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14bff question... *edited* Q about 8-6lug spacer

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    case break is at 4.10... i hear that if you use "thick gears" you can put 4.56 in a 4.10 case, is that correct? Thanks!

    *edit* one more question, with the 8-6lug spacer, what parts of the hub etc need to be machined down? Can somone have a picture and sho me? thanks!
     
  2. TX Mudder

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    Re: 14bff gear question...

    Yes, absolutely.
    You can buy 4.56, 4.88, and 5.13 'thick' gears to fit a 4.10 and numberically lower case. When I have price shopped, they seem to run 10 - 20 more than the regular gears that fit the 4.56 and numerically higher case.
     
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    Re: 14bff gear question...

    Go to Echobit site on web.They have the adapter and will turn hubs to fit them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. TXsizeK5

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    Re: 14bff gear question...

    watcha mean they will turn the hubs? that means they gotta get a hold of the axle right? i dont think i could take mine to them.
     
  5. Ryan B.

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    Re: 14bff gear question...

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    watcha mean they will turn the hubs? that means they gotta get a hold of the axle right? i dont think i could take mine to them.

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    No, depending on which style 14 bolt you have, you hammer all the studs out of the drums which holds the hubs to the brake drum. Then you just have the hub which has the two races and bearings inside it.
    You have to have the outer diameter of the hub where the rim would mount turned down so the adapter and your rim will fit.
     
  6. TXsizeK5

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    Re: 14bff gear question...

    yea i understand, but he says "they will turn the hubs to make them fit." I'm thinking they means echobit, but for them to turn the hubs for me dont they need my axle? or the hub atleast, so id have the ship them that for them to do it etc etc
     

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