F150 Bolt Pattern (2004-2022)

The Ford F150 is a full-size pickup truck that is known for its high tow capacity of 14,000 pounds and a payload capacity of over 3,300 pounds. The Ford F150 has been America’s best selling truck since it’s introduction for a good reason. Regardless of how powerful or iconic your truck is, you will eventually need to know the F150 bolt pattern. 

All Ford F150 trucks use a bolt pattern of 6×5.31 inches (6x135mm). The center bore for the F150 is 3.42 inches (87.1mm). These trucks use 6 lug nuts. If your F150 was made between 2004 and 2014, the lug nuts have a thread size of M14 x 2.0. If, on the other hand, your F150 was made from 2015 to now, its lug nuts will have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. Regardless of which model you have, the lug nuts on a Ford F150 need to be tightened down with 150 ft lbs of force.

While this may sound like everything you need to know, it’s not the complete story. In this article, we will outline the F150 bolt pattern in greater detail for each generation. We will also tell you exactly what lugs you need to buy for your truck.

We will also detail the diameter of the center bore hub, and the torque specifications for the lug nuts. After all that, we will dive into the various tire and rim combinations that are available for all the different engine configurations that the F150 comes in. 

F150 Bolt Pattern

Ford F150 Bolt Pattern

Year RangeBolt PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2004 –  20086×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 2.0150 ft lbs
2009 –  20106×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 2.0150 ft lbs
2011 –  20146×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 2.0150 ft lbs
2015 –  20176×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 1.5150 ft lbs
2018 –  20206×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 1.5150 ft lbs
2020 – current 6×5.31 inches (6x135mm)3.42 inches (87.1mm)6M14 x 1.5150 ft lbs
F150 Bolt Pattern

Ford F150 Wheel Fitment Guide

If you have to end up doing any wheel or tire work on your truck, you are going to need to know a lot more than just the F150 bolt pattern. We have already gone over things like the F150 bolt batten, its center bore diameter, lug nut tightening torque, and thread size.

Now it’s time to take a deep dive into the various tire and rim combinations that are available with each engine option.

2004 – 2008

If your Ford F150 from this range of years is equipped with either the 4.2L V6 or the 4.6L V8, it will have a tire size of either 235/75R17, 235/70R17, 255/65R17 or 255/70R17 mounted on a 7.5Jx17 ET44 rim.

The Heavy Duty Ford F150 trucks from this era that have either the 4.6L or 5.4L V8 engine uses a tire size of LT245/70R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

Finally, non HD versions of the Ford F150 from this range of years equipped with the 5.4L V8 engine uses a tire size of either 265/60R18 or 275/65R18 mounted onto a 7.5Jx18 ET44 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
4.2L V6202 HP235/75R17, 235/70R17, 255/65R17, 255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
4.6L V8231 HP235/75R17, 235/70R17, 255/65R17, 255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
4.6L HD V8231 HPLT245/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.4L HD V8300 HPLT245/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.4L V8300 HP265/60R18, 275/65R187.5Jx18 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

2009 – 2010

If your Ford F150 has the 4.6 V8 engine, then it will have a tire size of 255/70R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44. If you have the HD (Heavy Duty) version of the Ford F150 with either the 4.6L, 5.4L, then your truck will have a tire size of LT245/75R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

Finally, for Ford F150 trucks from this era that have the 5.4L V8 but are not the HD version of the truck, a tire size of 265/60R18 and a rim size of 7.5Jx18 ET44 is used.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
4.6L V8292 HP255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
4.6L HD V8292 HPLT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.4L HD V8310 HPLT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.4L V8320 HP265/60R187.5Jx18 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

2011 – 2014

If you have a Ford F150 that has the 3.5 V6 , 3.7 V6, or 5.0 V8 engine, then it uses a tire size of 255/70R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44. The HD (Heavy Duty) version of the  Ford F150 with the same engines uses a tire size of LT245/75R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

If, on the other hand, your Ford F150 from this range of years is equipped with the massive 6.2 V8 engine, then it’s going to have a tire size of LT315/70R17 and a rim size of 8.5Jx17 ET34.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
3.5L V6365 HP255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.7L V6302 HP255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.0L V8360HP255/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L HD V6365 HPLT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.0L HD V8360 HPLT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
6.2L HD V8411 HPLT245/75R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
6.2L V8411 HPLT315/70R178.5Jx17 ET346×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

2015 – 2017

If your Ford F150 has the 2.7L diesel V6, the 3.5 turbo gas V6, the 3.5 turbo diesel V6 or the 5.0 turbo gas V8 engine, it will use a tire size of 245/70R17 or 265/70R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.7L GTDi V6325 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L Ti V6282 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L GTDi V6365 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.0L Ti V8385 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

2018 – 2020

If you have a Ford F150 from this range of years equipped with either the 2.7L turbo diesel V6, the 3.0L turbo diesel V6, the 3.3L turbo gas V6, the 3.5L turbo gas V6 or the 5.0L turbo gas V8 engine, it will use a tire size of either 245/70R17 or 265/70R17. Rim sizes for this F150 are either 7.5Jx17 ET44 or 7.5Jx17 ET44.

There are some versions of the Ford F150 equipped with the 3.5L turbo gas V6 engine that use a tire size of LT315/70R17 and a rim size of 8.5Jx17 ET34.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.7L GTDi V6325 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.0L TD V6250 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.3L Ti V6290 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L GTDi V6375 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.0L Ti V8395 HP245/70R17, 265/70R177.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L GTDi V6450 HPLT315/70R178.5Jx17 ET346×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

2020 – 2022

For this range of years, if your Ford F150 has the 2.7 turbo gas V6 or the 3.turbo gas V6 engine, then it will use a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18 or 275/65R18. Rim size options for this version of the F150 are 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34 or 7.5Jx18 ET44.

If, on the other hand, you have a Ford F150 from this era that uses the 3.0 turbo diesel V6 or the 5.0L turbo gas V8 engine, then it will have a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18 or 275/60R20 mounted onto an either 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44 or 8.5Jx20 ET44 rim.

Finally, current model Ford F150 that use the 3.5 turbo gas V6 or the ‘PowerBoost’ version of that same engine will have a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20 or 275/50R22. Rim sizes for this version of the F150 are 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET44 and 9Jx22 ET44, respectively.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.7L Ecoboost V6325 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R187.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.3L Ti V6290 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R187.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.0L TD V6250 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R207.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
5.0L Ti V8400 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R207.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L Ecoboost V6400 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, 275/50R227.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET44, 9Jx22 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)
3.5L Power Boost V6430 HP245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/60R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, 275/50R227.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx17 ET44, 7.5Jx18 ET34, 7.5Jx18 ET44, 8.5Jx20 ET44, 9Jx22 ET446×5.31 inches (6x135mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

The Ford F150 uses 6 lug nuts that must be tightened down in a specific, crisscross pattern. Also, these lug nuts have to be secured with a specific amount of torque. You can, of course, find all of this in your F150 user manual, but it’s nice to have it all on one screen.

Step 1: Put the lug nuts on by hand or with a hand wrench first.

NOTE: Don’t tighten the lug nuts all the way down just yet. For now just get all the lug nuts on there. If you try to tighten them down completely right now, it will be hard, if not impossible, to get all of the lug nuts torqued down with an even amount of pressure.

Step 2: Use a proper torque wrench to tighten the Ford F150 lug to the exact pressure required. For the Ford F150, the lug nuts need to be tightened to 150 ft lbs.

When To Rotate Ford F150 Tires

Tires will generally last around 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. It might seem strange to consider time a determining factor in the health of a tire. It is important to remember, however, that tires are made out of vulcanized rubber.

The sulfur added to the rubber does cause the rate in which they rot to be drastically reduced, the process is not completely stopped. So, after enough time in the open air, tires become unsafe to drive on, even if they don’t have many miles on them.

Rotating your Ford F150 tires at regular intervals will ensure that they last the full 75,000 miles. Tires need to be rotated because the wheels are not mounted perfectly straight on vehicles. The car makers try, but there is only so much perfection that can be achieved. So, tires will always wear out unevenly.

Like any other vehicle, it’s best to rotate Ford F150 tires every 7,500 miles or so. Rotating tires is not a difficult or complicated process. In fact, it doesn’t even take that much time. All you have to do is move the front tires to the back and the back tires to the front. In the process, make sure to swap them left to right as well. 

Conclusion

The Ford F150 is a legendary truck and a permanent part of American culture. With its high tow capacity and large maximum payload capacity, the F150 is at home both in your driveway and on job sites. It’s no coincidence that the F150 is one of the most popular trucks in the world. No matter how much you love your little slice of freedom, you will eventually need to know the F150 bolt pattern. 

All versions of the Ford F150 have a bolt pattern of 6×5.31 inches (6x135mm). The center bore for these trucks is universally 3.42 inches (87.1mm). The F150 uses 6 lug nuts. For F150 trucks that were produced from 2004 through 2014, the lug nuts use a thread size of M14 x 2.0. If, however, you have an F150 that was made between 2015 and now, the thread size will be M14 x 1.5. Both versions of the F150 need their lug nuts tightened down with 150 ft lbs of pressure.

We hope this article helped you learn more about the F150 bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!

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