80 series 16" rims for a lifted FJ40 (1 Viewer)

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I have a set of 80 series 16" alloy wheels and plan to put it on my 40. The 40 has a crate GM V8 w/ Aussie 5-speed overdrive, and split transfer case. Let me know if there are issues i have to be aware of. Thanks for the input.
 

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Let me know if there are issues i have to be aware of.
They don't fit, if that is an issue. The BS is too much, so the wheels end up underneath the truck and hitting the tie-rod, IIRC.

Bolt on spacers in the rear and IFS hubs in the front can be used as a workaround.
 
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Another issue with the 80 rims and maybe with the aftermarket rims is the 40 wheel studs are too short. You may have to install longer studs to compensate for the thickness of the aluminum rims. I had used my 80 spare as a spare on my 40 while it was sitting ( I would not have driven with the lack of thread contact). I think the magic backspacing number is 3.50" or less. Some have 3.75" wheels and they work while others do not. 3" or 2.5" is preferred by most I think.
 
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They don't fit, if that is an issue. The BS is too much, so the wheels end up underneath the truck and hitting the tie-rod, IIRC.

Bolt on spacers in the rear and IFS hubs in the front can be used as a workaround.

So the less backspacing the wider your stance will be?
 
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MB Razor 16x8 have a -6 offset or 4.25" backspace. The offset is listed on Discount's page. You can use this chart to convert offset to backspace.
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I know money is not always an issue to some, but, another aspect to be aware of is that 16" rims and tires cost quite a bit more than their 15" counterpart. If you're able to run 15" rims, Id stick to those. Much, much cheaper to replace!! Unless you're running 44's or something I don't see the reason to switch to a larger rim?
 

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