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Old 01-23-2018, 11:54 PM   #61
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Bandag makes good retreads, but I still prefer to pony up for new tires.
I'll be getting some brand new tires for mine when its back on the road. its got retreads in the rear that are so worn down that I'm actually impressed!
Thx...because I've seen 22buds for $175...I figured they were retreads

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Old 01-24-2018, 12:00 AM   #62
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International made the engines for some of the ford diesels.. I believe it started all the way back as far as the early 7.3 ford IDIs..

the powerstroke 7.3. and T-444E are similar.. the ford version has a different camshaft, thicker headgasket, and higher RPM limit.. ford had to compete in the consumer horsepower wars, International just wanted reliability..

the Powerstroke 6.0 and the international VT-365 are cousins.. the ford version suffered from terrible coolant issues with the EGR cooler, oil cooler.. and the infamous head bolt stretch issue.. (ford wanted powerful and cheap).. the VT-365 was a bit better but still suffered from oil cooler issues.. high oil temperatures will destroy a VT-365 beyone repair in one over-temp episode.. these engines could be "bullet-proofed" by spending some time and money on aftermarket upgrade parts.. after which they are both pretty darn solid.. but a couple grand is more than most want to spend to fix an engine before it breaks..

The Powertroke 6.4 and Navistar MaxxForce7 were cousins.. the first endeavor into a full emissions compliant diesel.. and a bad one at that, the MaxxForce 7 is often a reputation of the worst diesel international ever made.. ands perhaps a good reason why they no longer make engines.. the ford version suffered some issues but ford seemed to have a better handle on it. thus the 6.4. didnt garner as bad reputation in the ford community as the 6.0..

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Hmmm...so could a 444 be shoved into a f-250?

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Old 01-24-2018, 07:32 AM   #63
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Hey, Katy! I work in channelview/live dt...when I get closer to my bus I might PM you?

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I now live in Kansas. Bit of a commute.... Hurricane Harvey wiped us out. Time to move on after that. Sorry JD...

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Old 01-24-2018, 09:24 AM   #64
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I now live in Kansas. Bit of a commute.... Hurricane Harvey wiped us out. Time to move on after that. Sorry JD...

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After reading this thread and seeing how quickly it went sideways I know why CAL is CRAZY. Jesus people.....
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:20 AM   #66
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After reading this thread and seeing how quickly it went sideways I know why CAL is CRAZY. Jesus people.....
Lol...they do go sideways quick

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Old 01-24-2018, 10:20 AM   #67
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After reading this thread and seeing how quickly it went sideways I know why CAL is CRAZY. Jesus people.....
He was crazy long before this thread!
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:20 AM   #68
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:18 PM   #69
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After reading this thread and seeing how quickly it went sideways I know why CAL is CRAZY. Jesus people.....
Nat_ster posted a great kernel of advice earlier in this thread that is worth quoting again. (Just an excerpt; quoting in its entirety would defeat the purpose of this thread!)

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If you have a question, I guarantee someone before you had the same question. Therefore if you search on Google, you will find other threads where people have asked that question... So not only do you save us seasoned members a head ache, but you get your answer right away, and more than one answer.
Put just about any word(s) along with "Skoolie" into Google and, voila, the top results are from Skoolie.net!
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:22 PM   #70
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It's a decent policy. I'd always support buying tires new.

That said ... our conversions rarely get anywhere near the load carrying capacity of the rears, and generally are not pushed to their speed-rating either.

So I can see no good reason not to fit recaps on the rear, and save some money for good quality steers.

On a Skoolie, there should not be the issues with recaps that we see on 18-Wheelers.
Just depends on what you have back there to tear up. I see alot of generators and fuel and water tanks back there. A 50 pound rubber shell separating from the tire at 60 MPH can do a ton of damage.

It's way way less likely to happen on tires younger than 6 years and that are not retreads.

Personally, I'd rather buy new tires than a new (water / gas/ propane / poo ) tank or generator. Let alone if it hits someone who is playing on Facebook and tailgating me. Or if I have a Toad hitched in there that the de-tread hits.

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