Grinding To A Halt

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dtrumbo
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by dtrumbo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:07 pm

The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:50 pm

dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Sylvester » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:59 pm

satchmo wrote:
dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

Tim
So Jupiter's are crappy and to be avoided?
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:09 pm

Sylvester wrote:
satchmo wrote:
dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter must be Les Schwab's go-to tire for buses. When we bought it, my wife's bus had them too with Les Schwab paperwork in the glove box to claim responsibility. Like the TBRRD, this problem has since been corrected.
Actually, I think Jupiter is the ONLY brand Les Schwab typically carries or has in-stock in the correct size and load rating for the bus. They can special order Hankooks if you want.

Tim
So Jupiter's are crappy and to be avoided?
In my experience, Jupiters provide much improved handling over tires that are not C or D load rated, but the tread wears down quickly. Being fairly inexpensive, they are good in a pinch and I would have no hesitation about driving with them.

Tim
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by DoubleNickle » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:12 pm

That's good to hear. We have Jup's on our bus that are fairly old but have limited miles on them and I was hoping to run them for awhile....
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:30 pm

That's too bad about the steering box potentially not being up to snuff, because those tires would certainly be a huge improvement in off road capability.

That head on shot of the cows makes them look about right, just a little lean and not over-fed, but that one side shot does show the start of some emaciation.
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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by dtrumbo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:33 am

The Jupiter's that were on our bus were passenger car tires, not at all up to the task. Satchmo's post implies they offer other models more suited. Perhaps I shouldn't have condemned the entire brand.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:35 am

dtrumbo wrote:The Jupiter's that were on our bus were passenger car tires, not at all up to the task. Satchmo's post implies they offer other models more suited. Perhaps I shouldn't have condemned the entire brand.
I will join you in arch condemnation. I have never seen tread depth disappear so rapidly, like black crayons getting dragged on concrete in the hot sun, I have never heard such deep belt rumble (like un-synchronized locomotives underfoot), I miss my Michelins.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:06 pm

Hippie wrote:
ruckman101 wrote:
Hippie wrote:Sending them to ruckman101
Thanks Hippie!


neal
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Grinding To A Halt

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:09 pm

Received!

Gretchen's new engine stays stock.


thanks again,
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