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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tree Hugger, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. Tree Hugger

    Tree Hugger Registered Member

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    I have the opportunity to have 1 for free and was wondering if it is worth the effort to change it over to 6 lug and use it or not?
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Would be neat if it would hold some of the newer 6-lug axles for the 14SF.

    If not, order up custom 6-lug copies of the originals, and convert to disc brakes.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    buy a set of 6 lug axles shafts and you're set. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. RedBrute

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    You need 6 lug axles from a 88 or newer 4x4, they slip right in. 6 lug axles from an 88 or newer 2 wheel drive will not work, they are too short by about 1.5 inches. I know this from experience.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Is that first-hand experience!? What did you do for brakes?

    I was wondering WTF the do with the 8-lug 14SF in my Burb when drop in the FF. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Yup .. Vic has it right. You want the shafts from a 4x4, the 2wd versions are not the same. I used shafts from a '93 4x4 and converted to disk. Alternatively, you could always "fill and drill" the 8 luggers to 6 lug, then either convert to disk or do the same with the drums.
     
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    As a side note, I got a quote from Moser Axles to do the machine work to turn my 8 luggers into 6 luggers, plug 8 holes turn flange OD down to 7.5" redrill 6 holes and turn center hub down to 3" came to $120/pair. Shipping was pretty steep though, $140 so I decided to go 8 lug.
     

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