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eight lug conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUB-ZERO, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. SUB-ZERO

    SUB-ZERO 1/2 ton status

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    What all do I need to convert my front 10bolt axle to eight lug rotors?I have a 14bff rear axle and was waiting to be able to afford a 60 front to match it before I install it.Unfortunately my rear axle is "clicking" noticeably in turns and I think my "grenade lock" is getting ready to bite the big one!So I need to do the front as cheaply as possible 'cause I am still gonna get a 60 for the front eventually.Also, does anyone know what I need to adapt the stock driveshaft to the 14bff rear?
     
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    you might be able to buy a 8 lug cheap. I think you need everything other than the knuckle. backing plates and all.
     
  3. SUB-ZERO

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    I might could get a 8 lug 44 fairly cheap but so far haven't been able to find one.Only insanely expensive 60's!
     
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    yea, tell me about it, they are crazy high.
     
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    if you have a 10b all you need is the backing plates,hub/rotor from a BIG bearing d44 or 10b.
    If you have a D44 check if it has the big bearing spindals, if not then you will need the spindals also.
     
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    I think I have a 10b(its a 85 K5) so where is the best place to get this? Does anyone make a kit for this like they have for the 14bff disc kit? Most of the boneyards around here won't let you purchase less than a complete axle.
     
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    You can try placing a wanted ad in the "Parts Wanted" section of this forum. Sometimes members here are selling the conversion parts.





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    good idea,thanks.
     

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