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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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changing d44 lug pattern

Is is hard to change lug patters from say, a 8 lug to 5 lug? Im searching for d44 and alot are 6 lug and more, but if I can do it easily by buying different part, then I will have a bigger selection.

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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:56 AM   #2
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im no expert but I would say that all you would have to do would be change the hubs.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:56 AM   #3
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Between changing the spindles, brakes, and hubs, you can make any D44 any bolt pattern that was available in some stock form.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 08:48 AM   #4
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Between changing the spindles, brakes, and hubs, you can make any D44 any bolt pattern that was available in some stock form.
On the front axle that is all true. On the back axle you would normally have to buy axle shafts which fit your housing and have flanges drilled with the right wheel pattern. There are also spacers you can buy to convert from some wheel patterns to others but I'm not a wheel spacer fan.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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Alright, thanks guys, this gives me more options now. Just wanted to double check
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Unread 03-13-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
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converting a 6 or 8 lug 44 to a 5x5.5 jeep pattern is simple.......dodge fronts work great
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