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Old 04-29-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Single Super Tires

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Sorry it has been so long since I charmed in on any subjects.
Has anyone played with the idea of Super Single Tires on a skoolie? I have seen one bus with them but I was unable to speak with the owner to fine out how they preformed.

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Old 04-29-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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Would the stock width rim work reliably with those?
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Would the stock width rim work reliably with those?

No, you'd need a correspondingly wide rim.
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:47 PM   #4
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I have them on mine.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:29 PM   #5
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I noticed most of the tractor trailer sets in Europe run on similar rims and tires rather than a dually setup. I wonder what is better?
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:44 PM   #6
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Assume better fuel mileage over running "duals"...?
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:48 PM   #7
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Less rubber and metal in SS over dually, fuel saving. They are less likely to blow out than a dually, but if you do, you probably won't have a spare with you and a road service tire might run as high as $1k. They tend to wander on rutted roads. Traction in snow will be diminished with SS.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:46 PM   #8
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I was behind a set of pups running super-singles on a shoulder-less two-lane north of Sacramento when his right-side rearmost tire blew out. And for a moment I was CERTAIN... that pup was going over and down the ditch.

The inertia of the trailer and cargo dropping to the right, then suddenly stopping on the rim... lifted the left tire off the ground for a while.
Somehow... it settled back down on the pavement. ...And constituted a major hazard for the heavy traffic on that narrow road until road service got him rolling again.

Dual tires may have been a "desperate" necessity when first invented, but they just happened to invent an important safety feature in the bargain.

On a lighter note... I have some "super singles" for sale.

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That ain't no asphalt tread on them SS's.
What is that contraption your building in the background?
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The tires I use are all the right rear. Then I build wider rims.






Pedal car, but I didnít built it. Iím only adapting it to various uses. It was originally built for Kinetic Sculpture Racing with four golf cart tires. Then I somehow "inherited" it.
Here it is a taxi -- note "driver's" uniform.
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