fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, March 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 096
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7 lugs!! You're the first one to tell me that! I have asked my tire &
wheel dealer and he had no idea since no one had upgraded their wheels
with him yet on the new trucks. A service manager at the local Ford
house had told me they would be the same (before they came out). What
did he know? Oh well, there's nothing wrong with my factory original
aluminum wheels anyway. I had just been thinking about buying some newer
wheel/tire take-offs as a cheap way to get a new set of tires, but I
recently put some 30x9.50x15s on my 4x4 so I could get 6-ply LT tires
instaed of 4-ply passenger tires. Trying to cut down on rock bruises or
whatever was abusing my Firestone ATX all terrain tires so bad. I'll
have to take a closer look at my co-workers new Ford truck someday.
> Just from observation, I've noticed Ford now has 7-lug wheels. What
> the h*ll is that all about? Guess maybe they didn't want you putting
> those older wheels on the new trucks. I don't know if all the trucks
> have the 7-lug, or just he heavy-duty models or what, but thought I'd
> let you know.
> Vance wrote:
> > Does anybody know.....
> > Will the factory wheels from 97 and newer F-150 trucks fit older
> > F-150s? I know the wheel size is different but is the bolt pattern
> > and/or the lug size different? I know on GM products the newer wheels
> > fit but it was a 14mm lug instaed of a 1/2 inch lug. For "proper" fit
> > you had to buy special lugs. Just wondering...
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:15:23 EST
Subject: Re: F-150 wheels
the new 7-lug design improves ride disturbances caused by poor wheel seating
which causes vibration.
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 00:23:24 EST
Subject: tire and wheel ?'s
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