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6 to 8 lug: Can I reuse the auto locking hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5thatShmobs, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. K5thatShmobs

    K5thatShmobs 1/2 ton status

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    I've been doing searches, and what I came up with was that I would have to buy the following to do a 6 to 8 lug conversion on a front 10 bolt, but I'm still not sure:

    - 3/4 ton rotor AND hub assembly
    - 3/4 ton caliper plates

    I would buy these things and use my existing calipers and spindles. Do I have to buy a rotor/hub assembly, or can I just buy the 3/4 ton rotors and use the auto locking hubs that are already on my '89 K5?
     
  2. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You can reuse the auto hubs if you want to. You need to realize that the term "hub" is being used in 2 different contexts here. There are "wheel Hubs" to which the brake rotors are attached and in which the bearings (which ride on the "spindle") are housed. The auto OR manual "locking hubs" fit inside the "wheel hub" and engage the axle to the "wheel hub" to provide motion of the wheel.

    You will need as a minimum need the 3/4 ton rotors, wheel hubs, and caliper brackets, depending on the year/style of your axle the spindles may or may not accept the 3/4 ton wheel hubs.
     

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