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Old 07-11-2016, 11:16 AM   #1
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Help me decide!

Hey gang.

I have a tough decision to make. I have the choice between a 1994 TC2000 with 5.9 and at545 or a 1993 Amtran Genesis with the DT466 and MT643 (with electronic retarder)

The TC2000 has some of the Windows covered, and is fully insulated with some interior work done too.

The Genesis is in better cosmetic shape outside, but the previous owner built the interior over the rubber floor and didn't do any insolation work. I would need to gut it over the winter and do it myself.

They both come with components to convert. Basically the choice is better drivetrain or interior work that's already done. I'm having a tough decision and could use some advice!
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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the DT466 / MT643 is the far superior drivetrain if you are planning on a lot of miles... if you are making a home or something you dont plan to drive much or over any hilly terrain then the drivetrain isnt as important..

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:26 AM   #3
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I probably would average around 2-4000 miles per year.

I forgot to mention, both have air brakes. The Genesis has air leveling shocks in the rear.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:27 AM   #4
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I definitely would be hitting some hills on my trips, but was told the TC2000 has no governor and can go 70
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:31 AM   #5
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do you know what rear gears are in the genesis? if they are 4.78's you could likely run it 65-70 on the highway...

the air "shocks" you mention are usually air-ride suspension and is quite desirable as a school bus rides like a log wagon without them.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Hey Chris,

Thanks for the input. The Genesis does 62 mph (governed) at 2600 rpm. So I'm guessing it's a bit higher of a ratio than 4.78

The TC2000 doesn't have a tach, but the owner says its happiest at 55. Though he's had it up to 70 on the flats
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I probably would average around 2-4000 miles per year.

I forgot to mention, both have air brakes. The Genesis has air leveling shocks in the rear.
I have the same setup as that Genesis. SWEET buses but expect to FULLY gut it. See my thread.
The air ride is amazing and the drivetrain is really good too.
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do you know what rear gears are in the genesis? if they are 4.78's you could likely run it 65-70 on the highway...

the air "shocks" you mention are usually air-ride suspension and is quite desirable as a school bus rides like a log wagon without them.
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Depends. My 466/643 does 62mph with 4.44 rear.
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You have a lot of threads haha. Can you link me?
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You have a lot of threads haha. Can you link me?
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