Transits and F series trucks grew up on different continents, with very different use cases and starting points. The early Transits were metric, car-based, uni-bodies. Over the decades they have started to use common parts but Ford has a long way to go before they have rationalized their van and truch part bins to a sensible level. I pine for the day when the Blue Oval builds a Transit Raptor or makes it feasible for someone else to build one.Agreed. From the outside looking in, it seems quite strange that Ford doesn't make more parts compatible across the F series trucks and the Transit. This lug pattern is particularly confusing. I just don't understand why they went to such an unusual pattern. Those wheels by Ultra Wheel Company are the only ones that I could find that look even remotely close to correct.
Oddly enough, the 2020 Transit that we have on order (T350 LWB HR EB) from Eddie (CrewVanMan) is not an AWD van, but it still has the heavy duty front axle, which includes the 6-lug heavy duty wheels. I'm not actually sure which option/combo that we selected forced us to have the HD front axle and accompanying wheels. Eddie seemed to think that it was the combination of EcoBoost and T350.