Originally Posted by BandK
On the hunt for a bus and I've read a lot of back and forth on the net about the DT466 vs. 5.9L Cummins and wanted to get some feedback from experienced Skoolie Members on the topic?
What is the best drivetrain from front to back for a Bus Conversion?
Flat Nose vs. Hood also?
Thank you, BandK
The DT466 is an excellent medium duty truck engine.
The 5.9L Cummins is an excellent pickup truck engine.
The best choice of drivetrain depends on what you want to do with your bus.
Horsepower and tall gears are nice if you want to run down the highway.
However many people seem to be quite happy with less power and lower top speed.
Get a bus with the engine and transmission you want rather than thinking you can swap things around later, unless you like spending money.
After changing engine and transmission in my bus I could have easily bought a bus that would do what I want for less money.
In my opinion the back of the bus is the best place for the engine.
Drive as many different types of bus as you can before you make up your mind about what you want.