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Searching for 6 lug 14ff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bluejeep, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. bluejeep

    bluejeep 1/2 ton status

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    A while back I came across somebody's webshots of a 6 lug 14ff they had done, retaining the 14ff's drum brakes. It was on a K5 blazer. Does anybody have these pics or a link to these pics? Tried searching with no luck.

    Going to try to put a 14ff in the Suburban, and since there isn't a good way to change the front over to 8 lug I'm looking to change the rear over to 6 lug. I'm not interested in Grady's hubs or anything like that. I have a machinist lined up to do it, just need to provide him specs and/or pics of what I want done. I also want to keep the 13" drums for e-brake reasons, and because the 13" drums are pretty darn good at stopping a big heavy truck pulling a trailer.

    Thanks.
     
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    i am sorry that I don't have the answer to where the pics of the 6 lug 14 is, but I have to ask what year burb this is. If it is under 91, why is it hard to make the front 8 lug? Should be really really easy to do with some new hubs/rotors/wheels. Just a thought
     
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    Look in the for sale section. I think that guy is selling the 6lug 14ff your talking about. He's going eight lug now
     
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    It's not under '91, that's why it's not easy. It's a '99.

    I'll check the FS board now.
     
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    Haha, ah yes, the super-rare 6 lug 14 boult FF

    here's a pic of mine...
    [​IMG]
     
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    There we go.

    More pics/details please B_to_C!! What hub diameter did you use, 4.20"? Did you have to bore the center of those wheels any?

    BTW, the one in the FS section is using spacer/adapters, and I'm looking to modify the stock hubs with no spacer.
     
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    I am using adapters. 4.20" sounds familiar, but i don't remember the exact diameter the hub was machined down to, sorry. And yes the wheels had to be clearanced a little too -but to do that I just took a 3" grinder wheel around the inside of the hole, only needed to take a little off. Those 13" brakes really do kick ass at stopping though, I love 'em.
     
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    Is there plenty of room to get a socket on your lugs? Did you have to remove two of your studs to run the spacers?
     
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    It looks real tight, but I have no problem getting those lugs off, and yes you have to remove two of the studs to run the adpaters. Here is a view from the back

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have adapters too ToneyP made them idk if he does it anymore but all I had to do with have the hubs turned down and dident bore the wheel at all but it is REALLY tight I also stuck disk breaks on. I just think its a good idea...
     
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    I love my setup. I would have probably done the 8-lug swap if I had had the time though, but as it was I was rushed to get this rear axle in. But I don't have any ill effects to report :)

    And btw my adapters are also from TonyP, and AFAIK he is no longer making them.
     

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