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Old 11-05-2017, 11:11 PM   #11
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Year: 1999
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Chassis: TC1000 HandyBus
Engine: 5.9L 24V-L6 Cummins ISB
Rated Cap: 26 foot
My bus has a 1:1 final high gear (4th) in its AT545, 3.56:1 in the rear-end, and 19.5"-rim wheels (I hear they are 32" tall tires).

I can do 70-MPH @ about 2500-RMP on flat ground.
I can do over 70-MPH @ 2500-RMP downhill.

I cruise nicely with gentle fuel-petal at about 63-MPH @ about 2200-PRM on flat ground.

I don't remember for sure, but I think it's about 2000-RPM @ 60-MPH on flat ground.

Factor in a hill and all this changes.....

I know this motor has the torque to cruise between 1600-RMP & 1800-RPM.
Wish I had overdrive...
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:10 PM   #12
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Coachwork: International Amtran
Chassis: Amtran Genisis FE 30FT
Engine: DT466E, Allison 2500
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Started out with a 5.57 ratio. Was at 2500 rpm at around 65mph. Switched to a 4.67 ration and now at 65 I run around 2000 rpm. Glad I made the switch.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:53 PM   #13
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I have 6:83 gears with 10:00x20 tires turning my gas 427 at 3800 at 70 mph (48 inch tires), i would have thought you guys with an overdrive transmission would be able to run 70 mph. was looking into changing mine to a 3060 allison, have 640 now but it looks like that won't help much
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:19 AM   #14
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Chassis: ford E350 superduty
Engine: 5.4 liter v8
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2010 ford E350 super duty cutaway, 9 pass bus body with a wheelchair lift
5.4 L gas
5-speed auto ( ratios from 3.11 in first to .71 in od)
rearend 4.1
16" tires Lt 245/75/16
about 2100 rpm's at 70 mph
2010 ford e350 superduty v8 7 passenger bus
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by johnbloem1974 View Post
DT466E AT545 tranny. 295/75 R22.5 tires. 70MPH @ 2600RPM. Prefer to cruise around 60-65

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My dt466 / mt643 combo tops out at 65 @2600 rpm. Not sure about ratio or hp though
My build thread - Started 3.2.18
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