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Old 11-17-2010, 07:04 PM
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wheel bolt pattern swap

has anybody know or ever heard of anyone changing the axels & hubs from the 5x5.5 on my 96 to the 5x5.3 like on the 97 up just wondering if it could be
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:11 PM
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Anythings possible with enough money and work. Why do you want to make the change?

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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to have a bigger choice of wheels
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:07 PM
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You gotta be kidding me, 5 on 5.5 is one the single most used lug patterns out there. Jeep, dodge and ford use it.

5 x 5 1/2 in. - Wheels - SummitRacing.com look literally like over 1000 choices depending on size, style, etc.

All that work to fit newer style lug pattern for the wheels imho is stupid.
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:18 PM
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You gotta be kidding me, 5 on 5.5 is one the single most used lug patterns out there. Jeep, dodge and ford use it.

5 x 5 1/2 in. - Wheels - SummitRacing.com look literally like over 1000 choices depending on size, style, etc.

All that work to fit newer style lug pattern for the wheels imho is stupid.
maybe so,so tell me what stock 5.5 wheel are 16'' or 17 & i was just wondering if it was just a part swap or if it was a modifaction big deal
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You wont find stock wheels that size ever for an F150, ford used 15 inch wheels during that era on all F150s. I have never seen a 16 inch factory wheel except for F250/F350's. The only exception is of that era ever to receive factory 16 inch wheels was the lightning.

I mean I could be wrong, but Ive never ran across one ever. Almost all the trucks back during that period used 15 inch wheels too be they chevy, ford, dodge, toyota, nissan, etc. If you want 16 inches your gonna have to find lightning wheels or go aftermarket. There are many ones that look super similar to the ford 10 holes since alcoa made them for ford.
 
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:51 PM
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You wont find stock wheels that size ever for an F150, ford used 15 inch wheels during that era on all F150s. I have never seen a 16 inch factory wheel except for F250/F350's. The only exception is of that era ever to receive factory 16 inch wheels was the lightning.

I mean I could be wrong, but Ive never ran across one ever. Almost all the trucks back during that period used 15 inch wheels too be they chevy, ford, dodge, toyota, nissan, etc. If you want 16 inches your gonna have to find lightning wheels or go aftermarket. There are many ones that look super similar to the ford 10 holes since alcoa made them for ford.
EXACTLY thats why i asked the Q
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:54 PM
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No problem at all. Happy hunting for the wheel you like!
 
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Originally Posted by CJM8515 View Post
You wont find stock wheels that size ever for an F150, ford used 15 inch wheels during that era on all F150s. I have never seen a 16 inch factory wheel except for F250/F350's. The only exception is of that era ever to receive factory 16 inch wheels was the lightning.

I mean I could be wrong, but Ive never ran across one ever. Almost all the trucks back during that period used 15 inch wheels too be they chevy, ford, dodge, toyota, nissan, etc. If you want 16 inches your gonna have to find lightning wheels or go aftermarket. There are many ones that look super similar to the ford 10 holes since alcoa made them for ford.
Lightnings have 17"s



If you want to change bolt pattern just buy some adaptors.


Or if you want 97-03 wheels all you have to do is drill them out some. Very common swap with gen1 Lightnings with Gen2 wheels.
 
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A lot of aftermarket wheels are cheap now. I got my 16x10s for $112 each.
 
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Wheels from newer trucks have the wrong offset for our trucks, they all have large amounts of positive offset(hub towards the outer rim edge) while our trucks require a wheel with neutral offset(hub at the center) or a small amount of negative offset(hub towards the inner wheel rim. So even if the bolt patterns were the same wheels from newer trucks would sit way in under the fender on our trucks and besides looking stupid that would also present rubbing issues on the suspension and steering components.
 
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Originally Posted by noeld View Post
maybe so,so tell me what stock 5.5 wheel are 16'' or 17 & i was just wondering if it was just a part swap or if it was a modifaction big deal
thx noel
94 and up Dodge 1/2 ton trucks used a 5 on 5 1/2 pattern. The offset won't be the same though and you may have to, and probably will have to, hog out the center hole some to fit them.

If you want aftermarket wheels that are 16 and/or 17 inch you shoudl be able to find some that will fit. All it takes is money and time to find them.

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Originally Posted by Conanski View Post
Wheels from newer trucks have the wrong offset for our trucks, they all have large amounts of positive offset(hub towards the outer rim edge) while our trucks require a wheel with neutral offset(hub at the center) or a small amount of negative offset(hub towards the inner wheel rim. So even if the bolt patterns were the same wheels from newer trucks would sit way in under the fender on our trucks and besides looking stupid that would also present rubbing issues on the suspension and steering components.
thx for reply & very good info, well that sounds like a good time to use some wheel adaptors to get the rite bolt pattern and space the wheels back where they look ok, that is if you are a fan of wheel adaptors
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I see 80-96 trucks with 97-up wheels on them from time to time, they don't look totally ridiculous, just weird to me because I know they don't belong.
 
 
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