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6 lug vs 8 lug

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tom, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. tom

    tom 1/2 ton status

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    Which is easier and cheaper. Converting a 6 lug 10 bolt front to 8 lug, or converting an 8 lug FF14 to 6 lug?
     
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    Converting a 10bolt 6 lug to 8 lug. All the parts are bolt on. The 14 bolt conversion takes custom work. If you need to know what to look for just ask.

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    If you can do the machine work yourself then converting a 14 FF would be cheaper since all you need is new bolts for the cover, and new wheel studs.

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    To have your 14 bolt converted to 6 lug is about $400 .Cheaper if ya can do it your self.To convert the front from 6-8 or 8-6 lug is in the 2-$250 range for used backing plates,hubs, and rotors.

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    <font color=blue>Go 8 lug, 15" 8 lug wheels are cheaper than converting a 14 to 6 lug
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to replace the front 6-lug 10 bolt with an 8-lug D44?

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    no it would not.its cheap and easy tp convert a 10 bolt or dana 44 to 8 lug.all you need are caliper stands hubs,and rotors.calipers are the same.

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    Why would you want to do that when both 10 bolts and D44s have 8 lug versions and it might not have the right gears?

    Tim
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