Converting 5x135mm to 5x5.5, thoughts?

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SiCCMADE
Dec 18, 2010
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So I have walker Evans wheels on my truck. They’re beadlocks and I’m trying to not get rid of them but wondering if I have enough surface area and hub clearance to fit a Dana 44 hub and redrill to 5x5.5 with 5/8 studs wheel pattern. The center of my wheel is 3.5”.

Reason for wanting to convert is because I have Larimore’s old race kit off the juggernaut. Any thoughts about this conversion, has it been done, do you know someone, best way to go about it??






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85yota

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D44 hub should fit through that wheel no problem. Either re drill D44 hub and rotor to 5x135 or re drill a second 5 lug pattern in wheel.
 

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SiCCMADE
Dec 18, 2010
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Santa Ana
D44 hub should fit through that wheel no problem. Either re drill D44 hub and rotor to 5x135 or re drill a second 5 lug pattern in wheel.
That’s what I was thinking that could be done. Everyone’s been giving me the “idk if you can do that/ you need to get rid of those wheels and get new ones” spiel lately.


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85yota

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Any machine shop worth a shit can re drill the hubs for you. OR if you get the rotors machined to fit over the hub tight you can use that as a drill guide and do it yourself.
 
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84projectford

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A good machinist can drill the pattern over the existing one if your upsizing the studs.
^^this

on my rear axle that was 5 on 135, i just redrilled a new 5 on 5.5 pattern. easier since i could make a centering ring for old 5 on 5.5 wheel spacers i had and use those as a way to put a center punch right where the drill bit would be cutting.
 

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