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The Dodge Charger’s Bolt Pattern

The Dodge Charger’s Bolt Pattern

We’ve written about the Dodge Charger and numerous questions you can have about this car. Today we’ll discuss the information that you need to choose the right tires or rims to fit your Charger. We’ll be looking at the bolt patterns for each generation. Let’s begin with a short answer:

All Dodge Chargers produced between 2005 and present have a bolt design of 5×4.53 inches (5x115mm). Chargers produced between 1983 and 1987 have a 4×3.94 inch (4x100mm) bolt pattern. Chargers made between 1966 and 1978 have a bolt design of 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm>).

But that’s not the end of the story. We have provided more information below on the bolt pattern for each generation. We discuss the specific lugs/bolts used, the diameter of the central bore hub and the torque specifications for the bolts. We also provide information on the exact size of each engine’s rim and tire sizes. You will know exactly what tires you can and cannot purchase. Continue reading!

Specifications for Wheel Fitment Per Generation

You need to be familiar with more than the bolt pattern in order to properly fit a wheel on your Charger. We’ve listed all of the important factors for each Charger generation below. These factors include the center bore diameter, wheel tightening force, wheel tightening torque and whether lug nuts are used or bolts.

Also, we want to make it clear that the specifications listed below are the same for all models in that generation. There are many options for the Charger. These bolt patterns, lugs and torque specifications are the same for all models in a generation.

We also provided information about the exact size of each rim and tire for each engine option, so you have a clear idea of which tires you can and cannot purchase.

2015 – Present-day

Dodge Chargers produced between 2015 and present-day have a 71.6mm center bore. Five lug nuts have a thread of M14x1.5. These bolts must be tightened with 130 lb/ft (176 Nm).

  • Chargers equipped with a 2WD (SXT), 3.6L engine, and 7Jx17 ET24 rims have a standard tire size 215/65R17. The 300hp version (GT), has a tire size 245/45ZR20, and a rim size 8Jx20 ET24. AWD versions have a tire size 235/55R19, and a rim size 7.5Jx19 ET55. This engine type’s Pursuit version has a tire size of 215/60R18, and a rim of 7.5Jx18ET25.
  • Chargers equipped with a 5.7L engine have a standard size tire of 245/45R20 or 245/45ZR20. They also have a rim size 8Jx20 ET24 and 9Jx20ET22.5. Pursuit versions have a tire size 225/60R18, and a rim size 7.5Jx18ET25.
  • Chargers with a 6.8L engine (Scat Pack), have a standard tire of 245/45ZR20, and a 9Jx20 ET22.5-sized rim. The Scat Pack Widebody has an equivalent tire size of 305/35ZR20 with a rim of 11Jx20ET-2.5.

2011 – 2014

Dodge Chargers produced between 2011 and 2014 have a 71.6mm center bore and five lug nuts that have a thread of M14x1.5. These bolts should be tightened using 130 lb-ft (176 Nm).

  • Chargers equipped with a 2WD and a 3.6L engine have 215/65R17 tires, or 2235/55R18, and a 7Jx17 ET22 rim, or 7.Jx18 ET24 rim. AWD vehicles have a standard tire size 235/55R19, or 235/55R18 and a rim size 7.5Jx19 ET55.
  • Chargers equipped with a 5.7L engine have standard tires sizes of 235/55R18 or 245/45R20, as well as a rim size choice of 7.5Jx18 ET24 and 8Jx20ET24.

2005 – 2010

Dodge Chargers produced between 2005 and 2010 have a 71.6mm center bore and five lug nuts that have a thread of M14x1.5. These bolts should be tightened with 110 Lb-ft (149Nm) for RWD and Daytona editions and 140 Lb-ft (193 Nm) police editions.

  • Chargers equipped with a 2.7L engine have a 215/65R17 standard tire and a 7Jx17 ET22 rim.
  • Chargers equipped with a 3.5L engine have a 215/65R17 or 235/55R18 standard tire size and a 7Jx17 ET22 rim size or 7.5Jx18ET24 rim size.
  • Chargers equipped with a 5.7L engine have standard tires sizes of 235/55R18 or 245/45R20, as well as a rim size choice of 7.5Jx18 ET24 and 8Jx20ET24.

1983 – 1987

The Dodge Charger 2.2L manufactured between 1983 and 1987 has a 57.1mm center bore. There are four lug nuts with a M12 x 1.5 thread that must be tightened with 95lb-ft (129 Nm). The standard tires on this Charger are 175/75R13. The rims are 5Jx13 ET35.

1966 – 1978

Dodge Chargers produced between 1966 and 1978 have a 71.6mm center bore. There are five lug nuts with 1/2’’ – 20 UNF thread sizes. All engine types come with the following sizes of tires and corresponding rims:

  • 195/75SR14, 5.5Jx14 ET5
  • 215/70SR14 & 5.5Jx14 ET5
  • 225/70SR14, 6Jx14 ET0
  • 245/60SR15 & 7Jx15 ET0

The 7.0 and the 7.2L Hemi engines have a standard size tire of 215/70SR14 or 225/70SR14 or 225/65SR15 with an rim size of either 5.5Jx14ET5, 6Jx14ET0 or 7Jx15ET0.

Bolts to tighten

Once you have taken apart the wheels, it is time to mount them on the Charger. To avoid any dangerous situations, however, it is important to understand how to do this correctly. Dodge provides information in the owner’s manual.

The wheel wrench is used to tighten the wheels completely on the second round, according to the torque requirements.

It is important to inspect the nuts again after driving 25 miles (40 km). If you find that a lugnut is loose, tighten it again and continue the process. This will indicate that the wheel needs to be replaced.

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