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Did Ford change 5 lug bolt pattern?

Hey guys,

I picked up a used "Ford Trucks" aluminum wheel at pull-a-part the other day, planning on using it as a spare instead of the nasty steel one I've got now.

To my surprise, the damn thing doesn't fit!! What the hell?!?!? Did Ford change their 5-lug bolt pattern? If so, when?

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Ya they went to metric pattern in 1997


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Yeah, they're 135mm but they should be obvious because they're usually 6-lug from '97 on. You should be fine looking for '96 and previous Ford and Dodge 1/2 ton wheels. -Kevin-

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Yeah, they're 135mm but they should be obvious because they're usually 6-lug from '97 on. You should be fine looking for '96 and previous Ford and Dodge 1/2 ton wheels. -Kevin-
Wrong
2004 up are 6 lug metric .
1997 -2003 are 5 lug metric .


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Man (7) Bronco's! I just met a guy that has property and he just came across a '79 in really nice shape he'd sell me for $800 with decent blue paint, a small lift, and 35's..... If I wasn't in the middle of my 8-lug conversion I would have picked it up in a heartbeat. I had a '74 F100 and a '77 F150 and love that body style so I've always wanted a '78-'79 because of it. Of course tax returns are just around the corner
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2004 up are 6 lug metric .
1997 -2003 are 5 lug metric .


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That's right, I forgot I did the same thing as the OP once and they seem like they fit but only at a slight angle. I remember it drove me nuts because it was so close but just wouldn't go. I remember it was metric, just forgot about the year break, good looking out!! -Kevin-

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That's right, I forgot I did the same thing as the OP once and they seem like they fit but only at a slight angle. I remember it drove me nuts because it was so close but just wouldn't go. I remember it was metric, just forgot about the year break, good looking out!! -Kevin-
Ya u have to drill them out slightly to make them fit but not worth the trouble .


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Man (7) Bronco's! I just met a guy that has property and he just came across a '79 in really nice shape he'd sell me for $800 with decent blue paint, a small lift, and 35's..... If I wasn't in the middle of my 8-lug conversion I would have picked it up in a heartbeat. I had a '74 F100 and a '77 F150 and love that body style so I've always wanted a '78-'79 because of it. Of course tax returns are just around the corner
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Ya I need to up date it i have 9 broncos now a '86 and a '91 bronco . Plus the 7 78-79's


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Weak... $30 down the drain. Thanks for the info, y'all.

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Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I thought it was cool when I googled "what year did ford change 5 hole lug pattern?" and this thread popped up. I've been looking for a helpful forum to refer to with my Son's 1987 Bronco project. This looks like a great one.

My user name? My Brother in Law gave me four nice 17" tires he swapped out on his Jeep. I found four nice rims at Auto U Pull It. My project for Saturday morning was to swap out tires. Didn't happen.

Now ISO 4 17" five hole Ford rims <1997 model. Did Ford even make a 17" five hole back then?
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Nope, no 17"s before 97.

American racing outlaw 2's are very similar to the ten hole Ford wheels, and they aren't overly expensive

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Thanks BigBlue! You saved me a bunch of time a many a step at Auto U Pull It.:-)
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