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    modifying my wheelchair

    I have a quickie S 626 with the standard 14 inch by 3 inch rear wheels. The wheels are the two-piece kind, with an 8 3/4 inch outside diameter, that hold a tire with the solid insert so the tires don't have to be inflated. Also, they are mounted to the chair using a four bolt mounting system.
    Now for my question. I'm looking to do anything I can to lower the floor to seat height of my chair. One of the ways I plan to do that is by changing the standard 14 inch by 3 inch rear wheels to 12 inch high rear wheels. Does anyone know where I can purchase new wheels and tires that use the same lug bolt pattern as the quickie S626?
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    You might also try posting at www.wheelchairjunkie.com , there are a lot of chair mod'ing folks there.
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    call Sunrise tech support. Keep in mind that when you lower your seat to floor by putting smaller casters/drive wheels, you are also lowering your ground clearance.... Maybe you should try a thinner cushion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angus
    call Sunrise tech support. Keep in mind that when you lower your seat to floor by putting smaller casters/drive wheels, you are also lowering your ground clearance.... Maybe you should try a thinner cushion?
    I agree, Less ground clearence may be a problem. If you do go with smaller drive wheels you may need to get smaller caster and caster forks to offset tilt issue.

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    wheels

    these sites have modifications to power chairs for seat height and wheel/tire
    changes


    http://www.powerchair-review.fsnet.co.uk/powerchair-wheelchair-tyres.htm

    http://www.trailerpartswarehouse.co.uk/trailer_parts_spares/trailer_caravan_wheels.html

    http://members.cox.net/henrytaber/

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