Tyres (again)

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
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I've just spent more than I'd planned fitting out my Pajero NM. I haven't touched the tyres yet but have had quite wide ranging opinions as to whether the original tyres will do the job when I head out to Corner Country and Birdsville in a couple of weeks. The originals are Yokohama Geolandar G039 with 18,000kms. The question is will they get me there and back?
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Reply By: Axel +Karen - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
Peter, all things being a variable , where are you going from ,how many klms round trip.... very hard to give an opinion on your question whithout some more info,,,,,,how long is a piece of string? and /or for the ex army, how long is a pull thru???? Axel.
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Follow Up By: Axel +karen - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
Just so that i /we dont get abusive replys ,A pull thru is as long as it needs to be .......Axel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
I'll be leaving from Sydney area - round trip 4,000km to 5,000km over 8-10 days. I plan to replace the H/Ts in the next few months but would like to avoid it at this stage if possible.
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Reply By: Cruiser - Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00
Peter, Did that trip last August. Obviously road conditions change but I can't see any problems. Main thing is to adjust your driving and tyre pressures to the conditions at the time. Worst bit of road is likely to be the Cordillo Road if you're going that way. Plenty of people travel that without tyre problems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter - Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for the feedback. I guess tyre problems can strike any time but taking avoidance steps is commonsense. I have been told to run the tyres at about 26f/28r with a medium load on roads like Cordillo Downs - does that sound about right or should it be a bit lower?
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Follow Up By: Kelly - Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jul 11, 2002 at 00:00
Cruiser's comments are right on. Did this area with tyres that were pretty much road tyres and did not have a any puntures. But saw many that had almost brand new AT and MT with punctures. It can be a lottery. As Cruiser said tyre pressures and speed made a hell of a difference. And carry a second spare. If your current tyres are closer to replacing than not you are are monty to get a flat. WKR Kelly
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00
With part worn tyres as you suggest I would run them at 35 psi minimum to reduce the chances of tyre damage and punctures... I run 750x16 8ply at 65psi and have never had a puncture in 5 years of travel ( Simpson Dessert 18 psi !!) so don t be afraid to put air into them ... tyres dont fail through high pressures rather low pressures leave the carcass flexible and subject to spiking and pinching with rocks against the rims( which will also bend easily ) and tyres rolling off the rims...this id likely to happen around Cordillo Downs area as the 'road' is rock strewn and treacherous for those with low pressure tyres ..
Steve
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