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Old 02-05-2009, 02:38 AM
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Haven't stated on my new whellpants yet so better get the big tires now! Wth my new RV-4 FASTBACK and 74 inch Hartzel BA prop, the extra ground clearance will be beneficial. Besides, use grass runways a lot and it can only help. Any ideas on the expected speed loss from increased drag?

Thanks for the great idea and posts STEVE and SMOKEY!
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:35 AM
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Hi all,
Will those larger tires work with Van's kit supplied wheel fairings (New design 2 piece)?
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:08 AM
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Default How about larger tri-gear nose tire?

Great Idea and I've been thinking about it for some time. I'm still trying to figure out what to do on my -6A nose gear. Larger tire? Grove nose wheel assy? You would think that after all the nose overs somebody would have figured out a reliable fix.

Vans denies it's a problem and blames it on PIO, and landing technique. They put this kit together which is basically metal for over $25K and making good money. I think they should fix and pay for the design deficiency. Sorry, I had to get my complaining out

Anyways, has anyone used a larger tire for their 6A?

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Old 02-05-2009, 12:15 PM
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Great Idea and I've been thinking about it for some time. I'm still trying to figure out what to do on my -6A nose gear. Larger tire? Grove nose wheel assy? You would think that after all the nose overs somebody would have figured out a reliable fix.

Vans denies it's a problem and blames it on PIO, and landing technique. They put this kit together which is basically metal for over $25K and making good money. I think they should fix and pay for the design deficiency. Sorry, I had to get my complaining out

Anyways, has anyone used a larger tire for their 6A?

Thanks
Hey, did you read this thread? Because there are links to a 7A with an oversize nosewheel, and 7's and 6's have the same nosegear assembly.

I also don't think our planes are nosing over at a high rate. My interest in the larger tires is to improve rough field handling.

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:07 AM
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SO, where is the best place to purchase these larger tires?
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:34 AM
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SO, where is the best place to purchase these larger tires?
When I was looking for new tires a month or so ago, I found Desser Tire to be a pretty good source. Others on the forum seem to have had good experience with their retreads.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:39 PM
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I got my big tires for the rocket from Wilkerson.

http://www.wilkersonaircrafttires.com/

Also try skytreads.com, both are considerably cheaper on this particular size than Desser.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:59 PM
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:10 AM
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I'm just placing my order for the finishing kit.... Is there any reason why I can't order RV10 wheels, tire's and pants for my RV9a instead of the 9a ones?

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Old 08-05-2009, 06:57 AM
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<<Is there any reason why I can't order RV10 wheels, tire's and pants for my RV9a instead of the 9a ones?>>

If I recall correctly, RV-10 is 1.5" nominal axle diameter, 9A is 1.25".
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