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Good value, reliable and good wearing
I researched many different tyres to place on my Mitsubishi Pajero, mixed reviews for most the major tyre producers made me confused. The majority of the time I was going to be on road with the occasion off road bush track, mixture of mud / gravel and beach driving. The Dueler's have performed great for me, the wear is hardly noticeable - very comfortable on the road with little road noise, and they have been great on sand reduced down to 15psi and on sharp stony bush tracks in the wet. One of the best priced tyres at the time I purchased them I would recommend
I don't know a lot about cars but I always buy Bridgestone tyres. They are perferct for me and my car. They last a long time and are great on the road and on dirt roads too. Very reliable. Would never put anything else on my current car or future cars! Love love love these tyres!!
I was stuck across the m4 and pacific highway when I realized a new pair of types would be great. So I decided to purchase this and it was extremely durable and very much so increased my performance of my car I thought my car felt safer and more efficient
Excellent will be getting 90,000km out of this tyre
I replaced original tires came in my 2014 Hilux work ute at 45000km with new 4 tires from Bridgestone Dueler A/T 697 LT 225/70 R17, 8PR. I did a wheel alignment at the time of putting new tires and swapped front tires to back every 20k. Now I have done 125000km (80000km our of this set) and still have about 1.5mm left from wear indicator in the highest worn tire. I am sure I will be able to get 90k or at least 85k out of these st of tires.
These tires have excellent grip in all of my travel areas including mine sites gravel roads, country roads, back in CBD and I love them
Great idea we needed something like this
I have used these tires on my car and always will as they have never let me down and recommend changing them all four...
Good tough Tyre
Can't complain, good hard wearing tyre. I've just come back from the Simpson Desert had 60,000kms on them before I left so I was a little concerned as they are in the last quarter of their working life. No issues at all - just kept going & going. ( no punchers) . Travelled across some extreme conditions / long hauls on gravel / bulldust roads. Good as gold. I'll probably not get 80k out of them but will get 70k , I'm putting this down to 6,000 kms of recent harsh conditions. I'll change them with new ones soon & off to the Cape next year. But l...ots of beach driving / 1770 towing a boat etc big trip to the desert & never had a leak or puncture. You'd have to be happy with that. Just thought I'd update this - I replaced these at 78,000kms - considering where they've taken me - not bad. ** Just an update - as I mentioned I replaced these with a new set & have since completed the Cape York trip - perfect. All good. In saying that we had 3 vehicles on the trip with 3 different brands ( AT's & MT's) and no one had any issues. I'm no expert but it seems if you buy good quality these days with a some basic maintenance & a little pre thought in tyre pressures you'll travel with confidence.
Goes those extra kilometers
I bought 4 new Geolander Yokohama tyres for my Rav4 the best wearing tyres and soft ride.
I have bought same brand tyre previously and the walls of these tyres are excellent on the gravel roads.
The chunky look of the tyre and the pattern are of great importance in the wet weather.
Good after-sale service
Chose this type and bought them from Bridgestone Select store. Price is reasonable based on its performance. Customer service is perfect as they regularly sent me email reminder about free service and make the process easy enough to follow. The last ones are also the same brand same type and they last for 5 years.
The journey feels smooth but the price was bit high when compared to other retailers.Custimer service was good.the tyres are durable so far.the retailer was close to out home and that was the reason we chose to go with Bridgestone.they also had a offer advertised but when we actually went there the offer was only for few tyres.
I purchased the light truck version of these tyres and couldn't be happier with them. On spesh at bridgeys and about $25 more a point over the standard model. 10,000 in a month on them running up the centre from Melbourne including the Oodnadatta and not a drama.
Now done 15,000 and no problems - some have mentioned increased road noise which I've not noted and the wear seems to be minimal given the road/track use they've had. No signs of chipping or damage.
They handled the sand well, on the marbled tracks they were awesome and had no t...roubles through wet muddy tracks and river crossings. I haven't given them a bash up the high country in winter but at the end of the day - they ain't muddys.They also pull up nice and sharp on wet asphalt even after 15k. I strongly believe adjusting your tyre pressure is a critical part of bringing out the best in these (and probably any) tyres. Prior to my purchase - I'd sussed out all the big names in 4wd tyres. You can spend a hell of a lot more on tyres and I suspect you won't get better. I'll be sticking with them.
I carnt live without it
I bought these at kmart and found there service wondful and there cheaper also but very good. Iv always got them at kmart as they are so friendly and close to home also they always cheak my other tyes to make sure they are all the same.and they also put air in my other tyers.
The tyres impact the performance of my vehicle that gives me & my family as well as anyone else travelling in my vehicle a great sense of safety as well as a very comfortable ride. I would recommend anyone to this product as it is worth every single dollar. So buy.
Great grip and very quiet road noise and wouldn't recommend any other tyre, particularly good in the wet slippery conditions of winter time, price is expensive but they are they contact between the car and the road and a good tyre like this is paramount for saving your life and others too.
On my second set of these, have had no issues so far. Did not notice any difference in road noise when I changed from the Bridgestone HTs to the ATs. Do a bit of driving out bush in Central Australia on rocky and sandy tracks and they have been fine, have not really had them in mud so can't comment on that.
Have done 70,000km no worries
I got these tyres based on the recommendation of a friend who runs them on his work 4x4 utes. I just worked out this week i have done at least 70,000 km on them, without a hassle. I could probably get another 10k or so out of them, but they are a work vehicle, and safety first! They have been really good, a little noisier than my last set, (apparently this gets worse with age) but all in all have been a solid performer. I'll probably buy another set in a few weeks.
Off road they go good, but in full on mud (not by choice, but thats where i ended up on a work trip), as you would expect they are not real good. But, considering how much mud was there, they went pretty good.
Tuff Tyers on/off roads
I just had it in my RAV4 it's so great very happy with great controls non sleepry on send or loose stone great on mud much pettar then Yokohama standard Tyers had to travel around 300 km off road send/ ston with no drama dong 100 km/H my advice to RAV4 owners to try them
Have had the BT50 since new, replaced the rubbish factory tyres at 49k and fitted 245/70 16 A/T's and now looking at fitting another set after travelling 90k on this set. They have gotten progressively noisier but have had worse. I have done two Cape trips, runs along Bribie and driving around country properties chasing game. Only went to these for cost over Coopers, had set of Coopers on 94 Hilux & had no troubles with them either, just $Aust. I had the wheels aligned a couple of times early on and rotate every 10k and keep pressure @36psi and the wear indicators are still below the treads.
perfect for central australia rough roads on my prado
Have taken these tyres on Gibb river road to broome from Alice springs and back along the tanami track to alice springs and finke gorge track. They are tough and reliable and quiet. Very hard wearing and even after 10 000 km. Look like new.
Got mine for under $280 each and am super pleased with them on the prado. Now to take them along the plenty highway to cairns.
Great all purpose tyre
Gives my Hilux that important extra bit of grip off road while still being a relatively quiet and capable on road tyre. Tyre life has been good considering small amounts of reasonably tough off road use in rocky conditions and a lot of highway and suburban driving. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase.
Great Value tyre
Just replaced my 255 x 65 x 17 D694 LT tyres on my Nissan Pathfinder 2009 with a set of 265 x 65 x 17 D697 LT tyres . The 694's had covered over 70,000 klm of mostly residential and freeway driving with light some offroad use and still had another 5000 klm left but I had noticed they started to loose grip especially in the wet so wanted to be safe rather than sorry.
I shopped around for the best value and quality 4wd LT tyre and was about to invest in a set of Hancook Dynapro LTs in the same size when I saw Bridgestone had a deal on the 697 D...
I found they are a good tyre for mixed use but only getting 50k out of them is a little disappointing as the bf goodridge I had got 90k and that was a heavier car (land cruiser)
My driving is about 60/40 on road / off-road , off-road being OFFroad not just a dirt track .
I would get them again but with a lot less expectations about wear life .
On my second set of these Tyres
Purchased a set of 4 of these 265/65-R17, D697s as the D694s that I fitted to the car when I purchased it gave me 65,000km and probably had another 5000km left of tread left. Only replaced the D694s as going on an extended trip and prechecks showed one tyre had picked up a nasty 5mm diameter metal spike somewhere in the city about 6cm long and Bob Jane advised it was unrepairable. The D694s 65,000km was mostly city and country bitumen and about 3000km of formed hard pack gravel/dirt + maybe 500-1000km of proper off road work, sand, mud, rocks e...tc. very happy with their performance and life span, very quiet, reasonable off road ability. First set of Dueler D697s lasted 55,000km before being replaced, with maybe 5000km still left on them for yet another set of D697s fitted a month ago. Replaced as going on a high country trip in wet conditions towing a caravan and didn't want tyre woes. 3 times I've purchased these, comparing equivalents from other brands each time, like Cooper, Dunlop, Maxxis, Kumho etc. Very competitive price from Bob Jane in Doncaster, Melbourne who also do an excellent Wheel alignment for my slightly ARB 2 inch lifted car. Tyre wear has been very even on all 4 wheels. Wheel alignment was done each time with a 200kg load in the back of the car.
Outlast and outclass the rest
The market for an all terrain tyre is somewhat limited for the Hilux wheel, which is certainly frustrating when you have to replace your rubber. This Bridgestone Dueler AT 697 is an exception to the rule as it provides the best of both worlds. The tread pattern is smooth and quiet on the sealed road and has enough aggressive tread to hold the dirt with ease. It is not a mud tyre or a city tyre, but it can easily live in both camps. It handles the corners without squirming and holds the road well in the wet.The durability so far has been excelle...nt with little show of wear after 20,000 kilometres, at 40,000 km they still have lots of tread. A very comfortable tyre with just the right amount of off road ruggedness to survive a weekend warriors needs. When most of your driving is on sealed roads, you don't need anything more.
Great tyres for the price
Bought a set of 245/65x17 AT to fit my MN Triton in July 2016. I have just completed 10000 kms and have been extremely happy with the handling and ride. I have been on various surfaces and have found the tyres quite capable. Majority of the travel has been towing a 2500kg caravan and the wear has been minimal. I have completed the 2 free maintenance checks and have had the tyres rotated as required.
An excellent touring tyre
I am now on my third set of these tyres on my 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - LT265/60R18. I am averaging 50,000 kms from a set - and I change my tyres early, not late.
I do a lot of outback touring type driving - for example Melbourne/Cairns/Savannah Way/Lawn Hill/Borrooloola/Katherine/Kakadu/Kununurra/Gibb River Road/Cape Levique/Halls Creek/Tanami Road/Alice Springs/Chambers Pillar/Oodnadatta Track/Melbourne, 17000 kms in 12 weeks.
These tyres do a great job and have proven very strong and reliable. I keep coming back to them.
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