Can earlier 6-lugs be converted to later model 5-lugs?

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  1. Cobra Jet

    Cobra Jet

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    I was wondering if the earlier LC FJ80's can be converted from 6-lugs over to the "newer" or later model 5-lug Cruiser setup?

    The reason I ask is, it seems there are better aftermarket wheel options available for 5-lug Cruisers than there are for the 6-lug Cruisers...?

    What is involved with such a modification, or can someone list all of the parts that would be needed to perform such a swap?

    My thinking is I would need to upgrade:

    front rotors
    front axles
    front calipers (and/or pads)?
    rear axles?
    rear drums

    I think those would be the major parts for such a swap, is this correct?

    Are there any differences in the later model FJ80/FZJ80 axle lengths, widths or diameters? What about the axle housings, same?
     
  2. ace10

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    choices for the 5X150 on the 100 are very limited.
     
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    All FJ80s and FZJ80s (US SPEC) are 6 lug.
     
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    You gotta be wanting some aftermarket wheels awfully bad to go to all that trouble and expense.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    I've never considered a 6 on 5.5 pattern rare....but I don't shop bling wheels either......

    cheap/easiest will be running spacer/adapters to drop to the size you want....then getting some backspacing on the rims to make up that difference.

    New rear axles on the semi-float 92 will be WAY expensive, as will the other new front axle parts required....all custom, all pricey....not worth it IMO
     
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