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6 lug axle options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hawkeye649, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. hawkeye649

    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    I seem to remember a tech article about converting 1-ton axles to 6 lug, for the sake of keeping rims already purchased?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    hubs are on ebay all the time. and thay will have the brake brackets also and tell ya what rotors to run. but this will give you much smaller brakes than a 60 .
     
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    I probably should have been more specific. Front and rear 1-ton axles.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    For the rear you could get a new machined hub for the 14FF. I can't remember the name of the shop that does them though
     
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    Or get a 14sf.
     
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    Might as well keep the 10b. I'm more interested in the full float aspect then the strength, per se. I supposed if I take the money to put in the one tons new rims wont be "too" much more, and worth it...
     
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    Often the cost of new hubs and brake systems for the 1-ton axles rivals the cost of new rims - it is often done when the customer has no 8 lug options for the wheels they require. We can offer some options there, but as I said it isn't cheap.

    Grady's offroad used to machine new billet 14FF hubs - I belevie they are no longer in the business.

    -Kyle
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    Most of the options for 'e-brake' can for the most part be considered a parking brake over emergency uses.
     

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