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Old 04-22-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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Firestone AT vs. Bridgestone Dueler 2

Looking for folks that have ran either of these brand tires. I am leaning towards the Duelers but I want real folks reviews. I don't trust the manufacture review boards.

I drive my truck pretty much to tow my TT and to surf fish. But if the Cj goes down in the winter I use it around town to play in the snow and mud as well. The reviews I have read state the Dueler is better all around in the sand, snow, much and ice.

I've read that many don't even air down while surf fishing in soft sand conditions. I find this hard to believe.

So tell me your war stories on these tires. Yea or Nah...
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Why are you limited to these two?
No specific issue with either one, but I've had great results from other tires.
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Well just the two I like. I checked others as well. I started off with the reviews from Tirerack and went from there. Ended up with these two. Please good price...
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Bridgestone bought Firestone several years ago when Firestone value dropped because of a huge problem with original equipment tires on Ford Explorers. So Firestone and Bridgestone are both made by the same company in the same plants. Tires with either name can be identical, although Bridgestone specializes in truck tires while Firestone leans more towards car tires. They both make LT and P-series tires. So the exact tread would be the only difference between a Firestone and a Bridgestone of the same construction.

I have P-series Dueler H/L Alenzas on my pickup, and they are fine. Not cheap at over $200 each. If you can find a store that carries both brands, then observe the tread differences, and you may find no difference in some but huge differences in others. My Duelers are A/S (all season) tread, but they also make several different A/S treads. According to the catalog, even the Dueler A/Ts have all-season treads, so look critically at each different Dueler name to decide exactly which one you want. The Dueler website might give you some info, but the only real test is several thousand miles under different real-world conditions.

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/catal...&submit=Apply+
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No one else is running these two brands???
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I am about to replace my Bridgestones for the second time. I put them on when my 07 Silverado 2500 HD was new, and went with a stiffer sidewall because I was hauling a heavy truck camper. I got 45000 put of those, mostly highway but one trip hunting in Montanna and lots of woods roads too. This set has lasted 42000 miles, another trip to Montana, lots of hauling firewood and just regular highway miles.
The truck camper is gone so I will replace with original size, but the same tire for sure. Mine are the Revos, very similar and I am very happy.


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