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    Default Metric vs SAE

    Have the domestic makers switched over to metric in their modern vehicles? The last time I wrenched on a domestic vehicle, domestics were pretty much all SAE nut/bolt sizes. Iíve always owned imports so all my sockets and wrenches are metric. Iím going to be helping someone with their Ford Edge but just realized I might not have the right tools.

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    Been metric for a LONG time. You'll be fine.
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    Ford and GM seem to have been using metric since the late 00s as far as I can tell.
    dv/dt

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    Quote Originally Posted by zieg View Post
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    Ford and GM seem to have been using metric since the late 00s as far as I can tell.
    Well before that.

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    Yep. They switched in the 80s.

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    Hmmm.... I was pretty sure my 86 trans am was imperial, and I thought the 4th gens were too? I was surprised that my '11 Camaro was metric so I figured it was phased in during the interim. The Fords I have been dissecting for my kit car project are definitely some ungodly combination..
    dv/dt

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    It tended to vary from model to model. Dodges had an era of ~15 years of SAE drivetrains in metric chassis, no point in updating the drivetrains to metric until you hit the next engine generation.

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