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Old 02-14-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Hello there folks!
I'm not only new to this forum, but I'm pretty new to the entire concept of skoolie conversions- so new in fact, that I don't even own a bus yet. I'll probably be pestering folks on this site with the most annoying questions like "whats the best engine in your opinion?" and "What transmission should I avoid", but I also hope to learn enough to contribute in a meaningful way- wether that be through sharing my trials and tribulations through an eventual conversion that I'd like to jump on this spring.

Anyway, I'll extend a preliminary thank you to all of you who may be helping me out in the next few months.

If any of y'all are passing through VT, hit me up.

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:38 PM   #2
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Welcome!
Transmission is easy- ANYTHING but a 545 is good.

Hit me up if you're ever down here in the Sunshine State!
I'd LOVE to visit VT!
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:41 PM   #3
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Transmission is easy- ANYTHING but a 545 is good.

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I'd LOVE to visit VT!
CB is a 545 hater!!!!

Kidding. That really is good advice.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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CB is a 545 hater!!!!

Kidding. That really is good advice.
Definitely a 545 hater. Sure its "ok" on flat ground at city speeds. But its the worst choice of transmission possible, period. Literally any other available transmission is a HUGE upgrade. And the engine will live longer without the at545 slipping constantly and creating heat.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:45 PM   #5
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Before you start asking those 'ANNOYING QUESTIONS", start reading all the threads that are active in black in the list to the right of this page. Most of the questions you will ask are being currently discussed. Welcome to the addiction. I also don't have a bus and it's wise you stopped here first before buying a bus only to find it's not wha you really needed. My complete plan changed once I learned a bit.
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Transmission is easy- ANYTHING but a 545 is good.

Hit me up if you're ever down here in the Sunshine State!
I'd LOVE to visit VT!
Right on, living in SoFlo for a bit when I was a teenager.
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Definitely a 545 hater. Sure its "ok" on flat ground at city speeds. But its the worst choice of transmission possible, period. Literally any other available transmission is a HUGE upgrade. And the engine will live longer without the at545 slipping constantly and creating heat.
Don't sugar coat it CB, tell us how you really feel?
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:49 PM   #8
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Before you start asking those 'ANNOYING QUESTIONS", start reading all the threads that are active in black in the list to the right of this page. Most of the questions you will ask are being currently discussed. Welcome to the addiction. I also don't have a bus and it's wise you stopped here first before buying a bus only to find it's not wha you really needed. My complete plan changed once I learned a bit.
Thats the plan.
I'm hoping to have a much better idea of what will fit my needs by late march and buy by early/mid April.
Do they make a skoolie methadone?
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Thats the plan.
I'm hoping to have a much better idea of what will fit my needs by late march and buy by early/mid April.
Do they make a skoolie methadone?
Welcome... ask all the annoying questions you want, LOL. That's what we're here for. There are 2 cool search options up at the top... the internal search and the google one, where google actually finds things on this forum better than the internal search option.
I can't wait to see what you buy and build.
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Thanks Wanderwoman!
Good looks on the search bar, thanks!
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