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Redrill SN95 Hubs?
#1

We all know the 5-lug swap is extremely popular, but has anyone ever put on a set of SN95 spindles/hubs and drilled them out for the 4-lug pattern?

As always I've got a bunch of spare SN95 parts laying around but I'd rather keep my 4-lug wheels. Just curious if anyone has gone this route.
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#2

It's not a simple mod. The two lug patterns (4 on 4.25" and 5 on 4.5") interfere so you would have to weld and redrill.
Your best bet would be to find 4-lug rotors that would fit the SN95 spindles.

I realize this is the opposite of what you want to do but it's a method to investigate for your application using available parts.
For example, the low buck 5-lug swap on a Fox using Aerostar rotors and Ranger axles. They fit with no mods and the brakes stay the same but you get the 5-lug wheel option.
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I had looked into that originally, but with the lack of popularity of 4 lug products, I haven't been able to find any that would take any less work than welding and redrilling. That was the reason for my curiosity.
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wickedsnake00 Wrote:I had looked into that originally, but with the lack of popularity of 4 lug products, I haven't been able to find any that would take any less work than welding and redrilling. That was the reason for my curiosity.
Ok, I've never looked into it so I wasn't sure if there was an option.
On the weld/drill method iirc you only need to weld one hole if you're careful where you layout the pattern. I drew it out in AutoCad years ago but have no idea where the file is.
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(02-28-2020, 09:17 PM)Paul LeDuc Wrote:  Ok, I've never looked into it so I wasn't sure if there was an option.
On the weld/drill method iirc you only need to weld one hole if you're careful where you layout the pattern. I drew it out in AutoCad years ago but have no idea where the file is.

Most of the four lug setups are for FWD cars. Obviously I can't use the front wheel ones. Not many use a sealed bearing like the SN cars, and those that do use a much smaller shaft. I think the risk and effort of re-drilling is probably much lower than machining down the spindle and using little FWD rear bearings.

I did the trig and even with aligning one of the bolt holes between the two there's barely any overlap.

If/when I get around to it I'll have to post back with results.
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