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Old 11-15-2018, 06:48 PM
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The 10 uses 15/6x6 tires. These are a special,reduced diameter tire. The std 6x6.00 tire will have a larger diameter with a similar weight rating. Width should be similar. Obviously, they will not fit the wheel pants without modifications, if at all.
I have 600x6 on my -10 and they work great on our grass field. And yes they fit.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:55 PM
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I have 600x6 on my -10 and they work great on our grass field. And yes they fit.
Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel pants installed with larger tires (tyres for our British friends) in mind?
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:03 AM
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He indicated the -10 was "bought not built," so he may not know the answer to that, but put me down for sure as someone who wants to know. I just mounted the factory 15/6.00x6's on the Matco wheels last night, but will certainly use the full size tires next time around.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:42 AM
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Wasn?t there a guy in Oregon or Washington that made a bunch of modifications to his 10 to improve back country landing? I remember he had modified the front suspension and the post had a bunch of photos of the little dirt strips he had been in. Even a gravel bar.
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Old 11-18-2018, 12:16 PM
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Do they fit "out of the box" or were your wheel pants installed with larger tires (tyres for our British friends) in mind?
Assuming Ralph's data is accurate, the tire is 3" bigger, with a 1.5" larger radius. If I remember correctly, the manual has you leave a 1" gap on top of the tire. Upsizing would require a minimum 2" gap in order to leave some clearance to avoid rubbing.

I am guessing that Mconner's plane was set up initially for the 6.00 X 6's or the pant mounting was modified when the upgrade took place. I am sure these tire will fit, but the standard pant installation won't accommodate them.

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Old 11-18-2018, 12:48 PM
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Default Aero Classis 6.00-6 tires

6” tires can be put on a Vans. Ralph Inksters numbers for the diameter change are correct. A standard 5” tire is close to 14” diameter, a 6.00-6 is about 17.5” diameter, a 6.00-6/15 as used on the -10 is about 15”

The aircraft below is with Aero Classis 6.00-6 tires and Sam James 6” wheel pants (you could also use Vans wheels pants, most likely).

I installed the wheel pants with more than the Vans recommended clearance above the tire. As you can see that will require more tire below the pant than most RVs; however, if you want bigger tires you probably intend to use grass strips. With grass strips I see more pant clearance as a positive.

They will weigh more and may reduce your speed. I have data from one -14 that out runs me and a few that do not. There can be a lot of variables with EAB.


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Old 11-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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SNIP

The aircraft below is with Aero Classis 6.00-6 tires and Sam James 6? wheel pants ....SNIP
That is the way to do it.

FWIW, I used the Sam James 6? wheel pant on my RV-10 and recommend them. I however stayed with the standard tire.

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Old 10-14-2021, 07:47 AM
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Any suggestions for 14A just about ready for this portion. I ordered Berringer wheels and would like to do tubeless but not sure which tire to choose.
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:04 AM
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Default Tried to mount the 6.00/6 's

I just replaced my mains on my 2007 vintage RV10. Fairings were made to Vans spec's.
I accidently ordered the 6.00/6 Aircraft Spruce version of the Monster re-tread and not the 15.
They definitely are larger outside diameter but since I had them, I mounted them on the rims. At least give them a look, they are nice looking tires with a lot of tread. They clearly would not fit with my standard built fairings. The inside fairing touches the tire well before it installs. I had hoped there was enough space but not in my case. I had no desire to redo my fairings so I sent them back and got the 15 " diameter. (At least they came off the rim easily since they were new.)
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:25 AM
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I see a lot of talk about tire diameter and the desire to get better grass/wet/soft performance. While diameter can help with rocks/ruts/holes.... Don't forget that you're also after width, which is where the 5" guys are using the 380x15s.....
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