The Chrysler 300 is a mid-size semi-luxury vehicle. In this article, we will go over everything you need to know to be able to pick the right tires or rims for your Chrysler 300. Specifically, we will explain the Chrysler 300 bolt pattern, how and how they vary from model to model.
The good news is that all Chrysler 300 generations use the same of 5×4.53 inches (5x115mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.81 inches (71.5mm). Chrysler 300’s use 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. These bolts need to be torqued down to 130 ft lbs.
This is not everything you need to know, though. If you plan on doing any serious wheel or tire work on your vehicle, then you will need to know a lot more than the Chrysler 300 bolt pattern. We will explain the center bore and how to properly torque your lug nuts down. We will also tell you about which lug nuts you can use, and we will go over each engine type’s exact tire size and rim size.
The Chrysler 300 is a relatively popular car. It sort-of has a Bently look to it. In fact, many people who buy these cars buy them for that reason. That elegant shape is an appealing one indeed.
This is not the case for most vehicles, but because the Chrysler 300 is relatively new and has not received that many changes, they all use the same bolt pattern.
|Year||Bolt Pattern||Number of Lugs Nuts||Thread Size||Torque Specification|
|2004 – current||5×4.53 inches (5x115mm)||5||M14 x 1.5||130 ft lbs|
Chrysler 300 Wheel Fitment Specifications
It’s crucial to note that the below-listed specifications are the same for all Chrysler 300 vehicles within a given generation. This means that the bolt patterns, number of lug nuts used, and torque specifications are the same for other models within a generation.
|Year||Engine Size||Tire Size||Rim Size|
|2004 – 2010||2.7L, 3.6L V6||215/65R17, 225/60R18||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24|
|2004 – 2010||3.5L V6 AWD, 5.7L V8 AWD||225/60R18||7.5Jx18 ET55|
|2004 – 2010||5.7L V8||225/60R18, 245/45ZR20||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24|
|2004 – 2010||6.1L V8 SRT8||245/45ZR20||9Jx20 ET25.5|
|2011 – 2014||3.6L V6 AWD||235/55R19||7.5Jx19 ET55|
|2011 – 2014||3.6L V6 RWD||215/65R17, 225/60R18||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24|
|2011 – 2014||5.7L V8 Sedans||225/60R18, 245/45R20||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24|
|2011 – 2014||6.4L V8 SRT 8||245/45ZR20||9Jx20 ET25.5|
|2015 – current||3.6L V6 AWD||235/55R19||7.5Jx19 ET55|
|2015 – current||3.6L V6 RWD||215/65R17, 225/60R18, 245/45R20||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24|
|2015 – current||5.7L V8||225/60R18, 245/45R20||8Jx20 ET24|
5 X 4.5 Bolt Pattern Torque Sequence
The following is the correct sequence for 5×4.5 bolt pattern 1, 3, 5, 2, 4
2004 – 2010
If your Chrysler 300 has a 2.7L or 3.6L V6 engine, then it has a tire size of 215/65R17 or 225/60R18. Rim sizes for this vehicle are 7Jx17 ET22 or 7.5Jx18 ET24.
The AWD Chrysler 300 that has either the 3.5L V6 or 5.7L V8 engine uses a tire size of 225/60R18 and a rim size of 7.5Jx18 ET55.
If you have a Chrysler 300 that has the 5.7L V8 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/60R18 or 245/45ZR20. This particular version of the Chrysler 300 uses a rim size of 7.5Jx18 ET24 or 8Jx20 ET24.
If you have a Chrysler 300 SRT8, then it has a massive 6.1L V8 engine. This super high-end version of the Chrysler 300 has a tire size of 245/45ZR20 and a rim size of 9Jx20 ET25.5.
For Chrysler 300 AWD models equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine uses a tire size of 235/55R19 and a rim size of 7.5Jx19 ET55.
The RWD version of the Chrysler 300 for this generation that uses the 3.6L V6 has a tire size of 215/65R17 or 225/60R18 and a rim size of 7Jx17 ET22 or 7.5Jx18 ET24.
Chrysler 300 sedans that use the 5.7L V8 engine has a tire size of 225/60R18 or 245/45R20. Rim sizes for this model are 7.5Jx18 ET24 or 8Jx20 ET24.
If you have a Chrysler 300 SRT8 equipped with the 6.4L V8 engine it uses a tire size of 245/45ZR20 and uses a rim size of 9Jx20 ET25.5.
If you have a generation AWD Chrysler 300 with a 3.6L V6 engine has a tire size of 235/55R19. This 300 uses a rim size of 7.5Jx19 ET55.
The less capable RWD Chrysler 300 with the same 3.6L V6 engine, then uses a tire size of 215/65R17, 225/60R18, or 245/45R20. Rim sizes for this model are 7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, or 8Jx20 ET24.
If your Chrysler 300 has a 5.7L V8 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/60R18 or 245/45R20 and rim size of 7.5Jx18 ET24 or 8Jx20 ET24.
All Chrysler 300 sedans have the same number of lug nuts: 5. Each one of these lug nuts has to be tightened to a specific torque and has to be secured in a specific manner. Every car is required to have this information in the user manual, but we went ahead and put it here for you for easy reference.
NOTE: Make sure to tighten your bolts in a criss-cross pattern.
The best way to do it is to tighten all the lug nuts down hand-tight with a standard wrench first. After that, you can tighten each lug nut down to its recommended torque level. Again, please make sure to do this in a criss-cross pattern.
If you tighten your lug nuts radially (one after the other), then your wheel may not be lined up correctly. This can lead to vibrations when driving and can even damage some parts of the vehicle.
One of the most important things you can do is check your lug nuts after driving. A good thing for you to do is torque all your lug nuts down to their exact spec and then drive your car for 30 miles. Then, check each one of your lug nuts with a torque wrench.
If any of them are loose, tighten them down again and do the same test one more time. If, after that, you check your lug nuts and they are loose, then that’s not good news. That generally means the rim is warped and it’s time to replace it.
Other Interesting Guides
Wheels are not perfectly mounted on vehicles. We try, but all we can really do is get it ‘pretty close’. Because of that and other things with a lightweight distribution, tires don’t wear out evenly.
So, it’s a good practice to rotate your tires. This leaves a lot of people wondering ‘How often do you rotate tires?’ This can vary from vehicle to vehicle, and it can even vary from driving style to driving style. Generally speaking, however, it’s good to rotate your tires every 7500 miles.
Any time you have a problem with your car and have to look up something like the Chrysler 300 bolt pattern, it usually means something is wrong with your vehicle and no one wants to have to deal with that. We take the time to make these articles so that when it comes time to deal with a headache, it’s as easy as possible.
Most cars have lots of different figures to keep up with, but in the case of the Chrysler 300, all models and generations use the same of 5×4.53 inches (5x115mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.81 inches (71.5mm). So, as you would expect, all Chrysler 300’s use 5 lug nuts with the same M14 x 1.5 thread size. All Chrysler 300 lug nuts are required to be torqued down to 130 ft lbs.
We hope this article helped you learn more about the Chrysler 300 bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!
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