What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles





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    Default What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    What are peoples experiences with Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II tyres?

    They are standard OE tyres that come fitted on many new vehicles, many many people must have had them on their vehicles.

    OE on some variants of these makes/models :

    VW AMAROK
    FORD RANGER
    VW AMAROK
    TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
    CHEV TRAILBLAZER
    TOYOTA FORTUNER
    SUZUKI JIMNY
    MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
    MAHINDRA XUV500

    Anyone know why these particular tyres are so widely used as OE tyres?
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    They have quite an unusual looking tread pattern :

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Had them on my 2009 Jimmy and was happy. Only had the vehicle for 23 000km since new though.
    At the time many people upgraded their tyres to AT's but I saw no need for my application.
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    Got a set on my Jimny. Which spends most of it's time on tar, 200kms short of 20000kms and no issues with on road handling. Offroad...I'm not so sure. I haven't done any serious trails yet, but a few long distance trips across the country on sand and gravel, and what I found is it slips a lot on gravel and sand roads. Mud I can't really comment on as I've only been through some shallow patches here and there.

    All that being said I plan to invest in a set of BFG's later this year as I will be going to Bots & Zambia in the wet season and need a good offroad tyre.
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    I had them on my Jimny. I got to 40k km before changing them to Conti WC 4x4. I could have easily got to 80k km. I had one side wall cut and a side wall picture. Didn't do much offroading but when I did go over sand, mud and rocks, I never once got stuck.

    My opinion is that its a very good tyre but I would use an alternative due to pricing.
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon93 View Post
    Got a set on my Jimny. Which spends most of it's time on tar, 200kms short of 20000kms and no issues with on road handling. Offroad...I'm not so sure. I haven't done any serious trails yet, but a few long distance trips across the country on sand and gravel, and what I found is it slips a lot on gravel and sand roads. Mud I can't really comment on as I've only been through some shallow patches here and there.

    All that being said I plan to invest in a set of BFG's later this year as I will be going to Bots & Zambia in the wet season and need a good offroad tyre.
    Unless you are going MT on the BFG's the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure AT with Kevlar is an awesome off road tyre for the Jimny and around R1300 for the 205/70/15 at Hi-Q's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexaj View Post
    I had them on my Jimny. I got to 40k km before changing them to Conti WC 4x4. I could have easily got to 80k km. I had one side wall cut and a side wall picture. Didn't do much offroading but when I did go over sand, mud and rocks, I never once got stuck.

    My opinion is that its a very good tyre but I would use an alternative due to pricing.
    The 684 is quite an expensive tyre aftermarket so for what you get definitely not worth it considering the cheaper and better options but I may be able to get a 2hnd low mileage set for a decent price so I am considering them.

    How do your new Continental's compare to the 684 in terms of road/highway noise and fuel economy?

    The continental's probably look better fitted, they seem to have a nice side view with heavy looking lug edges and raised lettering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    The 684 is quite an expensive tyre aftermarket so for what you get definitely not worth it considering the cheaper and better options but I may be able to get a 2hnd low mileage set for a decent price so I am considering them.

    How do your new Continental's compare to the 684 in terms of road/highway noise and fuel economy?

    The continental's probably look better fitted, they seem to have a nice side view with heavy looking lug edges and raised lettering?
    Road noise is very similar, I thought the Conti's would be louder.

    Fuel consumption after a week, looks to be just slightly heavier, but very marginal.

    I have added a pic, they look quite nice.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexaj View Post
    Road noise is very similar, I thought the Conti's would be louder.

    Fuel consumption after a week, looks to be just slightly heavier, but very marginal.

    I have added a pic, they look quite nice.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks Alex, nice that they aren't too noisy or heavy on juice, they look the business, really amazing value.
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    I have 94k on my 684 II's. Expecting 105 to 110k on them judging remaining thread.
    A bit noisy on rough tar surfaces and screeching easily when cornering on smooth tar.
    Gravel road OK, so overall happy especially mileage.
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Jors55 View Post
    I have 94k on my 684 II's. Expecting 105 to 110k on them judging remaining thread.
    A bit noisy on rough tar surfaces and screeching easily when cornering on smooth tar.
    Gravel road OK, so overall happy especially mileage.
    What vehicle are they on and are they the original tyres that it came with new?

    Have you ever taken them off road on sand or muddy conditions?

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Bump, anyone else with experiences with the Dueller 684?

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    I can't comment on the 684 but duelers as a whole I dislike.

    They made my hilux undrivable in rain.

    Went to Yokohama geolanders.

    Different car.
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    I have OE Duelers on my recently bought 2017 Pajerosport and have done some gravel and sand where they were ok (not excellent), but the other day it rained and I was shocked how much the MPS was sliding around on tar.

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by BrendanS View Post
    I have OE Duelers on my recently bought 2017 Pajerosport and have done some gravel and sand where they were ok (not excellent), but the other day it rained and I was shocked how much the MPS was sliding around on tar.
    Was the rain experience in town or freeway driving?
    What mileage are the tyres on?
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Was the rain experience in town or freeway driving?
    What mileage are the tyres on?
    ...and pressure being used?
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Was the rain experience in town or freeway driving?
    What mileage are the tyres on?
    Was in town, traffic lights etc (guess it could be oily). 13000km on the tyres (I assume as that is the mileage on vehicle) and tyres at 2.2 bar on rears, 2 on front. Slipping when accelerating away (not racing start) and turning.

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like - Factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    ...and pressure being used?
    Pump them too hard and the contact patch becomes tiny, hence squealing and poor grip especially when wet?

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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Brendan's tyres pressure in spec...
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    Default Re: What are Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II like? The factory OE tyres on many vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Brendan's tyres pressure in spec...
    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Pump them too hard and the contact patch becomes tiny, hence squealing and poor grip especially when wet?
    I was wondering why you were interested in the tyre pressure?

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