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Thom Riddle



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

In the nearly two years we've had our Allegro, we've had about 7 or 8 flat tires, some from punctures from cotter pins, safety wire etc. but also two outright tire failures. I was on the verge of replacing them all with 600-6 6-ply aircraft tires instead of these junk wheel barrow tires that they put on at the factory. Unfortunately, the 600-6 standard aircraft tires will not fit in the wheel pants.

The good news, MAYBE, is that I found 400-6 6 ply Aero Classic Tires from Desser.com and ordered three today. I'm reasonably certain they will fit the pants and since they are deep tread aircraft tires with 6-ply construction they should last a long time on the Allegro. They are tubeless tires so I also ordered three tubes since the split hub wheels on our airplanes won't hold air.

I'll let you know how they work out.

400-6 6 PLY AERO CLASSIC LSA TIRE TUBELESS
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Our New Light Sport Tire, 400-6 6 Ply with a Deep Aircraft Type Tread


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

THom,

You never reported on how the 400 X 6 6 ply tires worked for you. Would you please let me know how they did?

Thanks,

Larry


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

Hi Larry,

I'm the new owner of Thom's plane. I'm not sure if both mains were replaced at the same time, but one side is in great shape, while the other side has a serious bald spot with threads starting to show.  Since the Allegro doesn't have individual brakes maybe that's due to an out of balance tire always being landed on the same spot. I seem to recall Thom mentioning some challenges with getting the tires balanced (at least the nose wheel) and my A&P says he has found the cheaper tires to be tougher to balance.

I just ordered a replacement. Aero classic 4x6 6-ply from Desser for about $45.

Brad Kramer
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THom,

You never reported on how the 400 X 6 6 ply tires worked for you. Would you please let me know how they did?

Thanks,

Larry


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

After my 3rd flat tire, I replaced both the main "wheelbarrow" tires on my Allegro with the 400 x 6 6ply tires from Desser. This was in September 08. I have been very happy with these tires. They fit the wheel pants just fine. It nice to have real tires since I do a lot of cross country flying and had flats in KLM, HLN and LXT. In each case I had to RON while the A&P went to town to get another wheelbarrow tire. A new set of Aero Classic tires is way cheaper than having tires replaced away from home and spending a night in a hotel.
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THom,

You never reported on how the 400 X 6 6 ply tires worked for you. Would you please let me know how they did?

Thanks,

Larry


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:36 am    Post subject: Re: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

Brad & Jim,

Thanks for the update on the tires. Mine has the OEM tires and after 100 hours of operation the right main tire shows a lot of wear on the inside of the tread. the other two seem to be holding up fine. I'm wondering if there may be some sort of an alignment issue with the aircraft. Have either of you noticed any abnormal wear that may indicate some sort of a problem in the alignment?

Thanks,

Larry Edson
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

I haven't noticed any wear that'd indicate a gear alignment problem on mine.

Have you tried just using a large carpenters square to compare the camber (i.e. tilt) of the left & right wheels? That'd be a quick & easy check as a starting point.

I don't recall what, if any, alignment adjustments can be made on the Allegro. Of course there's always the option to just rotate the tires every 25 hours or so if a better alignment isn't possible.

One other interesting possibility is that you often touch down first on the right side tire. Most pilots, including me, tend to touch down with the left wheel first. My mechanic swears that he replaces a lot more left tires than right ones. Mention that piece of trivia the next time you're hanging out with a bunch of pilots and see what happens. (then go on to discuss downwind turns) ... but I digress...

...Brad

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Brad & Jim,

Thanks for the update on the tires. Mine has the OEM tires and after 100 hours of operation the right main tire shows a lot of wear on the inside of the tread. the other two seem to be holding up fine. I'm wondering if there may be some sort of an alignment issue with the aircraft. Have either of you noticed any abnormal wear that may indicate some sort of a problem in the alignment?

Thanks,

Larry Edson
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

Greeting Allegro Gang ...

I am in need of new tires for my Allegro 2007. What is the best tire to use that will fit well inside of the wheel pants. Also are tubes required; It's my understanding date that they are. Also, is balancing required; if so what is the process for balance (dynamic, static-bubble, none ?)

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Dee


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:03 am    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

Dee,
We have the tires and tubes in stock. The tires are $65.00 each and the tubes are $15.00 each. Shipping to you will be added on.  Please let me know if we can be of help.
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Doug

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Tires for Allegro Reply with quote

Good afternoon Doug,
Thanks for this information. Are these tires from Allegro 4 x 6 – 600; i.e. will they fit in the wheel pants? Are all are all three tires the same size and rating? Also, is balancing required; if so how is it done, dynamic, static, etc.?
On another subject, after seven months, got the 912 working very smoothly. Even though the carburetors were rebuilt, we still had plugage of some sort. Rebuilt them again and soaked them this time. Running great now.
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Dee,
We have the tires and tubes in stock. The tires are $65.00 each and the tubes are $15.00 each. Shipping to you will be added on. Please let me know if we can be of help.
Thanks,
Doug

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Littleton, NC 27850
www.allegrolsa.com
252-586-1200

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