The Dodge Dart is a front-wheel drive, compact sedan made by Chrysler. The Dart first made its appearance at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Regardless of how new your car is, you will eventually have to know the Dodge Dart bolt pattern.
If your Dodge Dart was made between 2012 and 2016, then it has a bolt pattern of 5×4.33 inches (5x110mm) and a 2.56 inches (65.1 mm) center bore. This version of the Dart uses 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be tightened down to 94 ft lbs.
The above information will be enough in most cases, but it’s not all the information you need. In this article, we will elaborate on the Dodge Dart bolt pattern in great detail for each generation. Also, we will provide links for the exact lug nuts needed for the Dodge Dart . We Then, will discuss the center bore and torque specs for each generation in detail. To wrap things up, we will provide crucial information regarding the various tire and rim sizes that are available within each generation’s engine options.
Dodge Dart Bolt Pattern
|Year Range||Bolt Pattern||Center Bore||Lug Nuts||Thread Size||Torque Specification|
|2012 – 2016||5×4.33 inches (5x110mm)||2.56 inches (65.1 mm)||5||M12 x 1.25||94 ft lbs|
Dodge Dart Wheel Fitment Guide
If you plan on doing any serious wheel or tire work on your car, then you are going to need to know a whole lot more than just the Dodge Dart bolt pattern. So, we have taken the time to go over all of the various factors that need to be taken into consideration for each generation of the Dart.
Things like the center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, lug nut size, and the thread size of the bolts are useful, but you really need to know the rim and tire options that came with each engine configuration for each Dodge Dart generation.
2012 – 2016
If your Dodge Dart has the tiny 158 HP 1.4L turbo engine, then it uses a tire size of either 205/55R16, 225/45R17, 205/50R17, or 225/40R18. Rim sizes for this version of the Dart are either 7Jx16 ET46, 7.5Jx17 ET46, 7Jx17 ET45, or 7.5Jx18 ET42.
On the other hand, if your dart has the 2.0L 158 HP engine, then it uses a tire size of 205/55R16, 225/45R17, 205/50R17, or 225/40R18 mounted onto an either 7Jx16 ET46, 7.5Jx17 ET46, 7Jx17 ET45, or 7.5Jx18 ET42 rim.
Finally, if your Dodge Dart is equipped with the 184 HP 2.4L engine, it uses a tire size of 225/45R17, 225/40R18, 225/35ZR19, or 235/35ZR19. Rim sizes for this version of the Dart are either 7.5Jx17 ET46, 7.5Jx18 ET46, 7.5Jx19 ET46, or 8Jx19 ET42.
|Engine Size||Horse Power||Tire Sizes||Rim Sizes||Bolt Pattern|
|1.4L Turbo I4||158 HP||205/55R16,|
|5×4.33 inches (5x110mm)|
|2.0L I4||158 HP||205/55R16,|
|5×4.33 inches (5x110mm)|
|2.4L I4||184 HP||225/45R17,|
|5×4.33 inches (5x110mm)|
Properly Tightening The Bolts
Like most modern vehicles, the Dodge Dart uses 5 lug nuts that have to be tightened in a specific, crisscross pattern. They also have to be tightened to a set torque level. You can certainly find this information in the Dodge Dart user manual, but we put it here for you for convenience’s sake.
It’s absolutely crucial to ensure that you get your lug nuts tightened properly. Remember, if you tighten them too much, it could damage components and make the wheel nearly impossible to remove next time. On the other hand, if you don’t tighten them enough, the wheel could fall off!
First, make sure to tighten the lugs with a hand wrench. Don’t tighten the lug nuts down all the way, just get them on there. If you tighten them all the way down now, it won’t be possible to get all your lug nuts all torqued down to the same pressure.
After that, you will need a proper torque wrench so that the Dodge Dart lug nuts can be torqued down to the exact amount of pressure required. In the case of the Dodge Dart, the lugs need to be tightened to 94 ft lbs.
Don’t just trust it! Well, you can trust the torque wrench because it’s probably right. But you can’t just trust that there are no issues with your wheel.
So, it’s a good idea to drive for 20 to 40 miles and then check the pressure on your lug nuts. If any of them come loose, tighten them down again and drive about the same distance. If, at that point, you check your lugs and any of them are loose again, you will need to replace your rim as it is more than likely warped.
When To Rotate Dodge Dart Tires
Generally speaking, tires last about 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. It is important to take into consideration that time has just as much of an effect on your tires as miles does. This is because after a few years, your tires will begin to dry rot. When this occurs, they need to be replaced, even if they don’t have many miles on them.
If you rotate your Dodge Dart tires at regular intervals, they will last much longer than they otherwise would have. This stems from the fact that the wheels on a car are not mounted perfectly straight and totally parallel to one another. This causes the wheels to wear out in an uneven manner.
The best time to rotate Dodge Dart tires is about every 7,500 miles or so. Tire rotation is not a hard thing to do. One must simply move the rear tires to the front and move the front tires to the rear. While you are doing so, also swap the left and right sides, and that’s all folks.
The Dodge Dart is a compact front-wheel drive sedan made by Chrysler. The Dart is relatively new on the market, so it doesn’t really have any kind of reliable record just yet.
This also means that most Dodge Darts are in relatively good health as there are not any very old ones. Regardless of this fact, you will eventually need to know the Dodge Dart bolt pattern.
If your Dodge Dart was made between 2012 and 2016, then it uses a 5×4.33 inches (5x110mm) bolt pattern and has a 2.56 inches (65.1 mm) center bore. The Dodge Dart uses 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5 and need to be tightened down to 94 ft lbs.
We hope this article helped you learn more about the Dodge Dart bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!
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