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  • Best way to go about 5 lug conversion?

    What's the best and most reliable way to go about doing a complete 5 lug conversion on a S13?

    I've heard that the aftermarket hubs such as the Ichiba or the Drop Engineering hubs don't last as long as the oem hubs would. So this being said would they not hold up during time attack track days?

    If I went oem, where does one attain all the pieces necessary to complete the swap? mynismo.com told me they can no longer get s14 spindles, so is there anywhere else to get them?

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    Junkyard diving ftw!
    Originally posted by SoSideways
    I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
    '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
    '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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    • #3
      I would think the swap hubs are fine, but the bearings are likely shyt.

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      • #4
        J30 front hubs (get a new snap ring grove machined and swap your s13 bearings in) and z32 NA rear hubs (bolt right on). Done.
        S12 || N13 || S13 || B16

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        • #5
          I just raped an S14. Took front lca's, knuckles, and hubs as well as the entire rear cradle for $350. Used the rear hubs and entire front assembly for years, finished swapping the rear subframe in 2 Christmas's ago.
          Originally posted by Matt93SE
          in engrish, it's all about the length of your shaft... :P

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          • #6
            I'm using the ichiba fronts and 300zx rears on mine. Replacing with OEM bearings when the ichiba ones are gone.

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            • #7
              Ichiba front hubs for me, Skyline R33 GTST rears

              use R33 GTST brakes all round

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              • #8
                Attain 5 lugs up front and OE rear. They have been perfect, worth the cost if you ask me.
                2006 Evo IX MR
                1987 RX-7 ITS Race Car

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                • #9
                  Excluding 4-lug vs 5-lug, are there any differences at all between S13 and S14 rear hub assemblies? I'm reading in a couple spots that they are the same and that it's just the fronts that are different.

                  I was looking for new rear hub assemblies and see alot of "S13 5-lug conversion" hubs and the like, but was just wondering if they'd install as if they were stock S14 assemblies.
                  97 Kouki SR 240

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                  • #10
                    bearings are different, people press the s13 bearings into s14 hubs to make it all work (front only)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TunedBy View Post
                      bearings are different, people press the s13 bearings into s14 hubs to make it all work (front only)
                      I'm asking about the rear though
                      97 Kouki SR 240

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TunedBy View Post
                        bearings are different, people press the s13 bearings into s14 hubs to make it all work (front only)
                        I want to see you do this.

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                        • #13
                          grab a 5-lug s14 rotor, find a drill press, and redrill your fronts to 5-lug. that's what i did with mine. works great.
                          '92 s13 hatch, sr20, gt2560rs, 2way, smokescreens

                          ignitesoul.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Oh the rears just bolt on.

                            they are interchangable between

                            s14, s15 (pretty sure), R32 Skyline, R33 Skyline, Z32

                            the 1/2 shafts are the same spline pattern on the spindle so it's a straight swap.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Z28ricer View Post
                              I want to see you do this.
                              :P no freking way, i just bought ichiba's and bolted them on.

                              kept the front 4 stud in case the bearings go

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