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What has to be done to convert a 14b FF to 6 lug?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Codeman96, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Codeman96

    Codeman96 1/2 ton status

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    Can you drill the hubs/drums? I just don't want to/can't afford get new wheels and tires and I have a set of 3/4 ton axles w/4.10s to go in. What sre my options? I posted a WTB in the classifieds for adapters anyone got any?
     
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    Cheapest solution is a pair of 15" 8 lug rims. Cheaper than adaptors or new hubs and you'll be able to re-use your tires.


    Rene
     
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    Yeppers. PM grundy99, I think he has some 15x8 or 15x10 8 lug wheels he's not using. He migh tgive you a deal on them.
     
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    Codeman96 1/2 ton status

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    I'd just like to find a set of TonyP's adapters they would suit me fine.
     
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    Adapters for sale in the classifieds.
     
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    As long as you already have aftermarket wheels, those adapters should work. Stock rims have holes in the center that are too small to clear the hub snout, so I hear. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
     
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    Actually, I just went through this. Blew up my 10-bolt, and found the most economical way to fix it was to throw a 14bff under the truck.
    I have yet to find a 6-bolt rim that will clear the hubs. You'll have to get the hubs turned down. I ended up selling the rims I had and getting some cheapo steel rims. Came close to breaking even on it, to be honest.

    I explored every route that I could find to keep my 6-bolts, and the absolute cheapest was to just swap the rims out.

    Wish I had better news for you. :dunno:
     
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    Codeman96 1/2 ton status

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    Holy Cow! I guess I didn't realize what kind of price I was looking at for adapters.

    I would consider using something in a black steel D holes or I really like the newer "soft 8s" who has them in a 15x8 8 lug and the best price?
     
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    I got white 9 spokes, 15x8 from summit racing for $28/pc... blacks are a little more expensive, but I can fix that with a $2 can of spraypaint if I need to.
     
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    I bought 15x8 white spokes and had them powder coated for $14 each.
     

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