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6 to 8 lug hubs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stoney126, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. stoney126

    stoney126 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all, i just picked up a 10 front with 4.10s in it. The guy I bought it from said it had full time hubs:confused: I remember automatic hubs in the later blazers but not full time? Either way im swapping them out. Will the 6 lug hubs interchange?

    Also will the the calipers off the 6 lug work on the 8 lug?

    I need to get pads, rotors and calipers if the 6 lugs wont work. Need Ujoints as well. Anyone know where to pick this stuff up for low cost?

    As usual thanks for any info
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    10-bolts and D44's are interchangeable from the (inside) hubs out, so you can swap calipers and stuff.

    Full-time "hubs" sound like drive slugs to me. As long as your 6-lug stuff is the internal style hubs, they'll cross over too.

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    hmm I have no idea what a drive slug is:D as far as the 6 lug hubs I guess there internal:confused:
     
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    Yes
     
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    The full time ends on the hubs(Drive slugs) are different and require a different locking hub. I picked up my 8lugs with drive slugs on them and had to get a different set of warn hubs to fit the thing. They are not in the catalog and 4WP had to call Warn to get the correct one. there are not a bunch of them out there.
     
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    here is a pic of the hub and the cap that covered it.

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    There are people on here who are better at identifying differentials than I am but I would say that looks like the way D44's came in rigs with full-time t-cases. What year vehicle did he say it was out of? Post a pic of the pumpkin. And look for markings on the housing that would say D44.
     
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    he didnt say which year, but im sure itsa 10 bolt. its got the 2 square nubs on the bottom of the case.
     
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    those are "drive slugs" Ive got a pair sitting on a work bench here at my shop.
     
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    so no hub swapping then?
     
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    Those are different than the ones I ended up with. Mine were screwed in from the front and the axle inset into them.
     
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    you wouldnt happen to have a part # by chance? HOw much did they cost?
     
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    The hubs I got were different and would not work on that one. looks to me that you just need the standard 10b hubs
     
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    Those are internal slugs. You can swap them out for manual locking hubs without any trouble. I'll also bet it is a D44 axle and not a 10 bolt. I don't think slugs were ever offered on a 10 bolt axle stock. Get a pic of the pumpkin and we can make sure of what you have to make any future parts buying easy for you.
     
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    here's a pic

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    It appears to be a 10 bolt. I'm going to guess that someone swapped the slugs into that axle.
     
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    cool , as long as I can just pull the hubs off my 6 bolt im happy:D

    I was told that the military blazers had warn hubs, Any truth to this?
     
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    Yeah, I think my '09 has the Warn basic ones.

    A set of Warn Premiums will only set you back $80 or $90 if you dig online.

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