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Old 08-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #31
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Well I appreciate everyone's time. I clearly haven't been clear enough about what I want. Natster, thanks man but I'm very happy with my bus.
6.9 diesel 43000 miles...
No rust
Tall ceiling (Air Force )
Medium length + excellent ground clearances
And it does everything I want it to.
I'm just trying to eek another ten mph out of the old girl without redlining and blowing the engine. That being said it is the perfect bus for me and I paid almost nothing for it, less than I spent on the tires, the transmission fluid is pristine and red and beautiful and the oil wasn't all fouled and burnt before I changed it and the filters just because. So it's actually an awesome bus... Oh well I was really hoping to hear from people that had positive things to say about how that little extra boost could be accomplished. I'm sorry if I somehow offended anyone
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:41 PM   #32
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We need pics to start the happy energy.

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Old 08-06-2015, 09:11 PM   #33
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Just be content with your speed and power and you'll be golden. Trying to increase both will make you nothing but broke and frustrated.

You must be young...young people always want to go fast. LOL!
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:13 PM   #34
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Swapping in a new trans with either more gears like a 3060 or a lockup converter like a mt643 would drop your rpms and is probably the cheapest way to do what you want. But dude, you have it soooo good. 70 is a dream for most of us. We,'re talking a few thousand bucks to make this happen unless you get real lucky. Or just put in some 3.70 gears in the rear and see where that gets ya.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:15 PM   #35
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Really.....our BB runs down the road pretty well. As I wasn't driving I have no clue how fast we were going. Needless to say whatever it was I was perfectly content. She most definitely will never win a speed contest, but who cares. Wasn't the main idea around getting a skoolie to see the sites?

As for hills & mountains....the poor thing would rather cringe on the side of the road in tears than go up anything. We made it up Burnt mountain in Georgia on our way to Tennessee. She made it but I swear I could have walked up it quicker if I was healthy & 40 years younger. We knew that was going to be when we got her. She thinks she's a scenic cruiser, a senior citizen scenic cruiser but a cruiser nonetheless.

At least we don't have cruise control so we don't have to worry about Alzeimers kicking in.

We don't know what the elevation & grade was up the mountain...I'll let you know when I can find out.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:34 PM   #36
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At least take a video of when the bus blows up.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:15 PM   #37
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Seems like you have a lot of negative things to say crazy cal. For those of you who are interested, there are actually several divorced unit auxiliary transmission made to handle bus sized loads. One is made by gearvend
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:19 PM   #38
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Gearvendors, yes they do make it, it is rated to 25000lbs towload significantly stronger than my 13000 pound bus. Another is the spicer5831 which also gives you a 30% under drive, there is also the us hear dual range which is out of manufacture but still exists, then of course there are the many versions of brownie boxes out there... Hope everyone is having fun out there
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:21 PM   #39
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And I'm well aware of the costs, if id wanted to buy something I didn't have to put a bunch of money into, I would have bought a Winnebago haha.
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:23 PM   #40
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At least take a video of when the bus blows up.
I'll be sure to pm you a video showing just how much I hate cruising at 75 with low rpms, it's gonna be so awful
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