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8 lug tahoe

Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by K5Chris, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    just thought i'd post these pics of this 8 lug tahoe i saw. i didnt see what he did to convert it, but its got a broken cv shaft.

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    a broken CV? never.... does look cool
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I always wished they built those. A tahoe is a good size, and has an ok wheelbase to be able to tow a decent amount. Prolly not as much as a burb, but a 4l80e in a tahoe would rock.

    I wonder if he put that body on a 3/4" frame, or if he just swapped suspensions......
     
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    It's a stock frame and suspension it looks like. I'm guessing he just used some 6-to-8 lug spacers up front and a 3/4 ton rear axle. I wish they came 3/4 ton from the factory too, that would be sweet.
     
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    now that you mention it the front is pretty wide for such narrow tires. Probably what he did.

    eh what is the wheelbase of one of those things? I think my long bed single cab is like 125. Its not enough for me. I need to get a crew cab if I am really going ot be towing crap anymore.
     
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    the track width on those is wider to begin with, and the suspension lift might have added to the width. i believe there is some way of swapping the 3/4 ton suspension including the 9.25" diff. i dont know the details though.
     
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    I thought they didnt' make 6 to 8 lug adapters?
     
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    Im sure its possible if you really want to do do it but everything is different from 1/2 to 3/4, frame mount locations and sizes of everything so it would be an incredible amount of work to pull it off..
     
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    i like it i wish i knew how he did it so i could run my 14 bolt FF rear axle with some type of 8 lug front until i do my SAS.
     
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    gasp, could it be a 3/4 ton sub?
     
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    6 to 8 lug adpters can be found, and this would also explain the wider track
     
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    IIRC it's something like 111"

    Edit: In light of Jeremy's post, I was talking about 4dr Yukon/Tahoes
     
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    your wheelbase is 131.
     
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    gasp, no, its too short.

    the wheelwell cutout in the door is a dead giveaway that is a Hoe.

    here's a Burb.

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