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Old 05-13-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I would have to see the tires in question, but it kind'a sounds like you might want to move those Mud-n-Snows to the back and put new rib tires on the front. Of course, that means you will need two more for the back, but I wanted to start you thinking in that direction. You may be able to buy two used tires to go with yours on the back.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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School districts often take the good tires off and slap some old tires on before when they put a bus up for sale.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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You should specify your tires size.
I'm guessing right now you have 245/70r19.5

A tire I like having on the rear is a goodyear g124 but the smallest it comes in is 265/70R19.5.
I would get some kind of traction on the rear. If you can get some good used ones fine but when you have the smaller tires you might be best going just new.

I have used steer tires on the rear and I never cared for them in the rain or snow. Some idiot at a company putting tires on a company bus put steers on the rear and said it would be fine. I refused to drive the thing when I saw that and made them put the proper tire on the rear. I think he did this cause he got a deal on them and used the excuse that he was trying to save us money. And to me he tried the line have you looked at the school buses around here and they ran them on the rear. He dug a bigger hole there as yes I have looked and do drive them too and they run traction on the rear. When a bus company gets a new bus with steers on the rear they pull them off and put rear traction tires on and the steers are put on other buses that need new fronts.

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I'd look for used tires...failing that, I'd go for traction-tread Bandags for the rear. I wouldn't run anything but rib tires in front.
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