Tyres on the Canning

Submitted: Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 02:18
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We are going up the Canning Stock Route later this month and I was wondering what people think about tyres. I have BFG Mud Terrains 285 75R16s on my 79 series Landcruiser ute 3 of these are in very good nick so I would only need to buy another 3 to do the trip. I am from down south and need very good muddies for my work down here but they are not the ideal tyre for sand being very stiff in the sidewall. Would I be much better off for this trip if I got something more suited to sand or is it not that much of an issue. Have many people used BFG Muddies on the CSR? and How did they go?
Big Nick

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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:13

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:13
Hi Nick,

BFG Mud Terrains 285 75R16s will be perfect for the CSR, its not all sand, there are rocky and limestone section, claypans and salt lakes and then there's Savory Creek to cross.
We did the CSR on BFG muddies in 2009 - no problems.
Can I suggest that your spare is also of similar type.

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Follow Up By: Member - Nick T2 - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:20

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:20
Hi Phil
Thanks for the reply.What vehicle did you use and what tyre pressures ?
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:31

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 03:31
Hi Nick

It was a diesel 80 series tray back conversion and pressures were around 20/25 psi. We let them down at the start of the CSR and didn't pump them up until we got to the other end.

Feel free to send a message if you want more info on the CSR.

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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 09:26

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 09:26
We have two sets of rims. One with at's and one with muddies. We are also, as Phil suggested, taking the muddies. Well not 100% muddies. One step back from that.

CSR next year. Simpson next month. It will be good to get away from the rat race for a bit.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 06:15

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 06:15
Nick
We run BFG AT's and did the Canning with them.
I see no reason why a BFG Muddie cannot do as good a job., they are a brilliant tyre, just drive defensively, ie... dodge as many rocks as possible, and watch out on the sides of the track for anything that can stake your tyre. We carried a Tyre Plyer kit, and 2 tubes just in case, and a spare plug kit.

12 psi front, 15psi rear, and 12 psi on the camper was our choice was our max pressures, in the Canning, and I was prepared to drop them to 8psi, if I had to, but never did.
Naturally with the low tyre pressures comes a lot slower speed, max 40 km/hr, but who needs to speed and wreck something.

Carried spares everywhere, 10 tyres in total, and never got a puncture on the Canning itself, but got 2 on the Gibb River Road.

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 15:03

Monday, Jul 02, 2012 at 15:03
Any tyre is fine for the Canning. Plenty of people do it fine with grandtreks.
If I have a preference, it is to put on the worn tyres for the main part of the desert trip because if you stake one, the pain on hip pocket is less.
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