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Can 6-lug rotors be used on 14FF disk swap?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    <font color="green"> How exactly would you get them to attach to the 8 lug hubs? The wheel studs press through the bolt holes in the rotor and into the hub on the disk swap.</font color>
     
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    <font color="blue">It has been done. Both sides of the hub have to be machined to 4.175" and new stud holes have to be drilled
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info.
     
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    If you do it, show lotsa pics! I am still fighting with my inner self about going with the 14FF only cause of the 8 lug wheels. It took me forever to find my rims I have now, and to switch to plain jane ones is just heartbreaking!

    Mike
     
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  7. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Well, this came up in conversation last night with someone, they were trying to sell me on the benefits of this swap. If I could do it with minimal heartache and get everything I want, 6 lug, 15" wheels, then I would consider it.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info.

    And for everyone else out there, no, I am not considering a swap, just doing a little research to further my knowledge so I can assist fellow wheelers in their quest. I forever will stay loyal to 10 bolts. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Link's not working.
     
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    I have some questions if I may
    The first is did it add to the width at all ?
    Next is what are you running for the front ?
    The reason I ask is I'm looking at going with a 14b and would like to keep my wheels it would look funny with two type's of wheel's. Lastly you said it cost you 150 to do the swap did that include the disk brake deal as well?

    Eric
     
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    Is that a kit you are doing or something you did yourself? I am talking about the 8 to 6 lug conversion.

    Mike
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    The first is did it add to the width at all ?

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    It would not change the width because the drum/rotor goes on the inside of the wheel flange
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    Next is what are you running for the front ?

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    You would just run a 1/2-ton front...or a D60 converted to 6-lug but I don't know why you would do that.
     
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    I run a D60 that came out of a 1ton duelly Cheaper to buy the hubs from dyna track than the one from GM stayed with the 15" wheels and Tire I had
     
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    The 6 to 8 lug ring is something I made, I'm making a setup for the rear disk brakes right now....
     
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    I'm doing a disk change over on a 14FF. I'm adding 1"inch to the hub on each side, I could go only 1/2"inch if needed. The 14FF is not as wide as the Dana44 so going out a little on each side I hope won't be a problem, I don't want my tires to hit the outside of the fenders when stuffed up inside. You have a 1st gen. so how did it turn out? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Thanks for the info to bad about the width. As for the front I was thinking the same.
    We'll see what will happen with my rearend problems as to what I'll do.

    Eric
     

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