larger tires on 172

larger tires on 172

has anyone used oversized tires on 172? planing trip to
Canadian Arctic with lots of landings at gravel strips
and other not so smooth runways.

if anyone has any info / suggestions, thanks in advance
Werner

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Re: larger tires on 172

Werner

Don't forget the nose fork would have to be changed out also. Had you checked with companies that provide larger tires for such use.

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Re: larger tires on 172

8.50 * 6 mains with heavier axles, 7.00 * 6 nose with larger fork - kit from Cessna.
My 172K spent a lot of time in Alaska

Ken

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Re: larger tires on 172

Dear Sirs,

Once again. What company can provide the delivery of big tires for new Cessnas 172S/182T/206H with special nose gear folk?

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Boris  Kharchenko
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check www.Desser.com

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Werner

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I just purchased a 206 fork and a 6" tire for the front of my 61 172 B. I want to put a 6 or 7" tire on front and 8yikes0 mains. I see right now there are 4 listed for sale on the internet with the same setup but they are all in Alaska. I have heard that these parts are optional for the newer 172's but I will need a field approval to use them on my plane.

My mechanic asked the FAA inspector here and he said he wouldn't approve the swap. My question is: do I need to fly to Alaska to find a inspector to give me a field approval? (seems Like they are much more open minded up there)  Anyone had any experiance with this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Jerry

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Re: larger tires on 172

I've got the Landes Nose Fork with 8.50x6's all around and we're going to put the double puck Clevelands on the mains and then go for field approval on putting the new GY 26x10.5x6's on the mains to raise the tail a little.

Pictures at http://www.nl7co.com/Aviation/N12614/

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I had an old 175 with a 180 in it, I put the landes nose fork and 8.50x6 tires all the way around, this is a pretty good setup except that with such  big tires on the mains your tail would sit low unless you kept the front end only half filled with nitrogen and sometimes that is not too good. So the best and cheapest answer I could come up with is to put 26x 10.5 x 6 blimp tires on the mains, Goodyear makes them and now they call them tundra tires. You can get them on sale for about $475 per tire sometimes at Stoddards in Anchorage.

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Don, how do you like the way the 172 handles with the 850s? If you had it to do over would you use 800s or 850s?  Which nose fork?

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Richard,

Love the 8.50's and have decided not to put the GY 26" on.  The 8.50's are perfect for my flying (leaving pavement looking for grass and then returning to pavement.

I have the Landes fork from AirGlass in Anchorage (www.airglass.com).

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I live in North west Arkansas. I'm trying to do the same thing and can't get any help. What can we do? I have a 1961 Cessna 172B with the O300, and I fly in short fiels constantly. Mechanics have no idea how to get this done. Any ideas?

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