More Tread, More Miles? Who said that!

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:17
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:22

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:22
Yeah and BFG's have had deeper tread for years yet they don't have to "saturate the media" for sales.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:41

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:41
Here we go again - All tyres will suffer if you hit the wrong thing. Cheers Tony

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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:25

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:25
Gidday Willem

For god sake, go back to solid rubber!

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:32

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:32
Did you eventually get it to hold air?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:59

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:59
Nah! It was rooted. Dumped it over the fence at the tyreman's place I bought it off :-)
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:15

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:15
Kinda figured that!

Probably the best thing for it!

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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:39

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:39
Looks pretty normal to me Willem...

What's the problem??? lol...

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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:50

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:52

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 16:52
Geez Willem, Len Beadell would have stuffed it full of Spinefex and got more milage from it..

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Reply By: gary - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:01

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:01
This forum amazes me, it seems like the only thing that gets whinged and whined to the point of ad nauseam is tyres.
Have any of you ever had a rock go through your windscreen?
What about a stick through your muffler when your outback?
I don't see the ranting about going back and throwing the muffler back at the manufacturer, or what about $250 reeboks that probably only get 1,000klm.
A lot of people whinge, but about a lot of different brands, I think sometimes we have to be responsible for our own actions and "say yep that one was my fault".
Just my thoughts
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:07

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:07
Yeah, but if your a bit bored like Willem is at home (and not travelling), tyres give the best stir, and have the biggest response. :o0
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:13

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:13
Yeah - I think Willem wasn't whinging/whining - just making a joke about it, as were others who have repsonded so far ...except...

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:19

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:19
John

Yeah.....not bored though, never bored. Always doing things but admittedly am at home as I am presenting our garden for a week of Open Gardens in conjunction with our local festival.

I was going through my multitude of photos 4x4 and came across this one.

Yes, it is meant to evoke a response.

The good news is I will be off the forum for 3 months this year as we are going bush and you can all then look forward to mundane posts about nothing in particular or what the weather is like in mid winter in Central Australia or what the road is like going somewhere or can you take your caravan there or............................

And oh yes Gary, it is 'accept' not 'except'.


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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:23

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:23
Gary ? .... after all these years.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:33

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:33
Greg...

Gary as in thread poster above. Or are you having a Senior Moment?...hahaha
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:38

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:38
sorry - middle aged moment
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Follow Up By: gary - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:10

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:10
Greg and Willem, apologies for my misuse of the language, probably a poor education.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:17

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:17
Hi Gary - I wasn’t picking on your misuse of words - check out my bad spelling. My use of the word "except" was independent of yours. I didn’t even notice you used it, which is why I became confused with Willems correction - thought he was talking to me. Not to worry - no big deal.
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:16

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:16
Willem,

What did the deed, I cannot tell, steel mesh?

I wrecked an almost new michy on the Donoghue Hwy. after picking up, of all things, a drill chuck.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:11

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:11
Richard,

can I have my chuck back please.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:24

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:24
the 2 most bizarre things i have seen puncture tyres were 1/2 a pair of pliers and a spark plug!!
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:03

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:03
I've had a cooked bone out of a short loin lamb chop in a tyre once and on Christmas eve last a pulled a set of long nosed pliers out of a tyre!

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Follow Up By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:42

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 23:42
got a tyre lever out once, it was inside between the tyre and tube

was a 580/65-48 though

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Reply By: obee1212 - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:33

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 18:33
I run the split rims that came with the hilux and -picked up cheap change over tyres when there were plenty around. They are narrow so they avoid too much exposure to stakes and when they do pick one up they are cheaper by a country mile less the milage already gained.

If I spent all my time on the beach I would consider wider tyres but you know it's all a trade off which ever way you go.

Man those skinny tyres took me over some stuff that gives me a headache just to think about it. I lost only one and the $160 it took to replace it. I I had tyres that cost as much as the big end ones I would baulk at going anywhere at all.

Latest cheapos I rotate every ten K and they look like doing me proud.

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:51

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 14:51
Willem

It looks like you had a couple of goes at whatever it was that eats side walls.

Or two star pickets side by side?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:49

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:49
Bob

It was an obscure, insignificant little rock in the Flinders Ranges.

I have since discarded those type of tyres for 'Old World' ones
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