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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

Mm I'm at 18,000... 99% Tarmac 1% sand. I'll be lucky to see 25,000 Kms. Maybe this is why the nubies are getting the Goodyears???
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

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Further to my post above, I'm still driving the tyre with the tyre cord visible on the tread. I have now done 10,000km and another tyre has gone with an irreparable tear in the tread. The photo shows the tear and the considerable amount of chipping with <50km of off-road driving. This tear occurred not off-road but on a well graded gravel trunk road. So that's it, I'm dumping the Kumhos. IMHO, the Kumho Solus KL21 should be labelled "WARNING!: for sealed roads only". Chrysler had no business putting these on a Jeep. I'm getting prices for a set 5 Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LTs.
Let us know how you go with the Bridgestones.

The last set of D694LT's that I bought, Bridgestone Hurstville did for $250 ea in LT265/70R16, which was $50 cheaper than anywhere else per tyre. This was probably 3 years ago now and obviously the 265/60R18 in D697LT will be dearer.

They were damn good tyres too!
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

The D694LT's that I run on the van in 245x65x16 are tough as - wore out one set and now on the second. They do have nicks and chips but have done severe service with loading right up there on the rating and 50psi.
I have no clue how they would feel on a vehicle but I'll buy them again for the van.
Bob it might be worth getting prices as well for the Geolandar AT in the 265x60x18......I've fitted them in place of the Kumho's and so far they seem OK - only a slight bit of extra noise on the tar. I'm sure they have a fair bit more rolling resistance though, and they are significantly heavier per tyre which must say something for the construction of both brands.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:53 AM
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The D694LT's that I run on the van in 245x65x16 are tough as - wore out one set and now on the second. They do have nicks and chips but have done severe service with loading right up there on the rating and 50psi.
I have no clue how they would feel on a vehicle but I'll buy them again for the van.
Bob it might be worth getting prices as well for the Geolandar AT in the 265x60x18......I've fitted them in place of the Kumho's and so far they seem OK - only a slight bit of extra noise on the tar. I'm sure they have a fair bit more rolling resistance though, and they are significantly heavier per tyre which must say something for the construction of both brands.
Thanks John. The only 18" AT tyres that fit exactly that I can find locally are:
Micky Thompsom STZ
Cooper Discoverer A/T3
Bridgestone D697
Michelin LTX A/T2
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S G012
Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour
Out of these, the Bridgestone is the only LT rated tyre. I'm not 100% sure about the Geolander, they don't say, but the others are definitely P type. After my disasterous experience with the Kumhos, I'm playing it safe with LTs. I got 4 quotes. Bridgstone Hornsby had the best price so I orderred 5. My only reservation is that the Bridgestones are speed rated at S (180kph). That's plenty fast enough for me but the door sticker requires H (210kph). A narky insurance assessor could make an issue of this. BTW, the Geolanders are H.
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My only reservation is that the Bridgestones are speed rated at S (180kph). That's plenty fast enough for me but the door sticker requires H (210kph). A narky insurance assessor could make an issue of this. BTW, the Geolanders are H.
That's not an issue in NSW. You are permitted to fit tyres that are rated down to 140km/h, but no less. As RMS considers this roadworthy then insurance cannot refuse you.

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registrati...vsi09_rev4.pdf
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

BTW, the Kumhos are made in Vietnam, the Bridgestone D697s are made in Indonesia. It probably means little but at least it's closer to home. One would expect they both implement imported technology and quality assurance.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

Hi Guys,

Interesting conversation, i just went through the tyre dramas with my Kumhos althought i managed to get 43,000 out of them until i got a puncture on one of them and the rest were buggered. They had a few chips and cracks and i hadnt done too much off road driving on them. I have gone for the Bridgestone D697 and i have only done about 100km on them so far. A little bit more road noise, but with the window down or radio on cant notice the difference. Im happy with the look of them and cant wait to try them off road.

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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

A tip to keep the white lettering bright. Spray some non-acid wheel cleaner on it, like the Repco trigger pack stuff, leave it for a minute and then wash it off with a jet of water. A water pressure cleaner is best, but a garden hose with the nozzle set to jet is good enough.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

Great Tip thanks for that! I was worried about how the white lettering would go.
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Hi Guys,

Interesting conversation, i just went through the tyre dramas with my Kumhos althought i managed to get 43,000 out of them until i got a puncture on one of them and the rest were buggered. They had a few chips and cracks and i hadnt done too much off road driving on them. I have gone for the Bridgestone D697 and i have only done about 100km on them so far. A little bit more road noise, but with the window down or radio on cant notice the difference. Im happy with the look of them and cant wait to try them off road.
Same here, too early to tell but I was surprised how passenger tyre like they felt despite being LT rated. What pressure did your tyre bloke tell you to use. Mine recommended 40psi but that seemed to be off the top of his head. I've contacted Bridgestone for something more definitive. Their national techy is on leave so they sent it to their state tecky but he is slow to respond. On the web, many are quick to express an opinion but few seem to really know. The scary thing is how many will nominate the pressure printed on the tyre not realising that it is the maximum allowable pressure. A Toyo site recommended LT tyres have 15psi more than the door stick pressure. In our case that would be 48psi ??? We'll see what the Bridgestone guy has to say. As for the Kumhos, following my experience, I be wary taking them up a gravel driveway.

Interesting wheels Jatsonf, what are they?
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

Just as a rule of thumb I use the sticker psi plus 10%-15% for P type tyres, which makes it 36-38psi.

However with the LT's, just somewhere in the range of 38-40psi and see what suits you. The max psi on the tyre should be in excess of 60psi cold on an LT.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

I am interested in how folks are going with their replacement tyre choice.

With 27,000klm on my 18" Kuhmos I picked up a stone that has embedded itself in the tread on a rear tyre and it must be a decent hole as it went flat in under 10 minutes. Also looking at the wear bars there is not much life left in the tyre (assuming that a repair is possible).

I am considering the Yoko Geolandar A/T-S or MickeyT STZ or perhaps the Bridgestone D697 as replacements.

As I live some 60klm (as the crow files) from Melbourne 90% of my driving is on bitumen at highway speeds and the rest in the Melbourne metro area. I live on a gravel road and find the Kuhmos have a considerable ability to pick up stones.

Your experiences to date would be appreciated.

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