Go Back   Chevy Truck Forum | GMC Truck Forum - GmFullsize.com > Modification > Lifted Suspension & Offroad


Lifted Suspension & Offroad Discuss lifted trucks and off-roading.

Welcome to GmFullsize.com


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-28-2008, 08:18 PM   #11
chevytaHOE5674
GMFS Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western UP Michigan
Posts: 1,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

Or just redrill the pattern and put the rotor on the front of the hub without blocks on the back.

chevytaHOE5674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 08:20 PM   #12
Tiki
meow
 
Tiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: ...
Posts: 14,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

ahh pictures? SHCS's = ?
__________________
Tiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 08:28 PM   #13
bggrnchvy
NCOR
 
bggrnchvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 28
Posts: 8,131
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

Well there's that too, I guess it will depends what hat depth rotor you pick.

SHCSs = socket head caps screws.
__________________

Not the same without you buddy. JasonPayneMemorial
1997 K1530 ECTB LQ9/80e/241/D60f/C14FF
2006 Dodge 2500 QCLB 600CTD/G56/271/AAM9.25/AAM11.5
bggrnchvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 08:33 PM   #14
chevytaHOE5674
GMFS Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western UP Michigan
Posts: 1,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

Makes rotor changes much easier, no pressing studs. And the rotors require little modification to fit.

If you put the rotor behind the hub do you redrill an 8lug rotor? Or turn the center out of a 6 lug hub?
chevytaHOE5674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 08:43 PM   #15
bggrnchvy
NCOR
 
bggrnchvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 28
Posts: 8,131
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

The issue I see more is the amount of knurl on the stud and the amount of material holding that knurl. Spinning a stud would suck.

Slipping the rotor on the front is easy but you could use a 6 lug 10 bolt rotor just as easily as you use an 8 lug rotor right? The hub snouts aren't different OD's as they use the same selectable hubs.

I've got some pics of Jason's version and yes he welded on the blocks which is not shown in the pics. I know because I picked one up he hadn't been able to deliver yet when we straightened up his garage.



__________________

Not the same without you buddy. JasonPayneMemorial
1997 K1530 ECTB LQ9/80e/241/D60f/C14FF
2006 Dodge 2500 QCLB 600CTD/G56/271/AAM9.25/AAM11.5
bggrnchvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #16
chevytaHOE5674
GMFS Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Western UP Michigan
Posts: 1,251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

Originally Posted by bggrnchvy View Post
The issue I see more is the amount of knurl on the stud and the amount of material holding that knurl. Spinning a stud would suck.
I am using factory front studs, with the same amount of knurl engaged or a tad more as the stock front unit bearing. Reamed about 10 test holes until we got the perfect hole size so the knurl was engaged perfect. 30k miles so far and only issue is some leaking axle shaft seals.
chevytaHOE5674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 09:33 PM   #17
NorcalZ71
GMFS Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: cali
Posts: 4,089
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

i like it, how much time do you spose would be into that kyle? want to cruise up and use my dads shop for a weekend to get a 14 bolt ready for my truck ?
NorcalZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 09:36 PM   #18
Lifted07Duramax
Cartmans Critters
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 8,877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

get a Vmax axle

Or am I lost?
Lifted07Duramax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 09:41 PM   #19
Tiki
meow
 
Tiki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: ...
Posts: 14,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

different axle john boy
__________________
Tiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 09:49 PM   #20
bggrnchvy
NCOR
 
bggrnchvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bay Area, CA
Age: 28
Posts: 8,131
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: 8 to 6 lug conversion hubs, 14FF

It wouldn't be a big deal, but you'll have to wait in line I seem to be booked.

Finishing some furniture for the gf's house for her birthday this week.

Headed to SLO next weekend to hang all the gf's pictures and work on her new place.

Building bumpers and tire carrier for my friends XJ that week.

Headed down to Bako Friday night for a week to finish Jason's rig for Ken.

Gearing and reassembling a D60 for a different friend when I get back.

Welding up the front suspension on an MJ the rest of that week.

Adding a cage to the back half of my friends Scout after that and a winch mount to his front bumper.

Then after that hopefully ordering a couple hundred feet of tube and building an exo and possible bed and replacing my PS pump can for some runs before Moab in September.

Job interviews have to fall in there somewhere and hopefully a job a SLO soonest.

Where does that leave me? End of August'ish?
__________________

Not the same without you buddy. JasonPayneMemorial
1997 K1530 ECTB LQ9/80e/241/D60f/C14FF
2006 Dodge 2500 QCLB 600CTD/G56/271/AAM9.25/AAM11.5
bggrnchvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

Latest Threads
- by imout
- by Blue02
- by .James.
- by barrrf