Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

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Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

Dyn Blin
I asked Gary a question earlier that he encouraged me to post here for the other greener-horn Bullnose riders:

I've been looking for another set of wheels, originally thinking I would put on a set of studs and hold them in reserve for the odd Tahoe weekend, but as I've been watching the ads on Craigslist & eBay, I've started looking for a daily set that is more true to the original style.

I found these a few miles away.  I know the 5x 5.5 lug bolt pattern will match, but asked Gary if I needed to consider back spacing/offset or center bore between the bullnose generation & Gen 9 series stock wheels.

To the bigger question- are there any limitations to 15" OEM wheel swaps between F150 years up to '97?

Here are the 3 I'm picking up today- looking for 2 more to make a complete set plus spare...

93 F150 Wheels
Sonoma County,CA
1982 F150 Flareside XLS
NP435 4x4
351W Motorcraft 2150

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Re: Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

Rembrant
What year trucks did those wheels come on? I have a set that came on my truck when I bought it...but I know that my truck did not originally have them. Just curious.
In rehab: 1984 F150 2wd Flareside pickup. Original 302 2bbl DSII w/3-spd manual column shift. Plain Jane with no A/C and no radio.
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Re: Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

Gary Lewis
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According to the page on Driveline/Wheels those are Type 9's and were available in 1980 and '81.  And you should be able to confirm what you have by the code stamped near the valve stem if I remember correctly.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

Dyn Blin
In reply to this post by Rembrant
(edit) Thanks for the resource Gary
 
Sonoma County,CA
1982 F150 Flareside XLS
NP435 4x4
351W Motorcraft 2150

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Re: Tribal Wisdom- Wheel Compatibility

Kevins750
I had a 1990 ranger and a 95 f150 4x4 both bought new and those were the factory wheels, the ranger in 5x4.5 of course.
1980 F350 4x4 400/C6
1985 F250 4x4 6.9/T19