Jeep Lug Pattern Guide

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Most Jeeps have a lug pattern of 5x5 or 5x4.5, but knowing the exact measurements of your Jeep’s wheels is essential if you want to switch your rims out for a new set. 
Jeeps are known for their rugged off-roading ability, broad-shouldered panache, and sturdy wheels. But when your Jeep’s tackled the unbeaten path a few times too many, or when you want to upgrade to a beefier wheel, it’s time to check your ride’s lug pattern.
Luckily, car insurance super app Jerry has rounded up all the Jeep lug pattern specs you’ll need to make the change. We’ll even show you how to measure your bolt pattern on your own! 

Why you should know your Jeep’s lug pattern

A car’s lug pattern, also known as a bolt pattern, indicates the number and spacing of the lug holes on your Jeep’s wheels. The lug pattern is made up of two numbers: the first indicates the number of lug holes, and the second is the diameter of the imaginary circle formed by those holes. 
In other words, a 5x5 lug pattern indicates that the wheel has five lugs arranged in a five-inch circle. 
If you want to switch out your wheels because of wear and tear—or just because you’re looking for a change—you’ll need to know your Jeep’s bolt pattern before you can move forward. 

Jeep lug pattern guide

The table below shows the wheel specifications for all the most popular Jeep models, including wheel size, lug pattern, offset, stud size, and hub/center bore measurements. Find your Jeep on the table to estimate the kind of wheels you’ll need if you want to replace your rims.
ModelOEM wheel sizeLug pattern (inches)OffsetStud sizeHub/center bore
1981-2001 Jeep Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer15”5x4.5M1/2x2071.5
2006-2010 Jeep Commander17”-18”5x5H1/2x2071.5
2007-2017 Jeep Compass, Patriot16”-18”5x4.5H12x1.567.1
2018-2020 Jeep Compass16”-20”5x4.33H12x1.2565.1
2020-2022 Jeep Gladiator17”-18”5x5H14mm x 1.5071.5
1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee15”5x4.5M1/2x2071.5
1999-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee16”-20”5x5H1/2x2071.5
2011-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee16”-20”5x5H14mm x 1.5071.5
2002-2012 Jeep Liberty16”-18”5x4.5H1/2x2071.5
1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler15”-16”5x4.5M1/2x2071.5
2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler17”-18”5x5M1/2x2071.5
2018-2022 Jeep Wrangler17”-18”5x5M14mm x 1.5071.5
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Lug pattern terminology 101

If this is your first time diving into the world of Jeep rims, you might feel dizzy looking at the table above. Actually, those numbers are pretty simple—once you know the meaning of a few key terms. 
OEM wheel size: This refers to the diameter of your Jeep’s original wheels (OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”). You’ll need to match the right size if you want to install new rims. 
Lug pattern: Also called a bolt pattern, this figure shows the number of lug holes followed by the diameter of the circle they form. Knowing this pattern will help you find a wheel that fits your Jeep. 
Offset: A wheel’s offset is the distance from the mounting surface to the center of the rim. A positive offset means the wheels are pulled in towards the car; negative offset means they’ll stick out. Most Jeep OEM wheels have high (+35-45) or medium (+20) offset. 
Stud size: Stud sizes are written in two different ways. US fasteners are expressed as stud diameter x threads per inch (e.g., 1/2x20), while metric fasteners are written as stud diameter x distance between threads (e.g., 14mm x 1.50). 
Center bore: A wheel’s center bore is the opening that centers the wheel on the hub. That hole can vary in size, so knowing the right measurement is important. 

How to measure your Jeep’s lug pattern

If you own a Jeep that’s not on the list above, don’t worry! You can still measure your own lug pattern pretty easily with a ruler or measuring tape
Start by counting the lugs. On just about every Jeep, you’ll count five. Now all you need to do is find the diameter of the lug pattern. 
Start at the outer edge of any lug hole and measure directly across the circle. With a five-bolt pattern, you’ll end up between lugs, so move the end of your ruler or tape measure to the closest lug on either side and measure to the center of the lug hole. That’s your diameter! 
Let’s say you measure a diameter of 4.5 inches. That means your Jeep’s lug pattern is 5x4.5, or 5 on 4.5.
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FAQs

No! A 5x114.3mm metric bolt pattern is the same as 5x4.5 inches. The metric conversion for a 5x5 lug pattern would be 5x127mm.
No, Jeep and Dodge have different bolt patterns. That means you won’t be able to swap wheels easily between the two makes.

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