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getting a 9.5" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BillyBob, Jun 11, 2000.

  1. BillyBob

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    getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    I should be getting an 8 lug 14 bolt S/f rear in the near future. I need to know how to convert it to a 6 lug. I was told to use Moser alloy shafts. How much are these? Also, I wanna do a rear disk setup. Anyone know how much disks, calipers, etc. will cost? Any tips would be nice too.
     
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    Re: getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    I wanted to change my 6 lug to a 5 lug. But the autorepairman said it would be about $2,500 worth of work so I just stayed with my 6 lug.


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    Re: getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    National Drivetrain has some 6 lug axles that are realtively inexpensive.
    They are 33 1/8 inches long, if that is the same length of the 8 lug axle, it will work.
    This is what I am planning on doing, juts haven' gotten around to it!

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  4. Corey-88K5

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    Re: getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    Go to the junk yard and get the axles. My rearend I'm putting in has the 6lugs. The only problem I've found is the acutal lugnuts are differen't sizes. Also, TSM sells a disc kit for about $300. The calipers are price dependant on what you want. I got core charges from a junk yard & used them to get new ones from a part store. Saved me $180 in core charges. You could get the non-p brake calipers though.

    Keep a eye out for my review shortly.

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  5. HarryH3

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    Re: getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    >You could get the non-p brake calipers though.

    Not picking on ya Corey, but stuff like this (and things like people running 12-inch lift blocks front and rear) is what prompted New Jersey to get so tough on their modified 4x4 inspections.

    The "parking brake" is also known as an "emergency brake". Being totally mechanical, it gives you an alternate way to stop your vehicle in the event of total hydraulic failure. I'm pretty sure that it's required by law, though few places check for it. (Note that the Mico-lock, while an excellent brake-lock, also uses the hydraulic circuit so it doesn't qualify as an emergency brake). [​IMG]

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    Re: getting a 9.5\" S/F 8 lug. Need help on how to make it a 6 lug.

    HarryH3,

    Well I'm glad that you aren't picking on me, because:

    I'm not saying NOT to have a parking brake. There are more than just one type of P-brake. Not all of them have to be calpier/drum mounted. There are ones that have either a disc or drum mounted to the drive shaft or a "flywheel" style mounted through the axle housing. If I could find one that I liked I'd go that route. I know our wreckers had them, but they were drum mounted on the drive shaft.

    Corey
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    Oh, and anybody with 12" lift blocks needs to get the doo doo kicked out of them. Let alone the moron driving the 197? BLue ford pickup in town with front mounted lift blocks...

    IDIOTS I tell ya...

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