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8 lug hubs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by iwaxmyjimmy, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    is there anyway to run 15 wheels on a 3/4ton 10bolt front?? can i just swap the 8 lug hubs up there or do i have to do the rotors and all too? kinda new to the 4wd and solid axle thing and never takin the tires off my rig.
     
  2. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I believe you have to change everything from the hubs out from a half ton.
     
  3. 84 K5 4x4

    84 K5 4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Yes you can run a 15 inch rim on a 10b 8 lug front end i have one on my k5 but you have to grind down the caliper and caliper bracket and some people say that it isnt safe. No problems yet but as soon as my tires wear out i am going with a 16 inch rim and replacing all that and have plans for disc in rear
     
  4. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    well ima swap to a Hi pinion D60 down the road but i found a 14bolt full floater w/ a detroit and 5.13s from a local and i know i can run 15in wheels on a 14 bolt and i found a 15 wheel conversion kit on Ebay that comes w/ new caliper brackets and rotors that i figured id give a try. and i dont wanna go to 16 or bigger rims mainly b/c of how pricey the tires are but i wont go bigger than 39.5s b/c how expensive the tires get. sorry bugdet wheeler lol
     
  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    check it out, noob's answering noob's :haha:

    you have to change the hub, rotor and brake backing plate,you can still use the original brake calilpers and pads.

    depending on what backspacing you use, determines how much grinding you have to do,,,

    You won't have to grind SO much that it becomes unsafe though, just clearencing it so it won't rub the rim.

    another thing that would really be cool, is if new people that signed up on here, would look around a bit and READ previous posts, and i am willing to bet that MOST of your potential questions will be answered.....

    But i guess it's fun to post up in a new forum:crazy:
     
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    HP 60, due to the dual piston calipers will not accept 15" wheels
     
  7. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    man damn so no ebay kit will allow me to run 15 wheels?? thats weird b/c all fords have a high pinion axle right?? well i got something that i just read. it says that i converts it to a 3/4 ton chevy caliper. ok well im stil tryin to figure out what all ima need to do the swap to 8lugs on my front 10bolt. what all will i need besides the hubs rotors and caliper
     
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    There is a kit out there to convert the larger D60 Bendix calipers to the smaller GM 3/4 ton front brakes. This allows for very little grinding to run 15's on a one ton front end.

    To run 15's on a 3/4 ton front end you need to clearance grind just a little on the leading and trailing edges of the caliper mount bracket. The caliper itself only sees a light dusting.

    To run 15's on a D60 front without swapping to weaker smaller calipers requires a fair bit more grinding...

    See here: http://coloradok5.com/d60calipergrind.shtml

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    rene
     
  9. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    thanx for the info im good now lol
     
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    This is why I have so few posts.
     
  11. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    AZ79K5Project 1/2 ton status

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    Welcome - questions are always appreciated. A new viewpoint is always welcome.

    I was looking at this a few weeks ago. I was considering the same change. Brian, from an original post, forwarded me some great pics about the grindning from a 2003 or 2004 post. The pictures did not transfer so the search was not as powerful as some think. :whistle:I can't find the original post I was looking for. sorry.

    Anyways, I have copies of the pictures if you want. PM me and I will forward them to you.

    Here is A LINK that will answer a lot of questions about the change over.

    The wheel backspacing will direct how much grinding. I have not done it yet, but 2 or 2 1/2 backspacing will require the least grinding. The wheels stick out a little farther and increased pressure on the front end components will happen.
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    do i have to change rotors and calipers too with them hubs?
     
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    thought i answered this previously??? :confused:

    if you're using the 10 bolt/d-44 stuff, you have to change out the hubs, rotors, and brake backing plates,,,,not the calipers though, they will bolt up to the 3/4 ton backing plates.
     
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    This information was on the link I gave you which was a really good writeup.


    One more thing that needs to be answered: Which is better, the 10b or d44?







    J/k
     
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    you will need new rotors but the backing plates are the same. I have a pile of them of both 10 bolts and 44's.
     
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    Just to clarify, not if you are going from 6-lug to 8-lug. The backing plates are different with the 8-lug version allowing for the larger diameter rotor.
     
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    2.75" backspacing on a 15" rim will fit on the Ford HP60 with no grinding.
     
  20. iwaxmyjimmy

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    i can order from advance auto parts the hub and rotor assembly good idea yall reckon?? $76
     

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