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Old 05-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #41
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OK kids.. I have had some people tell me these tires are Ok.. others say not..

to me these are tires that need replaced... and im inclined to go out and just get 6 brand new tires... but really if they arent as bad as they lkook to me then tell me..

im really confused by tires.. so tell me what you all think..

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Old 05-24-2016, 01:35 PM   #42
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Those are garbage, man. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but they'e may-pops for sure.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:36 PM   #43
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That looks pretty scary. Maybe worse than the 40 year old tires that came on mine. Have you checked the date stamp on them?
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That looks pretty scary. Maybe worse than the 40 year old tires that came on mine. Have you checked the date stamp on them?
And I've been thinking my recaps and baldies look bad!
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:39 PM   #45
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I wouldn't drive those anywhere other than to the tire shop that is less than 10 miles away, and I'd be worried about a blowout the entire 10 mile trip.

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OK kids.. I have had some people tell me these tires are Ok.. others say not..

to me these are tires that need replaced... and im inclined to go out and just get 6 brand new tires... but really if they arent as bad as they lkook to me then tell me..

im really confused by tires.. so tell me what you all think..

GO!





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Old 05-24-2016, 03:18 PM   #46
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that was my thought too is that they are dead... the plan already in the works to get new ones... but I had a couple truckers tell me theyd run em for thousands of miles yet... then again maybe I shouldnt listen to some of the cowboys..

so Next Q.. these are 10R22.5 should I go up to 11R22.5? looks to me like theres plenty of clearance to do so and 11R22.5 is a much more common size..

and thirdly.. does it take a special tire shop to properly align and balance the Daytons?
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:20 PM   #47
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Just barely made it to the sidewall on the first pic. Those are bandaid caps and the sidewalls are cracked scarey. Farm equipment is all I'd use those on, and not if it was something important or at speed.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:05 PM   #48
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Indeed that's what I thought and you guys confirmed it.. So I already got my neighborhood Michelin man gettin together to get 6 new smart way energy z tires.. All position all weather up to 75 mph rates which this bus will never see... Should be good road trip tires .. Now big question is to go to 11R22.5 from the current 10R22.5?

I already have to reprogram the dash and am going to bump the engine up a tad so I'm thinking it will let me run 65 without being against the governor like I was bringing it home.

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Oh yeah baby!! Let the real cOOl fun begin!!!



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Ohh!! That looks fun - what are you up to with those boxes of goodies?!? Is that a mini rooftop condensing unit?
Looks kinda like the inside of a walk in cooler evaporator.
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Ohh!! That looks fun - what are you up to with those boxes of goodies?!? Is that a mini rooftop condensing unit?
Looks kinda like the inside of a walk in cooler evaporator.

Coach style A/C (since my bus will be driven mostly as opposed to parked)..

the condenser is slightly oversized 3 fan rooftop or under-body unit.. the coils are routed such that it is multi-positional.. so im going to put it underneath..

to handle the fact its a bit larger capacity im going to disconnect the 3 fans from each other and run them on a controller individually.. based on Head pressure.. the included unit controller simply turns them on anytime A/C is selected..

the silver box is the evaporator.. it goes directly behind the driver seat bulkhead.. (my bus is old enough it has the poles and the half walls instead of seatbacks in the front)...

my work area is going to be in that same area.. so plan is that the evaporator ends up inside of one of my work cabinets.. with a grill in the side for air intake.. then a shelf above it with a rubber gasket.. this way if i pop a blower motor or such I can remove the shelf and service the A/C unit..

i'll be using a version of 'Line-hide' plastic housings to route the round ducting inside.. the louvers will mount on the face of the run and this way I can route several vents to the driver seat.. and several to the seats on the left side of the bus..

the unit has a heater core in it too.. (came that way).. not that I need yet another heater in a bus that has 6 of them already but I'll hook it up.. then I can run the A/C and heat at the same time for window defogging in cool rainy weather...

other than the head pressure cintrol, I'll hook it up at first with its stock controls and then add my advanced controls piece by piece..

I ordered a compressor with a 125mm pulley insteasd of the standard 137mm.. this way I can spin it slightly faster esp at idle.. and at cruise im still way off the maxx RPM of the compressor..

should be cool (literally)

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