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    Finally got my baby tundra tires on. What pressures do y'all recommend? And do you go straight to that pressure, or overfill a bit and come down to seat the bead?IMG_20190210_184051246.jpg

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    I air up without the valve stem and hear that pop when the bead sets, then let the air escape and then install the valve stem. I have always used 12-15 psi on 8.50s and 26" Goodyears.

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    Looks Nice Man !!

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    How do those slick 8.50's and 26"res wear on pavement? Have the opportunity to grab a set of slick 8.50's, but most if not all of my wheel ops end at a paved airport. Do they wear similarly to the larger BW's? Sorry if this is a repetitive question but I couldn't drag up anything relating to the smaller wheels in a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierrasplitter View Post
    Looks Nice Man !!
    Thanks Ray! Yours will look killer soon too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmvosburgh View Post
    How do those slick 8.50's and 26"res wear on pavement? Have the opportunity to grab a set of slick 8.50's, but most if not all of my wheel ops end at a paved airport. Do they wear similarly to the larger BW's? Sorry if this is a repetitive question but I couldn't drag up anything relating to the smaller wheels in a search.
    Not sure on that one. I'll be 50/50 to start. Then about 100% this summer.

    If you are on pavement a majority of the time, I'm not sure you will benefit from larger tires, my home strip is grass but a bit rough, hoping these 8.50s will smoothen that up a bit.

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    Great looking pacer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmvosburgh View Post
    Great looking pacer.
    Thank you. Lot of things on the to do list. But she is getting there

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    I asked the same question on Back County and got a lot of good information, try this link:

    https://backcountrypilot.org/communi...question-22703

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmvosburgh View Post
    How do those slick 8.50's and 26"res wear on pavement? Have the opportunity to grab a set of slick 8.50's, but most if not all of my wheel ops end at a paved airport. Do they wear similarly to the larger BW's? Sorry if this is a repetitive question but I couldn't drag up anything relating to the smaller wheels in a search.
    I've had 8:50 Dresser' (I sold them when my wife laughed at how tinny they were), GY 26 (more like 25's) and BW 29's. BW's are soft and don't wear well on payment, but they are the best in the rough. GY's are more stiff but, wear better. 8:50's are.....smaller.
    Last edited by Stephen; 02-11-2019 at 11:29 AM.
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