Bush tyres - paid for themselves first trip

Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 20:12
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After buying 6 split rims with 5 cross plys on them I thought I would try them out so headed out to Currajong Gorge (thanks Rod W) East of Menzies. The track i used Came off of the Menzies Evanston rd abice campsiteout 5 k west of the Yowie rocks turn off and was very over grown as well as having burnt out sections. I picked up Rods tyre tracks about 10k north and followed them to the gorge wich made a nice campsite. On the way back I continued following the tyre tracks which came out at Riverena. Judging by all the scuff marks over the side walls and the stakes I pulled out of the side walls I dont think my Toyo tyres would have had a chance going on past performances
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Reply By: Jason B - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 20:32

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 20:32
G'day,

I run the split's on the Hilux and the boat trailer. I have Mub BFG's on the Hilux and the standard Dunlop Road Grippers on the boat trailer. I'm looking for something better suited. Generally I travel inland, rough rocky country simular to the Kalgoorlie were I was dragged up.

What brand and type of tyres are you using?

Regards,

Jason
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 20:53

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 20:53
They are msr super grippers They are 99 percent worn and handle like crap and sound like a siren winding up as you build up speed. Dunlop dr2 are a good tyre and are quiter and handle quite well but are crap in mud. They are no longer available and are replaced by triangle tyres. Prices are around 140 to 160 for mud oriented tyres . If you are sick of wrecking tyres and can put up with them crossplys are the go as most people wouldnt use them to their full capacity as they are desighned for off track driving
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:24

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:24
Serious off track tyres have to have a decent sidewall rating. I use the Kelly AWR ones with a ply rating of 10 I believe. As a bonus they are Ok on the tar also. Maybe I cant go as fast as others, maybe I have to slow down in the rain, dunno about mud but on bush tracks, especially those in WA, these tyres have been brilliant for me. And, bonus, I have had 70Km out of them and they still have heaps of tread left.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:28

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:28
Widgiemooltha.....???what the!...is this the one just outside of oonawapwap?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 08:58

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 08:58
Where's oonawapwap Nudie?

Have been to Oonawoopwoop a couple of times:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:26

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:26
Widgie is the closest place to where i spend 2 3rds of my time and is the gateway to the extensive Boorabin woodlands that include such destinations as Cave hill, victoria rocks, burra rocks and the Holland track.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:58

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 17:58
okay Sand Man...okay...its all my left thums
i meant woopwoop...
so is it just near...er what er Widgiemooltha?
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:37

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:37
Only way to go for that type of country aren't they.

Some beaut spots round that neck of the woods and some fascinating history too. One of my favourite spots, lots of old workings to check out etc. The government wells are worth a look too. Most have probably passed away now, but there were some interesting old codgers still living the old way. A couple of stations still ran 32V DC in the houses which I thought was cool.

About every 4km's in a grid pattern you'll find galvanised steel droppers next to a hole with stamped ali markings riveted to them spread throughout that area. I had to bush bash to those spots to put them there about 12 years ago for the Geological Survey of WA.

BTW watch out for the old timber cutters lines out there, the axe cut stumps still survive but are covered over these days and can rip sidewalls out with monotonous regularity. (I got 10 flats in day - even with 12 ply rags on)
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:22

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 10:22
one of the Girls I worked at with the Survey had a head on at 30kph with one of those stumps that was in the middle of a track and covered by a saltbush. Have seen a few of those droppers But I didnt realize they were part of the geochem soil sampling program thought they were exploration baselines. And you better whatch out mentioning the BB word as I have been in trouble here before from our Eastern states freinds who dont relize its not all nat parks, paddocks and roads over here and the job still needs to be done
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:19

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11:19
Our markers were just plain with a ali plate and stuck in the middle of nowhere generally.

Copped that BB thing too.....just ask 'em to come up with an alternative method to get around, it's the only way, simple as that. Awful lot of nuthin around isn't there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:30

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:30
wasnt going to bring it up coz of the bb thing but actually got a bit geologically misplaced and ended up doing over 2ks of bushwork which was the main reason the tyres impressed me - duco didnt stand up quite so well though
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 21:56

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 21:56
BB'ing - mirrors off, windows up and front end protection on. Those scrub bars running from the top of the bull bar to the roof work a treat, still managed to fold the gutters back after a while though. BTW a killer on 75's is staking the radiator from the back when reversing. Seems to funnel branches up in there.

To clean that crud off we just used to 'Jif' em every couple of months. ;-)
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 13:18

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 13:18
Davoe, gotta catch up with you one day, cause you appear (like me) to have a direction problem ie "Currajong Gorge (thanks Rod W) East of Menzies". The barstards must have moved it cause it was west of Menzies when I was last out there.

Didn't you use the track to Galah Rock that runs along the west side of the lake system?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:03

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 14:03
Arghhhhhhhh I do it nearly every time and I reckon each time you are the only one that knows enogh to correct me WEST WEST WEST yes that was the track I took in, it is about 5k WEST of the turnoff to the SOUTH that leads past yowie rocks it didnt look like it had had much use. The track that actually went to the Gorge was not marked on my 250k sheet and I got a bit stuck ending up on a track which just stopped but still managed to come out at the large sheoak with the flagging tape which was the approximate location of the gps point. Coming out was much easier as i just followed your tracks to Riverena which was a much easier route and took in some immpressive rocks and rockholes
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 15:11

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 15:11
If its the track I think it is you used the one that runs directly north/south. When you came to the lakes up the top there was a star picket with a piece of white PVC pipe at the T junction. We took that one coming back out one time, what an absloutebleepof a track... the vehicle had a constant 11ks love affairs with the overgrown bushes. The track alongside the lakes is a super highway in comparison.

I've got 1:100,000 dyeline (just black on white) maps of the gorge region and ya can sorta pick the track from/between the contour lines.

Can't remember the name (and the maps are at home) but the rock near the Riverena end is a bloody big rock and spread over a large area eh. At one place where we drove in and parked there is a single rock that from a distance and the suns shadow effects made it look like a Seal standing up on its flippers took a photo of it.

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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 15:19

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 15:19
Davoe, there's a place called Dog gap in your neck of the woods, just east of Kal and south of the trans line. Its intrigued me for a few years now. Have ya been to it? Is it worth the trip?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:58

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 18:58
yes thats the track. It goes past rundle rock. Dunno about Dog gap cant find it on the Kurnalpi map there is a dog dam do you have an approximate location?
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