Rock to 8 lug adapter?

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  1. Ricky B

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    Ok just saw this on usa6x6's website:

    So if i'm seeing this correctly for $120 you can have a set of adapters to run 8 lug wheels on rockwells? So why does everyone drop so much frikin $$ on new rockwell pattern rims? Or is this not what I think it is?
     
  2. paradisePWoffrd

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    well im not sure, but it might be hard to get the hub of a rockwell through a 8 lug wheel?.....
     
  3. Ricky B

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    with the hubs flipped out i thought you dont have to worry about that? I don't know, i saw they had a pic too, and it didnt look like any hub would be sticking out with the amount the spacer was.

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  4. Spence

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    i was about to post that same pic

    doesnt look to have too much beef around the 8lug holes, and maybe it is an illusion due to the huge size of the rockwell lug holes, but those 8 look like whey would have to be drilled out more to fit a lug????
     
  5. Ricky B

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    yea I was wonderin about that too, the holes do look pretty small, but i mean to save the $$ to have some rockwell beadlocks made I'd def be willing to try the adapters with my 8 lug beadlocks I already have.
     
  6. SSWaters

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    That's what the wheel disc bolt to, the studs go thru the big holes. Ouverson makes an 8 lug adapter, but, when I was at Chuck's like 3 years ago he showed me that when you go this route the outer wheel bearings are real small compared to the normal set up. maybe the newer kits are different.

    Where my pictures are hosted is down for a few days so check that rock sticky later for pics of it.
     
  7. paradisePWoffrd

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    yeah now that i look at the pic, that is jsut for a wheel disc brake rotor... you would still be running the 6 lug wheels though....
     
  8. Rich

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    As SSwaters said, that is NOT the adapter you're talking about. That's a front axle disc brake adapter. those small holes are 5/16" bolt holes..

    The diameter of the hub on a rockwell is bigger than the BOLT pattern on a chevy.
    Chevy - 8 x 6.5"
    Rockwell - 6 x 8.5"

    So if this adapter thing is real, since you can't get a normal 8 lug wheel over the rockwell hub, it would have to go outboard of the hub, which is 82" end to end. You'd be stupid wide (83.5" WMS) and have a scrub radius the size of Texas.

    Ouverson has a cheap ( :lol: ) 8-lug conversion.. "only" $750 a corner, but it includes brakes and probably drive flanges.. but it puts the WMS at 73.5" IIRC.

    Sell your beadlocks, and get rockwell wheels. I caught a deal and got mine cheap... the deals are out there.
     
  9. paradisePWoffrd

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    or you could run pinion brakes and recenter your 8 lug wheels for the rockwell pattern
     
  10. Ricky B

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    Yea thats what I was thinkin I was gonna do just do a "homefab" wheel recenter job, just saw those adapters and thought I had found gold for a second :driver:
     
  11. 91oneton

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    according to daniel u can bore the center of the 8 lug wheel out enough to get a rock hub through it .. however that cant leave you with much metal there to work with .. sounds week
     
  12. Rich

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    He's on fucking crack. No nice way to say it. I just measured my hubs.. 6 3/8" diameter. I'd love to see that.. :lol:
     
  13. maddog411

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    Looks like his 1 ton do-it-yourself brake kit consists of that and the caliper braket for $200. So I guess the set of caliper brakets costs $140 of that....sounds like too much, course he really doesn't have any competition either.
     
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    Ouverson's conversion also uses smaller 1 ton bearings and new hubs. I talked to him about it like 2 months ago and I thought he was going to drop the price to about $400 per corner not including brakes, but that doesn't seem to have happened.
     
  15. Ricky B

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    Yea I mean Im just gonna try an do what the Aronsomethin guy did and take some old stocker rims and use the centers in my 15" beadlock wheels I have now I guess.
     
  16. Rich

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    The brackets are pretty decent and do fit spot-on, but you try casting your own aluminum hub piece.. That shit ain't cheap. Yeah, billet would be better, but even more $.

    I'm not sticking up for him, but the price didn't seem bad.
     
  17. RufusTheRam

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    here ya go ricky, these should be just your style.:flipoff2:

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  18. SSWaters

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    Whoa, ain't seen that. Bet you'll be sitting wide, or, running 10" of backspacing. I guess it'd be sturdy enough?
     
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    i don't know, i guess they're not any worse than any other wheel adapter. sure looks sketchy though. i think the main concern would be those bolts already see the stress of the axle, now they get to deal with a big/heavy tire and wheel also.

    you aren't kidding about wide, puts you well over 80" wms-wms i'm sure. maybe as much as 85".
     
  20. Ricky B

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    Sweeeeet I just saw those pics. For $60 bucks ya dang sure Im gonna run those vrs the whole rim issue.

    I mean if those will save me the whole switchin my rims to rockwell pattern I'd run those adapters, I don't care about width either just makes the jeep look meaner :driver:
     
  21. bottomland4x4

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    if you run a narrowed front axle you can loose 7 inches of width, but on the rear you have to run with the hubs out so the adapters will work. the only good choice for the 8 lug conversion is ouverson engineering.:bling:
     
  22. Ricky B

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    i mean i'd leave the hubs out on the front, as long as i can run the adapters all the way around I don't care about width.

    I'm gonna call usa6x6 and order a set tommorow probably, unless someone totaly objects and thinks its a horrible idea.

    I still might try em thou, I'm a cheapo :shaking:
     
  23. 91oneton

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    rick would u be interested im some 16.5 rockwell steel wheels
     
  24. Ricky B

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    Well my tsl's are on some 15" 32 bolt beadlocks, so my tires wouldn't fit, thanks thou.

    btw: Were those the rims you had the Irok's on? You goin to a different Tire or what?
     
  25. paradisePWoffrd

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    well i think itd be alotta force on those bolts... cuz it looks that the adapter is bolted on using the hub bolts... deff be the weak link on the axle

    plus since it bolts to the flange botls, it wouldnt matter whether the hubs were in or out, itd still be the same width, like 80" WMS or so
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    also you might find that being that wide may give you alotta hassle on trails, and while turning
     

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