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Old 12-08-2021, 10:29 PM
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Default 8A nose tire recommendation

Notice I have a split in the side wall today. Anyone have any recommendations on what tire isnít junk?
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Old 12-09-2021, 05:59 AM
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Sadly there do not seem to be any 4 inch tires that are not junk, you just have to take your chances, this past year I had to exchange the tire three times before I got one that would balance, then I now carry that as my spare when I go on a cross country, imagine being 200 miles from home, having a flat tire, and trying to get a tire to replace it.
For the tire on the plane I got a tire and rim from antisplat, he has a nice replacement rim, bearings and tire, the tire he can balance and then put the rim and tire into a tire machine and grind the tire until it is round.
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Old 12-09-2021, 06:46 AM
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Beringer fan here, tubeless.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:30 AM
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Never had a tire go south on me. Tubes are usually the nemesis. Aeroclassic 4:00 has served me well over the past 4 yrs /500 hrs. They are relatively inexpensive, so keep a spare around.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:56 AM
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I've seen a very nice quality tire on a Czech made airplane in Russia. Not Beringer but an excellent quality. Need to dig a source. Made in Europe I believe.
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Old 12-09-2021, 11:37 AM
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Current set up on it came from anti splat before I bought the bird, balanced, trued, sealed bearings. Still has some shimmy at 15 knots of so.

Is it necessary to go 8 ply or is 4 ply sufficient?
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Old 12-09-2021, 01:45 PM
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Put that tire on the tail end, they seem to last forever ... !

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 12-09-2021, 02:44 PM
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Put that tire on the tail end, they seem to last forever ... !

Sorry, couldn't resist.
I wish man! I'd trade it for a tail wheel bird
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Old 12-09-2021, 04:13 PM
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Curious about how man 8A's there are flying? Not real familiar, just wondering
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Old 12-15-2021, 12:57 PM
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Current set up on it came from anti splat before I bought the bird, balanced, trued, sealed bearings. Still has some shimmy at 15 knots of so.

Is it necessary to go 8 ply or is 4 ply sufficient?
----If you are having a shimmy issue it isn't from the assemble as provided by ASA.
If you would like a bit of help, just give me a call and we will figure it out in short order.
Thanks, Allan--
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