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Temporary 6 lug to 8 lug adapter?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BorregoK5, Nov 12, 2001.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a temporary 6 lug to 8 lug wheel adapter to use while my 8 lug axle gets finished. I don't need strength as it will be for local commuting only, just a cheap temporary measure to fill the void. Anyone know of any suppliers?

    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.echobit.com:81/k5/> Pictures</a>
     
  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>I dont think that would be possible, and if someone does have it, it would not be cheap. The 8 lug hubs are too large to fit over a 6 lug wheel. What axle is this?
     
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    Reverse that thought, I want to put an 8 lug wheel on a 6 lug hub untill my 8 lug axle is done.


    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.echobit.com:81/k5/> Pictures</a>
     
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    It would be cheeper to buy new rims. Just buy some PepGirls cheepies.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  5. Blue85

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    I talked to every wheel adapter maker that I could find a while back, looking for an adapter to mount a 6 lug wheel on an 8-lug axle (the opposite of what you're trying to do). Everyone said that it couldn't be done except for one place <a target="_blank" href=http://www.skulte.com/adapters.htm>www.skulte.com/adapters.htm</a>

    This guy said that he could make them and quoted me about $170 + $10 shipping. However, I started pressing him for a design or some preceding designs and didn't get anything. I sent him a design of my own then to analyze and still nothing. Finally, I realized that he knew that it wouldn't be safe, but he just wanted to hide out or find some new idead or something. I finally just converted the axle.

    It should be cheaper to buy a pair of steel 6-lug rims (even junkyard ones) and have your tire mounted on them for a while.

    <font color=green>There's nothing like the smell of a rich V-8 in the morning...</font color=green>
     

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