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Old 03-28-2009, 10:49 PM
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1979 F-250 Wheel Lug Bolt Pattern

Will the wheels off of a 2003 F-250 8 lug fit the lug bolt pattern on a 1979 F-250 with 8 lugs? Thanks!
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no, but they can be hoged out a bit to fit.. the diferance is the old fords are standerd and the superdutys are metric. the diferance is small and its easy to massage the holes to make them fit the old trucks.. i have a buddy that did that. thanks
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The back spacing and/ or offset is different. I wanted to run some 20" harly superduty wheels at first but gave up on that idea quickly when I found out. The sidwalls would have rubbed my leaf springs from what I was told. Measure them yourself though to make sure.
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that can be fixed with a set of bolt on wheel spacers, they could be custom orderd to go from your 79 sa lug pattern to the superduty metric pattern. but custom ones run about 400.00 + .......
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that can be fixed with a set of bolt on wheel spacers, they could be custom orderd to go from your 79 sa lug pattern to the superduty metric pattern. but custom ones run about 400.00 + .......
Yes you could do this, but its not recomended if you use the vehicle very hard or have big tires or big power. I want 42"s on mine, so I didn't want to risk it. But yeah, if you just show it and cruise it, spacers are a good option.
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The Superduty wheels are metric and the old ford 8 lugs are 8 on 6.5". Not the same. Plus the new wheels are hub-centric, the older wheels will be lug-centric. Just "hogging" out the hole to fit is not a good idea in my opinion.

The lug nuts are the only things keeping you and you wheels out of my lane. Just find some wheels that are made to fit your truck.
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The Superduty wheels are metric and the old ford 8 lugs are 8 on 6.5". Not the same. Plus the new wheels are hub-centric, the older wheels will be lug-centric. Just "hogging" out the hole to fit is not a good idea in my opinion.

The lug nuts are the only things keeping you and you wheels out of my lane. Just find some wheels that are made to fit your truck.


Could not agree more.
In many posts we have discussed the proper way to modify a forged wheel to change the bolt pattern, and while it is more expensive than just "hogging out" the holes, it is the proper way to modify these wheels.
This includes re-machining the holes, and installing a steel tappered insert. Wheels after 05 are tough to install due to the above stated offfset, but tire diameter plays a big role. here.
Spacers and adapters, can open up an entirely different debate. While we wont open up that can of worms, we can simply state that the adapters are expensive, and make cheap wheels and expansive alternative to purchasing the right wheel from the beginning.
Making a cheap fix with wheels, steering, brakes and rather important items might not be real safe, so consider the potential problems that might be associated with a "cheap fix".
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I'm assuming the 8 lug wheels for our 78's are still being made? Is that correct?
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Dodge and Chevy 8 lugs are still SAE, and yes they are still being made.
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Any aftermarket wheel that is intended for Dodge, Chevy, or Fords up to 96 will work fine. Factory wheels up to 96 will bolt, Chevy wheels factory up to 87 had a smaller wheel center, so might go on front, but not the rear. After 87 have a negative offset, so won't clear. Dodge rims of pretty much any year will work.
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