Ford Lug Pattern Guide

Looking for your Ford’s lug pattern? Look no further!
Written by David Ghanizadeh-Khoob
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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Ford lug patterns tend to vary between models, but 5x4.25 and 5x4.5 are the most common.
Maybe you’ve pushed your
F-150
a little too far on the back roads, or maybe you need to get rims for your
Fiesta’s
new winter tires. In any case, if you are looking to replace the rims on your Ford, one of the first steps is finding out the measurements and lug pattern of your wheels.
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Why you should know your Ford’s lug pattern

A car’s lug pattern, also commonly called the bolt pattern, is the number and spacing of the lug holes on its rims. Lug patterns are written as two numbers. The first number is the number of lug holes, and the second number is the diameter of the imaginary circle that would form if you connected all of the lug holes.
So, for example, a 5x4.5 lug pattern tells you that there are five lug holes and that they are arranged in a circle that is 4.5 inches in diameter. 
Knowing your lug pattern is essential for ensuring you get the correct rims for your car. 

Ford lug pattern guide

If you own one of Ford’s most popular models then you can refer to the table below to find your car’s wheel size, lug pattern, offset, stud size, and hub/center bore measurements. Easy as that.
Model
OEM wheel size
Lug pattern (inches)
Offset
Stud size
Hub/center bore
2016-2019 Ford F-Series (F-150)
17"-24"
6x5.31"
H
14x1.5
87.1
2005-2008 Ford
Mustang
17"-22"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.75
70.5
2017-2020 Ford
Transit Connect
16"-19"
5x4.25"
H
12x1.5
63.4
2016-2019 Ford
Explorer
17"-22"
5x4.5"
H
14x1.5
63.3
2013-2016 Ford Escape
17"-22"
5x4.5"
H
12x1.5
67.1
2021 Ford
Bronco Sport
17"-18"
5x4.25"
H
12x1.5
63.4
2015-2017 Ford Edge
18"-21"
5x4.25"
H
14x2
63.4
2005-2007 Ford
Expedition
17"-26"
6x5.31"
H
14x2
86.8
2020 Ford
Ranger
16"-18"
6x5.5"
H
12x1.5
92.3
2011-2019 Ford Fiesta
15"-18"
4x4.25"
H
12x1.5
63.4
2007-2014 Ford E-Series (E-250)
16"-17"
8x6.5"
S
14x2
10
2013-2020 Ford
Fusion
16"-20"
5x4.25"
H
14x1.5
63.4
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Lug pattern terminology 101

If you read that table above and didn’t really understand what was going on, we’ve got you. Once you know what the jargon refers to, understanding its measurement is pretty simple.
OEM wheel size: OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. So the OEM wheel size is just the diameter of your Ford’s original wheels.
Lug pattern: As mentioned above, this refers to the number of lug holes on your rims, and the diameter of the imaginary circle that they are arranged in. 
Offset: Offset refers to the distance between the mounting surface to the centreline of the rim. A positive offset means the mounting surface is offset toward the outside of the car, which pulls the whole wheel closer to the car. Most Fords have a high offset (+35-45mm). 
Stud size: This tells you the stud and thread density of the wheel studs. In the US this is expressed as stud diameter x threads per inch (i.e. 0.5x20). Metric fasteners tend to be written as stud diameter x distance between threads in millimeters (i.e. 12x1.5). The table above expresses metric stud sizes.
Center bore: The center bore is the opening that properly centers the wheel on the hub. This is usually measured in millimeters.

How to measure your Ford’s lug pattern

If your Ford is not listed in the table above, you can always measure your lug pattern yourself with a ruler or measuring tape.
First, you just have to count the number of lugs. Most fords have five lugs, but it is also common to see four, six, or eight lug holes. Next, you just need to do a quick measurement to find the diameter of your lug holes’ imaginary circle.
If your car has an even number of lug holes, it is as easy as measuring from the center of one hole to the center of the hole directly across from it. 
If your car has five lug holes, if you measure across from one lug, you will end up between two holes. Instead of guessing, there is a little trick you can use to find an accurate diameter measurement. Start at the outside edge of one lug hole, and measure to the center of one of the lugs across from it!
MORE: Winter tires vs. all-season tires: Which is better?

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FAQs

Yes! 5x114.3 is just the metric conversion for a 5x4.5 lug pattern.
No, Ford and Chevy tend to use different bolt patterns. Unfortunately, this means you can’t simply swap rims between the two makes.
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