you know offhand how many lugs your truck has? When shopping for rims,
this is vital information. For instance many larger trucks have eight
lugs, and those vehicles require 8 lug truck wheels. Smaller vehicles
and even quarter or half ton pickups usually won’t use the 8
lug format, but for heavy towing and off road usage they are vital.
This is because the more lugs you have on the wheel,
the less torque is exerted on any individual lug. Smaller cars get
by with four lugs; midsized vehicles go for five or six lugs. But
when you get to truly large amounts of torque, and even larger amounts
of weight, six lugs can still be prone to failure. That is why the
8 lug truck wheel was invented.
In addition to being the most structurally sound truck
rims, 8 lug truck wheels give any truck a solid look to them. They’re
simply meatier than a six lug wheel, from the look of the wheel, to
the style of lug nuts that come with them. That’s why even for
trucks that won’t do a lot of towing or hauling, eight lug wheels