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Pretty good overall
NP Pajero here. Current set of these tyres has done around 50k and still going. Bought a set of five and have rotated them regularly to even out the wear and they will probably be ok for another 10k or so. Had no punctures or other issues at all so I've been quite pleased with them.
Contrary to other reviews I found them a lot noisier than previous tyres (Maxxis 751) but to be fair the Maxxis were more of a highway tread pattern whereas the D697's are a more aggressive AT. Going to swap them out for a set of Dueller D689's as I acquired a set...on the cheap so can compare them. I suspect the D689's will be quieter as again they are more of a highway tyre. Been running the D697's at 40psi on the road and the wear has been even across the width of the tread. The higher pressure probably contributed to the noise a bit tbh but I've noticed that running recommended pressures usually wear the edges of tyres quicker. Would recommend D697's to anyone though as they've been really good.
Purchased in April 2016.
Great All Round Tyre
These Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697 tyres are great in any conditions whether driving on the highway or off road. They have a deep tread pattern but are quiet on the bitumen, competitively priced and long wearing.
Purchased in March 2019 at Bridgestone Select for $569.00.
Recently bought a suzuki 4x4 with a pair of these on the rear with lots of tread left on them(I'd guess maybe 20000km left) never noticed an issue with them until it rained (about a week after i bought the car) and I lost traction at the back on a straight road, assuming I'd hit an oily patch I carried on my journey after reassuring the kids that all was ok, a little further along the journey and the same again, and again drifting round a roundabout at low speed, I cannot believe these are allowed to be classed as road tyres, would never touch this brand again.
Will get another set.
First things first, these are a QUIET tyre on road. Had them put on a Colorado after only getting around 50000kms from some geolanders and when I recently sold the Car the duellers had 24000kms after a year and the way things were going with them I would have been looking towards 80000+ kms with regular rotations and balances, which came free with the tyres when bought from Bridgestone at West Ipswich for $1050 for 5 with an alighnment. 6000kms from Qld to Tas and back throught hot western nsw hwys, wet windy tassie roads and they didn't miss a...beat, always felt safe. Done a few off road ventures and they bag out well on the loose dirt and seemed to have plenty of traction down at 20 psi. Good in the sand as well. Don't like washing cars at the best of times so I didn't take them into mud. When the tyres wear out on the new ranger I will be heading back to the Duellers without a doubt.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bridgestone Select, West Ipswich for $205.00.
Solid All Terrain tyres, worth the money
The Bridgestone all terrains I have are quiet on the highway and hold quality grip in mud. The overall handling and performance is good. An excellent all terrain choice. My Triton doesn’t slide on roundabouts in the rain anymore, stopping distance has improved and they improve the look of the 4x4 massively. Worth the money.
Purchased in May 2021 at Bridgestone Tyres.
Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697 a solid all round tyre
I have owned two sets of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697 285 60 R18 and each time I have managed 60K out of each set. The LT construction makes them very robust for off road, I have thrown all sorts of punishment at these tyres, some war wounds but they continue to hold up and deliver the goods. They need regular rotating to get their full life I do mine every 5K for the first 20,000km then every 10K to 15K there after at oil change. I have owned Cooper and BF Goodrich tyres in the past and whilst they were also great tyres I would say the Bri...dgestone Dueler A/T 697 is slightly better for the pattern of usage I throw at them 75 City 20 Sand and Mud 5 Rocky terrain. The only thing I notice is when the wear gets to the last 10Km prior to the wear marker being encountered the tyres have hardened and can be a little slippery in the wet, not to be unexpected and to be honest most tyres do the same. Price wise in teh 285 60 R18 these are an expensive tyre at $400 plus per tyre.
Purchased in August 2012 for $435.00.
Provides grippy traction that reminds me sticky skateboard tyres. As far as I have experienced they operate smoothly and safe both on dry and wet tarmac conditions yet not used for off-roading. I used to cruise with coopers but these are better
Purchased in May 2021.
Update on the new set of tyres
After getting a new set of tyres, it seems that one particular tyre has failed miserably & Bridgestone won't honour it under warranty. The tyre must have had a bubble in it from the start & it ultimately gave way at 100kmph
Purchased in March 2021.
Dangerous in the wet
These tyres are just s..tful in the wet. Did not have them on long before I found I was getting little to no traction turning at traffic lights and just in general. I had to travel about 20km/h around 90 degree turns in the wet and not under power or the back of my ute would start to break traction. Ok in the dry and on the beach. I am only reaching about 50 percent wear and they are coming off. I don't like the wet weather lack of handling on these things.
Purchased in May 2019 at Costco.
These set have lasted 130k km and are are considered the best tyres I’ve ever put onto my vehicle. They handle well in all weather conditions and terrain. They’re up there with the most durable tyres I’ve ever used.
No good in the wet !
These are becoming very dangerous as they wear down. A simple slow speed at a round a bout is causing the front wheels to under steer. Zero traction what so ever in the wet, even at very slow speeds. Drives ok in the dry and solid off road. Bit noisy but expected. The wet weather on a 50% tread is worrying...
Purchased in September 2020.
very dangerous in the wet very disappointing
these tyres are just over 2 years old have done 45000 klm and for the last year have let go whilst turning corners in the wet , I spoke to Bridgestone and they told me there had been no negative reports but I can speak from experience these AT Dueler tyres are just dangerous.
I am now 74 years old and although these tyres are nor worn out as they just passed rego in NSW I am replacing them with Cooper AT3LT
Purchased in February 2018 at Mycar (Kmart Tyre & Auto Service) for $1,020.00.
Desert dueler AT 697
Had these on my prado, done 70000km on them all city driving lol before having to replace them. Will buy them again. Great tyres. Not sure of off-road performance but can imagine they would go ok.
LT construction Bargain price, Puncture free, use them & abuse them
LT construction. Fitted to a Hilux Driven mainly on unsealed roads through out Central & Western Australia, had a buy 3 get 1 free deal, bought 6 with a company discount worked out $200 a tyre. Got around 40,000 kms out of the rears. Never rotated, run at lower pressures on rough roads, tyres close to fully loaded, always abused. Never had a puncture.
Lower Road noise then some other all terrains.
Some decent war wounds but LT hold up.
I think LT construction is what makes it shine.
Owe me nothing fingers crossed another sale comes up.
Purchased in August 2017 at Bridgestone Select for $200.00.
Worn out at 30,000km
30,000km and worn out, so not wearing any better than 2wd road tyres under the same conditions. Have been good for punctures on gravel roads. Ok for noise but seriously, they should handle at least 40,000km.
Purchased in November 2019.
Questions & Answers
How will know that I have bought the right tyres
They will have Bridgestone Dueler A/T written on the side wall of the tyre. I bought them from Bridgestone Select in a buy 3 get the 4th one free deal. Not sure whether other dealers like Bob Jane, Beaurepaires etc would have this tyre or deal.
So many tyre choices out there you just have to find one at your price point and take a bit of a guess. At the end of the day a tyre is a tyre and they all do a similar job. If you never go off road this isn't the tyre for you. If you spend nearly all your time off road this isn't the tyre for you. I'd say these are more of a 50 on/50 off tyre.
I have a 2019 Isuzu DMax with 18x7 inch rims can I legally put on a dualer A/T 697 on my vehicle
Looking to replace Adventuro tryes on a caravan with Bridgestone 697's LT. What do people recommend...yes or no ?
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|Width||215 mm to 285 mm|
|Aspect Ratio / Profile||60% to 95%|
|Rim Diameter||15 to 18 inches|
|Load Index||96 to 123|
|Speed Rating||H, R, S, T|
|Release date||May 2012|
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