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Where the rubber hits the road. Discussion about drive train; (locking) diffs; wheels; hubs; suspension and, of course, tyres

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The Bridgestone D697 is a great on road "AT" that is suitable for light duty off road work, in LT construction it is only available in 8 ply load rating in 17" and 18" sizes to suit Pajero, Triton, Challenger and Pajero Sport.

3 SA forum members that I know, ran these but after a series of punctures through the tread, shoulders and sidewall in mild off road conditions they have all replaced their tyre's with something different.

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Yep... I was one of those 3.

In the past 4 and a bit years I've had 3 sets of tires on the NT-

1. Bridgestone D697s - constantly got punctures in what I'd class as mild off-road conditions (3 unrepairable sidewall punctures in 40,000km!). I had so much trouble with punctures with these that I ended up cutting my losses at about 50,000km and threw them away. Extremely quiet though. I would recommend these for maybe a tarmac caravan tower only.

2. BFG ATs - overall great tire with good offroad and good onroad grip, great puncture resistance (over various vehicles, I've done over 200,000km with no 'offroad punctures'), but noisy on a Gen 3-4 with a monocoque chassis.

3. Cooper AT3 LT (10ply) - MUCH quieter than the BFG ATs, more onroad grip (especially in wet), but slightly less grip offroad as they are slightly less aggressive than the BFGs. These are my current tires and to date no punctures.

As the OP wants a strong tire that is quiet, I personally would suggest considering the Cooper AT3 LT but would STRONGLY recommend avoiding the the Bridgestone D697s.
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I have just changed from Hankook rf10 to Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 in the 265/60r18 size.
The Hankook handled really well in the wet and dry on road and was fine for tracks and beaches I drive. They were not much noisier or heavier on fuel than the old HT Dunlop and lasted 90,000 so very happy with them. Excellent value for money.
Changed over to a LT construction in preparation for an upcoming trip and done less than 1,000 km so far. Initial thoughts are positive, bit time will tell.


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The Hankook ATM RF10 AT is availble in an extra load passenger construction and is a good replacement tyre for those wanting an AT tread pattern, doing mild off roading and carrying or towing loads regularly.

Once on corrugated dirt for extended periods, then it is LT construction tyre's at lowered pressures that give you the most reliable performance. On every trip away I come across many people with tyre failures, most common is passenger construction tyre's followed by 6 and 8 ply LT and then there is 10 ply LT. It is not only the construction of the tyre but also the age, wear, condition, and pressure of the tyre and the speed that you drive as well as the suspension setup and loads being carried that all effect how reliable a tyre is off the bitumen.

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Can't advice on quiet tyres, but my Maxxis AT980 make a fair bit of noise, so you could safely cross those off your list.


This forum needs a like function....

Similar logic you can add the Yokohama AT-S.


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This forum needs a like function....

Top right hand corner of the first post per page is a "rate thread" function.


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