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uncle ned
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« on: May 24, 2010, 06:29:06 PM »



Time for new tires for "HUGGY"  Mine are getting old and have weather cracks on the side wall.

Thinking about getting two super singles for the back but I have not found a place to get the sizes.
I want the biggest around "radius" that i can get to give me the fewest revs per mile.

I went through Cleveland NC on the way back from the rally. Cleveland is where the Freightliner factory is located and about half of the trucks setting in their lot had super singles on them.

Any sugestions on sites for me to find sizes

The reason i am looking for sizes is to lower my rpm's in high gear. I have a 6v92 and v730 in my o4 and  It is geared to low to cruse good. 50 mph is right at the shift point for the high gear and it keeps changing trying to cruse the back roads at 50 to 55 mph.

thanks all
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 06:33:55 PM »

Ned ? do they make a super single for stud pilot all I have seen are hub piloted   



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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 07:42:39 PM »

The biggest over the road super single is the 455/55R-22.5 which is the same size as the 11R-22.5.  Going with a 385/65R-22.5, or 425/65R-22.5 or 445/65R-22.5 are construction tires that have 65 mph speed restrictions.  Personally-I'd stay with the dually tires on a single rear axle bus. 

And by the way-I work for Los Angeles Freightliner as a new truck salesman.  We have sold maybe 10 trucks with the super singles out of the 15,000 trucks we've sold over the last 10 years since I've been there.  What you were seeing at Freightliner factory were big fleets using the super singles, not owner operators.  Again-stick with dual tires.  If you want the biggest, then go with 11R-24.5 tires at 476rpm.  That's what I have on my bus and they are easy to find on the road.  Good luck finding the super singles!  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 08:56:55 PM »

Just to tag onto Tom's Tale, you could opt for a deep lug tread for a few more 32nds

Tom, I purchased one of my first trucks from LA White in 1978.
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