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265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

I read this morning on Ausjeep that Bridgestone have released the D697 Dueler AT in light truck construction in the 265/60R18 size.

The last tyres I had on the Jackaroo were the D694 LT, and they were the best tyres I'd had on that car.

Bridgestone Dueler D697

So we now have an LT option for those with 18" rims.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

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I read this morning on Ausjeep that Bridgestone have released the D697 Dueler AT in light truck construction in the 265/60R18 size.

The last tyres I had on the Jackaroo were the D694 LT, and they were the best tyres I'd had on that car.

Bridgestone Dueler D697

So we now have an LT option for those with 18" rims.
Great find! Can't wait to get off the Kumhos.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

I just waved goodbye to the Kumhos.......19100k and probably bit more than half worn (but even all round), and they've dragged the van around 14000K.
We tow the van a fair bit off the beaten track and I didn't feel the OE's would tolerate anything more than a marble, especially if it had sharp edges.
Researched, thought long and hard about importing BFG AT's from Tirerack, did more research, didn't get anywhere.

We are heading off to Central Vic and the Murray with the van next week and will clock up likely 10K before we get home after Christmas, so turned up the wick under the research...

On spec walked into local Bob Jane and asked for a price for Yokohama AT's - "you came at the right time da da da!!"
He had a set of Geolandar AT 265x60x18's on the floor that had been incorrectly fitted to a customers car and had to be taken off (long story, not relevant), that still had the mould pimples on the treads.
Fully guaranteed, full service etc, $220 ea fitted, inc thrust wheel alignment. Easy decision.

Not often I get a bargain.

Slightly more tyre noise, they also come with the Yokohama road hazard guarantee that if the tyre is damaged in any way and still has 75% of tread it will be replaced free by any Yokohama dealer, if 50% then half price.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

I just recently installed 275/55/20 Cooper Zeons LTZ.

Definitely look the business.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

265/65/18 bf Goodrich ta ko. $345 each from Cornell's in Sydney. $95 to ship to Melb and $90 to fit 5 and balance at Bayside Jeep. Gives an extra 13mm ground clearance and makes speedo spot on. We have about 12000 k on these so far and very happy.
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I just recently installed 275/55/20 Cooper Zeons LTZ.

Definitely look the business.
Where did you find them and how much were they?
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Where did you find them and how much were they?

Ordered through Jax Liverpool. Around 350 a tyre.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

See Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

Just be aware that the Coopee LTZ are not LT as in light truck tyre construction. The naming could lead to a misunderstanding.

The Coopers website does say its a passenger construction, so the sidewalls wont be as thick or strong as a proper LT tyre.

However given there's not much else for the 20" rims, its a far better off road proposition than anything else on the market.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

OK, I've now done about 8,000km with about 100km off-road on the OEM Kumho Solus KL21 265/60R18s and already there are a number of chips in the tread. One is so deep the steel is just visible. I'm sure this can be fixed. They do it all the time for trucks but all the tyre places want to do is give me a big spiel on safety and the law then offer to sell me a new tyre. Does anyone know of someone who does this sort of repair in the Sydney area? Alternatively, has anyone a spare Kumho Solus KL21 265/60R18 with about 20k still on it, lying around? I would like to get rid of the Kumhos altogether but they still have too much rubber on them.
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Re: 265/60R18 AT tyres now available in LT construction

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.
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