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Running 8 lug and 6 lug

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wakedog, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    Will it hurt anything if i run 8 lug(rear) and 6 lug(front) wheels at the same time??
     
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    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    I'm not sure, but I think as long as your front and rear true tire diameters and gears are matching, shouldn't affect anything. I'm following this thread, though, cause I may end up doing the same thing if my rear blows up soon.

    Ratch
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  3. It will hurt your cargo space, cuz now you have to carry two full size spares, I plan on doing the same thing if I can't find a good pair to swap

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  4. Waxer

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    I ran 8 lug rear and 6lug front for 2 years. It sucked. 2 35" spares really took up my cargo space. Finally converted the front to 8 lug and now I'm happy :)

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    Well I have 8 lug black rims on the back and 6 lug aluminum on the front. It sucks. Especially since I have different gearing too! so that double sucks!!!
     
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    Hey I was thinking about the spare thing. Does anyone know of an adapter that can be bolted on the hub, the wheel on to that? I'm thinking maybe carry a 6-lug wheel, with an 8 lug to 6 lug adapter. This way if you get a flat, you have a full sized spare for your front directly bolted to the hub, keeping a nice strong steering wheel, and if needed on the rear, the adapter would be on the non-steering wheel, rotational only, for temporary driving. I'd imagine this would extend the axle length. Any opinions? Good? bad? drunken ramblings? Would beat carrying two spares full time.

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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I thought of the same thing and called a wheel adapter place and they said there is no room to adapt 6 to 8 or vica versa.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    ah, bummer.

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  9. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'm running 6 lug front, 8 lug back right now. As soon as I get around to it, I'll get my rotors turned and get them on, and be 8 lug all the way around.

    I've got rally wheels on the front, chrome on the back right now.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  10. COYOTE35

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    There is an outfit that makes 8 to 6 lug adaptors but they are really expenssive. I called and they want $800 for the pair OUCH.

    If this still sounds good to you give MotorSport Tech a call at 909.514.0091
     

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