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Old 03-23-2017, 09:30 PM   #31
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THe rear axle ratio is the major factor in what your cruising speed will be on the highway, man.
Did you top out either one you test drove? How fast do they go?

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Old 03-23-2017, 09:53 PM   #32
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THe rear axle ratio is the major factor in what your cruising speed will be on the highway, man.
Did you top out either one you test drove? How fast do they go?

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Thanks for the link. That stuff still confuses me lol. I didn't top them out but plan on taking them for a longer test drive than just around the city streets for 10 min. Plus the 2002 with power steering tightness didn't have a speedometer that worked properly and would hang out around the 5MPH mark as shown about 55 seconds into the video I took. Video - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

I'm thinking it would probably be beneficial to get your number in case I have a question while I'm there on Monday haha. I can call you when I'm on the highway and let you know how fast it goes

I was tempted to make a Thumbtack post to see if there is a mechanic in the area that wouldn't mind meeting me up so he can be the expert and give his feedback on which one is the best buy. I'm still debating. But then again, I can always see if I can get the 96 GovDeals one for under 3k and cross my fingers on it. The Q&A shows that someone asked about it and it's (low...513/576).
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:35 PM   #33
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THe rear axle ratio is the major factor in what your cruising speed will be on the highway, man.
Did you top out either one you test drove? How fast do they go?

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Awesome link! I just read the whole thing through. Slowly, slowly, learning how buses work
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:17 AM   #34
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Did you find the part where "the wheels on the bus go round and round?"
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Thanks for the link. That stuff still confuses me lol. I didn't top them out but plan on taking them for a longer test drive than just around the city streets for 10 min. Plus the 2002 with power steering tightness didn't have a speedometer that worked properly and would hang out around the 5MPH mark as shown about 55 seconds into the video I took. Video - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

I'm thinking it would probably be beneficial to get your number in case I have a question while I'm there on Monday haha. I can call you when I'm on the highway and let you know how fast it goes

I was tempted to make a Thumbtack post to see if there is a mechanic in the area that wouldn't mind meeting me up so he can be the expert and give his feedback on which one is the best buy. I'm still debating. But then again, I can always see if I can get the 96 GovDeals one for under 3k and cross my fingers on it. The Q&A shows that someone asked about it and it's (low...513/576).
Yep. I ask about ANY bus that interests me. Axle ratio is my number one question.
I'll Pm you my number, if you like.
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Old 03-24-2017, 05:39 AM   #36
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If you are driving a bus that has suspect gauges , download an app called speedometer for your phone. It use the gps to get a pretty good speed.

Of course your scan gauge will show what the computer thinks your speed is.
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I've put in a bid on THIS ONE, so I got DIBS!
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...91&acctid=6250


Hoping no one bids it too high, this would make an excellent work truck! The lil 4 cylinder cummins would be PERFECT!
glad you got me looking at these. I'll keep my eyes out for em from now on. I bet it goes WAY higher than I bid, but anyone who wants it has to pay more than its worth to ME. That's my bidding strategy. Low and often.
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Here's another one if anyone else wants to try n snag one.

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