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Old 01-07-2022, 09:26 AM
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Default new tires

I have used Desser Aerospace Monster Retreads almost from start. I did have to open the wheels pants a little. I have 2325 plus hours on the nearly 15 year old -9A. I get good life out of the tires and have never had a balance or separation problem. Good tires, fair price. Give them a look. Dan from Reno
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Old 02-20-2022, 02:42 PM
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Default Tire replacement done

I ultimately went with Goodyear FlightSpecial 2ís, eight ply, and the Michelin air stop tubes. The FS2ís have a very round profile and look almost skinny vs the stock tires. I definitely did not have any less clearance with the FS2ís, so all good there. Simple spin test on the axle didnít show any big high spots or imbalance. On a whim I tried the same on my nose wheel and yikes! Now I know where my post take off vibe is coming from (it wasnít a mystery, I saw it on video). I weighted the front rim to minimize the static out of balance roughly.

I love the smell of fresh tires.

These were the old tires, 206 hours.
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