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.
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.
Good but Dangerous on wet roads..
Have always used Bridgestone on various vehicles the last 20 odd years having tried other and cheaper brands found me back to Bridgestone for the safety and longevity. I currently have these tyres on a Rav4 for mainly commuting and some light off road dirt track use. Plenty of tread. The side walls sit nice and do not slump or sag. After 7 months of use they still look new with no abnormal wearing or tearing on edges from cornering. They handle well in the dry, when cornering and on dirt tracks. They pull up quickly on dry bitumen roads howeve...r they loose traction very easily on wet bitumen when braking. Any emergency moderate to excessive braking and the tyres quickly loose grip and slide and fail to regrip. In the rain I now drive over cautiously leaving huge space from the vehicle in front. I recommend if you have or buy these tyres you try a wet road emergency stop test. I will see theses tyres out but will no longer buy or can recommend Bridgestone tyres as safety is my main priority.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bridgestone Select for $600.00.
Great Tyre for us
This is the third set of these ties on my D 40 Navarra, have tried others and come back to these we do a lot of horse float towing in an out of paddocks and also some for Will driving found these tyres to suit us the best and very strong
Purchased in March 2017 for $245.00.
Good mileage that’s all
Had these on the Ute from new had to be replaced at 5000 km as they were out of round causing horrible vibration through vehicle. Noisy but good mileage overall only reason for 2 .stars
Purchased in June 2017.
Fantastic tires, very quiet and handling is very good, fuel economy which I monitor didn't suffer. My previous tires were Michelin Lattitude AT and Bridgestone are much quieter, this could be because my old tires were quite worn.
It is too early for me to comment on the durability as I did only few hundred kilometres on those.
But nevertheless I'm satisfied with the purchase.
Purchased in November 2019.
Very Happy with my purchase
My 2014 Landcruiser Prado was on its OEM tyres, they were skittish in the wet and I had to change them at 53,000klms ahead of this year’s journey. I purchased a set of Dueler A/T 697 tyres and have just done my first 14,000klms on them driving from Sydney to Kakadu and back home via north QLD. A lot of tarmac, mostly dry but some wet days, some terrible corrugations and small distances of rough 4WD. Traction was great in all conditions and so much better than the OEM tyres. They are noisier, but not terribly so as the profile is not overly aggressive. I am very happy with my choice.
Purchased in March 2019 for $295.00.
Price is good, product hopeless.
I purchased my set of 5 tyres 11000 km ago. They have been rotated once in this time. I have been on road the whole time until yesterday. First time offroad tore a sidewall out of one tyre on a stick, replaced it with the spare. Got home ok but this morning anorher tyre dead flat on the car. I bought these based on the false claims made in there current add. Never again!
Purchased in January 2019.
I have read that they slip in the wet when cornering but this is not so I will keep buying them.
My Bridgestone Dweller's D697 were put on my car with the highlighted name on the inside in other words backwards I can see no rotation arrows is this safe and will not harm the tyres?
Purchased in September 2018 for $250.00.
Second set but not happy
My first set of tyres were very good and I put 70,000 kms on them with probably 5000 kms left, I towed my 2000 kg caravan 30,000 kms and no problems, even when the tread was get low they felt pretty safe on wet bitumen. I didn't hesitate to buy another full set of 5 tyres in preparation for a trip to the Flinders Rangers, the new set preformed well on and off road, when the tyre reached about 35,000 kms I noticed the tyres had lost there grip on wet bitumen, I have preserved with them and now the tyres have 68,000 kms and probably still 15,000...kms left on them ( 10,000 km 5 tyre rotation) they have become deadly in the wet. Bridgestone always set my tyre pressure to 40 psi for every day driving, I have lowered the pressure to 35 psi to see if that would help with traction but no it hasn't helped, the tyres are so scary in the wet I'm getting rid of them and changing brands. I honestly wouldn't recommend these tyres because I consider them outright dangerous after some wear. Going to give Toyo AT 2 ago. Bridgestone has lost my business.
Purchased in May 2016 for $1,050.00.
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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