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Old 01-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #21
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duelers stink.

Replaced with Cooper CS4's and not sure I love those either...

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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Just drove a Toyota Venza 4cyl with Duellers and they were fine... They had 5000 miles on them, drove all around Philly in wet and dry conditions...

The only thing that stunk was the 16.7 mpg in mixed city driving with the Toyota Venza.



The floor of the cargo area is hard plastic, the laptops were sliding all over the place...

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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what's the venza weigh in at?

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #24
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3760 lbs It's a 2.7L inline 4, 181 hp,

36.2 ft cargo area seats up, 70.2 seats down

A lot of plastic inside. It had a wave like texture to it, instead of pebble texture. It was like a Camry, did everything well, but nothing exceptional.

The cellphone holder was nice, and the cup holders worked well even with large drinks.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:31 PM   #25
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Cupholders are important.

Can a 4x8 fit into that back hatch?

3760lbs with that motor I guess eats up some gas. What about on the highway? It might be pretty reasonable.

I think the VUE has almost that much cargo area but it's lighter.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 AM   #26
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Tires, even with no miles on them, have a shelf life of 6 years. Rubber weakens and crack at 6 years. Manufacturers even recommend replacing the spare tire in a car at 6 years...

I guess the Red Line will get a new set of shoes this year...

The Bridgestone Duelers I've driven on rentals were fine tires, but they were less than a year old.
Interesting, I found certain compounds hold up a bit better esp those with a A traction rating (or softer rubber. As my Camaro sits for the 3rd year after being grounded by my county emmissions, my tires (Eagle GA's) installed in '01 only have 13K on them & don't seem to have any checking. I have always kept this car garaged, & have been applying No Touch to the sidewalls over the years esp during the storage periods... I would have no intention of changing these if I would take this vehicle out of storage, but would kep an eye on them. Harder compounds have more of a tendency to check & crack.

I would think any tire with under 10K would be sufficent though, I do know what you mean as one of my Duelers has checking occuring, & these tires I think are from mid '08. I have had tires 15 years old that are fine my '62 Tempest spare looked like new @ 21 years old in the trunk.


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3760 lbs It's a 2.7L inline 4, 181 hp,

36.2 ft cargo area seats up, 70.2 seats down

A lot of plastic inside. It had a wave like texture to it, instead of pebble texture. It was like a Camry, did everything well, but nothing exceptional.

The cellphone holder was nice, and the cup holders worked well even with large drinks.
I'm thinking this is really a Camry wagon rebadged... seems longer than a Vue, I would consider one used but I'm sure they will remain pricy.... Liked both the Camry's I had.

Cellphone holder... whatever for?

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #27
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Just be careful with tires older than 6 years...

I like well spaced cupholders that do not put the grip of death on a styrofoam cup. I enjoy a Sonic Route 44 Diet Cherry Dr Pepper at times.

The Chevrolet Cruze's cupholders grip a stryofoam cup so tightly it feels like the bottom would be ripped out trying to pull it out. Also McDonald's styrofoam cups are gripped just as tight.

Using the cellphone holder and Bluetooth while running TomTom, or Google maps was great. There even was a wider accessory slot on the side of the console that could hold a slim GPS with cable pass-throughs to the USB and 12v outlets.

I suspect Toyota is offering these optional locations for these devices because in states like California it is illegal to put a GPS on your windshield.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #28
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Cupholders are important.

Can a 4x8 fit into that back hatch?
A 4x8 sheet would fit width wise, but it's not log enough. You need to tie down the hatch.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #29
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Well 8 foot is pretty long but at least you dont have to tie it to the roof.

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:05 AM   #30
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Cross Rotating these really quieted them down... shoulda posted sooner, but hard to dicern with chemical on the road then slipped my mind.

Probably coming to the end of their life I may get part of the summer on them.. the snoflakes have more than 50% corrosion on each of them.. this winter wasn't kind (is any winter?).

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #31
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Default Re: Bridgestone Duelers, are they THAT noisy?/wheel prep?

I just replaced my duelers on my 2002, the tread was still great, but dry rot really starting to get bad,( In my opinion, this is crap, it is 2013 and tires with great tread still left on them cant be saved due to dry rot? LOL) It seems to me they COULD make a tire that lasts much much longer than they do.

Anyway, I got a real good deal on a set of primewell valera HTs, whole set, brand new for $220. and $30 to mount at my local tire shop...cant beat that! and I have noticed the noise level has gone down quite a bit since the duelers are off. I really dont need as aggressive tire as the dueler anyway, regular street tread is fine with me.

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I really dont need as aggressive tire as the dueler anyway, regular street tread is fine with me.
Which Dueller did you have?

These are what I had on mine:


I'd hardly call that "aggressive". Seems like a pretty standard pavement tire to me. There are some other more aggressive Dueller tires, like:





If it weren't for the Duellers that came on mine and the bad impression they left me with, I'd probably consider another Bridgestone tire. But as such, I'm staying away.

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Which Dueller did you have?

These are what I had on mine:




Did not know that there were different strains, I had either of these, I don't drive much my I have had tires for well over 10 years without ill dryrot effects, the Dulers are about 5 years old, I do see signs of sidewall checking now.

Perhaps ill effects from chemical?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #34
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was that 4 tires for $220? that is indeed a bargain. I think I paid about 110 each for the ContiPro's I got from Walmart, and I thought they were a pretty good deal.

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #35
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If it weren't for the Duellers that came on mine and the bad impression they left me with, I'd probably consider another Bridgestone tire. But as such, I'm staying away.
My thoughts exactly. They were the worst tires I've ever owned by a fairly wide margin even when they were brand spankin' new.

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This thread is what's wrong with both tire marketing and with lack of consumer knowledge.
Right now on TireRack.com there are 19 different tires called Dueler.
You have to read the rest of the alphanumerics to actually know/tell what tires you have.

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No, this is what happens to companies excreting substandard product and suffering a tarnished BRAND reputation as a result.

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When you have products that vary greatly at varying price points not all can be top notch.

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Yes, Duelers are noisy.

I've had 3 sets of tires on my Vue:

Duelers- 48K
Kuhmos- 43K
Yokohamas- 25K so far

Looking at the pics posted above my 16" Vue wheels look almost as bad. I'm debating whether to try resurrecting them myself, get a professional to refurbish them or just leave them the way they are.

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If you truly think that, then you will always remain 2nd best (at best). This culture of settling for whatever people will tolerate is part of the problem.

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