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Wheel spacers, 8 to 6 lug?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jk3078, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. jk3078

    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if such a product is made and where to find them. What I want to do is convert an 8 lug 14bsf to a 6 lug pattern and I was wondering if this is possible and how spendy the are. Just looking for options before I try to have them redrilled. Also w/s would set the rear axle out to match the front. Thanks for any info guys.
     
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    I think some guys made some on their own, but many of the lugs were too close to each other to be practical. But Im not really sure since Ive never seen pics or one in real life, so Ill just BUMP this to the top for ya.
     
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    I called ORD and they can get them for you but the cost was like 500+ dollars. plus you need custom axle shafts. it wasnt cost effective for me to go that route. they also said you need to do the brake ot disk conversion as well
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    Easier, cheaper, safer to get new wheels.
     
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    Yes, I thought about new wheels but at $300+ thats my last option. Also the stock six lug 14bsf shafts are to wide right? Or would all the parts swap over?
     
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    Yes! That is what I had in mind. Good price also. Anyone have experience with any thing like these? Strength? This truggy does only weigh 3600#'s and will be on 36'' tires. Let me know your opinions.

    O, and thanks for the link chubbynova!
     
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  9. goldwing2000

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    Good price?? $129 EACH?
    Much more expensive than new wheels. You can get a set of white or black wagons for around $75 each.
    They're also a minimum of 2" thick, so you're going to increase your track by at least 4" front and rear.

    Anyway, I think the 6-lug 14bsf parts should just swap over. I think.
     
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    DoooH, yea each.... Well so much for that idea. I am still going to talk to my local machinist and see what he will charge to drill these out.
     

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