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Thread: Tyre Feedback - Bridgestone

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    Tyre Feedback - Bridgestone



    Tyre Feedback threads are designed to give members positive and negative feedback and other information relating to a particular tyre brand.

    Please post first hand accounts on the Bridgestone tyre only as this is NOT a tyre bagging thread

    Information we are looking for is noise, grip, look, wear, handling, recommended PSI or any other information that members find useful and is relevant to the tyre type.

    Please post your comments/feedabck and vote in the poll to show your tyre type preference.
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    I just bought the D694 LT version, haven't driven them too far yet but noise is much better (well, less I mean) than the Toyo tyres that were installed before. Am going to drive Oodnadatta track later this year so will report back after some rough road driving!

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    I ve got the 693's LT (third from left) , they were 5thou km old when i bought the Patrol and have now done 40thou km with 40% left , so far a good All Terrain for touring and general commuting and have had no issues with numerous trips in the Flinders , i will replace them with a more aggressive pattern when they are due to come off .
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    Original 693's lasted 120k from new on 2006GU ute. Light load most of time unfortunately mainly on bitumen and a couple of Fraser trips each year. Pretty well stuffed by then so after such a good run went for 694LT's. Done 10k so far and very happy. Going to the cape next year and usual Fraser trips so time will tell

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    Fitted d694LT on my wagon in jan2010 . have done 28,000km since , rotate every 6 months . mainly black top work but a couple of high country
    trips chucked in . really really like them . held there edge , quiet , maintain pressures , great grip . so far so really good.
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    I am impressed with any tyre which lasts more than 30,000km. Often there's plenty of tread left but a serious sidewall or stake issue kills them off for me. I only buy LT's. Having a puncture free run is possible; since I've seriously started fiddling around with pressures my tyres have lasted much better. But to those who say 'never had a puncture', I can only imagine easy roads & soft conditions.

    Had Toyos, Goodyears, Bridgetsones, so experienced a few tyre brands, and multiples of each, not just one set of four tyres.

    Had 693's and got an amazing run. But they are not made any more. Had maybe 8 of them.

    So I've had two 694's on the front for the last 15 to 20,000 km (still running out 693's on rear & on trailer). Used them in a fully loaded 10,000 km run through the western deserts. My mate had 4 brand new 694's on his Troopy, also. He had one blowout on the Stuart highway and one slow leak. I had no issues.

    Bitumen, sand, hard dirt, serious courrugations for days = all OK. Anyone doing the sort of driving we do would say this is a good result. I've had no experience in wet conditions with the 694's, so can't comment.

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    MY GU 3.0 has just clocked 60,000 km and my 693 are almost done. I managed to get a replacement set of 693s (very cheaply) about a year ago, so they will go on soon. Friends who have had 693 and 694 report the 694 lasts longer and is slightly more aggressive. I will use those next round.
    I used Yokohama's on my old GQ but never got better than about 50,000 km

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    i have a set of desert duellers, 31,10.5,15 and have done more than 40,000 on them, they are still in pretty good knick, i only ever had one side wall scrape, not going all the way through but taking out a good chunk of rubber, had to replace it but the tyre still holds pressure, and would be good as a second spare wheel, for those extra trouble bits. over all very happy with them. very responsive on sand, gives the car plenty of traction. a little bit less capable in the mud than any muddies but what do you expect, and they are wayyyy better than any A/T tyres out there in my opinion.
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    20,000k on 694LTs and I'm impressed. Sand, water, rocks, bulldust, highway, town and always perform well with correct pressures. They do tend to hold small stones. A mate has a set at 60,000k and just over half worn. Recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twisty View Post
    20,000k on 694LTs and I'm impressed. Sand, water, rocks, bulldust, highway, town and always perform well with correct pressures. They do tend to hold small stones. A mate has a set at 60,000k and just over half worn. Recommended.
    Thats pretty good going...I wonder if anyone has tried the new 697?
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