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question about the 6 lug to 8 lug conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scrappyk5, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    i have read all the info on this , but need to know
    two things. if i have a 1984 k5 with the 10 bolt ,
    will i need to change my spindle and bearings ?
    or do i just have to get the rotors , calipers,and
    backing plates ?
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  2. CHEVY 4WD

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    Most of the time the spindles are the same... but you will have to change from the backing plates out
     
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    On my 88 I just had to swap my backing plates and rotors...calipers were the same

    pretty sure thats all you would need too

    Later
     
  4. scrappyk5

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    so the rotor/hub combo will slide right on my spindles.
    cool .
     
  5. kennyw

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    [ QUOTE ]
    so the rotor/hub combo will slide right on my spindles.

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    As long as you get a '77-87(91) donor with the same style lockouts you have now, then yes that is correct /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Bearings may be different, but I don't know for sure on your application. I know on my small bearing design Dana 44 the inner bearings were different, outer bearings were the same. Both used the same spindle, and as said before different backing plates, rotors/hubs and same brake caliper. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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