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Old 10-13-2017, 12:57 AM   #1
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What's the General thoughts on retreads? I'm looking at getting some from desser tire. I've used retreads on rental Cessnas etc but what's the opinion on them for our use? They are about half what new tires are and they claim last about 10% longer because the rubber compound is harder than factory tires. (I'm looking at some Goodyear retreads. So the "core" tire is a Goodyear).


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Always worked good for us at the Flight school. The seem to be a little
Larger diameter, might cause some wheel pant issues.
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My Pitts instructor John Blum suggested retread tires. He used them on his Pitts S-2B for landing instruction and based on his suggestion I flew them on my S-1 for years. I found the harder compound on the retread to be easier on landing rollout. The harder compound had just a bit less bite on the runway and the plane was less twitchy.

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They are great,try Wilkerson in Crewe VA
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Kris I have used recaps from Desser off and on over the yrs with good results, they try to cap from good casings like Goodyear. They last twice as long as the Aero classic formerly Mc Creary, I have no experience with Condor or Michelin . Goodyear Flight Custom III also last very well, but are a bit spendy and I do a lot of dual take offs and landing so think the caps with good casings are a bit better. Again only my opinion based on my experience, and worth only that. Dave
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Wear like iron and about the same weight. Had a set on the Hiperbipe, just heavy. I work mostly off of grass. Tires last me a long time.
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I replaced the 6:00x6 retreads with 15x6:00x6 tires and the total weight savings was about 11 pounds. see this thread-Tire Weight
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I was very interested in the 21/8.00x6 tire but the load rating is only 800lbs per tire. If that was in the 1500-2000lb range I would have tried those. Anyway, I ordered x2 8.50 x 6 Goodyear core recaps today. (They only have one instock so Iíll be waiting on the second) Iíll send some pics when I get them installed.


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