Tesla lug pattern

Tesla lug patterns can vary by model, and we have all the specs detailed in this guide.
Written by Laura Salvas
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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Teslas have a lug pattern of either 5x4.5 or 5x4.72 depending on the model, so knowing which lug pattern your vehicle follows is necessary if you plan to sport a new set of rims. 
As much as Teslas are known for their driving modes and software capabilities, the unique wheel design is one of the many features that set these electric wonders apart from other vehicles. If you hope to change out your tires for another flashy Tesla design, you’ll want to double-check the lug pattern first. 
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Why you should know your Tesla’s lug pattern

The number of lug or bolt holes and the spacing between these holes determine the lug pattern or bolt pattern on your Tesla’s wheels. A lug pattern consists of two numbers, with the first number indicating the number of lug or bolt holes, and the second number referencing the diameter of the bolts’ overall formation. 
For example, a lug pattern of 5x4.5 would mean that there are five lugs arranged in a circle with a 4.5-inch diameter. 
Knowing your Tesla’s lug pattern is essential if you intend to swap out your wheels, whether due to wear or just because you want to spruce up your ride. 

Tesla lug pattern guide

Assuming you know the Tesla model you drive, this handy chart will let you know your wheel size, lug pattern in inches, the offset, stud size, and measurements of the hub/center bore. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by any of these words, don’t worry: a list of definitions will follow!
Model
OEM wheel size
Lug pattern (inches)
Offset
Stud size
Hub/center bore
2019-2021
Tesla Model 3
18"-20"
5x4.50"
H
14x1.5
64.1
2020-2021
Tesla Model Y
19"-21"
5x4.50"
H
14x1.5
64.1
2019-2021
Tesla Model S
19"-21"
5x4.72"
H
14x1.5
64.1
2019-2021
Tesla Model X
19"-22"
5x4.72"
H
14x1.5
64.1
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Lug pattern terminology 101

Okay, now you know which measurements are accurate to your vehicle, but you might feel in the dark as to what these numbers actually mean. Here’s a quick guide to lug pattern lingo that will have you talking lug spacing like an expert in no time. 
OEM wheel size: OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer,” and this little acronym refers to the diameter of the wheels that originally came on your Tesla. Your new rims will need to match the wheel size. 
Lug pattern: Each lug pattern, also known as a bolt pattern, consists of the number of lugs followed by the diameter of the circle they form. This pattern is essential knowledge for choosing a wheel that fits.
Offset: Whether a car’s offset is positive or negative determines whether the wheels are tucked in toward the car or stick out. The number indicates the distance between the mounting surface and the center of the rim.
Stud size: If you have a US fastener, the stud size will be written as diameter x threads per inch (for example, 1/2x20). A metric fastener will have its stud size written as diameter x distance between threads (such as 14mm x 1.5, as above).
Center bore: This is the opening on the wheel that allows it to be centered on your car’s wheel hub. As the center bore can vary in size depending on the make of your car, a correctly sized tire is necessary. 

How to measure your Tesla’s lug pattern

If you own a super special Tesla not included in our list and still aren’t certain of your car’s lug pattern, all you need is a measuring tape or ruler to measure the lug pattern yourself.
First, count the lugs or bolts. You should expect to find five lugs on your Tesla.
Next, you’ll need to measure the diameter of the lug pattern. If you’re dealing with five lug holes, you’ll want to start from the outside edge of any lug hole and measure to the center of either of the lug holes across from it. For example, if you have five lugs, imagine numbering them clockwise from one to five. You’ll want to measure from the outside of lug hole number one to the center of lug hole number three. That’s your diameter. 
For an even number of lugs, measure from the center of any lug hole to the center of the lug hole directly across from it. 
Your lug pattern is the number of lugs by diameter. So if you measure a diameter of 4.5 inches and have five lugs, your lug pattern would be 5x4.5.

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FAQs

Yes. This is technically the same measurement, as 4.72 is in inches, and 120 is in millimeters.
They do! If you’re set on a certain set of rims, you can find an adapter that will alter the bolt pattern on your vehicle. It is not advised that you try drilling your own lug pattern.
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