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Converting a 6 lug axle to an 8 lug, is there any way to do this?

I have a 1965 Toyota FJ40, and I was wondering if there was any way to change the stock front axle 6 lug pattern to and 8 lug pattern. I need to do this to match the 8 lug i have in back(its a Dana 60), and i dont want to have to buy a whole new axle if i dont have to. So is there any way to do this?Thanks, I appreciate all the helpand be expecting to see some more questions I have about the FJ40s lol.

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I have a 72 land cruiser with 60.s front and rearI had the axles cut to stock because I really didn,t want a trailer queen.It really sucks to turn around and go back the way you came because your tow rig is left were you startedSo, anyway the best way to take care of this is send the rear axles in and have them changed to 6 lug.There is no real reason to have 8 lugI,m sure you will put a 60 in the front sooner than later,when you do you have the axles changed over to 6 for the front.You cannot change the coarse spline toyota front axle to 8 lug.You will have to get new axles.
May 28, 2018
no kind of drive will save you on ice. fwd, rwd, awd and even 4x4s. like the guy said above, in snow fwd would be better becuause you go wherever you point your tires. mud is probably the same. but awd is the best of both worlds. front wheels pulling and rear wheels pushing.
May 28, 2018

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