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  1. 2 hours ago, Vladislav said:

    Thanks. I do belive 14 inch would work fine for 445's. But have worries on good fit of 385 on them. If you have a minute check out the blue truck. No rush with that.

    I got the size wrong Vlad. After checking , I was able to get you some good info that may help you . 

    The RD with 385's has a part # on it of 31674.   Thats a 22.5 X 12.25 rim with 3 inch offset .  



    The DM with 445's has a part # on of 13228.  Thats a 22.5 X 13 with 3.94 offset.

    That number is no good any more . But by dimension I was able to get a new number. 

    The new # is 32201TK .  


    The rim part numbers are Accuride  numbers . And the way I understand it . The offset is from the centre of the rim , not the outside edge.

    But I could be wrong , lol . Ive been wrong before . 

    Hope it helps. 

  2. 13 hours ago, Vladislav said:

    The 5.55 is a figure I also came along. Those are installed in the DMM I accuired a few years back. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do much with the truck. The cab was removed for transportation (not by me) ans some damage to air lines and other small stuff was done. Also the bab itself needs some fix and paint so it seems as a shame to put it back on the chassis in a shape it currently is in. The truck is equipped with EM6-285 and T2060 which has the same hi range ratios as T2070 or T2080. BTW DMM has 445/65 at the front and I could found wide Budd wheels to fit the same type of tyres to the rears. So gonna be a hot looking unit when it's done.

    A question - do you have an idea on the width of the front rims both of your RD and DM have? I'm curious on what size would work for 385/65? It's very common tyre size in Euroope for the most trailers which have 3 axles at the rear and ride on 6 such wheels. Also many tractors have them at the steer axle. But they all mounts on "Budd" style wheels. I type it this way since European wheels have different bolt pattern, actually larger stud circle so those wheels don't seem correctly called Budds. Ok, no matter, those wheels are 11.75 wide and I belive American wheels of that width don't exist.

    I think they are 14 inch rims Vlad. But let me double check and get back to you. I will figure out the offset on them to. 


  3. On 7/23/2021 at 4:04 PM, Vladislav said:

    Thank you Keith. Yes, honestly I hate the look of the front wheels of DM when narrow 20 inch wheels are fitted on spoke hubs. So strongly going to put something wider and with positive offset. I'm thinking of 385/65R22.5 so far but found out Dayton rims wider than 8.25" is hens teeth in my part of the world. The only option I found so far is a set of 14" wide rims somewhere in Siberia and they asked nearly $1K for 6 rusty barrels. 14inch seems to wide for my blood and another possibility seen is cutting centers off 11.75 trailer wheels which are pretty common here and weld in a fitting ring off 8.25 Daytons. Big lathe is needed to do this job and and all those spoken wheels to buy. So looks like an entertainment you should get prepaired for and much better to avoid it at all purchasing ready rims instead.

    You're right, now we have more than one smilar truck in common. And you seem having the most kinds of the Mack "softnousers":thumb:

    Heres a pic of some 385's on my RD compared to 445 's on the DM .

    You mentioned your specs. It made me curious as to what rears were in my DM .After checking , It has 5.55 rears. I didn't know but after checking BMT , it turns out its kinda common with a T2070 and 300 maxidyne . I learn something new every day on this site . 


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  4. 13 hours ago, Vladislav said:

    Those front 445 wheels seem huge. How do they correspond with the rears? I mostly mean the look. You put 11R22.5 in place of 11.00R20 tubes there right?

    Yes Vlad, they are 11r22.5 on the back.  I agree, they are large but I actually like the look of it. 

    To be honest , I thought they were 425's . Thats what most people run around here. It wasn't till I looked for you that I saw they were bigger. 

    My RD has 385's . I will take a pic for you to show the size difference.  The 385's look small beside them , lol . 

  5. 6 hours ago, Red Horse said:

    That to  me says it all.  Usually my reaction to "site  truck"  is "hammered junk".  You raise a good point.  And as always, not everyone beats a truck because it has no road use.😎

    I agree with you 100 percent about "hammered junk". Normally I would never buy a "site truck" , but the lack of rust was appealing to me. It did look like it was well used. But not as bad as others I've seen . 

  6. 7 hours ago, Red Horse said:

    Wow- looks pretty good to  me...good rubber, cab looks intact, same with dump

    Faded paint is an easy fix😎  Good frame?

    I agree, some faded paint is easy to buff out. I actually put the back tires on . It had tube type  that were cracked really bad. 

    Its got some bent things underneath from off roading. even the speedo drive at back of trans was bent, somehow ?  Sure it was stuck bad. 

    The frame is good though. Because it was a site truck most of its life, its never seen salt . 

  7. 3 hours ago, Vladislav said:

    What is the size of the front tyres? Are they 385 or 425?

    I hope I will share the reason I ask the other day :)

    Thanks for your thoughts on the filter Vlad. I don't see any sign of a spin on filter, so I think I will leave things alone . The transmission  works and shifts amazing. I believe in preventative maintenance though , and didn't want to have trouble in the future . Thats why I was asking. 

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you want the large tires for . It actually has 445/65R 22.5 tires on the front. 



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  8. Congrats on your new purchase !!!!

    It looks really good and I'm sure it will make you some $$$$$

    Just be careful , Macks are like potato chips , its hard to have just one :loldude:

    O ........ and welcome aboard, there's lots of knowledge here :WELCOME:

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  9. I just replaced the dash solenoid in one of my Macks . I told the parts man I wanted a 2MR2114 solenoid. He gave me a Mack/Volvo part # of 8609-98226WR, the same part # as the very first post. The part however looks nothing like the original. I just wanted to share this and some pics for the next person that thinks they may have the wrong part ( like me ) .  Good news is it goes on no problem, and works like it should . :twothumbsup:

    This is the original 



    This is the new one 





  10. This may help a little. 



    I had to fix an air leak in mine to . I just matched the o-ring up. I was fortunate that there was still one there , it had just got worn from old age.

    I think you are supposed to use a special grease when you put it back together. I just used chain lube . Not sure if that was right. It doesn't leak any more and works well.  





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