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5 lug to 6 lug conversion?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by PinkTaco, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Nov 2, 2007 at 11:44 AM
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    PinkTaco

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    plan to get better wheels for my 5 lugs plan to do the ipod thing possibly do the subs in the single cab thing
    sorry to post so many 5 lug posts but is this possible? im sure it would be expensive to a degree, this whimpy 5 lug deal is bugging me haha
     
  2. Nov 2, 2007 at 11:52 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    this is somewhat under discussion here....LINKY!!!
     
  3. Nov 2, 2007 at 11:56 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    BTW, are u talking the whole suspension and all...or are u just wanting 6 lug wheels?
     
  4. Nov 2, 2007 at 1:52 PM
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    Yes, it can be done, but why not just get a 6 lug in the first place? Why go through all the headache, back breaking work and not to mention time and $$$ spent? The money you save on the conversion alone can pay for other mods on your rig.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2007 at 2:37 PM
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    plan to get better wheels for my 5 lugs plan to do the ipod thing possibly do the subs in the single cab thing
    just six lug wheels.. ,its easier to find six lug wheels than five lug wheels.

    haha.. true true also, but i bought the truck last christmas with no intention of doing anything to it, im fixing to leave ofr air force anyhow so its no big deal. maybe after i get time
     
  6. Nov 12, 2007 at 8:00 AM
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    wat?
    u should be able to get a set of adapters for the 5 lug to the 6 lug...i've seen them out for other vehicles, so i dont think that it'd be too hard to find some for this truck
     
  7. Nov 12, 2007 at 8:12 AM
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    Don't think that I would want to space them out to accomplish 5 to 6 conversion.
    Would at least need to change rotors in front and axels in back and I bet that it goes way deeper than that. Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too costly.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    I have just finished converting my 5 lug to a 6 lug by doing an axle swap found a cheap 4x4 axle on CL for 250. Had to drive to az though. I also had to fab my own e brake, and shock mounts. Doing this will give you a 5 inch lift in the back. Youll also have to get new wheels and swap your tires. Its a lot of fun to do though. I should have done a write up on it now that I think about it. As for the front I am looking into doing a complete spindle swap which will swap the UCAs spindles and brakes. The only thing is I have to make sure the LBJ will mount into the new spindle. If it will then it should be just fine and wala 5 -> 6 lug conversion with a built in 5 inch lift, better gearing, suspension, and brakes. I did it all DIY. Words of advice have a spare vehicle and lots of time, CL and salvage yards are your friends.

    If you find anything about the front let me know
     
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