by Douglas frith 11-May-2017
This tyre is very quiet in the cabin compared to the M/T Duelers I replaced. there was so much road noise with the Dueler M/Ts that I could not drive with the window down, nor could I hear the radio at reasonable volume levels with the window up. I believe these A/Ts have a significantly better grip on normal bitumen road surfaces, particularly when damp. They also have a comfortable smooth vibration free ride. I would DEFINATELY buy these again and recommend them. I have them fitted to a 2009 Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis which I use as a work truck for building houses. I do a bit of tree removal with the winch and there is plenty of grip for clearing the building site this way.
by Katie Lindorff 23-Jul-2016
The Dueler M/T's have a great reputation among the 4WD community and we're looking forward to using them out and about on the dirt. We are pleased that they're not too noisy on the highway and are interested in seeing how many km's we get out of them. We got 4 tyres for under $1000 which is our budget limit each time we change the tyres. Tyresales was super-easy to use and the fitter very prompt. Very happy with the tyres and the service.
by Ben 3-Feb-2016
These are the 3rd set of Duelers I've driven on over the years (693's, 694's, now 697's) and they perform exactly as I've come to expect from the brand.
The sidewalls on the 123R are seriously strong, A genuine Light-Truck tyre!
They gain traction effortlessly in the mud & muck offroad, but it's worth considering your particular rig/setup if you plan on taking these tyres through sand, particularly soft powdery sand (the kind we can get a lot of here in WA). Being such a strong sidewall you may need to drop your tyre pressures quite a lot, in order to get a good footprint in the soft stuff. Particularly if your running light in the rear-end. In these situations, bead-lockers may be a good additional investment for those still developing their offroad abilities.
The sidewall has a nice, even deformation over rocky & gnarly terrain (due in part to the same strength that can limit deformation in soft sand), and the tread pattern does a good job of gripping the terrain while expelling mud & water at the same time. I'm yet to find the tread clogged up with muck at any point, however they do seem to hold on to small stones a bit more than the previous models.
Road handling is excellent, and highway speed noise is pretty decent for an all-terrain. Noise levels are always a bit of an arbitrary quality, what some people won't tolerate is perfectly acceptable for others. That being said, the previous models were quieter, I believe, but these shouldn't cause an bother.
Wet weather bitumen handling is not quite as good as the previous models, I think, but that may just be the fact that I am now running a leaf-sprung Ute setup, as opposed to a coil-sprung Wagon setup on the previous models. In any case, they still perform acceptably in the wet, and in a predictable manner, and feel perfectly safe. However you may get better wet-road results out of a soft compound tyre like a BF Goodrich, if that's a factor for you.
Tread wear seems pretty good, I've only done a few thousand kms on them so far, but all indications look as though they are wearing on-par with previous models. So I would expect to see 80,000+ kms out of these tyres.
All in all, a great performing tyre. If you've run Duelers in the past you should be happy with these, and if you're new to these tyres they won't let you down