tyres

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 15:32
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I am a great fan of the Dakar Rally & am amazed at the speeds they travel on bad roads without seeming to have tyre troubles. Doe's anybody know what type of tyres are used & what pressures they use. It would be nice to have that sort of tyre reliability.
Shorty
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 15:47

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 15:47
BFG Press Release on the subject

It would also be nice to have that many tyres!

I prefer my tyres to last months and not days!

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:24

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 20:24
It is a long time since I was involved in rallying, but if you got 200k out of your tyres, you were slow, worn tyres make a big difference. When I was involved, most crews throw them away when the corners of the lugs become rounded. I suspect they use a lot of tyres.
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:48

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 21:48
Almost use use narrow section large diameter: 700 by 16 Kevlar construction is common. Others typically 235x 85 X 16.

Confirms my long-held view that widies are mostly for looks!
Collyn Rivers
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:42

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 20:42
I reckon the tyres they use would bear as much resemblance to what is at your local bob jane as a holden Supercar resembles what you can buy at your local dealer
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