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6 lug vs 8 lug... diff sized nuts?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I know 1/2 axles have 6 lugs, and 1-ton axles have 8 lugs... but are the lug nuts themselves larger also? Just wondering if I'll be able to use the wheel locks that I have on my 10-bolts now when I go to the D60/ff14b or if I'll have to buy some more...

    J
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    IIRC, the bolts on the 1 ton are 7/8th and are bigger than the 3/4 1/2 bolts. or atleast that is what it is for me, FWIW
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    dang it, how did I know. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif Just one more thing to buy I guess. At least my new wheel spacers came with all the regular lug nuts I'll need... so its just the locks I'll have to replace.

    anyway, thanks for the info,

    J
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The 6-lug versions of our trucks use 7/16ths studs. The 8-lug versions use 9/16ths studs. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I second HarryH3's specs on the nuts!! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Watch out for the later diffs, they use metric studs.
     
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    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I went to the salvage yard and got all 32 for $5.
    Not fancy ones but my rig aint too fancy. LOL
     
  8. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    much thanks again for the advice guys. Always appreciated,

    J
     

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