If you’re a Ford Lobo owner or are considering purchasing this capable pickup truck, one important maintenance item to be aware of is the lug nut size. Having the right lug nuts properly torqued is crucial for safe driving and preventing issues like wheels becoming loose or damaged.

So what exactly is the lug nut size and torque spec for the Ford Lobo? In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know, including the factory lug nut dimensions, socket size, torque specifications, and why BONOSS aftermarket lug nuts are an excellent upgrade choice.

Ford Lobo Lug Nut Size

The lug nuts on a Ford Lobo have a diameter of 14mm (0.55 inches). This is a common size used on many light trucks and SUVs. The thread size is M14 x 1.5, meaning the nuts have 14mm diameter threads with a 1.5mm thread pitch.

Lug Nut Socket Size

To properly loosen and tighten the Lobo’s lug nuts, you’ll need a 21mm (13/16 inch) socket. This relatively large socket size provides enough clearance and grip to get the lug nuts off without stripping them.

Torque Specifications

Proper torque is essential for lug nuts to keep the wheels securely mounted. Under-tightened lug nuts can allow the wheel to wobble and potentially separate from the vehicle. Over-tightening can damage the studs or wheel hubs.

For the Ford Lobo, the factory torque specification is 148 lb-ft (204 Nm). Always refer to your owner’s manual for the most accurate torque specs and follow the crisscross tightening pattern.

What Size Are Lug Nuts on a Ford Lobo?

Why BONOSS Aftermarket Lug Nuts?

While the factory lug nuts are fine for most driving, many Lobo owners opt to upgrade to higher quality aftermarket lug nuts from BONOSS. Here are some key reasons why.

  1. Forged 50BV30 Steel Construction. BONOSS lug nuts are forged from ultra-strong 50BV30 steel alloy. This gives them exceptional strength, with a minimum proof load of 105,700N (23,760 lbf). The forged construction makes them far more durable than cheaper cast nuts.
  2. ISO Grade 12.9 Rating. These nuts meet the stringent ISO Grade 12.9 rating, indicating their high hardness and tensile strength. The “BONOSS” marking is engraved into each nut for authentication.
  3. Enhanced Corrosion Resistance. A special surface treatment process gives BONOSS lug nuts excellent corrosion resistance, with salt spray ratings over 500 hours. This prevents the lug nuts from seizing up or degrading prematurely.

While they cost more upfront than basic replacement nuts, the exceptional strength, corrosion resistance, security features, and warranty make BONOSS lug nuts an excellent investment for your Ford Lobo.

Installation is straightforward using the 21mm socket and following Ford’s crisscross tightening procedure to the proper 148 lb-ft torque spec.

Don’t overlook this essential hardware – upgrading to BONOSS forged lug nuts provides peace of mind and security for keeping your Lobo’s wheels firmly in place mile after mile. Their rugged construction and performance make them an ideal choice for this hard-working pickup.