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Old 10-05-2016, 07:36 AM   #11
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that was an old thread... if you need just a little more ratio on the rear.. you may be able to go to a taller tire..

on my bus with the dayton 5 spoke, I had 10R22.5 tires on it and went to 11R22.5 tires... it increased my bus max speed from 64-68 or 69 so a decent increase...

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Old 10-05-2016, 02:19 PM   #12
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I'm not even sure where I am on gears or speed yet i just drove i a few miles and jumped on the freeway for about two miles. got to 60 and it was the off ramp and i saw 2300rpm. I'm planning on cruise control and 50 mph and short runs that are 100 to 200 miles at the most. My rear tires look like new there re caps and my fronts are warn out. I'm probably just buying aluminum wheels and new front tires. Hoping there is a spare tire mount under there on this Genesis so I don't have to make one. I assume the district was planning on calling a truck out so no need to install it?
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:00 PM   #13
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yeah typically school busses didnt carry spares for the reason you stated, the bus was never very far from home.. so it was easier to keep a few spare rims and tires in the shop and send a truck out to replace the rim and tire on-the-spot and get the bus on the road..
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:42 PM   #14
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A lot of folks with dually rear axles feel like they already have a couple of emergency spares to swap out since you can operate most rigs just fine with a single for long enough to get to a repair or tire shop.

Me...mmmm...I like having a spare spare so I tucked one underneath the rearend.
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