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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Wheels Adapter from 5x5.5 to 5x6.5

Does anyone have a source for these adapters

I want to put LR wheels on my M416

The pattern on the M416 is Chevy/Ford 5 x 5.5

and ours 5 x 6.5

Wheel adapter can make one for 400.00 shipped ( ridiculous )

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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I used this guy for the adapters for my sankey (std trailer hub) to the DI/D90 bolt pattern.
http://www.wheeladapter.com/

I tried contacting Skulte but they were non-responsive.

If you go with Fred, call him directly. Don't waste time on the website.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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I used this guy for the adapters for my sankey (std trailer hub) ...
Your Sankey did not have a Rover bolt pattern?? That is weird.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:22 PM
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It is by design. It has independent suspension.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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I used this guy for the adapters for my sankey (std trailer hub) to the DI/D90 bolt pattern.
http://www.wheeladapter.com/

I tried contacting Skulte but they were non-responsive.

If you go with Fred, call him directly. Don't waste time on the website.
Dave, I spoke with him, he is the one that wants 400.00 shipped
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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:43 PM
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I had great success for Skulte, and I actually had a set made for the exact same reason. Ask them if they still have the specs for the set they made for me (Greg Boshart) and they can hook you up.

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Old August 7th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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It is by design. It has independent suspension.
It is not a Sankey then.....
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Right.

Crawl back under your rock.
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I'm thinking you could probably get a set of used Rover axle ends for less than $400 and fit "new" hubs to your trailer for less than $400.
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I'm thinking you could probably get a set of used Rover axle ends for less than $400 and fit "new" hubs to your trailer for less than $400.
That is a great thought, but I am affraid it might exceed my mechanical capabilities.

I've tried a new Trailer axle ( from like e-trailer ), but by the time I am all set and done ( granted new axle and all ) I will be at 400.00 anyways.

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If you can rebuild the hubs on your D90, all you'd need to have someone else do is weld the axle flanges, that the stub axles bolt to, on to the axle. I'd think you could get that done pretty reasonably.
There are some other advantages to that route.
No need to faff with adapters (some need constant attention to stay tight from what I hear)
Same hubs as the D90 (2 spares if you have a failure on the D90)
Same hub bearings and seals, common parts are always good.

Just my 2 cents.
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I've tried a new Trailer axle ( from like e-trailer ), but by the time I am all set and done ( granted new axle and all ) I will be at 400.00 anyways.
That high? I haven't looked into getting one with hubs setup for rover wheels, but without them they are almost half that. But I would still go with a new trailer axle over adapters personally. Let me know what you end up doing as I need to get myself an axle for my trailer and paln to go the custom trailer axle route.

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I have not done this, but it is my understanding that the inside of a rover axle is capable of accepting a tube. So I think you could cut the ends off of a rover axle casing, insert the tube, plug weld it in a few spots and weld the seam.
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Interesting, and has the benefit of the same set of spares for sure. Will need to noodle this one over, thanks.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Charles and Ron,

Maybe next time as a courtesy to some of us , please "speak" english *LOL*

We'll look into options

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This is the part I was talking about cutting off and welding to your existing axles. Depending on the diameter of your axles, you may need to sleeve one or the other.
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Dave, I spoke with him, he is the one that wants 400.00 shipped
That is unfortunate. He charged me $350 in the spring. I will say that Fred turned it around fast, within 5 days to my door from payment.

When I was looking for adapters, Skulte had a big post on their site that they were not doing runs for adapters (which may have led to the communication issues). But maybe that has changed.

Either way, as mentioned. Red loctite is your friend if you do go the adapter route. Spacers and adapters have a habit of spinning the inside hub nuts right off.
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I was thinking about this, and to make it even simpler, you could just weld the Rover stub axle to the axle tube, which is what Land Rover did for their 4x2 model front axles.
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