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Old 28-09-2016
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That's good news, nothing worse than not being able to enjoy a drive because the vehicle is not right. No problems with the Bridgestone Duelers on mine, no doubt that there can be a big difference between even name brand tyres, strange.
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I have been reading through some threads regarding tyre choices on a trail hawk as we come close to replacing the stock set supplied with our jeep. Just wondering now that you have possibly done a few kms on your replacement tyres are you still happy with them?
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Hi Coxy - sorry! - I don't look in on the forums very often so only just spotted your question.

Simple answer is yes I'm still completely happy with the Hankooks - I just rotated them a month and a half ago and am pretty happy with the wear rate - it looks like they'll last at least a year and a half at this stage. They're still feeling and handling great. I'll come back and edit in the km they've done since new once I've worked it out.

As a matter of interest, I finally gave the car a tweak in the toe out direction on each side with slight but definitely noticeable improvement in the handling issue I've been talking about - this adjustment is on top of the zero toe setting Beaurepairs gave me at the tyre change - which had already helped a heap. I'll probably give it a bit more sometime in the next couple of weeks.

EDIT with additional info - been up to VERY high speed on normal road not winding - wont incriminate myself by saying exactly what speed - but didn't like it Definitely watching for Bilsteins becoming available for the KL. Past experience with ED and EF Falcons when we lived in WA and did LOTS of long distance travelling including plenty thru the NT presented the same nasty high speed feeling with monro, KYB and Koni in those cars too - but on Bilsteins they became beautiful to drive at ANY speed... (actually Gabriel VST's were just as good as the Bilsteins but they wore out in less than 10000km). What I was feeling was not tyre related.

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Update: I've vastly improved the handling by dialling in more toe out - the change/improvement is actually quite huge.

Update 2 - this last adjustment has made a huge difference - previously mentioned winding road is no longer a wrestling match with the steering wheel.
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