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    Smile Tools to play in dirt with..A good deal?

    Hey friends and neighbors I think/hope I got a good deal on some Tires, wheels and adapters.

    I had an A&P check them out before I bought them.

    Bought a set of 29"x10"x11" Air Hawk tires, the wheels and the adapters. See pic

    Please tell me I got a screaming good deal Ha!.

    Rick

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    Looks good, how good was the price?

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    Oh heck I forgot to give it. I paid $1500 for all.

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    So you bought the adapters, and got free wheels, rotors, tires & tubes? I'd say yeah, way to go!

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    Thanks Ak. I'm always looking for a deal to save money. Hey,...I'm from Ga where we used to trade moonshine for food till George Washington started taxing it to support his armies. Go figure.

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    Brakes? Torque plates? If you've got to go buy those, you may as well buy a wheel and brake kit. Individual Cleveland parts are scary expensive. Kits make more sense.

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    Pid,

    Thats what the guy at Ak Bushwheels said to. Said I'd have the wheels, that come with the kit, to mount my orig tires on or larger sizes at a latter date. Think he quoted $1350 for single puck and ard $1500 for double.

    I'd prob tend to go with the double. The dble McCaulies I have now work great so far.

    Fact is, I know I want to land on many beaches and every non-paved strip in the state but I DO NOT KNOW what size tires I will eventually end up with. Time will tell I guess.

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    The 29s in the picture are all you need to go anywhere a 180 can go. Are they shaved? I can't tell in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    The 29s in the picture are all you need to go anywhere a 180 can go. Are they shaved? I can't tell in the picture.
    I read something about that in a thread,...hmmm....can't remember. Well I don't shave but not sure about the tires.

    How can I tell?

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    The thick tread is shaved off or ground off. I don't know how they do it, but they remove rubber to reduce weight and improve softness. Bushwheels or Floats Alaska would be the two who know. When they're shaved the tread isn't as deep but I don't know how to tell other than looking at them.

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    Question Shaved Tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    The thick tread is shaved off or ground off. I don't know how they do it, but they remove rubber to reduce weight and improve softness. Bushwheels or Floats Alaska would be the two who know. When they're shaved the tread isn't as deep but I don't know how to tell other than looking at them.
    Pid,

    Here's a pic. w/o measuring I'd say the deepest is near bouts 1/8".

    Rick

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    Hey Pid,

    Heard Don took the paint off his 180 to lighten them.

    What does all the paint weigh?

    I might do that.

    rick

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    I can't enlarge your pic on the iPad I'm using. I'll measure a friend's tread depth tomorrow. I know his are shaved and fairly new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    I can't enlarge your pic on the iPad I'm using. I'll measure a friend's tread depth tomorrow. I know his are shaved and fairly new.
    Aww heck Pid no probs. Don't do that. The tires are what they are & I'll make do.

    Thanks for the advice tho. Greatly appreciated.

    Us 180 folk aught to learn from the old timers. Are you a old timer?

    rick

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    I feel like an old timer. Pretty soon i'll be old enough to solo and get a pilot's license. And maybe get a date with a girl!

    I hate this weather. I'm grounded under a low deluge when I should be chasing animals and catching fish. Instead I'm in front of a computer. Pathetic!

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    Ok then,..... this'll get you stirrups up.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/defa...?bandID=945939

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    Amen to that.

    We need to be fishing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketRick View Post
    Hey Pid,

    Heard Don took the paint off his 180 to lighten them.

    What does all the paint weigh?

    I might do that.

    rick
    Don Sheldon once told me that the paint on a C-180 would run between 50- and 80-pounds. Never teste it . . . . .

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