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Old 04-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Gt-401 Gt-401 is offline
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Default Bigger tires/bigger wheel pants?

Has anybody ever tried putting RV 10 wheel pants on a rocket? Do they look ridiculous? Also how big a tire can fit in the -10 wheel pant? Just trying to get a little more rubber under my rocket for grass and gravel strips. But donít want to slow down!!
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:22 AM
CT Brietigam CT Brietigam is offline
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Default Bigger wheel pants

Good morning GT-401,
An absolutely great source for larger wheel pants is Ken Krueger. He has larger 6.00 x 6 carbon fiber pants that are pre-drilled and come with all the necessary hardware for installation. They were originally designed for the RV-8 but will fit a Rocket very well. Since the kit comes pre-drilled, there is minimal alignment. The picture is my RV-6XXL with Ken's wheel pants. I have spring aluminum main gear and 380 x 150 tires.
Blue skies,
Chuck Brietigam
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:01 PM
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Chuck, nice to see the final - well, still needs paint - wheel fairing installation. Thanks for posting the photo - it looks very tidy!

Gt-401, FWIW: Matco has developed a 6 inch wheel and high energy capacity brake disk that is specifically intended for Sky Designs wheel fairings on an RV-14. This would give you not only mo' rubber but also mo' braking capacity. If you want to keep your current 5 inch wheels and brakes, the 380 x 150 tires work with our fairings - Chuck's plane shows that.
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