Those were airtight and tubeless tires were the intended use. The more power to the wheels required more lugs to distribute that turning power more evenly. Due to the taper in the 16. It was a black woman I talked to and she was really great at finding what I needed and she located it someplace in New Jersey. The Metro is incredible on gas.
It 8 lug but im not sure exactly what. Unless anyone knows of others. You might as well save your money if you are looking to carry more weight. I worked at a used car lot one summer and we had one of those in. I found exactly what I needed at a good price. I googled and saw pics of the brake rotors with 7 studs though.
People would inflate the 16 on a 16. I find it funny that such a simple little car can beat a Prius which takes a rocket scientist to repair due to the complex systems. He quickly replaced them with some factory rally wheels. Suggest you Google 'Motor Grenade' for the spec on how motors were to be rendered useless. Unnecessary over-engineering in my opinion. Does anyone have a idea of the inch and milimeter size pattern.
One of the great problems was that it was very difficult to tell the difference between a 16 and 16. Since you only showed pics of the wheels with a center cap installed, my suspicion was that it was just the center cap with 7 fake lugs, to go along with the 7-spoke wheels. I had seen this before and some are pretty dramatic. The heavy duty F-250 came with 8 lugs, along with a full floating rear axle and was available with the Power Stroke diesel. Saw a couple of nice Club Wagons, 1 was a sin to 'Grenade'. There is a lot of quite understandable confusion on how threaded fasteners work, particularly in the case of wheel lugs. Since the design was not airtight, tubeless tires could not be mounted.
Yeah, I would say that the 7 lug wheels are pretty hard to find. My parents had a contractor who had a 97 F-250 with the seven bolt pattern, and he replaced it with an 04 or so F-150 with the seven lug pattern. Had those same chromed steel wheels pictured. I called a couple places dealing in used tires and wheels and they have never heard of the 7 lug rim and thought I must be mistaken. Ive seen ads for wheels sayi9ng 8x170mm and etc. The whole idea behind the different patterns is to prevent someone from swapping on tires and more importantly wheels that are designed for the rated load.
Or any other vehicle for that matter? Does anyone have a idea of the inch and milimeter size pattern. Conor I have one of those 1997 Ford F-250 Light Duty pickups that uses a 7 lug rim. This may be the only 3 bolt wheel car in prodcution at the moment. Jeeps and Land Rovers and Mercs are all five. Many lost fingers, hands and some were killed. As mentioned by others, the current Smart runs 3. This is the truck that Ford always quotes for the high F-150 payload in there ads.
It 8 lug but im not sure exactly what. The guys that wanna tow 10K+ lbs. Ford did this before when they still marketed the F-100 trucks. They just run the engine until it blows! Only the government could come up with something like this. The cooking models had 3, the sportier versions ran 4.
One of the original suggestions for avoiding this was to have a different lug pattern for 16s and 16. The difference in the wheels between tube and tubeless were in the slope of the rim at the bead seats. So, dear readers, what do you think? He pointed out the thickness of steel, stock vs. Once the discovery was made that something above the lowest common denominator helped sales, maybe they went a little overboard. Very few trucks seem to be actually sold with this package and there is a lot of restrictions to actually get it.