Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

8 lug question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bear76, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    here
    I am planning on keeping my 10b's because there cheap. I'm also not going to lift more than 2". But I want to run 16" rims and tires because it's easy to find used tall skinny 16" tires. The problem is the lack of 16" 6lug rims. Can I change my 6lug hubs for 8lug on the cheap? What would be involved?

    Thanks
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Posts:
    4,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas Baby!!!!
    The front is an easy, relatively cheap, swap from 3/4 ton stuff. Put a 14ff in the rear is also fairly cheap.
     
  3. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

  4. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    here
    I would like to keep the 10b rear. I don't think I will find many 14b's with 3.08 gears. How could I keep the 10b and change it to 8lug?
     
  5. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    You might be able to find some 6-lug to 8-lug adapters but you'd probably have to get new, custom axle shafts.

    It would probably cost about the same as a 14bff but you're right about the ratios. The lowest you can get for a 14bff is 3.42. Any reason you want to stick to 3.08 ratio? That's a pretty weenie number for a rig.
     
  6. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    here
    I've got a 6.2 with a th400 (m1009) and would like to drive on the highway.
     
  7. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    3.42 would be fine for that, especially if you have larger-than-stock tires.

    Too bad you're so far away from MI. I have a front 3.42 that you could pretty much have for a song.
     
  8. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    here
  9. atho

    atho 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Posts:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wayne County, Ohio
    actually there is a 3.23 (iirc) for the 14 bolt, but i dont believe it matches any front ratio gm offered.

    even if you went to 3.73's, it wouldnt be too bad.
     
  10. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Could be. I was just going by the gearsets that I was able to find for sale.
     
  11. 6.2Blazer

    6.2Blazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Posts:
    4,675
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Ohio
    You must have not of looked very hard.

    There are tons of 16", 6 on 5.5" wheels available. Just did a quick search on Summit's website and they had 9 pages worth of just steel wheels that were that size and bolt pattern.
     
  12. bear76

    bear76 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Posts:
    1,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    here
    It's kinda' a mute piont now. I just found some TSL's in 34x10.5x15. Got 5 with 90% tread for 300.
     
  13. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2002
    Posts:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tucson, Az
    that is an awesome deal.. this will be next on my list.. thx!:wink1:
     

Share This Page