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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2002, 11:31 AM
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Wow this place has changed....newbie again...

My 86 Suburban blew a head gasket summer of last year and havent visited the boards even before then.While sitting I ound out that the front body mount/frame,tailgate mount/frame were rotted out,and rust went thorough around the both back windows and roof(roof rack and chrome stuff)..Got the heads off and saving for a better set..The 1/2 ton Sub have a ZZ1,6"lift,35x12.5x15 tires,beefed up 700R4(lol),NP208,and a 6 lug 14 bolt SF...I was still going to fix it but found this deal..86 Suburban 2500,LT9,TH400,NP241,8 lug 14 bolt SF and 16(or 16.5inch wheels...

My goal is to use as much from my old truck to the new one..I know the lift kit would work but Im worried about the wheels/tires..Is it stupid to try to convert an 8 lug truck to 6(if possible)?Or at least get 15" 8 lug wheels that will fit..

Im hoping the brake sizes for all 14 bolt SF's are the same..

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2002, 10:00 PM
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Re: Wow this place has changed....newbie again...

Keep it 8 lug. In fact, start looking around for someone's 14FF to put in the rear. Beef, beef, and more beef.

Oh yeah, if the transfer case is stock, it should be a NP208 in a 86. NP241's didn't come around until 89, but someone could have put it there.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2002, 10:38 AM
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Im just trying to cut cost at the moment..THe 15" tires are new so I dont mind using it..Im hoping a 15" wheel would fit the 8 lug SF..Or if I can use the axle off the 6 lug Sf 14 bolt(from a 90's Sub) and put it in the 8 lug SF 14 bolt to save $$$..Then maybe just go back to 8 bolt when the tires are done..thanks for the reply

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2002, 05:20 PM
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the way i understand the etire 3/4 & 1/2 swaps is that they will directly swap. perches/drive shaft splines will bolt up no mods. what you got up front? or are they both 2wd? (with transfer cases for show [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img])
post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-11-2002, 10:38 AM
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Re: Wow this place has changed....newbie again...

The fronts are 10 bolts(I think)..It doesnt have the indentation of a Dana 44 cover but the shape is a little oblong..Im just hoping 15" wheels would fit on my 14 bolt(8 bolt) SF..I want to be able to use my 35" tires to save some $$..The rear end from my parts truck is 14 bolt SF from a 95(?)Suburban..The perches has to be moved and my (cheap) aftermarket wheels'lug holes has to enlarged and flared..

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