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    Tires

    does anybody now, if there are 8.00x6" Balloon tires same or similar style as the the original cub balloon tires?
    And, looking for a 'cheep' source of 8.00x4" balloon tires.
    Can somebody help?
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    Gottfried,

    NOTHING in aviation is "cheep". 8.00 X 6 tires will NOT fit the same 4" wheels the 8.00 X 4 tires do. Desser Tire is the only current manufacturer of 8.00 X 4 tires.

    www.desser.com

    http://shop.desser.com/iwwidb.pvx?;multi_item_submit

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    Longwinglover beat me to it. You CAN NOT use cheap and avaition in the same sentence. It isn't possible.
    You can occasionally find a decent deal on things though. I just got a set of 26 inch Goodyears with ONE tube. They are like new and I am probably going to put them on my Champ since I was having a hard time trying to find a used 8.50.

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    Desser recaps 8:00x4, although they are somewhat finicky about the age of the casing. They have the smoothie recap, but it really doesn't look like the original. Doug Rounds had a production run of the smoothies done a couple decades ago - I wonder if it would be possible to do them for experimentals and keep the price within reason?

    I recently got a set of new Goodyear 8:00x4s from Desser, and they recapped an older pair with the ribbed design for me. I am happy with their service, and delighted that they didn't reject my casings.

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    8.00 x 6

    Hey

    I have a set of 8.00 x 6 tires and tubes on my Pacer, less than 100 hours and one year in service.

    I'm getting a field approval for 8.50 x 6 tires...then I'd be willing to sell you my old tires cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longwinglover View Post
    Gottfried,

    NOTHING in aviation is "cheep". 8.00 X 6 tires will NOT fit the same 4" wheels the 8.00 X 4 tires do. Desser Tire is the only current manufacturer of 8.00 X 4 tires.

    www.desser.com

    http://shop.desser.com/iwwidb.pvx?;multi_item_submit

    John Scott

    How True. If Somebody made a fly-swatter for use in airplanes, they'd be $29.99 each

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    Be curious to see how many 800x4 tires they sell a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Be curious to see how many 800x4 tires they sell a year.
    I hear the BBQ market is forecast to be strong.
    Remember, These are the Good old Days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Be curious to see how many 800x4 tires they sell a year.
    I know they sold at least one set this year. I'm still trying to recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Be curious to see how many 800x4 tires they sell a year.
    I've told this story before. 15 or 20 years ago at Oshkosh I was at the Goodyear booth and noticed that one of the name tags said senior VP. When I got a chance I asked him where they got off getting $168 a tire for 800x4 Cub tires. He told me that the Cub world was lucky that a few of the old guard at Goodyear were cub pilots. He said every few years they would drag all the old 1930s mold machines out of storage and get them up and running and make a couple hundred 800x4s and then clean and oil all the machines and store them away. About a week's worth of work. He said if the Goodyear Ex board ever looked at what it cost them in labor and lost productivity they would get 10 time what they were charging

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    I am doing my part. A new set every three years or so. Last time I splurged and got tubes too, although my 1960 tubes are still good.

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    I had the 4” tires & wheels on my 95 when I purchased it two years ago, immediately did the Grove wheel & brake conversion to 800 x 6, never looked back. Cost of those 4” tires made that an easy decision. Still have the 4” wheels and tires should anyone want them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    I've told this story before. 15 or 20 years ago at Oshkosh I was at the Goodyear booth and noticed that one of the name tags said senior VP. When I got a chance I asked him where they got off getting $168 a tire for 800x4 Cub tires. He told me that the Cub world was lucky that a few of the old guard at Goodyear were cub pilots. He said every few years they would drag all the old 1930s mold machines out of storage and get them up and running and make a couple hundred 800x4s and then clean and oil all the machines and store them away. About a week's worth of work. He said if the Goodyear Ex board ever looked at what it cost them in labor and lost productivity they would get 10 time what they were charging

    Glenn
    The basis of that story can be told in plenty of product discussions!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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