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Old 11-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #11
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might be able to swing $300, but it'd be a stretch, and if I can do it myself, I'd sure like to have a lower ratio rear end....

skoolies are expensive! $300.00 is only 2 tanks of fuel. If the rear end swap increases fuel economy, it might pay for itself in realatively short order in the fuel you save.
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:29 AM   #12
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Mixing Radials and Bias-plys:

Read Jarlaxle's reply above. He stated that he had radials on the REAR and bias-plys up front.

In a tire site, I read that if radials are mounted on only one axle with the other axle using a different construction of tire, they radials MUST be mounted ONLY on the rear axle.

Could someone confirm this with a web link?
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... as I've said before, "60 mph is fast enough for anyone's living room!"
This is easily the funniest thing I've read in weeks! Thanks for the levity - and the perspective. The bus I'm looking at tops out at 61.

But the discussion of fuel economy intrigues me. Would a lower rear end save any significant fuel ... comparing traveling at 60 with a top speed of 61, or traveling at 60 with a top speed of 68? I'm going cross-country for at least one round-trip, and I don't like the idea of dogging it at 55 (or 50!) in the slow lane in Wyoming, with everyone else doing 75.
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Well Perfesser, going 60 mph just gives you more time to look out the window while everyone else is passing you.

How did you get off of Gilligan's Island anyway?

Ryan Grimm; I've always been told to never mix the types of tires. Having said that, it does seem to make a difference in the way the vehicle steers. It's probably quite noticeable at higher speeds. Sometimes you do what you got to do to keep from walking.
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I don't think Ryan's going to see your response.

He posted his question eleven and a half years ago.
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Wow! I am frequently at least one decade off. Ok, well the Perfesser then.
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