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Old 01-10-2017, 03:05 AM   #1
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Lifted Short-bus on 32's

Yep. Finally got some tires under this thing.





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Old 01-10-2017, 07:03 AM   #2
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Make sure the wheels have enough offset for the duals.

I can't tell you how many 1-tons I have seen where someone has put larger tires on the rig where the bulge at the bottom has the sidewalls touching or nearly touching.

You do NOT want sidewalls to touch. EVER! If the sidewalls ever touch it will create friction. Friction creates heat. Heat will cause tires to fail. The failure will most likely be at speed at a very inconvenient location at a most inopportune time.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:28 AM   #3
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What size, make and how much? I want to do a set like that on my shuttle.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:58 AM   #4
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my redbyrd has 225/70R19.5 tires on it.. they are Dinky.. according to the website they are only 32" tall.. and I have TONS of room between the duals.. I really want much taller Tires but doesnt seem like theres alot of 19.5" sizes. does this bus use 19.5" rims?

I want like 37's on mine!
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:53 AM   #5
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LOOKS GREAT! How'd it affect your gear ratios? What did you use for a lift?
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #6
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Cool bet you are happy, it is a nice lookin bus, i would agree with cadillack kid, im shootin for somewere between 33-37" cant wait.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:34 PM   #7
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What size, make and how much? I want to do a set like that on my shuttle.
265/75-16 on stock 6" wide rims. Wheel & Tire Association specs say minimum 7" rim for this size tire...but it doesn't look any more pinched than 315's do on 8"rim. So I'm calling BS on that rule. And 265's are hung on dually trucks all the time. Now though, the big chain tire stores are refusing to mount them on 6" wheels. So you have to go to the Mexicans that have the used tire stores. They'll do whatever you want. For $15.

However; dual'd 265's will require a spacer in between the dual wheels, and minimum width is 2" w/o shortening the existing wheel studs. I cheated; I'm running a 235/85 on the inside. Same OD, different width. It will work for now. 65psi.

Dually spacers are available from motorsport-tech.com in steel and aluminum. E-450 spacers are $225/pr in aluminum, 8x6.5 pattern, 2" thick, hubcentric w/ 124.9mm ID centerbore. CANNOT just use any old Ebay spacer. Must be hubcentric.

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my redbyrd has 225/70R19.5 tires on it.. they are Dinky.. according to the website they are only 32" tall.. and I have TONS of room between the duals.. I really want much taller Tires but doesnt seem like theres alot of 19.5" sizes. does this bus use 19.5" rims? I want like 37's on mine!
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No, OEM 16's. Those skinny-ass tires will sink right down into the first patch of soft ground you drive on.

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LOOKS GREAT! How'd it affect your gear ratios? What did you use for a lift?
2" spacer under the front spring, fabbed a 2.25" lift block for the rear. New U-bolts. Gearing is 4.10 and was damn short for 29" tires. Short bus is setup for stop-n-go retard retrieval...not cruisin on the open road.

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Cool bet you are happy, it is a nice lookin bus, i would agree with cadillack kid, im shootin for somewere between 33-37" cant wait.
I think the hot ticket would be a set of Stockton 16x10's and single 35x12.5 on all corners. $235ea, they are a steel wheel with a 1/2" thick center. But this requires a 6" suspension lift, which requires a 4WD conversion, which requires at least $5000 alone. 5ea said wheels and Toyo MT's is right about $2750...if you do it on the cheap. So after incidentals...we're talking right about 8 grand minimum to get an E-450 up on 35's and done right.

I may just stick w/ 2wd and 32's. 2WD w/ locker will go damn near anywhere you need to go.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:49 PM   #8
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Do you have a blog or instagram account to follow and see more photos/updates on the bus?
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:55 PM   #9
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To my knowledge, the tallest 19.5's made are 33.6 inches. Same rims I am using and when I searched for something in the 36" range I could not find anything. Bummer. I like taller tires too.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:27 PM   #10
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before I swapped in an overdrive trans I also looked for Tall 19.5 tires.. (previous posts) my issue was anything starting to get tall ended up being so wide.. I wanted height at the time for Gear ratio.. but also ride quality the 225/70 gives a bit of a harsh ride.. the best I ever found was 285/70R19.5 and they were 35" tall but were too wide even with my rims.. and expensve! 350-500 bucks per tire.. id still like to soften the ride some but obviously my gearing issues are fixed. though taller tires would give me a little more ground clearance.. I dont have much
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