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Seven lug Frrds?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Walter Tanog Foxtrot? SEVEN lug axles on a Ford??

    Or do my eyes deceive me? (I nearly caused two accidents while sitting there at a stoplight counting and recounting...)

    -- A
     
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    The F150 7700 series is a 'heavy half' of sorts and has 7 lugs.
     
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    Yep, 7 lug wheels were used on F150's and F250's. It's a nightmare to find any used aftermarket wheels for them.
     
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    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    another one of fords "better" ideas
     
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    They didn't want to lose money to the aftermarket in wheels sales. They also never really made any wheels in house either. Just ford screwing another customer.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    at least most of the newer F150's are 6 lug instead of 5 now.....is it hte same 6 lug as us?
     
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    but the newer 6 lug is not the std 6 lug like we run. ford still screwing you over.
     
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    Ok, i had no idea what it was. Just helped some random guy do a quick tire change (<5min wiht hand tools) on this new ford.
     
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    just like the 8 on 170mm . looks like standard 8, BUT NOPE.
     
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    Today we had a '90 something ford e-350 van come in for an alignment. the hubcaps had seven lugs but when I saw it with them off, it had eight lugs, go figure
     
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    someone put F250 caps on their E350 is all. I used to think the 7 lug thing was just a hub cap mix up or something, but I work at a ford dealer, its not mistake.
     
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    ive seen quite a few vans with the 7 lug hub cabs before. not sure if it was e150, e250 or e350.

    ive seen the ford 7 lug thing, took me a minute to realize that my eyes wern't playing tricks with me. must be a challange for the nebbie at the tire store trying to figure out the torque pattern to use.
     
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    just follow the ford tradition and do a circle around the problem. :haha:
     
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    My dad had one of the 7700 Furds for a couple of years. When he realized it had 7 lugs he asked the dealer where he bought it from and they told him it was because the rims prior to that had been a hot ticket for theft. They said they switched to the 7 lug ones to prevent that. :dunno:

    Rick
     
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    :confused: :doah: :rolleyes:

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    That's what my dad and I thought too. :haha:
     
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    we have a few trucks at work with 8 lug rims and 7 lug hubcaps...they look retarded and when the one i drive gets new tires next week im gonna forget where i put them(in the dumpster)
     
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    I remember the first time I saw that.... it is funny.... but from what I hear they saved MILLIONS by putting 1 lugnut less at each corner....:haha:
     

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