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8 Lug conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    hey, i have a 10bolt front right now, i wanna get bigger tires on my truck for now, i have a 14bolt rear, so in time ill save for the dana 60 but im keeping my 10bolt for now. Where can you get a 8lug conversion for my 10bolt?
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    NAPA, as far as I know all you need are the outers.
     
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    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    Find a 3/4 ton 10bolt or D44 and take off everything from the knuckle out...
    Backing plate
    Spindle
    Hub/rotor assembly
    and lockouts

    You can reuse your 1/2 ton calipers

    All of this stuff just bolts right up to your axle...If you have any questions you can PM or email me lukerdl@auburn.edu (I've done this swap like 6 times :D )
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Look at the tech section of the main page. Its really easy, If you have changed your rotors before its basically the same thing! just you put a new backing plate and 8 lug rotor/hub on
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thanks! good to hear its not to complex
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    No problem, but if you grab junkyard parts atleast spend a few bucks and get new wheel bearings :thumb:
     
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    You dont need new lockouts, your old ones will still fit.
    One thing to look for is if you find a 10b with the 8 lug you only need the backing plate, and hub/rotor assembly.
    But if you find a D44 there are 2 different sized outer bearings so make sure you see which one it is and if it is the smaller version you need the spindals also.
     

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