1966 – 2022 Dodge Charger Lug and Bolt Pattern

The American muscle Dodge Charger is without a doubt one of the best there is if we’re talking about state-of-the-art muscle cars. However, like many in its class, each generation of the Dodge Charger has a different lug and bolt pattern.

The bolt pattern of Dodge Chargers from 1966 – 1978 is 5×4.5″ (5×114.3mm). Meanwhile, Dodge Chargers produced between 1982 – 1987 have a bolt pattern of 4×3.94″ (4x100mm). On the other hand, the bolt pattern of Dodge Chargers manufactured from 2006 – 2022 is 5×4.53″ (5x115mm).

This article walks you through the various generations of the Dodge charger along with their lug and bolt patterns.

Let’s get started.

1966 – 1967 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

The first generation of the Dodge Charger was introduced in 1966. This version shared the B-Body platform with the Coronet. The 1996 Dodge Charger featured a wheelbase of 117 inches, a six-foot wide-body and, and a high-clarity electro-luminescent back-lighting. As for its engine choice, it ran on V-8’s, a two-barrel and a standard 230 horsepower 318ci engine. However, in 1967, minor changes were made to the 1996 model, with a Fender-mounted turn signal being a major difference visually.

  • 1966 – 1967 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

The bolt pattern of the 1966 – 1967 Dodge Charger is 5×4.5″ (5×114.3mm). This implies the wheel has a 5 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 114.3mm or 4.5″.

Year/Make/ModelLug Pattern
Bolt Pattern
1966 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1967 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)

1968 – 1970 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

The 1968-1970 Dodge Charger is the B-Body second generation and is with good reason considered to be one of the most popular model years. Compared to the older models, the 1968 model got a complete makeover aesthetically. The 1969 model featured deep-dish wheel covers, sporting style steering wheels and front bucket seats padded with vinyl foam. In 1970, a new model of the Dodge Charger was released and featured a 425 horsepower, 3 two-barrel carburetors and a 440 Six Pack engine.

  • 1968 – 1970 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

As the previous generation, the 1968 – 1970 Dodge Charger also has a bolt pattern of 5×114.3mm. This also shows that the wheel has 5 lugs on a circle measuring a diameter of 4.5 inches (114.3mm).

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBot Pattern
1968 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1969 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1970 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)

1971 – 1974 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

In 1971, we got a restyled Charger featuring a three-inch shorter length and a two-inch shorter wheelbase. This model had heavy-duty rear springs and shocks, accompanied by a 150 mph speedometer, a lamp, lock glove box, and an oil pressure gauge. Also, the 1972-1973 models featured five main bearings, hydraulic filters, a four-barrel carburetor, and a 280 horsepower. However, in 1974, the Charger’s horsepower was reduced to 275.

  • 1971 – 1974 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

With a lug and bolt pattern of 5×4.5″ (5×114.3mm), the 1971 – 1974 generation retains with lug and bolt pattern of its predecessor (1968 – 1970 generation). It means it has five lug holes and a PCD of 114.3mm or 4.5 inches.

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBolt Pattern
1971 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1972 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1973 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1974 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)

1975 – 1978 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

The major difference between the 1975 and the 1976 Charger was the 7-step autophoretic coating system which helped prevent rust on the 1976 model. Consequently, the 1977 model saw an increment in the passenger space through the addition of bucket seats. Following this improvement was a recessed armrest, and a door-mounted courtesy light. In conclusion, 1978 was the Dodge Charger’s last year as a B-Body. As such, only 2,735 of this model was produced.

  • 1975 – 1978 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)1/2″ – 20 UNF
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

Analogous to the 1971 – 1974 generation, the 1975 – 1978 fourth-generation Dodge Charger has a bolt pattern of 5×4.5″ (5×114.3mm). What this implies is that it has 5 lug holes on its wheel, and the diameter through the lug holes is 4.5″ (114.3mm) wide.

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBot Pattern
1975 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1976 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1977 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)
1978 Dodge Charger55x4.5" (5x114.3mm)

1982 – 1987 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

The fifth-generation Dodge Charger is the first of the L-Body (Omni/Horizon) models and was introduced in the summer of 1981. As such, this Charger featured a front-wheel and a front-engine drive for the first time. This new model replaced the standard V-8 Charger for a four-banger engine. 1987 marked the last year for the Omni-Horizon derived Charger. The Dodge Plymouth Sundance replaced it.

  • 1982 – 1987 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)57.1 mm
Thread size (THD)M12 x 1.5 
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

There was a change in the lug and bolt pattern here. The bolt pattern for the 1882-1987 Dodge Charger generation is 4×3.94″ (4x100mm). This specifies a 4-lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 3.94″ (or 100mm).

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBot Pattern
1982 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)
1983 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)
1984 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)
1985 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)
1986 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)
1987 Dodge Charger44x3.94" (4x100mm)

2006 – 2010 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

After taking a break for almost 20 years, the Dodge Charger made its return in 2006 with 2 extra doors to its sides. Unlike its predecessors, it was several inches longer. 2010 marked the end of the LX-6th generation Charger and featured a rear-wheel-drive which has been absent in the charger lineup for a while. Till today, this American performance sedan still holds its own.

  • 2006 – 2010 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)M14 x 1.5
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

The 2006-2010 Dodge Charger generation witnessed a change in the lug and bolt pattern. It has a bolt pattern of 5×4.53″ (5x115mm). This indicates that the wheel has 5 lug holes and the diameter through those holes is 4.53″ or 115mm.

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBolt Pattern
2006 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2007 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2008 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2009 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2010 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)

2011 – 2022 Dodge Charger Lug & Bolt Pattern

The 2011 – 2022 Charger featured improvements in the styling of its interior and exterior. These improvements include a more aggressive grille styling, new scoops at the front and back doors, a more aerodynamic shape, and a more angular headlight. Due to the complaints on the previous models, driver visibility was increased by over 15%.

  • 2011 – 2022 Dodge Charger Specs:
Center Bore (CB)71.6 mm
Thread size (THD)M14 x 1.5
Wheel Tightening Torque176 Nm
Wheel FastenersLug nuts 

The 2011 – 2022 Dodge Charger shares the same 5×4.53″ (5x115mm) bolt pattern as the previous generation.

Year/Make/ModelLug PatternBolt Patter
2011 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2012 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2013 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2014 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2014 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2015 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2016 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2017 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2018 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2019 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2020 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2021 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)
2022 Dodge Charger55x4.53" (5x115mm)

Conclusion

From 1966 to – 2022, the Dodge Charger has sure come a long way, proving itself to be a worthy companion for drivers. Thanks to this detailed run-down throughout the different generations, you now know each model’s lug and bolt patterns. If you ever have plans of updating your Charger’s rims, this information will come in handy.

FAQs

  • Will a 5×115 fit a 5×114.3?

Since 5×115″ and 5×114.3mm are not the same measurement, they cannot fit properly in the same bolt pattern. However, with the aid of hub centric rings, you can make it fit.

  • Is 5×115 and 5×4.5 the same?

No, they aren’t. 5×45 is 5×114.3. Under no circumstance should you fit a 5×114.3 wheel on a 5×115 application. However, an expert can arrange this using hub centric rings if you must.

  • Is the 5×4.5 bolt pattern the same as 5×114.3?

The 5×4.5″ bolt pattern is the same as the 5×114.3mm. It’s the same measurement with different units. (Inches and millimeters)

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