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    I have the Alaska 29 bush tires for my STi but understand that they will wear horribly on pavement. In looking for an alternative, I saw the standards (Dresser, Aero Classic) are all pretty much sold out and no clue on when they will be available. I have plenty of time before I need them and thought I would order now and hope for delivery in a year or so. But ran across Michelin 8.50x6 and while pricey, seem like they would be a decent hard runway tire. Anyone have any experience with these?

    Thanks ahead of time.

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    26" Goodyears are near bullet proof and a solid option that "bridges the gap".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denalifox View Post
    26" Goodyears are near bullet proof and a solid option that "bridges the gap".
    Thanks. Had heard that before and they were in the hunt. I did put some on order with Aircraft Spruce. They are quoting a September delivery so we shall see. At least I could order them there. Dresser just said "Sold Out" and I couldn't do anything. Talked to Heather at Kitfox and she said they are having the same issues; waiting on moving delivery dates.

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    Default Re: Another Tire Question.......

    Spoke with Desser at Oshkosh and September was their best guess for shipments of the 8.50-6 Aero Classic

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    Wag Aero claims to have 850-6-4 Desser smooth tires in stock.
    https://www.wagaero.com/desser-850-6...-approved.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bumsteer View Post
    Spoke with Desser at Oshkosh and September was their best guess for shipments of the 8.50-6 Aero Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdave View Post
    Wag Aero claims to have 850-6-4 Desser smooth tires in stock.
    https://www.wagaero.com/desser-850-6...-approved.html
    Thanks for the inputs Rick and Dave. Yeah Sept was the date I was hearing about Desser but a couple places had said that date was moving to the right so the faith just wasn't there. The Goodyears were more but still a third of the 29 Alaska Bush tires and they are tubeless so not worried about shearing off a stem with my inexperience.
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    Just got off phone with Wag-Aero, 8.50-6 Desser Aero Classic is not in stock even though website says it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumsteer View Post
    Just got off phone with Wag-Aero, 8.50-6 Desser Aero Classic is not in stock even though website says it is.

    Rick
    That seems to be pretty much the norm right now. Either they really don't have what they say is in stock or it just won't let you order it.

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    I did speak with Lynda the purchasing agent for Wag-Aero ( since they're 30 minutes away) at OSH. If I remember correctly, she was expecting 6 sets of the Aero Classic sometime this month, but 5 sets were already sold. I guess until I have them in my hands, don't know what to expect.

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