Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?





Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    70
    Posts
    138
    Thanked: 123

    Default Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    I have Michelin Primacy SUV tyres 255/60/18 (more of a HT tyre if you ask me). I will be driving the sand road Mabua to Nossob on these "city tyres" Will be towing. Previously used Hankook AT tires 265/65/17 which did me proud in sand anywhere and towing. Yes I plan to lower pressures down to about 0.9 bar or less if needed. I have never driven this road but the reports I have read indicate "not too bad" so I am thinking it should be ok - maybe! If anyone has done this journey with "oridinary" non AT tyres - I am keen to know your experience.
    Last edited by XisBo; 2018/07/09 at 08:25 PM.
    "To look is one thing, to understand what what you see, is something else"

    Amarok AUTO 4X4
    Out fitted Offroad Trailer

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Morgan Bay Eastern Cape
    Age
    68
    Posts
    13
    Thanked: 3

    Default Re: Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    Never done it in a none AT tyre but should be ok if the tires are still good should only get punchers from sticks in the sand

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to sakkie stone For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Molopo
    Posts
    384
    Thanked: 147

    Default Re: Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    I haven't done the route with a HT type tyre, but knowing Kalahari sand tracks very well I suspect you will be fine with your tyres.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to HannoK For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    8
    Thanked: 0

    Default Re: Mabua Khiding campsite to Nossob

    Hi all,
    Is it possible to drive from Mabua - Khiding campsite to Nossob in one day and how long would it take?

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    59
    Posts
    2,163
    Thanked: 518

    Default Re: Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    It is a normal track.
    No really thick sand. Most of the surface up to Matopi 1 is relatively hard track.
    The only softer sand is at the main dune about 19 km from Nossop.
    It can take 7 hours if you towing. It was 5 hours, last time 7 hours due to corrugations.
    At times the road is worse than a corrugated normal Kgalagadi road. Mostly approaching Nossop.
    This is a pic of the high dune, but it is not bad at all.
    Also do not loose momentum at the top as at times people get very stuck and mess the track up leaving big holes.
    I get up that hill with a 300tdi TOWING an Echo 3.
    What I do is ride about a 1/4 way up THROW SWAMBO out and then reverse back so that she can give me the all clear for vehicles.
    BUT, it is Lion and Leopard country, so think about what you are doing, that is why I throw her out
    As you must have been reading, BEWARE of people Racing on that road.
    As an experienced Suurgat I have seen lots racing on that track even after gate closing times.
    Sitting at Matopi you can see or hear the vehicles.
    It is not easy to tell if a vehicle is approaching on the blind side of a dune, rise or corner.
    Take a break at Matopi 1, but if someone is camping then I just stop in the entrance portion so as not to disturb the people.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_3819.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	462.1 KB 
ID:	497042
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_3641.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	256.7 KB 
ID:	497043
    Last edited by imgreg; 2018/08/01 at 05:04 AM.
    Defender Kalahari
    Series 3 SWB
    Series 2 SWB (Near Future)
    Series 1 Station Wagon 88''

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    70
    Posts
    138
    Thanked: 123

    Default Re: Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    Many thanks Imgreg for good info. Will let you know how it goes - will be in park 6 Aug.
    "To look is one thing, to understand what what you see, is something else"

    Amarok AUTO 4X4
    Out fitted Offroad Trailer

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    70
    Posts
    138
    Thanked: 123

    Default Re: Mabua to Nossob - Michelin Primacy SUV tyres?

    Quote Originally Posted by imgreg View Post
    It is a normal track.
    No really thick sand. Most of the surface up to Matopi 1 is relatively hard track.
    The only softer sand is at the main dune about 19 km from Nossop.
    It can take 7 hours if you towing. It was 5 hours, last time 7 hours due to corrugations.
    At times the road is worse than a corrugated normal Kgalagadi road. Mostly approaching Nossop.
    This is a pic of the high dune, but it is not bad at all.
    Also do not loose momentum at the top as at times people get very stuck and mess the track up leaving big holes.
    I get up that hill with a 300tdi TOWING an Echo 3.
    What I do is ride about a 1/4 way up THROW SWAMBO out and then reverse back so that she can give me the all clear for vehicles.
    BUT, it is Lion and Leopard country, so think about what you are doing, that is why I throw her out
    As you must have been reading, BEWARE of people Racing on that road.
    As an experienced Suurgat I have seen lots racing on that track even after gate closing times.
    Sitting at Matopi you can see or hear the vehicles.
    It is not easy to tell if a vehicle is approaching on the blind side of a dune, rise or corner.
    Take a break at Matopi 1, but if someone is camping then I just stop in the entrance portion so as not to disturb the people.


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_3819.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	462.1 KB 
ID:	497042
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_3641.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	256.7 KB 
ID:	497043

    Some feedback - finally did this trip - Mabua to Nossob towing. As most said - it was fine and no problems. Thanks again to all for the help and comments.
    "To look is one thing, to understand what what you see, is something else"

    Amarok AUTO 4X4
    Out fitted Offroad Trailer

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •