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Old 07-23-2019, 10:02 PM   #121
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Thanks folks, the air space for the mattress is not something I had thought about.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:06 AM   #122
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Thanks folks, the air space for the mattress is not something I had thought about.
Like less savory shtuff, water rolls downhill.
Even if it's a marginal quantity like perspiration, it accretes with no easy egress.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:16 AM   #123
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Like less savory shtuff, water rolls downhill.
Even if it's a marginal quantity like perspiration, it accretes with no easy egress.
Yup......

And the result is near toxic waste...
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:01 AM   #124
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:54 AM   #125
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:26 PM   #126
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Very cool, enjoy that double OD!
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:29 PM   #127
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Oh I sure will. Did the unlock through PCM performance and I couldn't recommend them enough. Great service
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What's in the rear diff and what's your tire size?
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #129
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What's in the rear diff and what's your tire size?
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Well I can think of one upgrade for you down the road.
With your variety of gearing I'd be inclined to try some 11R's if you ever need a new set of tires.
Would get you a few less rpm's at speed and they're cheaper and easier to find than 10R's.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:30 AM   #131
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:55 AM   #132
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Well I can think of one upgrade for you down the road.

With your variety of gearing I'd be inclined to try some 11R's if you ever need a new set of tires.

Would get you a few less rpm's at speed and they're cheaper and easier to find than 10R's.
That is a planned upgrade. A friend has a pile of 10r's that I'm using up first.

However a 11r upgrade isn't as simple as it sounds, you need new rims too as 11s use a rim that is 3/4" wider than 10s


When the bus is done I will get a set of Aloca rims for it sized for 11rs and polish them up to be like a mirror, but that is a future project
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That is a planned upgrade. A friend has a pile of 10r's that I'm using up first.

However a 11r upgrade isn't as simple as it sounds, you need new rims too as 11s use a rim that is 3/7" wider than 10s


When the bus is done I will get a set of Aloca rims for it sized for 11rs and polish them up to be like a mirror, but that is a future project
11R's will work on the wheels for your 10R's. They'll go down as low as a 7.5" wheel most of the time. I've got 10R's and the tire shop has already told me 11R's will work just fine. You don't want them touching, but mine and all the buses I've had have had plenty of spacing in the rear.
The 11R's are good for a couple more mph. I'd run em on mine but I'm already geared super high and don't want any more reduction in rpm's.
I'd take advantage of a free pile of 10R's too, though!! Good score, man!
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:25 AM   #134
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That would go against what my tire man had said as well as manufacturer literature that I've read
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That would go against what my tire man had said as well as manufacturer literature that I've read
Not here to argue, but 11r's are perfectly fine on 7.5" wheels, man.
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DUAL SPACING*
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11.00R24 8.5, 8.50VM, 8.0, 7.5 13.2
12.00R24 9.0, 8.5, 8.50VM, 8.0 14.1
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245/70R17.5 6.75, 7.50 10.6
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11R22.5 7.50, 8.25 12.5
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:00 PM   #136
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Awesome. That is good info to have thanks for it.

Always here to learn more not to argue lol
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Got a full set of rims and tires for sale for $1k, off an 97 BB, ready to mount. 11 x 22.5
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Not interested. A friend has more alocas than he knows what to do with, when I want to make the upgrade I will just do that
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Not interested. A friend has more alocas than he knows what to do with, when I want to make the upgrade I will just do that
How far is this friend from FL and can I get some Alcoas??
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How far is this friend from FL and can I get some Alcoas??


Toronto area. No idea if he'd want to part with them
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