Mother of all punctures !

BUSHNUT

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This the tyre that I copped a sudden deflation with on the Oodnadatta track about 20 KM north of William Creek , I think it is Foo Ked !!!

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millsy

4x4 Earth Contributer
A fellow in the 4x4 club said that the Oodnadatta track was pretty bad for punctures. He said that the older style tyres, he called them 'rags' I think, stand up to the rocks really well. Does he mean the pre-radial type, or ones that are not steel belted? Not sure ). Apparently they are narrower and make it a bit harder on the steering as they bite into the ruts easier.

But he said he went through there on these 'rags' and had no problems compared to the modern tyres. So, if you can't afford a second set of tyres for the Oodnadatta track, like me, I guess it's a matter of slower speeds.
 

4X4

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A fellow in the 4x4 club said that the Oodnadatta track was pretty bad for punctures. He said that the older style tyres, he called them 'rags' I think, stand up to the rocks really well. Does he mean the pre-radial type, or ones that are not steel belted? Not sure ). Apparently they are narrower and make it a bit harder on the steering as they bite into the ruts easier.

But he said he went through there on these 'rags' and had no problems compared to the modern tyres. So, if you can't afford a second set of tyres for the Oodnadatta track, like me, I guess it's a matter of slower speeds.
Rags are tyres with nylon construction and Steels are, as the name suggets, steel radials. Just a word of warning, your vehicles compliance plate states that your vehicle must be fitted with a certain size and type of tyre, fitting a lesser tyre, EG. a rag tyre, then you technically won't be roadworthy or your insurance may be compromised.
 

Sharky

New Member
I hate to burst yor bubble, but THIS is the MOTHER of all punctures

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Ok..........so I cheated........I had to drive on mine until it came off the rim for it to look like this but this is the result of a puncture nonetheless :D

Bushnut, there is nothing u can't fix with sticky tape..........except my tyre :D:D or.......... what's left of it.
 
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Sharky

New Member
Oh, MAN!!!! they could've warned me at the tyre shop :D:D

I tried pumpin it back up too but the compressor burnt out b4 the tyre inflated.
 

Grey Ghost

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Bushnut, there is nothing u can't fix with sticky tape..........except my tyre :D:D or.......... what's left of it.

I know why you couldnt fix it with tape
you're supposed to use duct tape, that'll fix anything.
Well it works on mountain bike tyres anyway, sort of, but thats another story.
 

BUSHNUT

Well-Known Member
That is certainly one FOO KED tyre, don't think you could get anything under warranty for that ?
 

Sharky

New Member
I'd like to try but any evidence of defect got sorta.....................blown away, shall we say?

Grey ghost, I have done the duct tape on pushy tubes thing at least twice in my lifetime that I can recall. U do wotchya gotta do with wotchya have eh? :D:D
 
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