The Dodge Durango is a great choice for many people. It has a spacious and upscale interior with plenty of room for passengers or cargo. The new models have easy-to-use infotainment systems, and more than enough engine options for most people. Another reason the Dodge Durango is so popular is because it has the highest towing capacity in this class by a wide margin.
All of that comes to a grinding halt when you are having wheel or tire problems.So, it’s important to know your Dodge Durango bolt pattern before you have any problems or do any maintenance that requires the wheel to be removed.
Dodge Durangos that were made from 1997 through 2003 use a 6×4.5 (6×114.3mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.82 inches (71.6mm). This generation Durango uses 6 lug nuts that each have a thread size of 0.5”.
Recommended torque specifications for this generation Dodge Durango is 100lb-ft. Dodge Durangos made from 2004 to 2009 use a 5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm) bolt pattern and have a 3.06″ (77.8mm) center bore.
This generation uses just 5 lug nuts that each have a thread size of 9/16″. Torque specifications for this generation are between 85 to 114 ft lbs.
Dodge Durangos made from 2011 to now use a 5×5 inches (5x127mm) bolt pattern and have a 2.81″( 71.6mm) center bore. Each of the 5 lugnuts has a thread size of M14 x 1.5 with a torque specification of 130 ft lbs.
In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know to be able to choose the best new rims or tires for your Dodge Durango. We will also go over the bolt patterns for each Dodge Durango generation.
The above information does not paint the complete picture. Those figures will be useful for most people, but there are many different types of Dodge Durango, and there are other factors to take into consideration.
So, we took the time to detail the bolt pattern for each generation. We will also take a look at some lug nuts and bolts that will work for your Dodge Durango.
|Year||Bolt Pattern||Number of Lug Nuts||Thread Size||Torque Specification|
|1997 – 2003||6×4.5 (6 x 114.3mm)||6||0.5”||100 ft lbs|
|2004 – 2009||5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)||5||9/16”||85 to 114 ft lbs|
|2011 – 2022||5×5 inches (5x127mm)||5||M14 x 1.5||130 ft lbs|
Dodge Durango Wheel Fitment Specifications
If you are having wheel or tire problems, knowing your Dodge Durango bolt pattern is not the complete story. If you plan on properly mounting a wheel to your Dodge Durango, you are going to need a little more information.
There are several other critical factors to take into consideration such as, tightening torque, center bore diameter, whether it uses lug nuts or bolts, and you will need to know the thread size.
The specs that are listed below are going to apply for all models of Dodge Durango within that specific generation. While it is true that the Dodge Durango comes in various trim levels with several different engine options, the bolt patterns, lugs used, and torque specifications are the same.
We also made sure to list the rim and tire sizes that are used with each engine option. That way you will have an exact understanding of what tires will and will not work on your Dodge Durango.
|Year||Engine Size||Tire Size||Rim Size|
|1997 – 1999||3.9L V6||235/75R15,255/70R15||7JJx15 ET38.1, 8JJx15 ET25.4|
|1997 – 1999||5.2L V8||235/75R15, 255/70R15, 235/70R16, 255/65R16||7JJx15 ET38.1, 8JJx15 ET25.4, 7JJx16 ET31.7, 7JJx16 ET31.7|
|1997 – 1999||5.9L V8||255/65R16, 275/55R17||8JJx16 ET25.4, 9JJx17 ET25.4|
|2000||5.2L V8||235/75R15, 255/70R15, 235/70R16, 255/65R16||7JJx15 ET38.1, 8JJx15 ET25.4, 7JJx16 ET31.7, 7JJx16 ET31.7|
|2000||5.9L V8||255/65R16, 275/55R17||8JJx16 ET25.4, 9JJx17 ET25.4|
|2001 – 2003||4.7L V8||235/75R15, 235/70R16, 255/65R16||7Jx15 ET25, 7JJx16 ET31.8, 8JJx16 ET25.4|
|2001 – 2003||5.9L V8||255/65R16, 275/55R17||8JJx16 ET25.4, 9JJx17 ET25.4|
|2004 – 2009||3.7L V6||245/70R17||7.5JJx17 ET35|
|2004 – 2009||4.7L V8, 5.7L V8||265/60R18||8JJx18 ET35|
|2011 – 2020||3.6L V6||265/60R18, 265/50R20||8Jx18 ET56.4, 8Jx20 ET56.4|
|2011 – 2020||5.7L V8||265/50R20||8Jx20 ET56.4|
|2021 – 2022||3.6L V6||265/60R18,265/50R20||8Jx18 ET56.4, 8Jx20 ET56.4|
|2021 – 2022||5.7L V8||265/50R20||8Jx20 ET56.4|
If you have a first-generation Dodge Durango that has a 3.9L V6 engine, then it uses a tire size of 235/75R15 or 255/70R15. As for the rim size, for this generation, it’s either 7JJx15 ET38.1 or 8JJx15 ET25.4.
If your Dodge Durango is equipped with a 5.2L V8 engine, however, it will use tire sizes of 235/75R15, 255/70R15, 235/70R16, or 255/65R16 and rim sizes of 7JJx15 ET38.1, 8JJx15 ET25.4, 7JJx16 ET31.7, or 7JJx16 ET31.7 respectively.
Finally, for the Dodge Durango R/T that has a 5.9L V8 engine, the proper tire size is 255/65R16 or 275/55R17. The rim size for this trim is 8JJx16 ET25.4 or 9JJx17 ET25.4.
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If your 2000 Dodge Durango has a 5.2L V8 engine, then it uses a tire size of 235/75R15, 255/70R15, 235/70R16, or 255/65R16. Rime size for this trim is 7JJx15 ET38.1, 8JJx15 ET25.4, 7JJx16 ET31.7, or 7JJx16 ET31.7.
Dodge Durangos R/T with the 5.9L V8 engine use a tire size of 255/65R16 or 275/55R17. They have a rim size of 8JJx16 ET25.4 or 9JJx17 ET25.4.
Dodge Durangos that have the 4.7L V8 engine use a tire size of 235/75R15, 235/70R16, or 255/65R16. Rim sizes for this trim are 7Jx15 ET25, 7JJx16 ET31.8, or 8JJx16 ET25.4.
Dodge Durango with a 5.9L R/T V8 engine has a standard tire size of 255/65R16 or 275/55R17 and a rim size of 8JJx16 ET25.4 or 9JJx17 ET25.4.
2004 marks the year when the Dodge Durango switched to its second generation. A second generation Dodge Durango that has a 3.7L V6 engine uses a tire size of 245/70R17 and uses a rim size of 7.5JJx17 ET35.
Dodge Durangos of this generation that use the 4.7L V8 or 5.7L V8 engine uses a tire size of 265/60R18 and a rim size of 8JJx18 ET35.
2011 is when the third generation starts for the Dodge Durango. If your third-generation Dodge Durango is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine, then it’s going to use a tire size of 265/60R18 or 265/50R20, and will have a rim size of either 8Jx18 ET56.4 or 8Jx20 ET56.4.
If your Dodge Durango has a 5.7L V8 engine, however, then it’s going to use a tire size of 265/50R20 and a rim size of 8Jx20 ET56.4.
For current generation Dodge Durango that are fitting with a 3.6L V6 engine, the tire size is 265/60R18 or 265/50R20 and a rim size of 8Jx18 ET56.4 or 8Jx20 ET56.4.
Up to date Dodge Durangos that are fitted with a 5.7L V8 engine uses a tire size of 265/50R20, and a rim size of 8Jx20 ET56.4.
Most Dodge Durango generations use 5 lug nuts. These lug nuts need to be tightened in a precise way when you mount the wheel on your car. You can always find this information in your car’s manual, but we went ahead and put it here so you have it all in one place. Also, make sure to use a crisscross pattern when tightening the lug nuts.
This can be achieved by tightening all the nuts with a normal wheel wrench initially. but only tighten them halfway.After that, you need to tighten them with a proper torque wrench to the specified ft lbs stated above. The most recent generation of Dodge Durango uses a lug nut torque of 130 ft-lb.
It’s a good idea to drive about 20 or 30 miles and then check your lug nuts to make sure they are still properly secured. Don’t just make sure they are tight, but also make sure that they are still tightened down with the correct amount of force.
If any of them come loose during this test, the best thing you can do is tighten them back down again and repeat the test. If any of the lug nuts come loose again, then you will more than likely have to replace the rim.
If you are trying to find your Dodge Durango bolt pattern, it can be a real pain if you don’t know where to start. Also, when it comes to working on your Dodge Durango, if you don’t know the bolt pattern, it can make the repair a lot more difficult and time-consuming than it has to be.
If your Dodge Durango was made between 1997 and 2003, then it uses a 6×4.5 (6×114.3mm) bolt pattern and has a center bore of 2.82 inches (71.6mm). This model has 6 lug nuts that have thread size of 0.5”. Torque specifications for this model are 100lb-ft. If you have a Dodge Durangos that was made between 2004 and 2009, then it will use a 5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm) bolt pattern with a 3.06″ (77.8mm) center bore.
This generation only uses 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of 9/16″ and need to be torqued down to anywhere between 85 to 114 ft lbs. If, on the other hand, you have a current model Dodge Durango that was made between 2011 and now, it’s going to use a 5×5 inches (5x127mm) bolt pattern and have a 2.81″( 71.6mm) center bore. Each of the 5 lugnuts has a thread size of M14 x 1.5 with a torque specification of 130 ft lbs.
It’s always a good idea to do a little research on your vehicle beforehand because buying the wrong parts or tools can cost you a lot of time and money.
We hope this article helped you find out what you needed to know about your Dodge Durango bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!
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