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8 lug bolt pattern question

Simple question (I hope [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]) ... Are the 8 lug bolt patterns for GM and Ford pick-ups the same? The reason that I ask is I already have a set of HMMWV bead lock rims (I know they will bolt to older GM 8 lug axles) and have found a few Ford D60 rears for cheap to sling under my K5 but I don't want to be stuck with an axle that won't bolt up to my wheels... For now for the front I will just convert my D44 to 8 lug. I just want to be sure before I drop the cash and start rolling... Thanks for the help as always...
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

As long as the D60's are from 97 and lower F350's, the bolt pattern is the same. Dodge, GM, IH, Ford, and anyone else with an 8 lug pattern back in the day used the same 8x5.5" pattern. Now Ford uses some Metric [bleep] that is just off enough that you can't run the older style rims and it also requires hub centric rims. Why change? Ask Ford, I'm sure they had some good reason for it..............uh huh.......right...........

You are aware that a Ford D60 will have the front pumpkin on the wrong side of the truck for a GM SFA transfer case, correct?

Also, with 7" of backspacing on those HMMWV rims, you really need to make sure your tires won't be hitting the frame and anything else inside under the truck.[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

I'm just looking at the D60 rear... and the rims are going to be modified to change the back spacing (there was an article in of the big mags a few months back about a company in Colorado that can mod them, plus I got the rims for free!) [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Anyways, thanks for the answer, it's what I thought, and what I wanted to hear!!!! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

What is the company name and phone#? I occassionally "accuire" some of the older 8 bolt outer ring style rims with the magnesium run flats. I would like to use these on my truck if possible. I blow beads too regularly and end up cutting side walls when i do.
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

Ahhhhh, silly me, didn't even think about the rear. Even though I'm eyeing a late 70's F250 with at least one D60, the rear.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

No problem on the answer, glad to help. Even if I was slightly off....[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

I'll research it tomorrow, I have the day off... I also "acquired" mine (well 6 1/2 anyways [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img], the 7th is missing the lock ring)... hopefully this week I will "find" some tires too [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

Sweet. I get the chance to "geographically relocate" a few sets every now and again. To be able to actually use a set would be great. Thanks and keep me updated.
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

Here's the company that 4-Wheel &amp; Off-Road (pg 30 May 2002, "Hummer Bead Locks") was talking about: Twisted Customs (605) 343-7288. They're in Rapid City, South Dakota. I've also been told that the rims can be mounted backwards but it sounds like it would rather silly... kinda like the old school low riders... [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: 8 lug bolt pattern question

As others have stated, the bolt patterns are the same. But the hub size is larger on the Fords than Chevys and Dodges. If the wheels are "hubcentric", meaning the weight is carried by the hub not the studs, this may be an issue. Most aftermarket wheels use a large hole to fit all 8 on 6.5 patterns.
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