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Old 09-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Convert from 5 bolt to 6 bolt pattern.

This is a D44 from an F250. Can I just swap in some Chevy parts to get to the 6 bolt wheel pattern?

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Old 09-26-2006, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes....

I'll ASSUME you're talking about the spindle mounting pattern...not the wheel mounting pattern. Cause we all know an F-250 would be 8 lug

Use all GM and you'll need the stub axle too...from the ball joints out, get the whole thing.

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Old 09-26-2006, 02:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you are better off just swapping the whole axle. you can score a six lug front axle cheaper than peicing all the parts you are going to need to do the swap. another cheaper alternative is to call moser axles and have them redrill your current rotors for a six lug pattern.
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I've got a set of chevy knuckles, from ball joints out. They are six lug. If you're interested, PM me.
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I'll ASSUME you're talking about the spindle mounting pattern...not the wheel mounting pattern. Cause we all know an F-250 would be 8 lug
We'll I don't know about that. This has been narrowed and is in my EB. It already has Moser axles and CTM joints. I am going to be building the rear 9" next and am considering changing everything to 6 lug to match my other 2 trucks.

If feasible.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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redrill your current rotors for a six lug pattern.
See, this doesn't sound to unreasonable. Or replace the rotors with 6 lug if the innards will fit.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe I mis-spoke about the F250. It is '79 HP 44, narrowed for EB, running F150 tie rod and drag link also narrow to EB, F150 hubs and rotors with t-bird calipers.

I knew you guys would keep me honest

Okay, so now what do you think about converting to 6 lug pattern? It is just so I will have swapability between vehicles.

I'm getting ready to buy wheels and tires, so I need to figure it out before I built the 9".

Thanks again for the responses.
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i think its more work to convert both axles then needed. what rims and tires would you be swaping and why?
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If it is too much work and money, it probably won't happen.

The 9" is getting upgraded to probably 31 spline (I don't know if I can justif 35 spline, only planning on 37" tires), maybe FF, just thought about 6 lug.

I already keep a couple of 6 lug spares for my other truck. My 1/2 ton truck is Chevy 6 lug, so I just thought, why not keep 6 lug for everything.

Not a real big deal either way but if it is easy and not to much $$, I rather have 6 lug wheels all around.

This is info gathering.
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Its gonna depend on the knuckle application then...

If you have the 5 bolt spindle from a later F150, I dont think the GM hub and rotor will work...the bearing sizes are right for the early GM hub, but the offset is wrong.

If you have an older 6 hole spindle, then you keep the knuckle and use an early GM spindle and hub and stub and caliper brkt.

Worst case is still ball joints out with all GM stuff. not really all that bad. you are gonna toss alot of your existing stuff tho. rework steering and probly tinker with the brakes too.

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Old 09-27-2006, 07:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'll have to park it next to a Chevy D44 and swap some parts to see what is what.

Thanks for the opinions.
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