2012 Nissan Altima Bolt Pattern

All 2012 Nissan Altimas have a 5x4.5 bolt pattern, which means each wheel has five bolts arranged in a circle measuring 4.5 inches in diameter.
Written by Andrew Biro
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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A 2012
Nissan
Altima’s bolt pattern can be expressed as 5x4.5 or 5 on 4.5, which means each wheel has five bolts that are arranged in a circle measuring exactly 4.5 inches in diameter.
When it comes to performance and handling, the 2012 Nissan Altima is at the top of its class—unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Altima’s overall styling, which is fairly uninspired. An easy way to add a bit of flair to the model is by swapping out the factory wheels for a set of stylish aftermarket ones.
If this is your first time replacing or upgrading your Nissan’s wheels, don’t worry—we’ve put together the following guide detailing everything you need to know about the 2012 Nissan Altima’s bolt pattern, as well as a few other crucial wheel-related measurements.
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2012 Nissan Altima bolt pattern

Regardless of wheel size, a 2012 Nissan Altima has a 5x4.5 or 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern—but if this is your first venture into the world of wheel-related measurements, here’s what that means. Every lug pattern can be expressed like so: 
# of bolts x diameter of the circle they form
In practice, a 5x4.5 bolt pattern indicates that each of your 2012 Nissan Altima’s four wheels has five bolts arranged in a circle measuring exactly 4.5 inches in diameter.
Of course, you’ll need to know more than just your bolt pattern if you plan on replacing your 2012 Nissan Altima’s wheels—you’ll also need to know your wheel size, stud size, offset, center bore measurement, as well as the factory torque specifications:
  • Factory wheel size: 16 to 18 inches
  • Stud size: M12 x 1.25
  • Offset: 34 to 45 mm
  • Center bore: 66.1 mm
  • Wheel tightening torque: 113 nm
With these measurements, you should have no problem replacing your 2012 Nissan Altima’s wheels—just keep in mind that your wheels need to be between 16 to 18 inches in diameter to ensure the tires do not rub against the wheel wells.

How to measure your Nissan Altima’s bolt pattern

If you’d like to figure out your 2012 Nissan Altima’s bolt pattern for yourself, you can do so with something as simple as a ruler or measuring tape.
Once you’ve got your measuring instrument, head out to your Nissan, pick a wheel, and pick a bolt—measure from the outer edge of the bolt hole to the center of the lug on the opposite side. Normally, you’d be able to measure straight across, but seeing as the Altima has an odd number of bolts, you’ll end up between two lugs if you do that. Instead, pick either of the two bolts and measure to its center.
When you’ve found this measurement—which should be 4.5 inches—put it together with the number of bolts and you’ll have your 2012 Nissan Altima’s bolt pattern.
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The 2012 Nissan Altima has a 5x4.5 or 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern, which means all four wheels have five lugs each that are arranged in a circle measuring 4.5 inches in diameter. If you plan on replacing your wheels—be they of the same or a different size—you’ll need to know this number.
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