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Old 06-10-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
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Re: This is what we're going for..........

Time and money. That's what it boils down to. If you are pressed for time and you need it now, you will pay more. If it is for business and you can write it off, it makes it less painful. Lastly, if it is going to save you money or make you money, paying extra is not that big of a deal. The Cummins 8.3 would be my first choice for any skoolie. With the right gearing, it has enough power to just putt down the freeway. A lot of us are on a budget and the price they are asking seems excessive. In the end, if you end up with the bus that you want and it makes you $$$ by saving you $$$, you come out ahead. I would have the bus thoroughly checked out by a diesel mechanic. Just because you are spending more on the bus doesn't mean it's more reliable. Good luck.

P.S. My 89 BBAA has an 8.3 with a 4.10 rear end. I think rpm's are 1650 +/- @ 60 mph.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:45 PM   #12
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Re: This is what we're going for..........

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The 3116 is a Cat.
Error noted and corrected. Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:22 PM   #13
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heh thats like a 4 hour drive from me

and ya bit too much moola.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:15 PM   #14
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Assuming its nice in person, what would you suggest as an offer?
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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Ok, good to know. Dont have much time to wait on it. There is one just like it, closer, for $5400 but it doesn't have belly or overhead storage.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #16
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Heck ill sell you mine and its already done it a 94 b/b tc2000 5.9 cumm 545 allison and it only has 36000 miles on it an they are true miles.the bus is from alabama, take $8,000 obo iam in Ga,,,just need to finsh some inter thing and the paint on the outside needs to be finsh too,have the paint for it,
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:34 PM   #17
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Thanks but a 5.9 wont cut it for us. Sure would be interested if it had an 8.3 and a 643 Allison.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:57 PM   #18
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Well with a 5.9 you won't have to brother with the comperter like on a 8.3 and the 545 trans is the best to have mated to a cumm eng ,i have a5.9 with a 12 injecter pump,the 24 pumps are trash.more headachs. .i have had mine all over the mtns of N.C and VA.Tenn ,i planed on going out to S.D. Montana next yr and with a 12 to 14 mpg out there in the bad lands ..i see you at the fuel station has i go by....


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Old 06-18-2010, 06:01 PM   #19
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I dont see a 5.9 keeping me at 70+ mph and pulling the mountains in the west. Pretty hard to substitute cubic inches. I was under the impression that a 643 was a lockup tranny and more durable as well. Again, what do I know.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:47 PM   #20
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Id love to cruise through ND and SD and go to real civilization lol.

but seriously id love to go see mount rushmore
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