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Old 03-14-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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6 lug vs 5 lug

So I have a 70 C 10 six lug four wheel drum Power. I was thinking about just converting the front to a disk with 2 1/2 inch drop spindles and 4 inch lowering springs in the rear and staying six lug. Should I look to get a late 70s early 80s pick up and pull all the running gear out and convert to five lug?
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: 6 lug vs 5 lug

Drill your axles or buy new axles is an option also. I converted front and back to 5 lug because I would like to run torque thrust wheels some day.
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Old 03-16-2019, 03:22 AM   #3
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Re: 6 lug vs 5 lug

I feel like just putting a disk brake conversion in the front would be the easiest and keeping it 6 lug....
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:17 AM   #4
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Re: 6 lug vs 5 lug

I did the 6 to 5 lug because of wheel selection. Then started looking and found a lot of nice wheels for 6 lug. If I had to do it again I would have just put disc on.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:27 AM   #5
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Re: 6 lug vs 5 lug

Most 70 rear axles are wide enough so that you can put the five lug axles from a 71 through 81 12 bolt truck in them. The easiest way to tell is measure from backing plate to backing plate and it should be around 57 inches.
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