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    Default best tires for a C-180

    Being new to the 180, I have a 56' basicly stock plane. What would you guys feel the best tires would be? I like to beach land and gravel bars on occ. . Also I would like to do a caribou hunt north of the Brooks Range. any ideas will be apprecated, thanks Tom

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    I ran 26" Airstreaks and a 10" Scott Tailwheel.

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    With a '56 model you can choose any of the Bushwheel sizes and still run at gross weight. A better all-around choice may be Alaska Tundra Tires (Gar Aero) in 850x10 (26") or 29x10x6 (29"). They'll wear better but won't be as soft. You can probably get by fine on 850s. If you go with big tires and start landing on softer surfaces you'll find you'll need a bigger/wider tailwheel. Little 8" tailwheels are like anchors. You can power through the sand and gravel but your prop will take a beating for it.

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    Oops. The Big Gars are 29x11x10. Need coffee!

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    Make mine black . . . . .

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