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#1 Rossta86

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:05 PM

What size drill bit should i use to drill the holes for my 6 lug conversion? I have a 9/16 here, but im scared it will drill them too big? Also what did you guys use to drill them, a drill press or just a hand held drill? Thanks.

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:13 PM

Took them to a machine shop that made a template, drill pressed and splined them for a perfect fit. Others have used a hand drill, I tried and had a hub of shame, so I took it to a shop with the gear.

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:49 AM

are you using toyotas or chevys?
i think i used aomewhere in the half-inch range. the studs should be 12mm and 1/2 is real close to 13mm.

i used an old hub, popped out 2 studs, bolted the hub to the rim, and used the hub as a template.

if its a chevy rim you will have to grind out the center to fit over the axle nut hub!

also, find some 21mm lug nuts, as the soob 19mm nuts will want to pull thru the chevy's existing holes(and wallow out)

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 10:07 PM

I have finished the rear hubs but have not test driven it. 1/2 is too small it will split the drum/hub assembly when pressed in. 9/16 works but leaves it so the studs are loose and can be pulled in and out nearly by hand. I have drille one hole for the front, well almost, and the metal for the front is much tougher than the rear. I think i may try to get me hands on a 13mm drill bit to finish the rest?

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 10:14 PM

Rossta, Where do you live at in NOVA? I am in Remington between Warrenton and Culpeper.

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 10:23 PM

Yeah - toyota rims you don't have to grind out the center. I think *some* chevy rims you don't either.

I think what I'm going to do in the future, is drill the rims and keep it a 4 lug, but drill two MORE holes in the rims, and mount fake lugs and nuts there, and to the 4 unused holes. This will give the appearance of a 10 lug, but retain the 4 lug mounting system. It will look mean, and still be interchangeable with the subaru wheels. I'll weld the fake ones from the backside and grind it flat for mounting.....

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 10:42 PM

make sure you mark the real ones, or at least 1 of the real ones so you dont try to break loose a bunch of welded lugs with your lug wrench.

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 10:47 PM

Just remember that the lugs won't be evenly spaced.

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 11:03 PM

Ha! - your right - I'll have to do 12 lugs.

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 12:16 AM

I live in Woodbridge, for some reason i thought remington was in Southern Va.

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Posted 03 November 2003 - 01:01 AM

I have been to Woodbridge a few times. It tends to take about 45 min.




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