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Old December 28th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Im swapping a EB d44 in my B2 and since its a 5x5.5 pattern I need to match my Ex 8.8 . I would rather not use adapters for a couple reasons and was wondering if anyone has been able to redrill the axles and rotors on the 8.8 to 5x5.5? If not what is my next best option?
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Old December 28th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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I have seen them redrilled, but after putting the 5x5.5 on the axle flange it puts the lug studs pretty far out on circumference of the flange. I think if you get the super 8.8 kit they have the option of 5x5.5?

Also maybe look into getting full width 8.8 shafts cut down and resplined, not sure if that is a realistic option or not.

I ran lug adapters (on the rear) on my b2 when I went full width on the front and ran it pretty hard locked on 36's without any issues. Holshotracer is running the same adapters on his ranger for over 2 yrs now without any issues as well.
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Thanx John.

Stupid me when I build my trailer a few years ago I built it for my drag truck and never really thought about ever sticking a wide 4x4 on it and as it sat before the axle swaps my B2 only had a couple inches on either side to clear the side rails.So Im afraid once the axles,new wheels and tires go on it the adapters might just make it to wide to fit.

Whats this super 8.8 kit your talkin bout?
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http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/super88/super88-1.htm

http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catal...ducts_id/71569
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Dam, that kit adds almost another inch of width per side also....Thats out of the question then.

Just looking at the pic in that second link it looks like the larger pattern is very close to the outside of the flange in their axles also. I wonder if that would be ok on a factory axle then?
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