Full Floater Drive plates?

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sirhk100

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Anyone know if drive plates can typically be drilled with a normal drill bit or are they hardened and something that I'd need to take to a machine shop? I'm slowly putting together a pile of parts to use to build a FF setup for my truck one day. I picked up some driveplates from a friend last night but the lug holes are too small for the studs my hubs are setup with and need to be opened. Would rather not spend the cash on a drill bit that I know I'll likely never use again, especially if it's just going to get wasted right away trying to drill through the plates...
 

Ryan Jubera

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They are harder. I had to drill mine. Just used a nice drill bit and cutting oil. Bam worked out perfect.
Anyone know if drive plates can typically be drilled with a normal drill bit or are they hardened and something that I'd need to take to a machine shop? I'm slowly putting together a pile of parts to use to build a FF setup for my truck one day. I picked up some driveplates from a friend last night but the lug holes are too small for the studs my hubs are setup with and need to be opened. Would rather not spend the cash on a drill bit that I know I'll likely never use again, especially if it's just going to get wasted right away trying to drill through the plates...
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sirhk100

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Thanks guys... Guess I'll go buy a bit. I just didn't want to bother if there was no chance of the bit actually going through it.
 

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