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5 to 6 lug conversion

Txatheart

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I want to do a 5 lug to 6 lug conversion on a 97 tahoe. What years can I swap with? 2wd vortec v8
 

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For the front it is simply a matter of putting on a set of 95+ c2500 6 lug rotors. The rear is where it gets a bit trickier. You can swap in a 4x4 rear axle, but it is roughly 3 inches wider than a 2 wheel drive rear axle. The ONLY 6 lug rear axle that is the correct width is the rear axle from a c2500 6 lug truck. It is a 9.5" 14 bolt cs the 8.5" 10 bolt you currently have. If you're doing the 6 lug swap to run late model GM wheels, you will need at least a 1.25" wheel spacer for the front. So many go with a 4x4 1500 rear axle, put 1.5" wheel spacers on the front, and run the late model GM 6 lug wheels.
 

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For the front it is simply a matter of putting on a set of 95+ c2500 6 lug rotors. The rear is where it gets a bit trickier. You can swap in a 4x4 rear axle, but it is roughly 3 inches wider than a 2 wheel drive rear axle. The ONLY 6 lug rear axle that is the correct width is the rear axle from a c2500 6 lug truck. It is a 9.5" 14 bolt cs the 8.5" 10 bolt you currently have. If you're doing the 6 lug swap to run late model GM wheels, you will need at least a 1.25" wheel spacer for the front. So many go with a 4x4 1500 rear axle, put 1.5" wheel spacers on the front, and run the late model GM 6 lug wheels.
That's the answer I've been looking for..thank you!
 
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