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    Aggressive tires on Omegatrac?

    I want to put more aggressive tires on my Omegatrac power chair.
    The rims I have are 10 x 3.
    Maybe I need bigger rims.
    Has anyone done this with their power chair?
    Rich

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    Have you checked with TufTec? They have a number of different tires available. On their site were pictures and a few had very aggressive black rubber tires. I would like more aggressive tires but I am concerned the black rubber tires will leave marks on my floor. Currently have knobby grey nylon tires.
    They even have dulleys available.
    They have a new distributer, Next Mobility.
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

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    if you buy an extra set of wheels and have the air suspension option it's easy to jack up the chair and change the wheels. that way you can have the regular tread tires for every day and the off-road set for excursions

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    OmegaTrac

    I have also been looking for more aggressive tires for my OmegaTrac...

    The old Teftec site had some but Teftec sold out to Next Mobility and thier site does not have very much info at all.

    I did find some black knobby tires at discount scooter parts. They are $16.00 a piece and you have to buy tubes also...

    I am still searching for a better alternative...

    Going to be deer and turkey hunting in a new area this year and it is pretty sandy. My OmegaTrac handles most terrains pretty well, but I am a little worried about sand.

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    Thanks for your replies,
    fs52, I also have seen pictures of this chair set up with all terrain tires.
    I use the chair outside so I'm not really worried about black rubber marks.
    I'm going to call the distributor.
    But, I'm hoping to find an appropriate product from a cheaper source.
    Wesley, I have foam filled tires. It's a nice feature. I might get another set of wheels, like you suggest.
    skicat1898, do you have the wheels with the three flat aluminum ribs and the steel rims? If so, what's the number of the tire that fits?
    Rich

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    Tires

    Pararich,

    Mine are the 3 aluminum ribs on the steel rim, tire has 3.00-10 on them.

    www.monsterscooterparts.com/3knti.html has some black knobbys for $17.99 a piece and tubes are $13.99 a piece.

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    Thanks skicat.
    There are some other tires on that site that will fit also.
    What are you looking for that's better than the black knobbys on the site?
    Rich

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    tires

    The black knobbys are probably what I am going to try. I need something that will handle soft sand and yet doesn't make my chair too wide to fit in my Dodge Quad Cab.

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    Holy sh_t skicat, how the heck are you getting that 325 pound powerchair + yourself in the cab. I must be missing something.
    My Omegatrac front tires are 16 x 4.00 with 8 inch wheel
    front width of chair from outside of tire to outside of tire = 29 inches
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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    truck

    My truck is a 2000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 2500, it has the Braun UVL conversion. I have a 8 year old OmegTrac, it's weight is 450 lbs plus my 230 lbs.

    That weight combination has been really hard on the lift thru the years and I am looking to get a new one. I mostly use my Invacare Action Arrow when I go places because it is 200 lbs lighter than the OmegaTrac.

    My OmegaTrac is 26 inches wide, the widest I can be and still get in the truck is 28 inches. I have a dual wheel set up for my chair that I have never used because I would have to take it off every time I needed to get in the truck

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