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Old 03-19-2009, 06:43 AM
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I just purchased a 1998 F250 (work truck) with a 4.6 V8, I think it is pretty rare for a F250 to have the small V8. (it is more like a F150/7700, my Ford Buds are calling my truck a "F-200")
I have a bit of noticeable rust on my inner rims and I have a slight high speed shimmy, before I spend on new LT tires and a high speed balance should I consider new wheels?

What is the story with the "7 LUG WHEELS" is the 98 F250 the only year that they used them? I just noticed a newer model Econoline passanger van with 7 lug wheels, will they match up? Is there any after markets?
Any Ideas? I do not want to spend or get into major work as I picked this baby up for weekend work like hauling firewood, lumber yard runs, etc...
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no the f-150 came with them to i know a guy with a 97 or 98 with 7 bolt holes
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no the f-150 came with them to i know a guy with a 97 or 98 with 7 bolt holes
No, what he probably has is a 98-99 F250 light duty. It looks exactly like an F150 but has firmer suspension and a couple other beefed up bits. Its kinda like the Chevy 1500HD. They should have just named it the F150 Superduty.
See this thread.
https://www.f150forum.com/showthread...ght=light+duty

Also, here is a pic of one. Granted you cant actually see the lugs themselves, but the cap shows 7 places for a lug.
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k well i know a fisherman he has a 99 f250 regular cab looks like an f-150 , but the guy that i was refering to has an f-150 with 7 lugs and is an actual f-150 xlt 5.4 trition
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Lenn is correct, it is a "1998 Light Duty F250" (With a 4.6 V8)
There are 7 lugs under the cap (I checked)
I again saw a Ford E250 Van that has 7 lugs, are they compatable?
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You're actually all right. The earlier 7-lug trucks were called F250 Light duty, but later on, (don't know the years) became the F150 7700. The 7700 stood for 7700lbs GVW, but all the badges on the truck said F150. The 7-lug trucks were basically what you got if you ordered an F150 with the snowplow prep package.

Take a look at the tailgate on an F150 with seven lugs, and it will say 7700 right under the F150 badge
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i will next time i see the truck
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hey i found out the f-150 i was talking about is a camper special it is a 6800gw truck
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Just noticed this thread today, actually Ford is still making them. Here's a 07 SC XLT I picked up the end of June with 7 lug wheels on it
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Getting ready for winter and found a pair of original 7 lug steel rims for 04-08 F150's that I'm putting snow tires on. My truck (07 XLT Heavy Half - see photo above) had alloy rims and corresponding lugnuts when I got it so I've not seen what the originals look like. I found a bunch of lugnuts from what appears to be 4x4's of the corresponding years at the salvage yard, they look like they'll fit both the lugs and the rims. Head on them takes a 13/16" socket, bottoms are tapered where the fit against the rim.

I know this sounds like a dumb question but are these the correct lugnuts for this combination? Want to make sure I don't run into any problems in the future with this some cold and snowy winter day.

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