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8 lug d44 hub/rotor ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5Chris, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    i got a '91 6 lug 10 bolt...... i wanna switch to 8 lug.

    will the 8 lug hubs fit in my 1/2 ton rotors?
    or do i have to get 3/4 ton rotors and backing plates?

    will my 1/2 ton calipers work on the 3/4 ton rotors & backing plates?

    all '76+ 1/2 & 3/4 ton spindles & bearings are all the same right?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    You need 8 lug hub, rotor, and backing plate. Spindles should be the same along with locking hubs and calipers. Unless you are using the large external locking hub variety of stuff.

    Harley
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    i got a '91 6 lug 10 bolt...... i wanna switch to 8 lug.

    will the 8 lug hubs fit in my 1/2 ton rotors?
    or do i have to get 3/4 ton rotors and backing plates?

    will my 1/2 ton calipers work on the 3/4 ton rotors & backing plates?

    all '76+ 1/2 & 3/4 ton spindles & bearings are all the same right?

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    The calipers are the same.
    The rotor is not, nor the backing plates.
    the lugs go through the rotors so how can you expect the six lug rotors to fit 8 lugs. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    So you will need the hubs and the rotors as well as the backing plates.
    The spindles could work if you have the same size bearings and no 76 does not necessarily mean all are the same size.
    76 to 78 was transitionning so they used what they had on the shelves.
    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    The calipers are the same.
    The rotor is not, nor the backing plates.
    the lugs go through the rotors so how can you expect the six lug rotors to fit 8 lugs. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    DOH! /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif talk about a brain fart.... i knew that

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    So you will need the hubs and the rotors as well as the backing plates.
    The spindles could work if you have the same size bearings and no 76 does not necessarily mean all are the same size.
    76 to 78 was transitionning so they used what they had on the shelves.
    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    soooo.... are all 79+ the big bearing like my '91?? as well as some 76-78's? i actually have 2 '91 6 lug axles.... so, i dont need to be buying new spindles. i just need to find 8 lug hubs that are the same size bearings as mine.

    thanks /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    All later design 8 lug stuff will fit your axle. That means hubs, rotors, and backing plates.
     
  6. imiceman44

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    All later design 8 lug stuff will fit your axle. That means hubs, rotors, and backing plates.

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    Yeah as long as they are the internal hub design they should be the big bearing.
    The external style had smaller bearings.
     

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