Are pre disk brake rims a different size?

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Is there a size difference between the rims from a FJ with drum brakes and a FJ with disk brakes? I want to sell a set of rims I have but dont know what year FJ they came off of. Is there any difference between the two? Thank you in advance, David
 

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yes they are different..... some wheels are rivited together (pre 75 drum


wheels) These wont clear discs. The disc brake wheels are not riveted.
 
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stinkyfj60 said:
I think they are all 15X5.5in rims and look the same. I sold a set and they had the date stamped on them, check to see if yours do.
I bought them. I mounted some 34X10.5 LTB's. Just need to put the lift on and I am ready to roll.

Vince
 

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Has anyone heard of updating the old rims by welding the center to the rim, grinding down the rivets and then welding the rivet bodies to the rim? I only have 2 late rims, and 3 earlies - thought a welding job might do the trick. (I'd have my neighbor, a professsional welder, do it of course). When I was a kid people used to make offset or reverse rims like that all the time.
 

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I think that's a pretty common mod. A fully welded rim should be stouter than riveted as well. I'm planning on doing mine as soon as I find a disc front to swap in.
 
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jim45r said:
Has anyone heard of updating the old rims by welding the center to the rim, grinding down the rivets and then welding the rivet bodies to the rim? I only have 2 late rims, and 3 earlies - thought a welding job might do the trick. (I'd have my neighbor, a professsional welder, do it of course). When I was a kid people used to make offset or reverse rims like that all the time.
Are you sure that's enough clearance? It seemed when I tried to mount the drum rims over the mini disc conversion I couldn't get the rim on enough before the "step" hit the caliper.
 

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I think the 4 runner V6 calipers need a touch of grinding to clear stock rims - check the tech links. On my converted axle with V6 claipers and vented TLC discs, the stock disc brake rim rubs a bit, I just haven't gotten around to marking and grinding (still on blocks).
 
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