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5 Lug Tundras

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by replica9000, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    replica9000

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    Don't know if anyone has mentioned this before, but I thought it was kinda weird that a 4x4 Tundra (especially the 07+) is only using 5 lugs on their wheels. Even the Tacos have 6 lugs. Wouldn't a larger truck with more payload and towing capacity be using 6 or even 8 lugs on the wheels?

    Just a random thought...
     
  2. Feb 2, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    6shooter

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    plenty.......
    they've been using 5 lugs on land cruisers for a long time.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Not really, may be the lugs are bigger? Full size Fords and Chevies have been using five for years.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    4x4 GM's trucks and SUV's are 6 lugs. Usually anything 4x4 especially full size is at least 6 lugs. I agree that it is odd the Tundra 4x4's only have 5. But then again they really seem to cheap out everywhere they can on the new Tundra's IMO
     
  5. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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    I think they went bigger so they went less. Ever look at the display at the Toyota dealer on the Tundra. They have all the pieces parts layed out. From the trailer hitch that goes about a mile forward onto the frame and brake calipers the size of armadillos. It's all pretty much what you make of it. (I think)
     
  6. Feb 17, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    There was a year that ford used 7 lugs I believe.

    Marc M
     
  7. Feb 17, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    I think its ridiculous...
     
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