Has anyone swithed over from bud wheels to Pilot wheels? What do I need to make the swap, can I find parts in a junkyard?
Stud pilot (Budd) hubs will have a smaller diameter stud, usually no more than about 2-2 1/2 inches long. Hub pilot studs are bigger diameter, and usually longer in length.What exactly do I look for on th hubs? I was looking this weekend I have three rear hubs that have flat spots that look like the rims would ride on like in a pilot setting, one does not have this and looks like it is dependent on the wheel studs to stay centered.
Sorry, and thanks for clearing that up. I tried this on several older KW's in the past, and the hubs were totally different when it came to hub diameter and stud bore. I guess I always had oddball junk....:roflol:I don't want to start an arguement here, but some hubs have the same size stud hole, and most 10 hole rear studs has the same size serrated area, some of the later ball seat equipped drive axles have the hub seat pads, stud centered wheels have a larger bore, @8.75", hub pilot are 8.661 bore.