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Ford threw truck owners and wheel makers a curve ball when it released its F-150 7700. The seven-lug pattern was designed to complement the truck's almost 1-ton towing and hauling capacity. Since the seven-lug pattern was only produced for a couple of years, aftermarket wheels are far from plentiful. Fortunately, Mickey Thompson makes its Challenger 17x9-inch wheels with Ford's seven-lug bolt pattern. Backspacing is 5 inches, which maintains healthy front wheel bearings. Thirty-seven-inch BFG Projects circle the Mickey Thompson wheels. John Rhodes' truck has not one, but two spares at the ready. Since Arizona rocks are sharp, two spares are added assurance of driving home after a long day of prerunning.

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