Ford F250 Lug Pattern (2008-2022)

The Ford F250 is basically the bigger brother of the Ford F-150. It’s got everything the F-150 has, and then some. The F250 can tow up to 1000 more pounds than the F-150, and it’s a bit larger as you would expect. No matter how capable your truck is, you will eventually need to know the F250 lug pattern.

All Ford F250 that were made between 2008 and now use a lug pattern of 8×6.69 inches (8x170mm) and have a center bore of 4.91 inches (124.9 mm). All F250 trucks use 8 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be tightened down with 165 ft lbs of force.

As convenient as the above bundle of information may sound, it does not tell you everything that you need to know. So, we have gathered all of the important details regarding the F250 

lug pattern for each generation below.

We will also explain the exact lug nuts that you need to buy for your particular F250 generation. In addition to this, we will cover things like the center bore hub, lug torque specifications. Finally, we will elaborate on the tire and rim options for each generation’s engine configuration. 

F250 Lug Pattern

Ford F250 Lug Pattern

Year RangeLug PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2008 –  20108×6.69 inches (8x170mm)4.91 inches (124.9 mm),8M14 x 1.5165 ft lbs
2011 –  20168×6.69 inches (8x170mm)4.91 inches (124.9 mm),8M14 x 1.5165 ft lbs
2017 –  20208×6.69 inches (8x170mm)4.91 inches (124.9 mm),8M14 x 1.5165 ft lbs
2020 –  current8×6.69 inches (8x170mm)4.91 inches (124.9 mm),8M14 x 1.5165 ft lbs
F250 Lug Pattern

Ford F250 Wheel Fitment Guide

If you have to end up doing wheel or tire work on your SuperDuty, then you are going to need to know a whole lot more than just the F250 lug pattern. Above we have covered things like the center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, lug nuts size, and thread size.

Now, however, its time to dive into all the tire and rim size options that are available with each engine option for the most popular F-25 generations.

2008 – 2010

If your Ford F250 has the 5.4L, 6.4L, or 6.8L V8 engine in either a 2WD or 4WD configuration, then it will use a tire size of LT245/75R17 or LT265/70R17, mounted onto either a 7.5Jx17 ET40 or 7.5Jx17 ET40 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
5.4L (4×2) V8300 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
5.4L (4×4) V8300 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.4L (4×2) V8350 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.4L (4×4) V8350 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.8L (4×2) V10362 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.8L (4×4) V10362 HPLT245/75R17,  LT265/70R177.5Jx17 ET40 7.5Jx17 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)

2011 – 2016

If you have a Ford F250 equipped with either the 6.2L or 6.7L engine in a 2WD configuration, it will use a tire size of LT245/75R17 or LT275/65R18. Rim sizes for this version of the F-25 are 7.5Jx17 ET40 or 8Jx18 ET40.

If, on the other hand, you have one of the above mentioned engines in a 4WD configuration, then your Ford F250 will have a tire size of LT265/70R17 or LT275/70R18 minted onto either a 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
6.2L (4×2) V8385 HPLT245/75R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.2L (4×4) V8385 HPLT265/70R17, LT275/70R187.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×2) V8400 HPLT245/75R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×4) V8400 HPLT265/70R17, LT275/70R187.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)

2017 – 2020

If you have a Ford F250 from this era that is equipped with a 6.2L (4×2) or 6.7L (4×2) engine, it will use a tire size of LT245/75R17, LT265/70R17 or LT275/65R18 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40 or 8Jx18 ET40.

For Ford F250 trucks from this range of years that have the 6.2L (4×4) or the 6.7L (4×4) engine in a 4WD configuration has a tire size of either LT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18 or LT275/65R20. Rim sizes for this version of the F250 are either 7.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40 or 8Jx20 ET40.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
6.2L (4×2) V8385 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.2L (4×4) V8385 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18, LT275/65R207.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx20 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×2) V8440 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×4) V8440 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18, LT275/65R207.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx20 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)

2020 – 2022

If your Ford F250 is equipped with either the 6.2L, 6.7L, or 7.3L V8, buts its just the RWD model, then it will use a tire size of LT245/75R17, LT265/70R17 or LT275/65R18 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40 or 8Jx18 ET40.

If, on the other hand, you have one of the same engines with the 4WD configuration, your Ford F250 will have a tire size of LT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18 or LT275/65R20 and a rim size of either 7.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40 or 8Jx20 ET40.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
6.2L (4×2) V8RWD385 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18 7.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×2) V8RWD475 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
7.3L (4×2) V8RWD430 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R187.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.2L (4×4) V84WD385 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18, LT275/65R207.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx20 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
6.7L (4×4) V84WD475 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18, LT275/65R207.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx20 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)
7.3L (4×4) V84WD430 HPLT245/75R17, LT265/70R17, LT275/65R18, LT275/70R18, LT275/65R207.5Jx17 ET40, 7.5Jx17 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx18 ET40, 8Jx20 ET408×6.69 inches (8x170mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

The Ford F250 uses 8 lug nuts that have to be tightened down in a specific, crisscross pattern. They also have to be secured with a specific torque level. This info, as you would expect, can be found in the Ford F250 user manual, but it’s nice to have it all in one place. 

The first step is to put the lug nuts on by hand or with a hand wrench first. Don’t tighten the lug nuts all the way down just yet. The main goal at this point is to just get all the lug nuts on there. If you tighten them down all the way right now, it will be next-to-impossible to get all of the lug nuts torqued down with an even amount of pressure.

Once you get all the nuts on the bolts, you will need a torque wrench to tighten the Ford F250 lug to the exact pressure required. For the Ford F-25, the lug nuts need to be tightened to 165 ft lbs.

When To Rotate Ford F250 Tires

In general. tires last about 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. It is important to remember that air and moisture can damage your tires just as much as miles do.

This is because after a few years, the rubber that tires are mode of will begin to dry rot. After a certain point, tires become unsafe to drive on, even if they don’t have many miles on them.

So, if you rotate your Ford F250 tires at regular intervals, they will last the full 75,000 miles. The wheels in a vehicle are not mounted absolutely straight and parallel to one another. This is the goal, of course, and manufacturer’s try their best but it’s just not possible to get it perfect. Because of this, the tires will always wear out in an uneven manner.

The best time to rotate Ford F250 tires is around every 7,500 miles. Rotating tires is an easy, straightforward process. Simply swap the rear tires to the front and the front tires to the rear. In the process, swap them right to left as well. 

Conclusion

The Ford F250 is the much more capable older sibling to the Ford F-150, which is already a great truck. The F250 is everything the F-150 is and then some. It can tow more, handle more abuse, and is much more rugged of a machine overall. Regardless of these facts, you will one day need to know the F250 lug pattern.

The good news is that for this truck, that is easy to keep up with. All Ford F250 Super Duty trucks made between 2008 and now use a lug pattern of 8×6.69 inches (8x170mm). The F250 has a center bore of 4.91 inches (124.9 mm). These popular workhorse trucks use 8 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. The lug nuts on the F250 have to be tightened down with 165 ft lbs of force.

We hope this article helped you learn everything you needed to know about the F250 lug pattern. Thanks for reading!

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