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Submitted: Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 00:44
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To buy dunlop road slippers it seems there is a problem with them breaking the copper wire plys which then penatrate both inside and out. may not be a problem if you run them tubeless but sure is on the spit rims they come on. We had problems a fewe months back and now are having problems with the current ute. In addition i was down the tyre dump looking for another set of crossplys for my splitties and came accross a few slippers with wire mulfunctions.
Interestingly there was only 1 MFR tyre at the dump and it was worn. Most of the tyres were michelin, Goodyear MTR and road slippers. Most seemed to have reached the end of there treadlife (all the MTR were bald as badgers) except the slippers which seemed to be wrecked before wearing out
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Reply By: gramps - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 01:02

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 01:02
Hmmm luckily mine spend most of their time on the blacktop. Nothing like the treatment they'd get out your way. 47,000k and still going quite well. Putting the two unused spares on the back tomorrow so I'll be able to give the used ones a closer inspection.

Thanks for the heads up Davoe.

Regards
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 01:20

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 01:20
Year had this happen to mine, just poked the wire through with tyre plug thingy & put a patch on the tyre & tube. Still works today.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 03:39

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 03:39
Hi Dave
I Will keep a look out on the second set of Dunlop Road gripper Type "f" on splits 65000 km's no problems so far.
If this is the tyre you mean?

Regards Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 03:56

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 03:56
they are called SP road gripper F just the standard tyre that comes on 79 utes
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Follow Up By: Camp Cook - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 10:54

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 10:54
Richard

They are also known as Telstra or Telecom Tyres :o)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 01:12

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 01:12
Yes the same as that come on my troopy, Yes, same as above no brobs
excepet wear

Richard
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 18:16

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 18:16
No surprise. As I've mentioned here on numerous occasions, they are a diabolical tyre. For off road work you'd be better sticky taping a few party ballons to your rims.

Cheap, nasty, thin rubbish. Good for highway use but that's about it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 21:26

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 21:26
Never priced them but I think I heard they actually arnt that cheap
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 21:34

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 21:34
V8Diesel has a marked disliking for this particular tyre, obviously :)))

And you're right Davoe, they ain't particularly cheap. Not necessarily that thin either :)))
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:15

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:15
Ohhh there definitly thin alright. I was bringing up the rear of a Geological trip to help out anyone with problems. the poor guy in the hire ute running slippers had more than his fair share. First flat I fixed i was amazed at how easily the stake pulled out as the tyres were so thin and flimsy (this is usually the hardest part of fixing a flat) the next flat I stripped it down only to find the tyre was stuffed with a big tear.
We had a big boss come over from perth running slippers with 3 spares and it wasnt long before they were all gone and we had to use the spares off the ute - And he hadnt even gone off track
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:35

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:35
Davoe,

As per my earlier post, I don't subject mine to anything like the beating you have to cope with in your line of work. However, I did grin a fair bit on one trip when a couple of BFGs died slowly and a Cooper with barely 1,000ks on it exploded spectacularly.

I know there are a lot of variables etc involved but since I had previously copped a bucketing and a half from these guys about running splits/skinnies you can appreciate I enjoyed every moment of giving it back to said experts with a far better rate of interest than they'll ever see in their lives LOLOLOL

When it comes time to change, who knows. I doubt that I'll stick with the 'slippers'.

Regards
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 00:43

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 00:43
We'd flatly refuse to leave the metro area in a Budget or Avis 4x4 because of the tyres. South Perth 4WD would supply Landcruisers from new fitted with decent rags like Hi-Milers for no extra if specified as well as barwork, beadbreaker and spares.

You quickly learn to dislike a tyre when it is stinking hot in the middle of nowhere and you have cigarette packet size rips in your sidewalls from the lightest of light duties. I may just have a chip on my shoulder about them but I never had much joy with 'Dick Grabbers' as we used to call them. The constant fear wore me down.

Gramps, splits are excellent - no problem there at all. Heard there's a real good Hankook tyre out there for splits if you're in the market.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 02:09

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 02:09
Ran one of those hankook tyres alongside the Dunlop dr2 for a while and while punctures are a lottery they seemed to do at least as good a job.
Tossing up for my next set of rags between the MFR super traction and the Super lug. The ST have pretty good traction but only have 4 ply sidewall and 6 ply tread where as the SL have 6 ply sidewall and 8 or 10 ply tread.
Gotta save up some more I just got 4 Wrangler MTR which werent cheap but when it cools down a bit I will get intop some more bushwork and dont want to risk the MTR
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Follow Up By: gramps - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 08:49

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 08:49
V8Diesel,

Any info on the Hankooks would be appreciated. The more options the better as far as I'm concerned.

Regards
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 09:05

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 09:05
There was a discussion here a while back about this subject - have a search around and it may come up. Davoe is well and truly in the loop with up to date info.

I'm off to work now but I'll try and dig up the part number when I get home.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: gramps - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:25

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:25
V8Diesel/Davoe,

Doh .... sorry guys. Got into the Q&A convenience before doing any research. Agreed, I'll check out the archives etc on this site first.

Thanks
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