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Tj-D



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: Cost of specialty spacers for 8.50x6 Reply with quote

Hello group
First time asking question to our amazing forum!
Trying to upgrade to 8.50 x6 tires and realized that need special spacers , part 095-00800.. need three per wheel.
To my surprise, prices range $93 to $114 each!
Seems extremely steep for a washer.. would you know why or a place with more reasonable cost ?

Thank in advance for any guidance!
Dimitri
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gbarrier
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As best I remember Wup had a kit. Doubt it is less expensive. Check with him.

Also, think I remember people cutting the ring out of brake disc. Just got to find the proper thickness.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a local machine shop make 2 rings out of aluminum .200 inches thick with 3 holes to give disc clearance . 200$ for the pair. Per owner manufactured parts in the FAR's
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wup should have a kit, it will be two one piece spacers, better than kidney washers in my opinion. https://backcountryconnection.com/about/
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Tj-D



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys for your quick response!!
Just found the parts for a third of the price on eBay!
"Safe skies aviation", in case anyone else is interested..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: washers Reply with quote

Dimitri;

Just curious if the prices you quoted are Maule prices or somewhere else.

Certified parts lower my blood pressure markedly.
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Tj-D



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tom
Yes, it was $114 USD on Spruce USA and $93 on another parts site (don't remember the name at this moment...) for each!
I even emailed the first and called the second, to verify that this was the price per piece!!

gladly, I found them on eBay.. waiting to receive them .. hopefully they'll be OK!

$125 for three pieces, which is better but still steep for a damn washer!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:53 am    Post subject: bigger tires Reply with quote

Do you need a 337 for the bigger tires.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: 8.50 tires Reply with quote

The 8.50 x 6 tire is on the Standard Equipment list for tailwheel models.
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