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Old 04-24-2019, 04:03 PM   #41
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Anything in particular you are directing me to on that 17 page thread?
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:13 PM   #42
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Anything in particular you are directing me to on that 17 page thread?
The fact that various members of these forums were successfully able to get their 6th gear unlocked since you've been into buses. You have a tendency to state your opinions as fact and I was just supporting the counter-argument with evidence.
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Still trying to figure out what I should move my rear to.

I have a md3060 (0.75 od final), 5.57 rear with 10r22.5 tires but will be unlocking 6th gear for a 0.65 OD.

I don't want to cruise much faster than 65mph cause fuel, but I also don't want to put the engine

You have a 3126, what does Cat recommend ideal fuel economy rpm at?

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IDK, I'm doing 65 at 1700-1800 rpm.
I'd go with something like 4.88-5.29 for your setup.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:20 PM   #44
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The fact that various members of these forums were successfully able to get their 6th gear unlocked since you've been into buses. You have a tendency to state your opinions as fact and I was just supporting the counter-argument with evidence.
Give me one example varifying the date it was done? What evidence did you provide? No where do I state anything as fact, only my opinion. You can tell me what I've seen or not.

There was one person in that thread that was successful. We don't know how new his bus is. He was also denied by Allison and got lucky when the dealer ran a BS story by Allison. That chances of that happening for us is slim and none.
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Every reason Allison has given seems to be BS. It's too old, too old for what? It will allow it to reach speeds in excess of the load rating. My bus already exceeds the load rating by 20mph. I want better fuel economy, that's all.
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Every reason Allison has given seems to be BS. It's too old, too old for what? It will allow it to reach speeds in excess of the load rating. My bus already exceeds the load rating by 20mph. I want better fuel economy, that's all.
If you're WTEC II then it honestly might be too old
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If you're WTEC II then it honestly might be too old
Well then I ask you, too old for what?
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Well then I ask you, too old for what?
Seems like most shops don't have computers or anything that will work with WTEC II
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Seems like most shops don't have computers or anything that will work with WTEC II
Allison would not use that as an excuse if only some service centers didn't have the capability. I don't need most, I just need one reasonably priced place I can send the unit to. PCM said they would do mine and then said they didn't have the software for the early ones. I'd still like to know the cut off year on old and new.
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