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Old 02-25-2011, 02:38 PM
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Just a quick question from an "outsider". I noticed the other day that Rangers only have 5 lug wheels. I had always been under the impression that it was an engineering imperitive for any truck rated at half ton to have six lugs. How does Ford get away with this???
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:43 PM
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From my understanding anything with a GVW under 7000 have 5 lug wheels
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:48 PM
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I think pretty much all dodge trucks have 5 lugs. witch is pathetic.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:52 PM
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I think pretty much all dodge trucks have 5 lugs. witch is pathetic.
No, my 98 Dakota had 6.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Question from a Nissan Frontier owner!

an F150 is a half ton pickup, rangers are compact pickups. Ford is not 'getting away' with anything.
No matter what nissan tells you, a frontier is not a half ton.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:17 PM
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Some Nissan trucks had six lugs. My mom's old truck had six and it was only a 4X2 short bed.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:21 PM
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yeah rangers are way under half a ton
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:58 PM
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Just a quick question from an "outsider". I noticed the other day that Rangers only have 5 lug wheels. I had always been under the impression that it was an engineering imperitive for any truck rated at half ton to have six lugs. How does Ford get away with this???
also take consideration of bolt pattern diameter, that is why the heavier the vehicle the larger the pattern. In the Dodge issue they share parts with Mitsubishi, cost effectiveness. Think this way, Ford cars are 5 x 4.5", ford 1/2 truck 5 x 5", then 6 lug, then 8, then 10.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:01 PM
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Just a quick question from an "outsider". I noticed the other day that Rangers only have 5 lug wheels. I had always been under the impression that it was an engineering imperitive for any truck rated at half ton to have six lugs. How does Ford get away with this???
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 PM
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My 1978 Ford Courier 4x4 came with 6 lugs......just guess people got out of it and went to something smaller thus creating the 5 lug
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:54 AM
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Just a quick question from an "outsider". I noticed the other day that Rangers only have 5 lug wheels. I had always been under the impression that it was an engineering imperitive for any truck rated at half ton to have six lugs. How does Ford get away with this???
Because ford doesn't care!!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:30 AM
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Why even post that dewking? The guys looking for a decent answer and you're just being a disgruntled dumb ass.

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: Question from a Nissan Frontier owner!

While the number of lugs plays a role, the spacing and size of the lugs makes a difference too. Like stated above, the spacing is wider on the F-150 than the Ranger and I'm willing to bet the lug size is bigger too.

The Nissan Truck I mentioned previously has some pretty small lugs, so I'm guessing the added additional lug was Nissan's engineering answer to compensate for the load rating of the truck while keeping with what they already had in their supply stream.
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Because ford doesn't care!!!
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x2, there was no useful information in that post nor does anyone care.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:40 AM
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Ok ladies ladies. Calm down. It's just a truck. No reason to get yer panties up in a wad.
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