Originally Posted by RHOMBUS
I was hoping you meant you had custom bus wheels fabricated.
If a bus has 8 on 6.5 inch lug pattern, they can be bus rims.
Most one ton buses use the standard or metric 8 lug pattern.
That company will make rims in any lug pattern, in any size. I'm just trying to expand your imagination a bit.
For clearance, cut wheel wells, don't lift the bus.
For the front, stretch the wheel base by moving the front axle forward like I did on my black truck. I only lifted that truck 3 inches over stock. The tractor tires were 43 inches high by 24 inches wide. That is a big tire to clear with only 3 inches of lift.
Don't run tires right at their weight limit. That will cause continuous tire failures, and premature wear. You may get as little as 20,000 miles on a overloaded tire. This was the case on my 03 Dodge when running 16.5 tires and hauling shipping containers. I changed it to 19.5's and never had a tire issue after.
Running large rims enables you to run large disk brakes. This is why my 01 dodge uses 16 inch rims, and my 03 used 16.5 inch rims. For every inch bigger in diameter the rotor is, the stopping power is far better due to the large tire having less leverage.
The 4x4 world is full of inadequate brakes due to large tires and small rims. Guys trying to use all that crap off the military hummers. The rims are just to small to get decent brakes behind them.
I will just never own a bus that small. Useless to me.
These rims are going on my 01 Dodge 2500 truck at some point in the near future.
Originally Posted by charles_m
That truck looks like fun. Where'd you get those cool, wooden jackstands? Lol
It was a pile of fun. I cut it in half to keep from losing it in the divorce.
I still have the axles, 22.5 rims and engine. Everything else got sold off.
Large blocks of wood are always better than jack stands when working outside in the soft ground. Much more stable.
I even still have a few of the wood blocks. They are holding my Honda CRX car 2.5 feet in the air right now. It's getting a complete suspension rebuild.