Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2017, 06:41 PM   #41
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,111
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pygmy Yeti View Post
How does one check what the rear-axle gear ratio is?
There's 5 ways.

1: Crawl under and look on the axle, there should be a plate/tag with the ratio on it (some buses will conveniently have this listed somewhere with the VIN sticker).
2: See if the bus has it's "build sheet" (IH calls them "Line Setting Tickets").
3: Get the VIN and call a dealer who can pull up the vehicle information (including recalls and warranty work).
4: Raise a tire, give it exactly one revolution and count the driveshaft revolutions (double this number since you are only rotating one tire).
5: Disassemble the rear differential and count the gear teeth.
Brad_SwiftFur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 07:23 PM   #42
Traveling
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,573
Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Rated Cap: '00
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur View Post
There's 5 ways.
May also tell you on the sticker above the dash.


ratio.jpeg
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #43
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: iowa
Posts: 238
Year: 1998
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 3116 catapillar
Rated Cap: formerly 71 now 2 or 4
That would be no 6
mmoore6856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 08:13 PM   #44
Traveling
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,573
Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Rated Cap: '00
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmoore6856 View Post
That would be no 6
I take it you are not familiar with Common Core Math???


common-core-math.png
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 08:28 PM   #45
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,111
Year: 2001
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: IH
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
May also tell you on the sticker above the dash.
Included on the list under #1.
Brad_SwiftFur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 08:36 PM   #46
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: iowa
Posts: 238
Year: 1998
Coachwork: bluebird
Chassis: chevy
Engine: 3116 catapillar
Rated Cap: formerly 71 now 2 or 4
Sorry did mot mean to upset your snowflake a%$
mmoore6856 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2017, 09:06 PM   #47
Mini-Skoolie
 
Pygmy Yeti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 43
Year: '91
Coachwork: AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: 7.3
Rated Cap: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad_SwiftFur View Post
There's 5 ways.

1: Crawl under and look on the axle, there should be a plate/tag with the ratio on it (some buses will conveniently have this listed somewhere with the VIN sticker).
2: See if the bus has it's "build sheet" (IH calls them "Line Setting Tickets").
3: Get the VIN and call a dealer who can pull up the vehicle information (including recalls and warranty work).
4: Raise a tire, give it exactly one revolution and count the driveshaft revolutions (double this number since you are only rotating one tire).
5: Disassemble the rear differential and count the gear teeth.
for this information. I will be looking for this tomorrow.
Pygmy Yeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.