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Question for Donovan? Or anybody else that has done this

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DesertDueler, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. DesertDueler

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    Donovan I have a question on the 6 lug 14 bolt FF. You said something about turning down the axles, what do you mean. Do you mean that you had to grind down the end of the axle to fit the 6 lug pattern, or did the whole axle have to be turned down as in on a lathe to make the diameter smaller?

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>



    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by DesertDueler on 08/24/01 11:41 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Re: Question for Donovan?

    Or if anybody else knows. The reason I ask is because I to keep the axles as stong as possible. I do alot of hard rockcrawling.

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    <font color=blue>The hub and the end of the axle are turned down to 4.170", the 8 lug holes are filled in and the hub is re-drilled to 6 lug and allen bolts are used to hold the axle in. Donovan had some pictures up a few weeks ago.</font color=blue>
     
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    Re: Question for Donovan?

    If you really want maximum strength, then you should leave it an 8 lug. You can get 8 lug 15" wheels pretty cheap.

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    Chris
    thank you for your help!!

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    Sorry I was out of town and didn't get it to sooner. I had to turn down the hub and the axle to 4.170" which is toyota size which was about .100" on each side of the hub not that big a deal. The axle is the same diameter at the hub so you have to turn them down together. If you have any question let me know. Here is the pictures <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rustbucket.rockcrawler.com/photo.html>http://www.rustbucket.rockcrawler.com/photo.html</a>

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    Thanks Donovan. Now all I need to do is find a 14 FF. Once I get one Im sure I will have questions. Thanks for your help again.

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