3 impact splits in one weekend
Triton 2015 ran these for about 25thou.
Great grip, ok on the road never slipped for me and i country drive a lot and hit the mountains very regularly.
Last trip was around stirling up some very tocky step tracks.
Next day found splits around 3 tyres in side walls. All splits the same with not cut outs or chips in rubbers from the rocks.
Dealer arranged Bridgestone inspection but tbey said bad luck must have been a rock.
This leaves me one 60% tyre and the spare is new.
Tough choice from here
1st june 2018 update
Had 2 good ones so purchased 3 to make a full set again.
Just tortured them ober 3 days in serious high country tracks. Mud snow gravel rocks and rivers. Crushed it.
Lugs come off on rough terrain
Well known fact these tyres were stopped from sale in or around 2016 due to the lugs coming off on scaly roads. Not sure how Bridgestone market this as a 4wd tyre? BF Goodrich is a far superior tyre. I don't think bridgestone bothered to rectify the problem, just kept it hush hush. It's all about the sales.
good in the bush but not on road
they are a strong Tyre but they are approx 70% for bush and only 30% on road, i have been on a lot of tracks that would have punctured other tyres for sure but these hold well but on the road slow down as they can easily take you off the road in wet conditions as they are like driving on ice. Its not bad if you drive slow but once you get past 80 klms it is very scary at times as they dont have much traction on the road
Very good for the money
I have had these tyres on my 2016 duel cab Triton for about 32000km. Off road they are great. Snow, mud and dirt roads. On road they aren't to noisy for a muddy. On the wet bitumen you need to remember you are driving on mud tyres. These are not sports tyres so you have to brake earlier and go slower around corners. They are wearing evenly with regular rotations. I carry a lot of wait and often tow a large trailer. I should get between 40,000-50,000km out of them. Probably closer to 40. Overall they are a very good tyre, keeping in mind they are a mud tyre.
Ok now I have done 49000km and they are only just legal so I am changing to new tyres. They have worn very evenly and have been a great tyre. No punctures or vibration the in 49000 km.
Unfortunately I need a tyre that I can get more km's from so I am going away from muddy tyres to all terrain. I have just fitted BF Ko2's.
Great for a mud terrain but don't expect highway terrain grip on wet bitumen.
Had these tyres fitted to a 2007 Hilux about 5000 kms ago. Off road on muddy high country tracks and dry rocky fire trails they have incredible grip and do not retain mud or stones in the very open tread pattern. On the highway they are relatively quiet for a mud terrain and handle reasonably well. On wet bitumen they are a totally different kettle of fish and a very skittish under moderate to heavy braking. If you want a tyre for off road they are great. If you want a tyre to drive your family around the burbs most of the time then do not buy such an aggressive tyre as you will be dissapointed. Mud tyres require the excercise of caution when used on wet bitumen. That being said, if you need muddies, then these have been very good and significantly cheaper than most others such as Cooper and BF Goodrich.
Driving on ice
I have been running the mt for around 10'000kms and they are by far the worst tyre I have ever driven on in the wet.loosing traction on all 4 tyres doing 100km in the wet on a open road is not much fun.have had way to many close calls.they preform well in the bush but as soon as you hit the road in the wet its like driving on ice.i will be removing these tyres this week and they were not cheap
Must have tyers
I have these tyers for a short ti me and have had a better response with them than the tyers i had that came with the vehicle .i whas not happy with them .i looked around and went to all the tyre fitters and settled for them..a good tyre.mate good to have them,
Terrible tyre uneven wear on them even with Bridgestone doing the wheel alignment. They squil aroun
Terrible tyre uneven wear on them even with Bridgestone doing the wheel alignment. They screech around round abouts at slower than normal speads and tight corners. uterly useless to live with. Only positive is for a Mt tyre there good on sand. I had 245 75 r16. Noise is not to bad so a Mt.
Good for the price. Pros and cons. They do the job pretty well.
I have a set of these on a 15 Dmax 265/70/R17 which is one size up from standard tyre size. I gave them a go for something different and can compare to a previous set of BFG T/A KM2 muddies on an identical vehicle.
Had these for just over 14 000 kms starting their life in the far North East Kimberley. They've done well to survive pretty much every type of terrain the Kimberley has to offer (Tanami, the Duncan, black soil and everything in between). They get aired to appropriate pressures for the terrain I'm driving on as is most important no matter which tyre you run.
Good durability so far.
Light truck construction is a plus PR10 (up to 80 PSI), only 2 ply sidewall is a negative for me. The strength and rigidity or lack thereof in the sidewall is evident when cornering as there is an ever so slight delay or wobbly feeling when putting any sort of suddenness or sharpness into turning.
Braking is marginally less effective than with HT tyre but going up a size in tyre will affect that also.
Excellent grip on any sort of off road terrain esp when aired down.
The side walls do bulge well when aired down. I've had these down to 6 PSI on the beach without issues to get me unstuck.
The lack of side biter lugs is noticeable when off road and aired down esp over rocky and muddy terrain.
The gaps between the lugs area rather large and while that does help eject mud very well they are vulnerable to puncturing. They are showing signs of some deep cuts in the lugs and some in between on the tyre carcass. 40 degree plus days on the shale rock riddled Duncan Highway is the suspected culprit. Not much chipping though.
They are wearing well with rotations and If the current wear rate keeps up id guess i will get around 40 000kms (fingers crossed) out of them before they become ineffective off road and too noisy on road.
They handle gvm weight and towing well.
There is noise. They area a muddy after all. I say noise on par with the BGF KM2 muddy. At the moment there is a mild humming with the windows up. Windows down and they let you know they area there.
Dry bitumen grip is very good but they don't like wet bitumen road and with the lack of any sipes or water ejection channels on the tread blocks , this is understandable. Being aware of that allows you to adjust your driving style to suit when its wet.
The old TC and ESC like to come on frequently in the wet especially when the tray is empty.
They've served me well so far and for the price are definitely worth getting if your budget isn't bottomless. Rotate them regularly and adjust the pressures to suit.
UPDATE - 10.02.2018
Just over 40 000 kms on the clock and they are at about 50 % tread. I would say based on this wear rate now driving mostly on tarmac with the odd beach run thrown in they should last and be usable to about 60 to 65K.
Scalloping on the lugs was evident due to late rotations and the noise level has become significantly louder than when new.
Probably another 20% usable tread until they become useless for mud work but so far so good.
Keep those rotations up religiously!
IMPACT FRACTURES ON ALL 4 NEW "OFF ROAD" TYRES.
Dueler M/T D674 tyres are a poor quality below average product. First impact fracture detected within 7 months (12,100kms), remaining 3 tyres failed in the following 6 months, all with impact fractures before 23,200kms. These tyres are sold as an off-road tyre to meet the "hardcore demands" of off-road driving (off-road means sticks, rocks, pot holes, creek beds, gravel roads, bush tracks, no roads). They incorporate revolutionary 3D technology to offer "superior durability" (above average quality capable of lasting/ resisting wear). Don't think they even got "off-road". Never had impact fractures before these tyres, go exactly the same places, and not had one since. Suspect Bridgestone got a faulty batch of these tyres.
265/75/16 22000kms they might make 30000 very dangerous on wet bitumen will not buy again 50/50 road paddock use only run 20
psi as at the recommended 32psi it does nothing but spin and step out side ways got caught after it was serviced and they pumped up tires thank God for stability control
Very Decent Muddy!
Im really Happy with the Dueler Mt it is the first Muddy that I have had which is quiet on the Blacktop! I am also getting better fuel economy and the tyres are wearing really good so far 40,000km and still got heaps of tread! It is also a brilliant tyre in the Mud and on the rocks and not to bad in the snow, highly recommend them and so far can not fault them!
Early days but will return when they wear a little more
I have done approx 1000km on these tyres and first impressions are good. Initially a bit loud but the guy at the Bridgestone Select dealer told me they will get quiet after a few thousand. Bought them for my Mazda Bravo in 265/75r16 size. Will return once they have worn more so I can give a more accurate review.
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