Originally Posted by cadillackid
depending on your bus gearing, if it is tall gears you could drop down a size or 2 in tires and gain a couple inches... im thinking the difference in the old tires on DEV and the new tires i put on was 2" going from 10R22.5 to 11R22.5.
my new bus has little wheels and tires on it and I could easily flatten its floor if I wanted.. but it is factory built that way and has 3.56 gears...
Right now the suspension and tire height is just below the floor. So the lift is just what ever the wheel travel is. Looks like I can just remove the steering rod from them steering box to the front tie rod. Then cut it and rebuild it so it has the same drop as the blocks are for lifting the chassis. I don't see anything else on the front moving with a block lift.
I still need to look over the rear end and see if its as simple. Huge job but not complicated. I think i'll order four big jacks so i can get off the ground and take off the wheels to take a look. With the tires on I should be able to remove the shackles and raise the bus frame slip in the blocks and new longer shackles. Lower it back down. Now to find a jack with that much travel.
Can you put the semi truck rims on that are 24"?