Re: [OMC-Boats] 6.90-9 Evenrude trailer tires

From: Ethan Brodsky <brodskye@...>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:05:54 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, Wayne wrote:
> I am having trouble finding these tires. I tried Fleetfarm and Northern
> Tool. They both have to special order them. Northern Tool listed it as
> an airport utility tire and was $110.31 (tire only). I have wheels but I
> expect it would be cheaper to buy the tires already mounted on wheels.
> Anyone know the best place to buy these?

I went to a local tire place and bought two used trailer tires on larger
rims for $50 each. I don't remember the dimensions, but they had the same
5x4.5 bolt pattern needed for the disc-brake hubs. The center hole was
slightly too small to fit over the bearings, but five minutes with a die
grinder fixed that. I'm guessing the price was a fluke - later when I
wanted to get a third for a spare, I ended up paying $100 for a new one.
The trailer handles significantly better on these tires - way less rocking
and bouncing, but that may have been because I was afraid to pump the
6.9x9s to their rated pressure (85-100 psi, I think?) and was always
running them underinflated. The one big disadvantage is that the fenders
don't fit anymore. I've been meaning to modify the brackets to make them
fit, but haven't gotten around to it (for several years now).


<a href=""> Ethan Brodsky </a>
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009

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