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6 lug conversion
Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:55 AM
So now how many people would like to have a six lug kit. let me know. PS lug nuts are includid with purchase.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:32 PM
$20 a hub. so $80 and your old parts for a 6 lug conversion. :cool:
thats a good price
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:34 PM
Posted 12 November 2007 - 08:40 PM
hey REX if your car runs the ea81 style hubs,drums i have enough for one set. also you pay shiping for the new parts and i will pay shiping for your old parts. this applys to every one.
Posted 13 November 2007 - 02:44 AM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:22 PM
Posted 14 November 2007 - 05:48 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:18 AM
That said, I'm still interested. That's a very good price. Hey, I could probably make the jig for you, if your interested. I have a lathe, milling machine, and a spiffy angle guide (Allows you to drill a hole, rotate 60 degrees, drill another).
PM me if your interested.
Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:17 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:38 PM
have you even done a set?
cause if you haven't.you should wait to see how it goes before you try an offer them to the public.just 2 cents from someone that spent countless hours attempting to do this and a ************ ton of cash on drill bits ,hubs,and various other tools to accomplish it.(ie center punches,oil,etc..)
if you want to make money ,go get a job.don't put others in danger through their trust of you.
Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:21 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:22 PM
if you don't like it,sorry.just remember,you are a long way from being the first to have these ideas.i don't care if i am right mate,but i do care if people get hurt in the end.where are the first set you did?mine went back to the recyclers.........unfortunately video won't do you any good on this one.the final result can only be found with each individual hub.
ok im asking who would like some when i make them i will puta pic up and vidio of my car with them. i have drilled hubs befor and i know how they will act so if you are going to critique my work pleas do not post here thank you. also i do not install this kit it is do it you're self.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:48 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:32 AM
....don't put others in danger through their trust of you.
With all do respect, lifting Subarus and putting bigger wheels and tires on them isn't exactly keeping people safe. Bigger wheels/tires means more stopping power is needed and I don't think the Subaru Engineers designed the stock brake system (small rotors) to stop huge tires plus miscellaneous additions like bumpers. If you keep it off road, cool, but once you get on a road, you are putting others in danger. If you want to put it in that perspective.
Also, I do have a lifted wagon that I do plan on putting bigger tires/wheels on and I don't plan on doing much with the brakes.
I also understand that you don't think he should be marketing this for general sale. I agree, but, I'm not going to shoot him down and tell him that his idea is bad. But maybe suggest that he states "off road use only". Then maybe he can get some money together to get some of the correct tools and then he can make them more precisely. This board has been leaning to the "shoot the idea down" side than "Well, that sounds like a good idea but maybe you should start with..."
Maybe you did mean that, but I inferred it otherwise.
Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:43 PM
also i am having to hold off on a few things for now due to loss in the family and other resons. the 6 lugs are one of them but the claender will be coming soon check that thread for info thanks Rob.
Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:36 AM
In short I drove the car w/ and w/o the hub centric rings. You can alighn the wheel w/o them but once you go offroad and hit bumps hard you can get them slightly out. I lightly wheel it and drive it everyday to work and every winter weekend to the mountain, so it MUST be road worthy! With the hub centric rings, I can hit bumps hard enough to bring me out of my seat and slam my head into the roof and hurt myself :cool: and when I get back on the highway its back up to 70mph w/ zero vibrations, coming from the wheels that is, the cv joints are another story (there not bad either, just standard NVH) I was pretty leary of not having the extra holes welded, due to strength, but they have been installed for a year or more now and have gone like 35k on them over 2 eng's, many cv joints, many offroad journeys, harsh hill climbs, harsh bumpy roads, trashed a wheel and back on the freeway to commute every day to work! With no cracks or signs of stress what so ever. It can be safe if done correctly.
If anyone wants pictures I can put some up. Im new here.....
I dont mean to thread jack but if anyone is interested in this "off road" only conversion w/ hub centric rings let me know. I remember shooting the idea to him when he was dropping them off and if he had 5 or so to do, He would do them for $100 a pop. If he had to do them one at a time, the price would most likely go up a little as he would have to re-enter the program and set up the jig. And I dont want to bother him w/ a bunch of individual items. I just like to drop off a box. He gets it all done it one setting, which also keeps our cost down. Im unsure of the price for the hub centric rings. I know he used a really really hard aluminum. So depending on the cost of materials, the time on a lathe isnt too extensive. Let me know and I will get some solid quotes. BUT there will be a core charge if you dont send in your hubs. I have a few sets laying around and will be able to ship out the hubs as soon as the cores and payment both arive.
Let me know Jess
Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:03 AM
I dont mean to thread jack but if anyone is interested in this "off road" only conversion w/ hub centric rings let me know.
Let me know Jess
If I was going to be off road only, I'd use the $20 ones the original poster posted about. You should start another thread about these, as posting them on someone's thread who is trying to market these is kind of vain. Now, for on-road use, yes, CNC would be preferred, but as you'll find out, (I've said this before) there's a reason most of us drive these old Subarus, necessity. Most of us can't afford $100 a hub. Especially when you can almost get the whole impreza/xt6 conversion setup for that.
Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:46 AM
Sorry your confused. Thats $100 a set of 4. If you ship me you hubs.
Im going to set up a group buy for Jan 1st.
I say "offroad only" for liability. I have been running mine for while now onroad and there safe as can be. I dont feel the slighest bit worried about the job. If you read my thread, You would have read about the hub centric rings.
Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:50 PM
I would say go for it! As long as people understand the risk, and are willing to use with out holding you responsible for their use of them, there should be no problem. Yes it is a risk, and yes lifting your soob is modifying the geometry, etc. etc. but it all comes down to what you understand about the calculated risk your taking. That said, I would DEFINATLY say convert to disc in the rear if your going over a 27" tire because any speed on the street with a over-loaded brake means potential danger of an over heated break failure. I know it has also been done and gotten away with, just more risk than I would take
This is a pain to do yourself, and I think the offer is VERY reasonable, by all means try this if your inclined, I have NEVER had any balancing issues.
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