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Default Bridgestone Deuler AT 697 or Cooper CS5 Grand Touring

Happened last Friday going home from work. Saw the thing (identified as spark plug the next morning) rolling towards my car (running at 80k/Hr) - avoided the front tyres but unable to avoid the rear tyres (couldn't see it)

3 tyre shops claimed it's too big to be repaired

I've heard a lot of good reviews about the 697 but there are quite a lot of not so good reviews on the net as well.

While there are less comments regarding the CS5 touring they are good in general.

I do not go serious off-road so the CS5 is in fact sufficient for my use.

Has anyone got any experience on the CS5 Grand Touring?

Any advice (on 697 vs CS5) would be appreciated.
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Unread 16th July 2017, 07:51 AM
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What a bugger, PS!
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What a bugger, PS!
Yeah RB, going home from work should be happy - I ended up asking my wife to bring some timbers to me so I can put the car jack on it to replace the damaged tyre as the verge was too sandy.

And the tyre had only done about 40k!

Anyway, lessons learnt (to carry some timbers in my car from now on) and glad to have new tyres on the car soon
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If you are not doing serious off roading then just get a good road tyre, and air down as required. Geez, I do some serious off roading and I still use a road tyre.
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If you are not doing serious off roading then just get a good road tyre, and air down as required. Geez, I do some serious off roading and I still use a road tyre.
Good tips Rally.

The issue is getting the 697 is in fact $44 cheaper (from the current Bridgestone promotion)! $892 ($248x4-$100) vs $936 ($234X4)
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Where do you do most of your driving? The best AT tyre in the world is not going to be as a good as a good road tyre where I imagine you spend most of your time. It won't handle as well and it won't stop as well. For that sort of money you can get some good road tyres. So why buy an AT?
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Bugger! If that was me I'd be trying to plug it with a couple of plugs and leave it on the back.
You use to be able to get tyres shaved. I presume tyre centres still do it. So you buy one new one and have a few mm taken off to match the other three.
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Decided to go with the CS5 hoping to get smoother on road drive which I do mostly.

The tyre shop guy said they haven't done tyre shaving for long time already.
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In Victoria Stuckey Tyre Service shave tyres.
www.stuckey.com.au

There'd be someone in WA who does race/rally tyres.
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In Victoria Stuckey Tyre Service shave tyres.
www.stuckey.com.au

There'd be someone in WA who does race/rally tyres.
Interesting to know. I got mine from tyrepower and the guy said they don't do this any more.
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