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Can I use drive tires on the steer axles?

Also, all wheels are the same, right? Looks like fronts are mounted reverse of outboard rears.

I need tires and wheels and found these today:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rd...841764344.html
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sure,you can use drive tires on the steer.
But,make sure the wheels shown will fit your bus,they may be hub pilots,instead of stud pilot wheels.
Also,most trucks only have alloy wheels on the outside,there may be 4 alloy wheels and 4 steel wheels in that sale.
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Matt,
Yes mounting is reversed from front to rear,.... BUT ,I believe that those SNOW tires will sing going down the road. You need an "ALL POSITION " tire . Those tires are drive tires and all though you could probably use them, you will most likely sound like a 4 wheel drive off road truck going down the road. I have been wrong before and I'm sure others will chime in. Hope this helps
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Sure,they will sing!
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Thanks guys,

I knew the snowies would be noisier. Thing is, my old steel wheels have seen better days, and my tires are 10 years old. I'll research those Michelins and go from there.
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You are correct Randy, the seller tells me they're hub pilots. Back to the hunt!
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Can I use drive tires on the steer axles?

Also, all wheels are the same, right? Looks like fronts are mounted reverse of outboard rears.

I need tires and wheels and found these today:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rd...841764344.html


Be sure to also check the date codes on any used tire that you look at;

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John is correct,that was my next post!
If you need alloy wheels i can fix you up,i have a good stock of them,stud pilots.
In Ga. of course.
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Hey,maybe theres someone here that wants new tires and has good 3 year old tires,maybe you can buy the 3YO tires and the seller can get new ones?
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Hey Matt
Not sure about BC but here in Ontario we can buy stud pilot steel wheels for about $100 each new, Check out someone like Traction for pricing
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