tanami track

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 22:06
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heading across the Tanami in a week or so. Any feedback on conditions appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 22:12

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 22:12
Pretty corrugated between Yuendumu and the end of the bitumen. Try not to get behind a road train. That was four weeks ago. I think some members on this forum live up that way, and will obviously have better info.
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Follow Up By: Spoonbenda - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 04:37

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 04:37
As Bob said its still pretty corrogated but in good condition. Weather has been great and you should enjoy the trip. I have the pleasure of being a cop here in Alice and had the fortune to travel on part of the track but have spoken to others who state the above also...Happy motoring...
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 19:24

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 19:24
Just got back yesterday from my 15.500km/ 6 week trip including Tanami which I covered off about 2 weeks ago.
Corrogations, bulldust all present but once you get through that first 20 or 30 mtrs trying to build up to the 'ideal' speed for the corrogations it was a greatr run. Dont be afraid to 'tune' the speed of the car to the corrogations that you are currently in. By this I mean take it up to about 85km/hr and listen/feel the corrogations then increase up to as much as 120km/hr you will actually 'feel' the correct speed as the noise and vibrations drop away once you are at the correct speed for the corrogations at that time.
I ran as slow as 80 and as fast as 120 over most of the Tanami it is really the getting upto and slowing down that shakes the heck out of you and the vehicle.

VERY IMPORTANT you MUST drop your tire pressures. My Toyo weighs in at 3.5T and I ran 28 in front and 32 in rear, usually run 38 and 40 when on tarseal.

Did Tanami/Gibb/ Burke Development no flats.
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