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Shared Ford Bronco, F-150 Raptor Wheel Design On Display In New Photos

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Last month, Ford Authority reported that the 2021 Ford Bronco and 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor would be sharing a wheel design, albeit with a few minor changes to differentiate them. At the time, however, we didn’t have any photos of the Raptor wheel design to share just yet. Now, we have acquired some photos of this new F-150 Raptor wheel design, which confirms that they are indeed nearly identical to those found on the Ford Bronco.

The design we’re referring to is the Bronco’s 17-inch black high-gloss painted aluminum, beadlock-capable wheel that comes standard with the Sasquatch Package, as well as the Wildtrak and First Edition trims. The latter wheels are the same basic design but feature gloss black-painted beauty rings and centers.

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor wheel, on the other hand, replaces the warm alloy outer beauty ring present on the Bronco wheel with a silver one, and the Raptor version of the wheel also features beadlocks across the entire circumference – far more than what is present on the Bronco version of the wheel.

This wheel design is different from the one we’ve seen in all of the 2021 F-150 Raptor press photos so far, which is a new design unique to the model. As we previously reported, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will also be available with either 35-inch or, for the first time, 37-inch, specially-designed BFGoodrich all-terrain T/A K02 tires.

The 2021 Ford Bronco is currently scheduled to enter production at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant on May 3rd, with the first deliveries beginning sometime this summer. Meanwhile, the 2021 F-150 Raptor will be built at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and will be available in showrooms this summer. As always, these dates are subject to change, especially in light of the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage.

We’ll have more on the Bronco and F-150 Raptor soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news, Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 newsFord F-150 Raptor news, and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. These wheels aren’t identical as the Raptor has beadlock bolts. And–unless they aren’t interchangeable between the two vehicles, I didn’t think the F-150 and Ranger [Bronco] had the same hub bolt pattern.

    • The Raptor looks to have the actual Ford beadlock rings installed on the rims. Whether that is the case, or whether it is just a different “beauty ring” remains to be seen.
      The actual beadlock rings for the Bronco (should) also have bolts all the way around the circumference.
      As far as the rims go, they do in fact appear identical; they just have different accessories installed on them. But now I am just arguing semantics.

      • I’m not as concerned with the beadlock rings as I am with the hub mounting bolt pattern. I thought Rangers had a different size pattern from the F-150. The Bronco is supposedly using Ranger-sourced hubs.

        • According to a source I found [can’t post it here], the Ranger has a different size bolt pattern and a different offset than the F-150. If this is true, the wheels mentioned in this article can’t possibly be identical.

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