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Old 09-19-2019, 11:07 PM   #21
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Here is a 4x4 bus on the Kalispell MT craigslist for pretty cheap for what it is. 4x4 buses are very rare and not common.
https://kalispell.craigslist.org/rvs...967220539.html
That is one badass bus.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:26 PM   #22
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Here is a 4x4 bus on the Kalispell MT craigslist for pretty cheap for what it is. 4x4 buses are very rare and not common.
https://kalispell.craigslist.org/rvs...967220539.html
I've seen a few conventional 4x4 but that is the first FE. Now a 4x4 RE would be somerhing.

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Old 09-20-2019, 12:53 AM   #23
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I've seen a few conventional 4x4 but that is the first FE. Now a 4x4 RE would be somerhing.

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Yeah first FE 4x4 bus I've ever seen. It was retired from the Eagle River AK school district, no A/C for some reason
I'm thinking I might zip up there this weekend and look at it.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:37 AM   #24
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I am not a mechanic nor an engineer. Someone on this website made the comment that it would have "too much traction". I deduced that the length of he bus and the engaged 4x4 would damage the tires.
Makes no sense, what is different if on a shorter wheel base? What is causing the damage to the tires?
Agreed.

Course other than maybe for snow, putting 4x4 on a bus that size would be pretty useless anyway. Anywhere you'd actually need 4x4 would crush you in break-over and/or departure angle anyway.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:13 PM   #25
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You would think being a 4x4 bus that the pics would show some of the front drive train.
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Old 09-22-2019, 02:00 PM   #26
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The front wheels of a car or truck travel further then the rear and faster when cornering....ergo when they are connected with a transfer case with out differential action, something has to give...either the tires scrub or the transfer case lunches. On an exteme wheelbase such as a schoolbus, it would be magnified.
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