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    5 Bolt front spindle

    I would really like to go to a 5 lug solution on my truck down the road. Has anyone ever modified the spindle to receive another hub from another vehicle to achieve this? I have thought about a Mustang II suspension swap to be able to to this.. but of course this is a pricey choice although many kits come complete.

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    the Mitsubishi van hubs are a direct swap, and are 5 bolt. The other option is the 2wd Toyota hubs, but you need to use spacers to align the calipers.
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    Do you know the model of the Van? I'm assume the one for the Asian market? Do you know the years for the Toyota truck you are speaking of?

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    L300 or delica hubs. We got them here in NZ as well

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    That would be an expensive shipment from NZ!!

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    Should be available new from mitsubishi, they even make repos in China, but I don't know the quality

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    I will have to look at the bolt circle too and see if it common with any other vehicle in NA

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    This is my neighbors L300 van
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    It's a diesel 2wd. Can measure it if you like. I believe they were popular in Thailand so you should be able to eBay parts

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    Did the Japanese market share the same parts? Is that why the front spindles are a bolt on? Did they share the same rear axle assembly too?

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    All multiple country imports like Mitsubishi have 95% mechanical compatible parts (steering is the obvious exclusion) but it will come down to what generation you're working on. Gen 5 steering hubs are massively different to Gen 1 and 2 (maybe Gen 3? not sure...) and won't swap without engineering intervention like a gas torch and a welder...
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    Damn... it seems easier to find a LSD for a toyota than a Ram 50.. I was hoping it would work.

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    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MITSUBIS...sAAOSwCkldRCEN
    Can get them in Aussie too. Perhaps $100 a side
    Postage probably $100 a side too. But not crazy I think

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    I'll see if I can dig up the part numbers and go see what my local parts guy can come up with.I do know we ran 6 bolt 3/4 ton Chevy rims with with our slicks on the small block powered one.

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    if u can find toyota parts....
    toyota truck front hub swap detailed on this forum, as well as Mmax LSD options/sources + 3.54 starion gear swap
    when rearend shopping for my corolla, 92 toyota pickup diff was only 1" wider. Mmax ~2.25" wider
    so toyota truck diff ~1.25" narrower than Mmax. If u can find one LSD, u get the popular 5x4.5" pattern as a bonus

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    That is true.. I never thought of that... Look for an old Toyota for parts.

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