Jeep Wrangler Bolt Pattern Guide

Short Answer

The Jeep Wranglers from 1987 to 2006 (YJ and TJ series) have a 5×114.3 (5×4.5 in inches) bolt pattern. On the other hand, the models from 2006 onwards (JK and JL series) come with a 5×127 (5×5 in inches) wheel bolt pattern.

The Wrangler is one of the most popular Jeep series and has made a loyal fanbase over the years.

Thanks to its excellent maneuverability, high ground clearance, and solid front/rear axles, Jeep Wranglers have gained the reputation of being one of the best off-road SUVs out there.

But you can increase this performance level even further by upgrading to special off-roading wheels (and tires).

Those aftermarket wheels usually come with many improvements in the form of high-quality build materials, reinforced design, more width, anti-corrosion coatings, etc., making them better-suited for off-road terrains.

But before you start buying these wheels, it’s equally important to learn about the bolt pattern of your Jeep Wrangler so that there’s no compatibility issue whatsoever.

Jeep Wrangler Bolt Pattern

In this post, I’ve compiled different tables that’ll give you the wheel-related specs, including the bolt patterns, of different Jeep Wrangler generations/years.

Jeep Wrangler YJ Bolt Pattern (1987-1995)

2.5L I44.0L I6 and 4.2L I6
Tire Size205/75SR15 or 225/75SR15215/75SR15 or 235/75SR15
Rim Size6.5Jx15 ET25 or 7Jx15 ET257Jx15 ET25 or 7Jx15 ET25
Center Bore71.5 mm71.5 mm
Thread Size1/2″ – 20 UNF1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening Torqueunknownunknown
Offset Range (mm)23 – 2723 – 27
Bolt Pattern5×114.3 5×114.3 

Jeep Wrangler TJ Bolt Pattern (1997-2006)

2.4L I4 and 2.5L I44.0L I6
Tire Size215/75SR15215/75SR15 or
Rim Size7Jx15 ET31.757Jx15 ET31.75 or
7Jx15 ET31.75
Center Bore71.5 mm71.5 mm
Thread Size1/2″ – 20 UNF1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening Torqueunknownunknown
Offset Range (mm)29.8 – 33.829.8 – 33.8
Bolt Pattern5×114.3 5×114.3 

Jeep Wrangler JK Bolt Pattern (2007-2018)

3.6L V63.8L V6
Tire Size225/75R16 102S or
245/75R16 104S or
255/75R17 104T or
255/70R18 104T
225/75R16 102S or
245/75R16 104S or
255/75R17 104T or
255/70R18 104T
Rim Size7JJx16 ET50 or
7JJx16 ET44 or
7.5JJx17 ET44.45 or
7.5JJx18 ET44.45
7JJx16 ET50 or
7JJx16 ET44.45 or
7.5JJx17 ET44.45 or
7.5JJx18 ET44.45
Center Bore71.5 mm71.5 mm
Thread Size1/2″ – 20 UNF1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel Tightening Torque130 Nm130 Nm
Offset Range (mm)48 – 52 or 42 – 46 or 42.5 – 46.548 – 52 or 42.5 – 46.5
Bolt Pattern5×1275×127

Jeep Wrangler JL Bolt Pattern (2018-Present)

3.0 EcoDiesel, 2.0 Turbo/PHEV, and 3.6 Pentastar6.4 Hemi
Tire Size245/75R17 121/118S or
LT255/75R17 121/118S
or LT285/70R17 121/118S 6PR or 255/70R18 117/114S or
275/55R20 113T
LT285/70R17 121/118S 6PR
Rim Size7.5JJx17 ET44.45 or
7.5JJx17 ET37.17 or
7.5JJx18 ET44.45 or
8JJx20 ET44.45
7.5JJx17 ET37.17
Center Bore 71.5 mm71.5 mm
Thread SizeM14 x 1.5M14 x 1.5
Wheel Tightening Torque176 Nm176 Nm
Offset Range (mm)42.5 – 46.5 or 35.2 – 39.235.2 – 39.2
Bolt Pattern5×1275×127

Different Wheel Specifications Explained

Tire Size

Tire Size

The tire size refers to the dimensions of a tire and is written in a specific format, such as P225/55R17 or 235/45ZR18.

The first letter indicates the tire type (P = passenger tire), while the numbers 235 and 225 represent the distance between one sidewall of the tire to the other in millimeters.

After the slash, there’ll be a two-digit number, such as 55 or 45, indicating the aspect ratio of the wheel, which is the ratio between the sidewall’s height and its width.

After this number, we have the letter which indicates the construction type (R = radial construction).

And a two-digit number at the end represents the rim diameter this tire is supposed to be used with.

Rim Size

Rim Size

Like the tire size, rim size is written in a specific format consisting of different letters and numbers, such as 7.5JJx17 ET44.45.

As you can see, this format has two parts: 7.5JJx17 and ET44.45.

In the first part, 7.5 is the wheel width in inches, while the letters ‘JJ’ represents a specific bead shape. Other bead shapes are represented by the letters J, K, JK, B, P, and D.

The last number of this part, 17, indicates the 17-inch wheel diameter.

The next part, ET 44.45, represents the 44.45 mm offset ( more on that later).

Center Bore

Center Bore

The center bore is the diameter of the hole in the center of the wheel and is measured in millimeters.

Thread Size

Wheel Thread Size

Thread size is the measurement of the diameter and pitch of the wheel’s lug nuts.

For example, M14 x 1.5 thread size indicates that the lug nuts have a diameter of 14 millimeters and a pitch of 1.5 millimeters (distance between each thread).

Wheel Tightening Torque

Adjust the Torque

Tightening torque is the amount of force that needs to be applied on the wheel’s lug nuts for ideal fitting.

It’s important to tighten the wheel according to this value as you can have different issues, such as wheel wobbling, damaged studs, cracks in the wheel structure, etc., otherwise.


Wheel Offset

The offset is the distance between a wheel’s centerline and its mounting hub. As the hub can be directly on top, in front, or behind the centerline, the offset can be zero, positive, or negative – with each having its pros and cons.

To find the offset of a wheel, you’ll need to first find the wheel width by measuring the length between its two bead seats. Dividing this length by two will give you the centerline length.

Next, calculate the distance from the back of the mounting pad to the back lip of the wheel using a ruler or tape. Subtracting this value from the centerline value will give you the offset value. If it’s greater than zero, the offset is positive. And if it’s less than zero, the offset is negative.

Jeep Wrangler Bolt Pattern: By Year

YearBolt Pattern (in inches)Bolt Pattern (in mm)
1988 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1989 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1990 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1991 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1992 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1993 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1994 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1995 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1996 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1997 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1998 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
1999 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2000 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2001 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2002 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2003 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2004 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3
2005 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2006 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2007 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×4.55×114.3 
2008 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2009 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2010 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2011 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2012 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2013 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2013 jeep wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2015 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2016 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2017 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2018 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2019 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2020 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2021 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2022 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2023 Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127
2023 jeep wrangler bolt pattern5×55×127

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Bolt Pattern on a 2006 Jeep Wrangler?

The Jeep Wrangler has a 5×4.5 (or 5×114.3 in mm) bolt pattern.

How Much Do Jeep Wrangler Wheels Cost?

Jeep Wrangler wheels generally cost between $100 and $400 per wheel, depending on the rim size, material, and brand.

What Size Wheels Fit a Jeep Wrangler?

Jeep Wrangler vehicles can work with 15-inch, 16-inch, 17-inch, 18-inch, or 20-inch wheels – depending on their generation and trim level.

How do I Know my Stock Wheel Offset?

You can find the information about the wheel offset in the owner’s manual or on the wheel itself. If there’s no information on any of those, you can measure the offset yourself. To do that, calculate the distance from the back of the mounting pad to the back lip of the wheel. Then, subtract this value from the centerline length. That’ll be your wheel’s offset.

What Size Tires Can I Put on My Jeep Wrangler Without a Lift?

285/75/16, 285/70/17, and 275/70/18 are some of the biggest tires you can put on a Jeep Wrangler without a lift kit.

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