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IFS rims fit ok on solid axle?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just wondering if the IFS plain jane OEM stamped steelies fit ok on solid axle trucks? I'd be interested also if this applies to both 6 bolt and 8 bolt pattern rims. I have a chance for a good deal on Q78-16 tires on IFS factory steelies - wondering if it will be no problem to run them as is on a older solid axle truck.
     
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    Ihad a set off a 02 chevy, they were steelies, the center hole wasn't big enough to go aroung the hub, and when I grond the hole out, the backspacing was incorrect, it would hit the tie rod. This was just for rolling purposes only, on a non running truck.
    EDIT- They were the 6 lug
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    My dad's running IFS 8 lugs on his truck, no problems, except you can't make the IFS caps fit, since the hub is in the way. :)

    Edit: these were probably 80's or 90's IFS ones, no idea if anything changed later.

    The 6 lug ones are pretty darn narrow as I recall though, like 6 or 7".
     
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    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I put a set of stock aluminium rims off my brothers 04' 2500 HD on my 74 3/4 ton K20 and they fit very nicely.........
     
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    Oh and it was fulltime hubs FWIW......
     
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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    8 lug stuff will fit, but the 6 lug won't, inless you hog out the hub hole.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    The 8-lug is a 'neutral' offset much like the older style.

    The 6-lug comes in both a neutral offset (2wd) or a positive offset (4x4). The center holes do need to be enlarged to fit older trucks. The 4x4 one has ~5" backspacing so that one you may have clearance issues with.
     
  8. Ned Kelly

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    I want to try the 8 lug on a Dana 60 straight axle with the Q78-16's.
     
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    I had the stockers off my 97 on my 89, stock 16x6 with 235s. They fit OK, but since they are hubcentric, they need some persuasion to get them off, read: kick 'em off. Don't forget the lockouts will stick out pretty dang far....
     

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