Tyres for the forry :)

Pally1987
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Tyres for the forry :)

Unread post by Pally1987 » July 20th, 2016, 12:29 am

so I am looking at some AT tyres for the Forester I am wanting as aggressive an all terrain as I can get in my legal size. The car is also a daily so keeping its already good fuel economy is important. I am fairly torn between these to.

Bridgestone Dueler 697 AT in 205/70R15 for $135 a tyre.

Toyo Open Country AT3 in 215/70R15 for 185 a tyre.

anyone driven on these tyres, alot of the off roading I do is dirt in the dry and mud when it rains.
2001 SF Subaru Forester Duel Range Limited.

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Re: Tyres for the forry :)

Unread post by Shann Low » July 20th, 2016, 2:01 am

Hard to go past Bridgestone Desert duellers. Had mine 10 years now and only done 56,000km's in that time. Zero flats or punctures, and probably got 10K tread left in them!. Doesn't sound like a lot of km's but mines a 4.5 tonne F 250 dual cab 4 x 4 so these tyres always have the weight of 2 normal 4wds on them and I usually tow another 3.5 tonnes+ behind me, so they are always working due to cross winds on the boat pushing us around and load levelers holding the fronts down on the road.
I have been more than happy with them.
That said I might go some Micky T's for my next set maybe... I have another 12 months tread left to decide, I recon. The Mickey T's have a lot more tread depth so MIGHT last even longer for me maybe.

Pally1987
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Re: Tyres for the forry :)

Unread post by Pally1987 » July 28th, 2016, 1:44 am

wow that sounds awesome :)
2001 SF Subaru Forester Duel Range Limited.

Subaruxtreame Bull Bar, SCA Spotlights. More mods to come.

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Re: Tyres for the forry :)

Unread post by typhoeus » August 1st, 2016, 8:50 pm

don't forget that the more aggressive the tread, the noisier the ride. some A/Ts fairly howl at highway speeds. Ideally you should try to get a spare set of rims, so you can have a set of road tires for commuting, and a set of A/Ts for play

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