Weekend Mishap

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 09:52
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I have just recently swapped my 16 inch (29inch diameter) rims for 15inchs (31 inch diameter) with Kumho Venturas

They haven't done 1000kms yet and im not overly happy with how they are wearing... but on the weekend we did Mount Simpson in Yengo (NSW).
Its all sand and sandstone but some how punctured the rear left tyre.

Not only did we not have a compressor amongst us... I had changed the spare ;)
So I had a 29inch wheel on 16s with 3 other 15s...

I dont have Limited Slips so we just drove slowly home..
What sort of damage can be done by that setup?
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Reply By: draff - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 10:58

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 10:58
I wouldn't be worried able any damage occuring from this. If you drove for 1000's of kays then maybe some additional wear on tyres but if you havn't got a LSD thenit should be no probs. I would be more upset about the tyres.
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Follow Up By: Thejuan - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 11:01

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 11:01
Yeah... iplan to call the place i got them and tell them im not really happy with them. I imagine they will tell me thats unlucky.
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:08

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:08
Be like driving all the way home around a long slow corner wouldn't it?
If you had free wheel hubs on the front you could have put the miss-matched wheel there having done a front to back swap and release the hubs? Then drive slowly home.
Cheers,
Camper
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Follow Up By: Thejuan - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:15

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:15
Thought about that...
I decided it would probably effect my steering adversely...
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:16

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 14:16
G'day,

with all that rain, how was the Mt Simpson track to Bucketty? Or did you come out somewhere else. I hit that track at night once but turned around when the rain got serious. Had my kids with me etc. so played it safe. It being rated dry weathe,r 4by only.
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Follow Up By: Thejuan - Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:48

Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 15:48
We started at the Bucketty End at the Boree Track intersection we took a left towards St Albans.... got a flat about 1km from the locked gate.

The track was fine.. didn't look like it had rained much up there. ALthough the track is mostly sand and sandstone so the water would move quickly.

My girlfriend and I were arguing the whole way whether she could get her 2wd up there ;) So it wasnt very challenging.

They have big signs up saying Dry Weather only, but from what we saw I would suggest thats for track maintainence rather than diffculty.
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