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So I bought some beautiful rims not knowing bolt patten was a thing and it turns out my bronco is 5x5.5 and the rims I bought are 5x4.5 bolt pattern....

so right I’m trying to decide whether I should buy a set of wheel conversion adapters or should I just buy a new set of rims.

I’m a little effy on wheel conversion adapters because I hear they can be bad/dangerous especially when off roading. But it would save me a lot of money.

thoughts?
what would y’all do?
 

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84 Bronco, 351w, c6, custom doubler, np208, 5.13’s, TTB44, 9”, locked f/r
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Your front hubs won’t fit through most sets of 5x4.5 wheels. I’m sure some Jeep guy will buy those 5x4.5 wheels. And adapters will probably be $200 even if your hubs fit through
 

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I would try and return them if purchased from a company, if not possible then sell them for somewhat of a loss.
 

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I would do as suggested above. I wouldn't run adaptors.
 
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I run wheel spacers, and still recommend you getting the proper wheels.

Only some F100s had the 5 on 4.5 pattern. Otherwise, half ton fords were 5 on 5.5 from at least 73 until 97.
 

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I run wheel spacers, and still recommend you getting the proper wheels.

Only some F100s had the 5 on 4.5 pattern. Otherwise, half ton fords were 5 on 5.5 from at least 73 until 97.
I’ve seen exactly one of those 5x4.5 bolt pattern f100’s in my life.... pretty rare I think
 
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Cut your losses and try to resell. It happens to the best of us.
 

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I’ve seen exactly one of those 5x4.5 bolt pattern f100’s in my life.... pretty rare I think
Same here, an early 80s model I considered buying. But didnt
 

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5x4.5=ewww jeep lug pattern. Get the proper 5x5.5 bolt pattern. What do you plan on doing with the truck, if you aspire to swap in 1 tons or 3/4 tons save on the cost of wheels because you'll need an 8x6.5 or 8x170mm wheel for those.
 

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5x4.5=ewww jeep lug pattern. Get the proper 5x5.5 bolt pattern. What do you plan on doing with the truck, if you aspire to swap in 1 tons or 3/4 tons save on the cost of wheels because you'll need an 8x6.5 or 8x170mm wheel for those.
Are you talking about changing the chassis/frame of the truck ?
 

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Sell and buy correct. In today’s market, you should be able to sell no problem!


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If you plan on swaping 3/4 ton or 1 ton axles, hold off on the wheels because the former have different lug patterns than the stock 5x5.5 axles on your BKO.


Are you talking about changing the chassis/frame of the truck ?
 
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