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Old 04-26-2016, 03:23 PM   #31
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I like that short bus. Gotta love that L-track all through the bus, unless you want to remove it that is. I love being able to anchor things down using the L-track. Even the walls can be secured with L-track.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:25 PM   #32
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...so I had to do a VIN look up and found out that the gear ratio is 433. It also was rated at 175hp . Anyway, I'm guessing this doesn't bode well for highway driving?
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That's not so bad. Most people are over 5.

Mine is a 3.54, but that was dumb luck. Running on 150 hp. 26' FE bus.
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Hmmm... So, going off of Coach's earlier post (on this thread) a 4.33 should give at least 60mph?
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:01 PM   #35
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Hmmm... So, going off of Coach's earlier post (on this thread) a 4.33 should give at least 60mph?

you have overdrive on that 5 speed allison.. I think its what a .8 over drive?

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Old 04-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #36
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you have overdrive on that 5 speed allison.. I think its what a .8 over drive?

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I'm not sure, Christopher. If that's true, how does it affect my performance?
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:39 PM   #37
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You can run your numbers here to calculate speed but you also need the tire height as well as the final drive off the tranny.

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...so I had to do a VIN look up and found out that the gear ratio is 433. It also was rated at 175hp . Anyway, I'm guessing this doesn't bode well for highway driving?
4.33 isn't bad.
My 40 footer does ok with 195hp and my rear is 4.44.
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That's not so bad. Most people are over 5.

Mine is a 3.54, but that was dumb luck. Running on 150 hp. 26' FE bus.
your gear ratio is typical since you have 19.5" wheels.
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