x-trail tyres for Innaminka and Birdsville

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Hi All,

We're heading up from Adelaide to Innamincka and Birdsville in early April. We have a 2006 Nissan x-trail, with Bridgestone Dueler H/T D689 tyres.

Does anyone know if these tyres will be good enough for the trip, or do I need to splash out on some A/T tyres. I've been to one tyre shop who said they were as good as A/T tyres, but any advice would be helpful, especially if you know the current road conditions!

Thanks,
AussieScotts
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:52

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:52
You would possibly do the trip without need for changing but I would not do it without some LT tyres fitted.

I have LT HT fitted to our X Trail and find them pretty good for formed gravel roads and black top driving.


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Follow Up By: AussieScotts - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:53

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:53
Hi Kev,

Sorry - excuse my ignorance- what are LT tyres?

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:58

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:58
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Reply By: escapesilv - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:57

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:57
Hi AussieScotts

I had Bridgestone Dueler H/T on my Escape, and lost one every time I went of the black stuff, since then I have put Cooper A/T, and have not had a problem ever again.

If I was you I would put some A/T's on.

Just my 5c.

Good luck
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:57

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 19:57
The tyres are fine.
If you have problems on those roads, then its usually how you've treated them.
Keep the speed below 80, don't overload the vehicle and in an Xtrail, I'd run the pressures a bit lower at about 24 psi.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 20:00

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 20:00
And its good to have at least 50% tread. Your Xtrail tyres had 7.5mm tread when new.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 21:08

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 at 21:08
What he just said again :-))

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Reply By: Member - Peter G (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 at 15:36

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 at 15:36
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Have a read of post 66872 you may need tractor tyres.

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