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8 lug to 6 lug spacers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85 4x4 shortbed, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. 85 4x4 shortbed

    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    Do any of you guys run the 8 lug to 6 lug 1.5 inch spacers?(How do you rate them)?
     
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    santana 1/2 ton status

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    Im running 1.5, 6 lug spacers on mine and havent had any problems, just have to re-torque them about every 100 miles once or twice to get the lugs to seat tight. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    do you have a pic of your rig?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I'd rate them as suicide. I like living so I'm probably just going to put a van 14 bolt ff in my rig instead of trying to kill myself with some silly spacers.
     
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    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    van 14 bolt? are they 6 lug?
     
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    The spacers are on my weekend toy, I dont abuse it but my project does run van axles in rear, notice I said 6 lugs not 8. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Van axles are 8 lug but if you want 6 lugs you can go with a later model axle and that will even out the width youd just have to re-do the perches and possibly the brake lines (adapter). a bud of mine did that to avoid having to get new wheels and it works fine.
     
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    I'm guessing the point was more to convert from 8 lug to 6 lug for the wheels he has, but you are right, in any case, spacers haven't been looked upon too kindly.
     
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    Im planning on using the spacers to convert back to 6 lug for my blazer. There is nothing wrong with bolt on wheel spacers, the ones that seem to cause problems are the slip on ones.

    Are you looking at the aluminum ones or the steel ones?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm guessing the point was more to convert from 8 lug to 6 lug for the wheels he has, but you are right, in any case, spacers haven't been looked upon too kindly.


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    6 lug to 8 lug conversion spacers are probably even more unsafe than just a regular old spacer.
     

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