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Old 11-26-2002, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can stock 404 hubs be modified to 8 lug?

Can the stock hubs be turned down, and the radius be removed to allow re-drilling of the 8 on 6.5" pattern? I have seen Wolfgangs new hubs, and they are great, but turning down what I already have seems a nicer price (for me)
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Old 11-26-2002, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you gonna put different drums on it? The stock drums can't be redrilled. 8 on 6.5" will put the radius center of the bolt pattern right on the edge of the hub. Hub measures 6-5/16".
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I don't know if machining the hub down to 8 lug would work. It probably can be done, but to fit a caliper and rotor that close the the gearhousing is tough.

I am actually thinking of having a adapter ring made to get to 8 lug and space it enough to allow rotor and caliper to not hit the housing.

I will be interested in other replies as I am looking to do something simular.
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1990JeepXJ- I hope you do not mind that I hijacked one of your pics I planned on losing the drums with the re-drill by mounting disc rotors to the back side. The stock chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 rotors have about a 1 1/2" offset/spacer on them already. I think we all know what area I am referring to, see pic http://www.weps.alloffroad.com/whats_new.html

I am ASSuming they are Steel, not cast hubs......

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1990JeepXJ- I hope you do not mind that I hijacked one of your pics I planned on losing the drums with the re-drill by mounting disc rotors to the back side. The stock chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 rotors have about a 1 1/2" offset/spacer on them already. I think we all know what area I am referring to, see pic http://www.weps.alloffroad.com/whats_new.html

I am ASSuming they are Steel, not cast hubs......
I know there is not enough space to mount a rotor behind the stock hub. There is maybe 1/2" or less between the back side of the hub and the gearhousing.
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You have to space out the rotor away from the portal as it won't fit over the portal behind the hub.

A spacer is a better idea. It could match the 6 bolt pattern on one side and match the 8 bolt pattern on the other.

I have made a new hub for mine. I will post some pics when I have access to a digital camera. It spaces the rotor away from the portal about 3.5 inches. I used ford unit bearing rotors which fit over top of the hub instead of behind and lets me run those cheap $20 GM calipers.
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A spacer is a better idea. It could match the 6 bolt pattern on one side and match the 8 bolt pattern on the other.
I have this drawn up somewhere on my computer using Autodesk Inventor 5. I'll try to find it when I get back from stuffing my face this weekend.
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Thanks for the info guys, I was thinking the way I was simply from seeing Wolfgangs new hub and some disc conversion pics from Ryeguys site. As always, nothing is quite as simple as it looks Siebert, I like the sound of your setup. I could make my own hubs, but cannot broach the splines in them.. I am leaning towards Hummer rims now FWIW...
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