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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 12:08 AM
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Tire Blowout - Bridgestones

Havent been around lately with the move to Austin and new job, but wanted to post a warning to anyone running the Dueler A/T. I've been a fan of the Dueler since forever, but found myself eating crow about 10 days ago. I run 32's, check inflation regularly, and rotate often. I blew out one of them a few days back - 35k miles and 4 years old and Bridgestone did not want to honor their 5 year Plat Pact warranty (warrants to 2/32 and 5 years, but mine had 9/32's). This tire had cord seperation and was totally shredded at blowout. Upon inspection, I found two more with wires from the cord poking thru the tread and sidewall. Fought for a week to get the dealer to replace under warranty and Bridgestone was no help until they announced last week they were recalling 16' Duelers for the exact problem I experienced. All of a sudden my 15' 32's urgently needed to be replaced according to the dealer....4 new BFG KOs were on there faster than I could say "class action". Beware and if you are running these, check for wire strands protruding the tread or sidewall. I'm done with Firestone/Bridgestone.
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I have had nothing but good expiriences with my Duelers. I am running a 32x11.50 on a 15' rim and I love them. Mine are mud terrain, if that makes a difference. As far as Im concerned BFGoodrich makes the best A/T tire you can buy, but a mud terrain is a mud terrain and I love my discount at Bridgestone so I am sticking with em.
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