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change 6 lug to 8 ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wheelin247, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. wheelin247

    wheelin247 1/2 ton status

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    I have a dana 44 6 lug and a 14 bolt ff rear with spring perches allready weldin in and everything know i just wanna know how much does ti cost to change a dana 44 6 lug to an 8?....the reason for doin this is that i just bought 38 inch gumbo mudders and they have have 8 lug 16.5's so gotta get the 8 lug pattern goin in soon......thanks for your time
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    You should ask Waxer about it since he did the write up on the tech page for changing his 6 lug to the 8 pattern. I believe he said when he did it ran him like $575 to do it?

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    Damn she's good!! :) Yes it was roughly $575 for the conversion with all NEW parts.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/8lugconversion.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/8lugconversion.shtml</A>
     
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    ok thanks alot for yours help guys and gals.Im only 16 so i need as much help as possible thanks.
     
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    If you want to do this cheap, take a trip to your local salvage yard. For 75.00 I purchased all the parts to do both sides. That included new hub housings, spindles, backingplates and rotors. Reuse your old hubs and calipers. The rotors I bought were good but if you need to purchase new they don't run that much. Just check bearing for wear and replace seals. I did it all for about 100.00, 125.00 for my other truck and my partners truck 175.00 with new bearings and rotors.
     
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    Hell, you may be able to come across a complete 44 with 8 lugs for cheap, depending on what ratio you are running. I bought mine for $25.. It was an 8 lug with 4.09's.............

    This way all you have to do is change some maintenance items and bolt it up.

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     

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