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Looked a bit around the forum and really didn't find what I was looking for. Was wonder iff it was even possible to covert a 5 lug to an 8 lug. I have a 1500 and I love the look of a stock wheel. So I'm looking to do the conversion to be able to go down to a smaller rim, but at the same time get a stronger rim. All info is helpful. Thanks guys.
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I think it's going to be a lot of work and expense, for just a look. I have the chrome clad 20" rims and have beat the hell out of the truck, hauled heavy bed loads, like a cord of green fire wood out of the woods on non existant roads, never had a problem. Friends all told me the 20" tires would blow out, nope. Used to haul diesel motors in the bed as well, a 12L 725 hp Volvo with marine gear weighs about 3500 lbs, I'd guess the firewood around 4,000 lbs. Good old Hankook Dynapro ATM tires at 40 psi. 8 lug wheels and tires are heavier, will hurt the ride and mpgs.
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All the 8-lugs are solid front axle, 5-lugs are IFS, pretty much impossible to do the conversion.
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you can get any wheels to fit on your truck whit wheel adapters. their like spacers that change your bolt pattern. your truck has a 5.5 x 5 bolt pattern
http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Ada...5550-8650l.htm
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Why not use the 1500 17" rims?
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^^ That's what I'm wondering. What makes you think you need to do an 8 lug conversion to go down to a smaller rim? Throw a 5 lug 17" rim on it and call it a day.
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