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 on: September 19, 2014, 12:50:18 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by luvrbus
There is no need to spend extra bucks for the G rated 16 ply tires the F rated 14 ply will last just as long on the little light weight 4104 I don't know about RPM seems like the 6-71 would like a smaller tire like the 500 rpm  Roll Eyes it needs all the help it can get

 on: September 19, 2014, 12:28:40 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by mung
I am not sure which ones they are, I will have to check.

 on: September 19, 2014, 12:22:39 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by luvrbus
Toyo is a good tire I never used anything else after the 1st set they ride smooth and are not bad about weather cracking like most tires  

What Toyo is he quoting,they make a lot of different grades of the 11r22.5 tires from the lower end up to the premium grade I never had any problems with the 12R22.5 Toyo's on the Eagle I would expect to pay over 500 bucks each for M127 16 ply Toyo

 on: September 19, 2014, 12:00:41 PM 
Started by mung - Last post by eagle19952
what is the metric equivalent of the  11R24.5 ?

 on: September 19, 2014, 11:56:50 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by luvrbus
Any you people here bidding on Robert and Lola 4104 ?

 on: September 19, 2014, 11:05:33 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by RJ
Vern -

OK, now I'm going to throw a monkey wrench into your tire discussion.  Ready?

Your 4104's powertrain was designed around tires that turn 495 revs per mile.

Tires that turn MORE than 495/mile will lower your top speed and increase your fuel consumption.

Tires that turn LESS than 495 will increase your top speed and return better fuel mileage.

The most common sizes used by busnuts on GMs are 11R22.5 (smallest diameter), 11R24.5 (tallest diameter) and 12R22.5 (somewhere inbetween.)  The trucking industry is currently in the process of switching everything to metric sizing, like our autos have used for the last 15 years, so don't be confused if the dealer suggests a 295/75R22.5, it's roughly the same as an 11R22.5. 

Concentrate on that 495 number when sizing your tires, either metric or standard, and you're coach will be a happy camper!

Now, go back to the fellow who gave you the quote and ask for the revs/mile spec!

Oh - how to tell the difference between steer and drive tires?  Think of the difference between a snow tire for your car and an all-weather version.  Or the "knobby" tires the Jeep crowd like to use when off-roading - that's more like a drive tire.

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: September 19, 2014, 10:42:17 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by eagle19952

 on: September 19, 2014, 10:22:24 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by mung
Yeah, I was expecting 300 to 350 a tire not 490.

 on: September 19, 2014, 10:16:43 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by qayqayt
We bought our Kuhmo tires 3 years ago and I did extensive research within a 300 mile radius (both Canada and the US) and we paid $3400 for six new tires.  I think the quote you got was good. 

What a huge difference in handling with 6 new matching tires!

Vancouver BC

 on: September 19, 2014, 10:10:08 AM 
Started by mung - Last post by chessie4905
   You can save some by using Bandag or Michelin recaps on the rear.

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