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*SORRY!!* Help with a F_rd bolt pattern Q

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big94gmc, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. big94gmc

    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying to answer a question for my girlfriend.... I'm searching online for the wheel bolt pattern of both an '04 Exploder, and and '98 Nav/Expedon't.

    Does anyone know off the top of their heads what both those patterns are?

    I found a site that lists '90-up Explorer as 5x114.3, and '97-'00 Expedition as 5x135. WTF??? I know my '94 2wd Seirra is 5-on-5.5 lug pattern, but this site says it's 5x127. I'm lost. Can someone straighten me out?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    They are metric, not american spacing. The 114.3 is in millimeters as is the 135
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Yeah, but 5.5" is ~140mm, not 127mm. :-?

    -- A
     
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    Lug patterns are either measured in american or metric but not both. To be exact 5.5" = 139.7mm
     
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    Explorer is 5 X 114.3 and the Navigator/Expedition is 5 X 135

    Ira
     
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    Gee, thanks, Ira:rolleyes:.... I didn't WRITE that in my first post!?!? hahaha:haha:

    Someone wanna translate those metric measurements into English - err, I mean, American for me?? We all know our GM's are 5-on-5, or 6-on-5.5, or 8-on-6.5, yada yada yada..... I'd find it hard to believe that F*rd's don't have the same standard measurements, like GM's. The ONLY exception I can think of would be F*rd's off-the-wall 8 lug pattern, but that would be it.

    Shed any light??
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Early fords are american bolt spacing and the laters fords are metric bolt spacing. There is no means of installing an american spacing wheel on a metric spaced vehicle and vice versa.
     
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    Math is rough, eh? :rolleyes:

    (114.3mm) / (25.4mm/inch) = 4.5"
    (127mm) / (25.4mm/inch) = 5"

    fixed it ;)
     
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    as of '99 the ferd superdutys went to an 8 on 170mm.
     
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    big94gmc 1/2 ton status

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    OUCH!! I was tired - I'll blame it on that:o. Thanks for showing the math, bro - I didn't know it was 25.4mm/inch.


    DEMON, that was the one I was thinking of.:D
     
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    That is not what you asked Fo(Ker. You asked what is the pattern for an explorer and a Navigator/expedition. You did not believe what you read so I just reassured you:D .

    Ira
     
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    you can convert on google too, fyi

    type in
    127mm to in

    and it will caluclate it
     
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    :doah:

    hahaha......thanks!!:p: I forgot I was dealin' with an officer!! haha j/k
     

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