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auto to manual hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by nyyef, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

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    a friend of mine has a 81 sub with auto hubs on the 10 bolt (front). he wants to change them over to manual--i am going to give him a extra set that i have.
    the problem is that there are six screws on the manual one i have and only five on his autos.
    i have never done this conversion before......little help?


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  2. ChevyCaGal

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    They aren't the right ones for him then. You need ones with 5 screws in it just like the auto ones he's taking off... no way to match it up unless there is some kit and I imagine it'd be a huge pain and just as expensive as buying manual hubs anyhow...... look into gettting some Warns or Superwinch ones.....

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  3. WhiteWhomper

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    I may be wrong on this, but If I remember right, it doesnt matter that the old ones are five screw as the screws go into the hub body which is getting replaced with the new manual hubs. I believe that you shouldn't have a problem.
     
  4. Emmettology 101

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    Ya, I agree with White, it doesn't matter since you will be putting in the entire manual assembly and will be replacing the entire auto assembly..

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    I just put in a new set of premium warn hubs last weekend. The kit was for all GM 4x4 1/2 and 3/4 ton vehicles according to the instructions. The number of screws does not matter. You will be replacing the whole hub body with a new one anyway.

    There might be an issues on some of the dana 44 front ends. I believe that some of them had different size hubs.

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  6. ChevyCaGal

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    I must have a weird Blazer then since my friend gave me hubs and they wouldn't fit with the 5 screws... the 6 screws in the Superwinch ones I ended up getting did fine... was this maybe because the previous ower did something down there.... because if the 5 should have fit why didn't they....? This is making me really wonder!

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