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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    The link floatsalaska provided in post #113

    8.50-10 6 Ply Aero Classic Smooth Tundra lightweight (desser.com)

    shows a price of $340.
    Doesn't say anything about being out of stock.

    Thanks, Bob. They changed their catalog the next day after I posted. I looked again, and the price was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    Final note - with 18 psi the airplane taxis just like it did with the 8:00s. You can feel the dramatic difference on touchdown (pavement). Robbie’s STC kit goes on quickly and easily.....For pavement, this is strictly for appearance. And man, is it ugly now. Also harder to get in, and way harder to fuel from portable cans.
    Bob, just which tires (and wheels?) did you install?
    (and pics please)
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer looks like a J3.
    Grove STC 6:00 wheels and brakes; 26" Goodyear tires, 8:50 tubes. Almost three grand, not counting my labor. The kit is really trivial to install.

    A "pavement only" Cub. Fortunately I will be saving all the 8:00x4 stuff.

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    Don’t hold back, Bob. Tell us how you really feel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    A "pic" would break my camera. It no longer looks like a J3.
    Grove STC 6:00 wheels and brakes; 26" Goodyear tires, 8:50 tubes. Almost three grand, not counting my labor. The kit is really trivial to install.

    A "pavement only" Cub. Fortunately I will be saving all the 8:00x4 stuff.
    Okay, but Bob, didn't you just get a flush of testosterone the first time you walked up to it....?


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    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires is inversely proportional to the size of your dick. Especially when operating exclusively on 3000'x150' runways.

    They did change the "feel" of the aircraft, and now with half fuel and me, full aft trim is not enough on approach. That is different.
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    Well, it sounds like you're half owner--
    why not put the 800x4 set-up back on your half of the airplane?
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    Had it that way for a short while - wouldn't fit in the hangar.

    There is a serious upside - everybody is out of 8:00x4 tires, but now I have an extra set with at least a year left that I can bolt on my personal Cub. Plus extra brakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    Nope. My theory is that the size of your tires is inversely proportional to the size of your dick. Especially when operating exclusively on 3000'x150' runways.
    Well there's your problem right there. I'd feel a little "inadequate" too if I never took my plane off of an international airport size runway.
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    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of my cojones by risking routine off-airport operations. Something must be wrong with me. I land off-airport only when absolutely necessary. And even then, the 8:00x4s were more than adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    Nailed me. I feel no need to prove the size of my cojones by risking routine off-airport operations. Something must be wrong with me. I land off-airport only when absolutely necessary. And even then, the 8:00x4s were more than adequate.
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    If mine were this big Bob, I’d run 8.00x4s also
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