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8 lug axle conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvymudin3388, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. chvymudin3388

    chvymudin3388 1/2 ton status

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    im looking for the easiest cheapest way to go to 8 lugs i was wondering if 12 bolts came in 8 lug? i want stronger axles and of course theres nothing like the look of 8 bolts holding on youre wheels :D
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Cheaper to put a 14BFF in back.

    Up front, switch outers from an 8-lug D44 or 10-bolt, they're identical parts.

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    12 bolt didn't come 8 lug, its only marginally stronger than a 10 bolt anyway.
     
  4. chvymudin3388

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    sorry but by outers what all are you talking bout from the spindle out or what?
     
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    yeah youd need caliper backing plate, hubs, and rotors
     
  6. chvymudin3388

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    ok thanks every one sounds like a plan in the making :D
     
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    slightly incorrect in the case of my 88. before my 60 up front i went to 8 lug outers, etc. i didnt need to change calipers. my calipers worked i just had to grind a small little tab on the caliper so it would clear the 3/4 ton backing plate. shouldnt need new calipers.
     
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    Yeah, the whether-you-need-calipers depends on brake lines more than 6- or 8- lug. In my case I was going from a '74 D44 to a 10-bolt, so I had to switch lines or calipers. If you're going from a later D44, I think, you're okay.

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  9. chvymudin3388

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    actually im thinking of going out getting the 14 bolt and finding a d 60 front cause i want strength to not a stock 1/2 ton front with 8 lug outers so yea
     

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