off road but terrible on the tar in the wet.


Chris K

Chris KSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Great tyres

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Good in the dry but ordinary in the wet.

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morj

morjNEWCASTLE

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good value for money performance

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Fitted 265x75lt to the navara after only getting 35k out of oem now have 95k on them and just starting to get a little slippery in wet would expect at least another 20k out of them. Watch your tyre pressures i run 33psi cold for road. will use these again
Reasonable road grip and noise and did job well enough of road
Struggle in mud


teach35

teach35South East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Don' last

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Tyres wear down very fast (only get 40K) and require constant rotating to ensure you get even wear. They hold stones in the tread. They are no good on the wet road, especially when the tread gets to less than 1/2. Did well on the sand and can go lower pressures (eg 12psi) and are stable.
Great on sand
Poor grip in the wet, especially when tread gets to 1/2, not long lasting


Terrible

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kwild

kwild

  • 3 reviews

Terrible

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The Dueler AT's were on our 2003 Santa Fe when we bought it (second hand). The noise is so bad but because they were relatively new tyres we've been putting up with it until they need to be replaced. We've only done 10,000km so far and the front wheels are worn on the outside which pulls the wheel alignment out. Overall, shocking tyres for road noise, it's deafening.

So noisy, wear on front wheels, low mileage.

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wadespence
wadespence

Maybe your car caused the wear on the front tyres! they only wear to the enviroment that they work in.

Questions & Answers

John M.

John M.asked

Hi, How are you just a quirey I have. At the moment on my 200 series LandCruiser IV got Bridgestone Duelers A/T 697 285/70/r17. Is there any difference between the 693 to the 697 series

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Hi John , they are virtually both the same A/T tyres , but the 697 series have a different tread pattern then the 693 series , and the 697 series are usually cheaper at purchase time due to being a more common A/T tyre with more sales compared to the 693 series , so the 697 series can be purchased cheaper normally . Check with your local Bridgestone Service Tyre Centre if you need more information regarding the differences between the 693 and the 697 series tyres .

Safe Travels .


Bob Sommerville

Bob Sommervilleasked

Is rotation direction important with Dueler A/T tyres? should these tyres be fitted left and right handed with tread blocks on sides slanting toward rear at top?

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Ross
Ross

I have been told you have to rotate every 10000 Klms ? .I went around Australia and did 27000klms and not once did I have to rotate my tyres (which were Bridgestones) but with the new car and brand new tyres I was told to replace them after 14000klms and after after fighting with the dealer and Bridgestone and court action I finally got some action,the dealer came good .As to rotation I think maybe when you get a service done it should be compulsory with the dealer or your service centre.Sorry i can't be much help


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