Ford F-150 Wheel Bolt/Lug Pattern (1980 – 2024)

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If you intend to rotate your tires or invest in custom wheels on a Ford F-150 that require tire assembly afterward, learning about its bolt pattern is important. 

In fact, F-150 trucks have gone through 14 generations, which leads to many differences between models in the same family. That’s why you should spend time on the Ford F-150 lug pattern in this article before taking further action.

Ford F-150 Wheel Bolt Pattern

From 2004, all Ford F150s have changed to a 6×135 mm or 6×5.31″ bolt pattern. So you will see 6 lug nuts equally spaced in a circle of 135 mm diameter. Ford has made a big shift in the number of lug nuts (from 5 to 6) since then.

6×5.31″ bolt pattern

1980 – 1996

F-150 models underwent significant changes in 1980. This new model received a new body and chassis design compared to the original editions 1964.

During this period, the standard bolt pattern was 5×5.50″ (or 5×139.7 mm). This means that 1980 -1986 Ford F-150 trucks have 5 lug holes forming an imaginary ring with a diameter of 5.5 inches.

The manufacturer continued to improve aesthetics and functionality for the next generation significantly. The released models completely differ from their predecessors, with hydraulic motor mounts, an all-new hub design, and electronic ABS. However, the 1987-1991 Ford F-150 lug style remains the same as 5×5.50″.

The same also applied to the models from the 9th generation who came up with many new enhancements to the accessories. For example, Ford revised the headlights and fenders and installed an advanced grille design on 1992-1996 Ford F-150 trucks.

1997 – 2003

Since 1997, the Ford F-150 models have been fitted with a brand-new bolt pattern due to the strategic redesign. Specifically, those cars in this stage still had five wheel lugs, but the sizes of the imaginary circle shrunk to 5.31 inches or 135 mm.

2004 – Now

Surprisingly, the manufacturer changed the new style after only 7 years. Since 2004, F-150 trucks have 6-bolts per wheel with an exact diameter of 135mm.

Until now, what is under the hood has not experienced any major changes. From 2015 to 2020, this product line received enthusiastic support from consumers. It became one of the best-selling trucks in the family and broke sales records with millions of units sold per year.

Important Wheel Specs Of Ford F-150

Ford F-150

The wheel specs also have certain changes for each of the above stages. Do not skip this section to ensure you never install the wrong rims or tires on your F-150 truck.

Ford F-150 VI – IX: 1980 – 1996

  • Center bore diameter: 87.1 mm
  • Thread size: 1/2″ – 20 UNF
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 135 Nm (100 ft-lbs)
  • Tire sizes: 215/75SR15 
  • Rim sizes: 6Jx15 ET0 

Ford-150 X (PN-96): 1997 – 2004

  • Center bore diameter: 87.1 mm
  • Thread size: M12 x 1.75
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 204 Nm (150 ft-lbs)
  • Tire & rim size
Engine OptionTire SizeRim Size
4.2 V6, 4.6 V8, or 5.4 V8 (235 hp)235/70R16, 255/70R16, LT245/75R167Jx16 ET14
5.4 V8 (260 hp)275/45R209Jx20 ET – unknown

Ford F-150 XI (P22): 2004 – 2008

  • Center bore diameter: 87.1 mm
  • Thread size: M14 x 1.5
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 204 Nm (150 ft-lbs)
  • Rim & tire options: 
Engine TypeTire SizeRim Size
4.2 V6, 4.6 V8 235/75R17, 235/70R17, 255/65R17 or 255/70R177.5Jx17 ET44
4.6 HD V8, 5.4 HD V8 engineLT245/70R177.5Jx17 ET44
5.4 V8,265/60R18 and 275/65R187.5Jx18 ET44

Ford F-150 XII (P415): 2009 – 2014

  • Center bore diameter: 87.1 mm
  • Thread size: M14 x 1.5
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 204 Nm (150 ft-lbs)
  • Rim & tire options:
3.5 V6, 3.7 V6, or5.0 V8 255/70R177.5Jx17 ET44
3.5 HD V6, 5.0 HD V8, 5.4I HD V8, or 6.2 HD V8LT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET44
6.2 V8LT315/70R178.5Jx17 ET34

Ford F-150 XIII (P552): 2015 – 2020

  • Center bore diameter: 87.1 mm
  • Thread size: M14 x 1.5
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 204 Nm (150 ft-lbs)
  • Rim & tire options:
2015 – 20172.7 GTDi V6, 3.5 Ti V6, 3.5 GTDi V6, or 5.0 Ti V8 245/70R17 or 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44
2018 – 20202.7 GTDi V6, 3.0 TD  (Diesel), 3.3 Ti V6, 3.5 GTDi V6 (375 hp), or 5.0Ti V8245/70R17 or 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44
3.5 GTDi V6 (450 hp)LT315/70R178.5Jx17 ET34

Ford F-150 XIV: 2021 – 2023

  • Thread size: M14 x 1.5
  • Wheel fasteners: Lug nuts
  • Wheel tightening torque: 204 Nm (150 ft-lbs)
  • Rim & tire options (USDM only)
2.7 EcoBoost V6 or 3.3Ti V6245/70R17265/70R17265/60R18 or 275/65R187.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34 and 7.5Jx18 ET44.
3.0TD V6 or 5.0Ti V8245/70R17265/70R17265/60R18275/65R18, and 275/60R207.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, and 8.5Jx20 ET44.
3.5 EcoBoost V6 or 3.5 PowerBoost V6245/70R17265/70R17265/60R18275/65R18275/60R20, and 275/50R227.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET44, and 9Jx22 ET44
3.5 Ecoboost HOLT315/70R178.5Jx17 ET34


What Vehicles Do 5×139.7 Wheels Fit?

Besides the old Ford F-150, Kia Sorento, Toyota Blizzard, Suzuki Jimny Sierra, Mitsubishi Jeep, Mazda Proceed Levante, etc., also share 5×139.7 wheels.

Will A Ford Bolt Pattern Fit A Chevy?

Maybe. If Chevy has the same pattern as Ford, interchange their wheels. For example, Chevy Tracker 2001 features 5×5.5″ bolts as old Ford models.

Who Uses The 6×135 Bolt Pattern?

Several trucks and SUVs from the manufacture of the F-150 apply 6×135 bolt patterns, such as F-150, Lincoln Mark LT, Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Expedition.


Our article is handy when you plan to handle your own tire rotation or wheel alignment for an F-150 truck. Learning the F-150 lug pattern allows you to take the right actions to retighten your parts quickly and safely. If you have difficulty in the selection of wheels, our post also helps determine the right one.

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Douglas Mercer

Douglas Mercer

Automotive Service Manager

Douglas Mercer is an automotive service manager with 12-year experience at Stockton Wheel Service, Douglas excels in addressing intricate tire and wheel concerns as plating wheels, straightening bent wheels, widening stock wheels, and precisely correcting offset and back-spacing…

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