Tyres for Canning

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 20:24
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I am doing the Canning stock route in a few weeks, in a petrol GU patrol which has 265/70/16 Cooper H/T tyres fitted, which are in good condition. I Am not sure these would be suitable!
I have been offered 275/70/16 Bidgestone A/T 694 at no cost or I would have to purchase B F Goodrich tyres which every one raves about. Has any one done the Canning "happily" on Cooper HT or Bridgestone A/T 694 tyres.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 20:28

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 20:28
I did the Canning on Dunlop Road Grippers with split rims and did OK. Tyre pressures are the most important aspect of CSR travel. The Canning is basically sand, dunes and corrugations.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 21:43

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 21:43
I did the Simpson on 7.50 X 16 retreads a long time ago. Got 1 puncture in main street of Birdsville.
I wouldnt recommend anyone else do the same. Too much traffic there now :))
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Reply By: bob - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 21:33

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 21:33
John, Id personally recommend at least a all terrain tyre for the canning. Im currently researching what is need/required for my canning trip next year so Ill watch this post with interest.
Im not saying the canning can be done with HT tyres, cause Im sure someone has.
But on a 2000 km desert trip Id want good rubber,
Best of luck and enjoy
Bob
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 22:04

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 22:04
John, I think you have answered your own question. Honestly, If lots of people recon BFG AT's and Cooper AT's are pretty good, then there must be something in it.

I have heard very few people rave about H/T tyres, except people who don't go 4WDriving very often
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 23:29

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 23:29
HT's are just the tyres for them though. Better braking on bitumen may prevent them from rear ending you or I, especially in the wet.

I'd rather the toorak tractors run HT's if they are staying at home, AT's or muddies just mean they keep me in a job. More accidents.

Dave
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Reply By: flashnick - Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 23:39

Sunday, Apr 03, 2005 at 23:39
As un publicised as they are - the Bridgestone is a very good tyre - I am currently trialling some Dueller M/Ts - So far -very impressed.
(Usually run BFG muddies or MTRs)

Nick
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 06:39

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 06:39
John,
We did the CSR on Coopers in 2003. Zero troubles and, as Willem said, tyre pressures are the key.
We ran 16F and 24R
DB
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Reply By: peterll - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 06:55

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 06:55
Did the CSR on Bridgestone Duellers a couple of years ago and as most have already said.. tyre pressure !!!!

Have a great trip
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 07:17

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 07:17
As well as tyre pressure I would add load and speed to the equation.
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 13:30

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 13:30
Have a look at post 21743.
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 15:24

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 15:24
Did the CSR last year with Dessert Duellers on the GQ. No Problems. They were about half worn when we left and are still on the car now, tho I am looking at having to replace them soon. Like everyone says tyre pressures and speed will determine how they perform. Mate had Cooper ST's he had no probs either.
Bigbear
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