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Old 29th October 2013, 23:36   #16
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It's not a Lynx, it's a SML bus chassis with 8.25 tyres, posted here since its a MCV just like the Lynx
I am not sure how the 8.25 tyre would help, but i have seen couple of Azad mini bus with 7.25 - 16 tyres getting worn out for just 25k kms. The coach builder blames it on vehicle manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer blames it on coach builder, it is really tough to manage a mini coach with all these challenges.
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8.25 tyres are used on MCV, LCV uses 7.50 tyres

Nowadays, all Mini busses, to get 2x2 seating, have a wide body, if you notice carefully, the body would be wider than the tyre line, this is what causes premature tyre wear. That should not be too much of an issue in running a mini-bus

When you buy a new one, you will get 7 new tyres. Let the Stepney and front tyres remain, replace the rear tyres with re-treaded ones and put your 4 rear tyres in storage, you can use them for the front when the front wears out, and then you can re-tread the front ones and use them on the rear, that is the most economical and safest way to manage your tyres
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8.25 tyres are used on MCV, LCV uses 7.50 tyres

Nowadays, all Mini busses, to get 2x2 seating, have a wide body, if you notice carefully, the body would be wider than the tyre line, this is what causes premature tyre wear. That should not be too much of an issue in running a mini-bus

When you buy a new one, you will get 7 new tyres. Let the Stepney and front tyres remain, replace the rear tyres with re-treaded ones and put your 4 rear tyres in storage, you can use them for the front when the front wears out, and then you can re-tread the front ones and use them on the rear, that is the most economical and safest way to manage your tyres
The Retreaded tyres will not last even for 5-8k kms. Investing on New Ones is burning pockets, it would be sensible for body builders to look into this and ensure the tyres dont wear out so soon. While fleet operators invest so much on these buses.
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