If you are seeing 40% of the flops you are good-to-go. That doesn't mean you're playing 83o/s though. You're still sticking to starting hands that can turn into big hands (suited connectors, etc.) You're just taking more gambles in the right situations where the pot odds
say "go for it".
As an extreme example, if 4 players limped in and you were in the SB, you would like to limp with that 83o/s in case you flopped trip 8's or God forbid 8's full of 3's. The pay-off could be huge.