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Dunlop or Bridgestone

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Bryan07sport, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Bryan07sport

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    Howdy. Just bought my 07 sport. love it. anyway this is my first post and hoping for some free advice... I'm in the process of selling my '03 4runner Limited, which i just put new tires on recently. (Dunlop Grandtrek) The Tacoma has new Bridgestone Duellers on it now. Same wheel and tire sizes. (265/65/17) I like the look of the Dunlops better, and they seem a bit quieter, but that may just be the difference in vehicles... Soo leave the Bridgestones or swap out for the Dunlops?
    thanks a ton
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  2. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    From what I've read on the Dunlop tires, your probably better off with the Bridgestones. The reviews on Tirerack are not flattering for AT20 Grandtreks.


    *edit - after looking at the reviews for Dueler's it depends on which ones you have.
     
  3. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Well said, after reading these reviews I changed the Dunflops on my wife's 4Runner to Goodyear. At 30K the Dunflops were chucking really bad from normal road use and wearing like crap.

     
  4. Sep 26, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    get bridgestone revo's hands down man. dunlops arent even in the same league
     
  5. Sep 26, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    The bridgestones are 684 II's and the dunlops are AT20's. Just looked at tirerack and they are ranked 61st and 66th, respectively on tirerack for highway all season tires... yuck. both are practically new so it seems a shame to get rid of either. The bridgestones are really boring looking. The dunlops don't look bad, but both have terrible rankings in their class. what to do....
     
  6. Sep 26, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    Exactly! X100!
     
  7. Sep 26, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    Aw common you guys! The AT20's are the best tire ever!
    Especially for off road stuff :p

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  8. Sep 26, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    I hydroplaned my old car into a wall on a set of Dunlaps, definitely buy something else.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    so the bridgestones it is i suppose.. i can say that i drove the piss out of my 4runner. snowy hillclimbs and dunes included and they didn't do badly for me at all. Just drove the thing from FL to DE with a 6x12 uhaul and it did great. They gripped up well wet and dry and were super quiet and smooth on the highway. I had BFG AT's and then MTs on my old truck and I really don't like sacrificing good on road driving for the occasional playtime.
     
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