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Old 8th December 2017, 01:17 PM
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or you starting drive alone with lots of thinking and preplaning and learn as you go. in time i got my outback i still didin't found with who to drive in my area. so i do it alone everytime just , look, go explore on foot if needed then come back and drive track.
its not same beeing noob in it and being stupid and do reckless things
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Going back...

that's a pretty old link.

When it comes to LT tires, there are civilized enough, plenty tough enough tires for those who can fit them, particularly well reviewed MT are Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar in the sidewall, BFG TA KM2, and Toyo Open Country MT. Among the ATs, the BFG TA KO and KO2 get rave professional reviews and let's not forget that KO/2s can be used for Baja racing--and that is one tough desert environment. They may be AT, but their predecessor was renowned for toughness and the KO2 are stronger (plus they grip better).

Any of the above tires will fare well "off track" wherever that is actually legal (and even if legal, it would be ethically questionable). Sure, you will want tires with even bigger blocks, even deeper tread, and beadlock wheels so they could be run at 5 psi--and under. But none of this is Subaru territory.

If you want tires for a big mud truck, then there are bias ply options, too. These kind of tires are not available in car sizes and they are only appropriate for toys used in the harshest of terrain.

A factor that has not yet been mentioned is braking on dirt. Tires with deeper tread will brake better in the dirt than tires with shallow tread.
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Old 12th December 2017, 02:23 AM
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Any of the above tires will fare well "off track" wherever that is actually legal (and even if legal, it would be ethically questionable). Sure, you will want tires with even bigger blocks, even deeper tread, and beadlock wheels so they could be run at 5 psi--and under. But none of this is Subaru territory.
The Aussie outback is huuuge! Imagine an area 80% the size of continental US with a tiny population. According to Google, it's 2.5 million square miles in area (continental US is 2.9 million square miles) and is home to less than 700,000 people at 0.1 per square km. People are outnumbered by kangaroos by at least 10:1!! Lol.

There are almost no sealed roads in the outback & not many formal unsealed roads/tracks compared to the US, many are informal tracks connecting local aboriginal communities

In land that is owned by the traditional owners (aborigines), permits must be gained first which will have conditions including remaining on the tracks. But if permission is given (in writing of course) off-track would be legal.

In most other areas of the outback, off-track travelling is totally legal afaik. There's simply nothing there

From our Subaru Extreme trip last year, this is in the Simpson Desert. This desert is bigger than Texas, literally:


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A factor that has not yet been mentioned is braking on dirt. Tires with deeper tread will brake better in the dirt than tires with shallow tread.
Yes esp on wet clay. Driving down a steep wet clay track on ATs or muddies can be challenging, doing it on road tyres would simply be asking for trouble & the chances of staying on the track would be limited
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Old 12th December 2017, 02:59 AM
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Ha! Good point, if there is nothing there.
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