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Old April 30th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Aluminum Hub Adapter Durability.

Since I've converted my '94 Chevy 3500-HD to 4wd, I've been dying to convert my front hubs over to a 10 on 7.25" pattern to match the rear.

The steel Monroe Truck adapters that were used on the few conversions are near impossible to find in the states, but I have found some that a guy had built from aluminum. No idea what kind or grade of aluminum, but he had some big ass military tires bolted to them at one point.

Now is aluminum going to stand up to a 130lb wheel and tire, with a Cummins and D60 sitting on top? I will have to get a standard dually hub machined down to fit inside, so it can have somewhat of a press fit, and also support from flange to flange.

Here's a pic of the Monroe setup to give an idea... The 8 to 10 adapter is slid over a modified dually hub.





And here's the adapter in question, same as the steel version.



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