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8 lug to 6 lug

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrmojo32, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. mrmojo32

    mrmojo32 Registered Member

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    If I go to a 14 bolt rear end with 8 lug wheel pattern how can I keep my current wheels?

    I have the stock 15"x10" ralley wheels and I would like to keep them. Is there an adapter that will let me go from 8lug pattern to 6lug? If there is such a thing where can I get one?

    Also does anyone know if thye make this rim in 8 lug?

    Thanks.

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Holy big pix, Batman! :)

    Those rims are 15x8, btw, not 10" wide. 8" was as wide as they came -- face it, for 31x10.50's (biggest factory size), an 8" rim is as wide as need be! :)

    You CAN get adapters, but they get pricey fast. 8-lug rims can be had for less; not in the factory style, but check out Summit Racing for decent/cheap steelies.

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    Thats good information to know about it's width. They must also make a 6" or something because I always see this same style rim that I know is not as wide as these.

    As for just getting 8 lug wheels rather than using an adaptor.....

    Then I would have to carry 2 spares and would never be able to rotate tires.
     
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    You may be better off finding a 14SF 6 lugger... Stronger than a 10b and 12b, but not as stronger as a 14ff.

    There is one other option. Grady's off-road used to make a billet hub for the 14f with a 6 lug pattern. You may be able to try and find a set of those. Or take the hubs to a local machine shop and see if they can machine the OD down on the wheelbearing area and then fill and re-drill the pattern....
     
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    Purdy truck, purdy!!! :D
     
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    Huh?

    I meant all FIVE rims =)) ... you can switch the front to 8-lug just by changing the outers (hubs and rotors), and then drop in a 14BFF in back.

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    id just convert the front to 8 lug as well using the 8 lug outers.
     
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    Ok


    Duh! Ok.... I follow you now. :D
     
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    Stockton makes those in an 8 lug but they aren't cheap like 150 last time I looked,
     
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    I just did the front swap to 8 lugs and it was not hard at all. you just need the rotors and hubs, backing plates and a mathcing set of locking hubs. it was pretty easy(easier than I made it) It cost 200.00 plus wheels @39$ each for cheep wagon wheels( figured I am just going to tear them up) just remeber you are going to have to grind the pee pee out of the front to get clearance enough to put the wheels on.

    Replacing the rear with a 14b and detroit is incredible off road. you will be totally astounded at what you will start aiming the truck at to climb. deffinently one of the best upgrades.
     
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    Even with wheel adapters, you'd need to machine down the 14bFF hub snout, and open the center hole on the stock wheels.
     
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    No 8 to 6 lug adapters are available, your only option is a new hub or change the front. It is much cheaper to change the front to 8.

    I charge around $450 for the steel 6 lug hubs and $650 for the aluminum.

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    That price doesn't include brakes so yeah it's rather pricey...
     

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