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I need to purchase new steer tires for my 1978 FC 33. Michelin or Continental( as both are available for discounts through the FMCA)? Also I have read that I could increase from 7.5 in width to 8 in. tire width for better handling (as such). I am also thinking of eventually replacing my aluminum rims with steel. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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check for rim width stamped into the edge of rim
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Just out of curiosity, why replace the front wheels with steel? Steel are cheaper, but forged aluminum generally has higher load capacity.
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After purchasing the bus in Ca and driving it back to Fl I had to fill the passenger front tire each morning w @ 20psi. A local tire dealer found a repaired crack in the rim. I was told by two different dealers they couldn't find a replacement. A rear aluminum rim was transferred to the front and replaced with a new steel rim. I just thought I might be able to replace the front ( not too shiny rims) with steel black powder coated rims which would last longer and not require the polishing of aluminum ( I'm lazy) and look a little Mad Maxish as well. I'm pretty weird. Named the Bird " BIPOLAR EXPRESS "
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22" Alcoa, no? Not that hard a rim to find? Randy?
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22" Alcoa, no? Not that hard a rim to find? Randy?
No,i don't have one,but i would buy 2 new alcoas,8.25 wide.
yes,they are available.
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No,i don't have one,but i would buy 2 new alcoas,8.25 wide.
yes,they are available.

If you could put the appropriate size tires on your coach, I have 2 9 inch wide Alcoas, mirror polished for the front, hub piloted. You would need to check if they will fit on a stud piloted axle, for $400 for the pair. You would need to pay for the shipping and packing from CA.
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If you could put the appropriate size tires on your coach, I have 2 9 inch wide Alcoas, mirror polished for the front, hub piloted. You would need to check if they will fit on a stud piloted axle, for $400 for the pair. You would need to pay for the shipping and packing from CA.

Good price,too bad they will not work on his bus.
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I didn't know there was a difference between wheels. But after Randy's comment I went to YouTube and found this video which explains the difference.


https://youtu.be/GJu5wICBlks
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