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Old 18 December 2009, 12:52   #1
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Snow [was Tyres]

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Just thought Iíd pass on a little experience from this week.

Iíve had Shoguns for @ 9yrs now, the current one being a LWB 3.2TD and have always run them on Bridgestone Dueler 689 H/T Tyres, which are the standard fitment in 265/70/R16 112S.

They have always been a good tyre for the type of driving I do, especially when I was doing 25K miles a year on the road, but of course have always had their limitations on wet grass, mud, green lanes etc.
Having tried other makes I always went back to the Dueler 689s as they performed the best on road with very little noise, but were also always better than I expected off road.

As I needed to replace all 4 this week, I was looking around and somebody suggested I try some Bridgestone Dueler 694 A/Ts, which are a more aggressive pattern, but are also supposed to be very good on the road.

The type of driving I do has changed in the last year or so, as Iím doing less road miles, and trying to do a few green lanes etc. Itís a big, expensive, decision to change, especially as they are a bit more expensive.
At my local lorry and agricultural biased centre they order the 689s in for £99ea but wanted £115ea for the 694s.

I thought Iíd give them a try and they were fitted on Wednesday.
I have been totally surprised by them so far. The tread pattern is much more aggressive looking, but having been up and down the motorway a few times now I cannot tell any difference in the road noise created, and the wet and dry on road grip appears to be equal to the 689s. They are so much better than the BFG A/Ts I tried a few years ago.
To try them out I used a short stretch of a green lane Wednesday evening, which was very wet and muddy, and I didnít have to resort to using the centre diff lock like Iíd have needed to do with the 689s.
The big difference however has been in the snow today, where they were much better than the old tyres have been in the past.

In short, I can thoroughly recommend them.

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Old 18 December 2009, 13:02   #2
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Just done a quick search and guess who pops up....
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Old 18 December 2009, 16:01   #3
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Perhaps my question on Difflock when I first heard about them a year ago?

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Perhaps my question on Difflock when I first heard about them a year ago?

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Yup, have you any feedback on how long tyres last compared to BFG AT?
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Good to know .. I ususually switch to dirt devils to do the bisiness
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I do lots of road and off road every day of the year for my work, I have found that general Grabber AT's are the best all rounders.
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I do lots of road and off road every day of the year for my work, I have found that general Grabber AT's are the best all rounders.
I was looking at them, my mate has them on his Frontera and it does well.
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The A/T grabbers were good when I tried them on a friends Landcruiser, but they were very noisy on the road in comparison with the Duelers.

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Try Colway AT tyres if they still make them. they are excellent remoulded tyres, we used them on a landy 90 worked great off road, soft sand and mud and a steal at about £50 per tyre.

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http://www.tyremonkey.co.uk/tyres/4x...res/index.html

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Colway went bust ages ago.
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