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DRW D60 to SRW D60... whats invloved?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    what all is involved in converting a dually D60 to a single wheel D60? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Depends on which make 60 you have, but it should be as simple as finding a set of SRW hubs, and installing them. Just swapped my Ford 60 from SRW to DRW - and all it took was the DRW hubs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Dan
     
  3. Okiemuddog

    Okiemuddog 1/2 ton status

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    I just checked into the, you can either replace the hub or have WMS cut it down and slap some new lugstuds in. WMS machines them for $250 a set, also check here ( Dana 60 Bible ) it has a good write up at the bottome about converting them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    any competent(splg) machine shop should be able to convert DRW hubs into SRW.

    u will need to have the wheel mounting surface machined off. remove the bolts holdingon the rotor, drill those holes out to hold a srw wheel stud. the wms - wms is 1" narrower that a regular SRW. if u are scared of the ears left on the DRW for the wheel mounting surface u can have a .5" spacer made. this would also give u the original SRW wms-wms measurement
     
  5. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I just finished doing this to mine.
    I bought these through Six States:
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    The dually wheel bearing hubs, and rotors are different.
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the hubs are different, but DRW can be made into SRW.

    the rotors are the same part & share the same part #.
     
  7. beater74

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    [ QUOTE ]
    the rotors are the same

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    NOT TRUE /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    rotors from a dually will not work unless modified.
    DRW rotors bolt to the hub with bolts. in order to make them work you must reem out the stud holes to 43/64".
     
  8. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the ones from my SRW hubs bolted right up to the DRW hub. the local parts house had the same part #.

    what u are saying is the DRW rotor will not go on the SRW hub (w/out being modified)? i stand corrected. i did the swap the oppisite way & it worked fine.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    what u are saying is the DRW rotor will not go on the SRW hub (w/out being modified)?

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    yup the holes on a DRW rotor are threaded. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  10. 90blzr

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    drill the holes on DRW rotor to 11/16" and you are good to go...same as SRW rotor....the hole size is the only difference. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Hijack on

    Beater74, your avatar is [darn] hilarious

    Hijack off
     

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