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6 lug to 8 lug question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazin Obsession, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Blazin Obsession

    Blazin Obsession Registered Member

    Sep 25, 2001
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    B.C Canada
    I am gathering up the parts to go to a 14 bolt diff and am going to convert the 10 bolt front with 6 lug to 8 lug. And the million dollar question is,,,,,,,,,,,,, can I use the brake backing plate from a 2 wheel drive 3/4 ton or do I have to use one from a 4x4?????
    Just a note,, I bought a 14 bolt diff with 4:10 gears and took it a part to check things out ,and wow,,,,is this thing ever a superior design compared to my 10 bolt,,, cant wait to get a locker and get it all installed.

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  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jan 12, 2001
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    You will need the plate off a 4x4. The 2wd stuff is totally different.

    And yes, it will need to be from a 3/4 ton also. The 1/2 ton plates are a little smaller in diameter than the 3/4 ton.

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