What tyre for Cape n Gibb trip.

Submitted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 09:44
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Leaving to do a trip to The Cape from Newcastle for minimum of 6 weeks than back finish off a job and off to Gibb river road and surrounds till the wet starts.
Previously run BFG A/T tyres but thinking about the mud terrain to do these trips.
Have a 70 series V8 ute, have done 40 k on the standard tyres size 26570 R16 . Going to change to a 28575R16 tyre which requires new 8 inch rims . Will put the 7 inch standard toyo mag onto our Bushtracker van.
The question is tyre choice for the trip.
I believe also that this tyre size will adjust the speedo to being pretty close to correct as at the moment it is out by 7k at 100k.
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Reply By: Voxson - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:42

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:42
If it shows 107 at 100 then yes it should bring it more into line....
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 13:44

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 13:44
To do the GRR when it is open ie dry, you do not need even an AT. I did it last year on BFG Long Trails towing a camper.

I haven't been to the cape but perhaps a more agressive tyre would be good for climbing out of creeks. I guess you would not do the OTT with a Bushtracker anyway.

However I would still go for an AT. Mate has new style BFG Muds on his Nissan ute. At first they were quiet but now half worn are extremely noisy.
Depends how deaf you are I guess.LOL.
Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: montana - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 16:38

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 16:38
i would go for a/t over muds unless you really need them,muds wear a lot quicker,softer compound.
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Reply By: Fatso - Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 18:16

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 18:16
What tyre for Cape n Gibb trip
Preferably start by getting round ones.
After that, if they are new round ones, it is not that important for those roads.
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Reply By: Member - Alan R (INT) - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 23:50

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 23:50
Hi, How do you like your Bushtraker. I am thinking of buying one. I would tow it with a Landrover Station Wagon (latest model). Do you have any tips / recomendations.
Best regards Alan.
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Follow Up By: hinchey - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 07:53

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 07:53
The Bushtracker is great have had it for 4 years and taken it too a lot of difficult to get to places . Have never had any dust in the van, which is I believe to be the real test, when outback.
All systems work well and they sell well second hand.
Sure you know about the two forums, one is run by Bushtracker and the other an independant owner. Both have excellant and heaps of information. If you put a question on these sires I am sure you will find someone close to where you live to proudly show you there van.
Something like 80 people have been back to get a second van from Bushtracker. I would happily buy another one.

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