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HAN2
30-04-2008, 12:50 AM
I am contemplating between the Bridgestone Dueler H/T 275/70R16 vs. Michelin Latitude 275/70R16 for my 4X4. I want a good balance between performance (ie good grip/roadholding) and comfort (low noise level too). I use my 4X4 on the road all the time, never off-road. Which would you recommend?

USJ27Resident
30-04-2008, 01:13 AM
Buddy - dunno much about SUV tyres as they are not on my vehicles...

but if you need replacement tyres and not bothered about branding/prices.. gimme a yell..

cheers... :p

jimijamison
30-04-2008, 10:10 AM
If it is never off-road, you do not need to invest on dedicated 4x4 tyres.

You can also try passenger tyres which can withstand the weight of your 4x4 (and probably save a significant amount). I am not an expert in this but you can find more information at this website:-

www.autoworld.com.my

Jey
30-04-2008, 10:35 AM
I'm not into offroading either, so I'm using the Toyota Unser tyres on my 4 X 4 Jeep Cherokee. Pretty comfortable ride for me. No noise either. I once saw some good looking tyres at a half cut shop in Klang, going for RM 300 for all 4 tyres together with chromed rims. Damn!!! It didnt fit my Jeep as the PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) was different!! :eek: :confused:

Otherwise its such a cheap bargain as the thread was about 75% left and I'd grabbed it even though it was a MT (Mud Terrain) type and will have a "woooo...woooo" sound when driven on the road. :rolleyes:

waga
30-04-2008, 11:05 AM
I am contemplating between the Bridgestone Dueler H/T 275/70R16 vs. Michelin Latitude 275/70R16 for my 4X4. I want a good balance between performance (ie good grip/roadholding) and comfort (low noise level too). I use my 4X4 on the road all the time, never off-road. Which would you recommend?

Since never off road....suggest yokohama..can't remember the model/series name....265/70/16 i think....sell for RM350.00 each.
Used to owned a ford ranger extreme..wheel size bigger than normal ford ranger.

Can get it at USJ 7

Chloe3111
30-04-2008, 02:33 PM
I strongly recommend Bridgestone Dueler tyres, especially for 4X4 vehicle.
What type of 4X4 vehicle you are driving now? SUV? Toyota Rav4?
which type of road you usually drive on? rocky road? muddy road? city?

Maybe is useful to read this webpage, it tells what tyre best suit for your 4X4 vehicle.

http://www.bridgestonetyre.com.my/website/4X4.asp

HAN2
30-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Chloe3111, its a 2006 Mitsubishi Pajero 3-dr model, 3500 cc which they called it the V65 model. Got it off a friend's father.

The original tyres were Yokohama Geolander with size 265/70R16 but my friend's Dad changed it to a 275/70R16 Bridgestone Dueler H/T. I think H/T stands for Highway Terrain, meaning can use on both highway and off-road terrains. I don't like the noise level.

A friend recommended to me the Michelin Latitude, which he uses on his BMW X5. Its supposed to be quietest of all the tyres but it also cost a bomb, about RM630 each - including free nitrogen gas.

BTW thanks to all who helped with information. Will still need to think through so that I get the right set of rubber for the Paj. :D

Rocky19
02-05-2008, 10:37 PM
Hantu,

go with the Bridgestone Dueler and use nitrogen. I use Dueler on mine and it is value for money. Don't haunt me if it turns out you don't like it. ;)

HAN2
05-05-2008, 12:51 AM
I put the Michelin Latitude on the 3-door Paj. Very happy with the rubber. Very quiet for a tyre this size - 275/70R16 on nitrogen gas.

I took the Paj to Kuantan for the long weekend sojourn at Hyatt Kuantan. The drive was really good, quiet and good performance.

The only issue I have with this tyre is that at between 90kmph to 100kmph, there is a humming sound from the rubber. Thats the irritating thing but is this normal for 4X4 tyre performance on tarmac? My friends told me is this a character for most 4x4 on the tarmac.

Will post a picture of the Paj on new tyres over the next couple of days.

HAN2
06-05-2008, 02:23 PM
Here are the photos of the tyres I got on my 3-dr Pajero. The first photo shows the threads are quite straight, better grip, less noise and good aquaplaning :

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/KuantanMay08033.jpg

I like it because it makes the car a bit more "GARANG" being a short wheel-based 3-door SUV model :

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/KuantanMay08030.jpg

The new tyres even make the back portion of the Paj look sturdier :

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/KuantanMay08006.jpg

I am happy with the tyres during my recent drive over the long May-day weekend to Kuantan. Except for the humming noise between 90kmph - 100kmph, I am happy with its performance. Its the Michelin Latitude 275/70R16 by the way. :D

Boink
06-05-2008, 10:44 PM
Hello. Can someone give a pricing indication for the 275/70R16 for both Bstone and Michelin?

Jus curious to know how the prices are like for this size range in KL, I presume.

HAN2
07-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Hello. Can someone give a pricing indication for the 275/70R16 for both Bstone and Michelin?

Jus curious to know how the prices are like for this size range in KL, I presume.
Each of the Bridgestone Dueler 275/70R16 for H/T (highway Terrain) is around RM430 and the Michelin Latitude 275/70R16 is about RM630 each.

Boink
07-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Hello Han, from a purely economic point of view, I am surprised that you are taking the time to consider... :) :)

HAN2
07-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Hello Han, from a purely economic point of view, I am surprised that you are taking the time to consider... :) :)I enjoy driving Boink and I would rather pay for the tyres I feel can give me the performance, safety and ride comfort. I know the economic point doesn't make much sense, paying almost 50% more, but I guess price is only one aspect of it. Anyway, one man's meat is another's poison.