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6 to 8, but why not 8 to 6 lugs????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pookster, May 29, 2002.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    ok, so I see the post everywhere to convert from 6 lug to 8 lugs for the front... but anyone ever do a 14B FF from 8 to 6?

    I have two sets of wheels, at least I want to be able to use those, if not use those tires (33x12.5 on 15"). But I cant seem to find 8 bolt 15" rims either. (doh??)

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    It can be done do a search, there should be plenty of info....
     
  3. TX Mudder

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    It is cost prohibitive to go 8 to 6lug, but it is possible.
    As far as your wheels go, sell them. You can buy 15" 8 on 6.5 wheels from 4WPW and Dicount tire for about $50 each. they are lain steel wheel. If you want something more dressy, lots of places will make the 15" wheels in the 8 on 6.5 lug pattern.
    You will be money ahead going 8-lug instead of spending more money making it 6 lug.
    -- Mike
     
  4. blazer72

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    I did it for about 100 bucks, which is much ceaper than 5 new wheels and 5 new tires, yes there is some work to it and if you had to pay to have it done the cost would be about 300.00
     
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    If it is a 10B or D44 it is easy....just trade parts with someone who wants to go to 8-lug.

    If it is a D60 it is not so easy.
     
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    the d60 is still easy just costly
     
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    how did you make the 14ff in to six lug?
     
  8. blazer72

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    I turned it down from 4.438 to 4.185 on both side of the flange fitting a rottor to the back side and wheel to the front I had some one with a mill drill the 6 holes.
     

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