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Jeep Wheel Bolt Pattern, Backspace, Lug Nut Torque Specifications and Terminology

Jeep wheel specification tables help you find the right wheel bolt patterns for your Jeep wheels. Depending on your Jeep rims, you may have 4 or 5 lug rims. Here you’ll be able to find the proper Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern. Also find the lug pattern for all other Jeep models as well, including the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, CJs, and more.

This Jeep wheel specification reference chart helps you determine Jeep wheel specs like OEM wheel size, lug pattern metric, and stud size. Learn how to measure wheel offset and backspacing and lug nut torque specs. Refer to the section on wheel terminology to learn more about Jeep wheel bolt patterns, offset, and backspace. See our Jeep wheels page for aftermarket rim options available. 

Vehicles/Year RangesO.E.M Wheel SizeLug Pattern MetricLug Pattern InchesStud SizeHub/Center Bore
1987-2006 Jeep Wranglers15"-16"5x114.3mm5x4.5in1/2x2071.5
2007-2016 Jeep Wranglers17"-18"5x127mm5x5in1/2x2071.5
1955-1986 Jeep CJ5, CJ7, CJ8 Scrambler15x65x139.7mm5x5.5in1/2-RH108
1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee15x75x114.3mm5x4.5in1/2-RH71.5
1999-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee16"-20"5x127mm5x5in1/2x2071.5
2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee16"-20"5x127mm5x5in14mm x 1.5071.5
1974-1992 Jeep Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer15x66x139.7mm6x5.5in7/16-RH108
1981-2001 Jeep Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer15x65x114.3mm5x4.5in1/2-RH71.5
1980-1993 Jeep Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer15x65X114.3mm5x4.5in1/2-RH71.5
2007-2016 Jeep Compass, Patriot17"-18"5x114.3mm5x4.5in12x1.567.1
2007-2016 Jeep Compass, Patriot16"-17"5x114.3mm5x4.5in12x1.567.1
2002-2012 Jeep Liberty16"-18"5x114.3mm5x4.5in1/2x2071.5
2006-2010 Jeep Commander17"-18"5x127mm5x5in1/2x2071.5
H = High Positive or FWD (Front Wheel Drive_ typically +45, 40, 35 offsets
M = Medium Offset or RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) Typically +20 offset
L = Low Offset or RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) Typically 0 offset
Tighten lug nuts in criss-cross pattern
for best equal torque distribution
NOTE: As with all Jeep Wheels wheels, re-torque
lug nuts after the first 25 miles and at 100
mile intervals until lug torque is maintained
The easiest way to measure backspace is to lay the wheel face down onto the ground so the backside of the wheel is facing up. Take a straight edge and lay it diagonally across the inboard flange of the wheel (See image below). Take a tape measure and measure the distance from where the straight edge contacts the inboard flange to the hub mounting pad of the wheel. This measurement is backspace. The above photo shows three wheels with 2",3", & 4" backspace.
  • Bolt Pattern is determined by the number of bolt holes and the bolt circle diameter.
  • Hub Diameter or center bore is the hole at the center of the wheel.
  • Backspace is the distance from the backside of the wheel mounting pad to the outside of the rim flange.
  • Offset is the distance from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting surface of the wheel.
  • Negative Offset is when the back of the bolt pad is closer to the inside of the wheel; when the mounting surface is inboard of the rim centerline.
  • Positive Offset is when the back of the bolt pad is closer to the street side of the wheel; when the mounting surface is outboard of the rim centerline.
  • Bead-Loc is a device which captures the tire bead between it's flanges, usually secured by bolts to keep tire bead from dismounting alo usually used in dirt circle track or off road applications where low tire pressures are used and hittnig ruts or other vehicles are common.
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