Dodge Grand Caravan Bolt Pattern (2008-2020)

The Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the most popular vans ever manufactured. In this article, we are going to explain all the info you need to know regarding the Dodge Grand Caravan bolt pattern, its tire sizes, lug nut torque pressures, and much more.

All Dodge Grand Caravans use a 5×5 inches (5x127mm) bolt pattern and have a center bore of 2.82 inches (71.6mm). These vans use 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be torqued down to 100 lb-ft.

That’s definitely not everything you need to know, though. So, we took the time to outline the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern and we will also provide links for the exact type of lug nuts to use. In addition to that, we also will detail each engine type and what tire and rim sizes it uses.

Dodge Grand Caravan Bolt Pattern

Below is a handy table that you can use for easy reference of the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern. The bolt pattern is the same for all generations, but there is other useful information on the table as well. 

Year RangeBolt PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2008 – 20105×5 inches (5x127mm)2.82 inches (71.6mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2011 – 20145×5 inches (5x127mm)2.82 inches (71.6mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2015 – 20205×5 inches (5x127mm)2.82 inches (71.6mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft

Dodge Grand Caravan Wheel Fitment Guide

If you are going to be working on your wheels at all, then you are going to need to know the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern. There are a few critical factors for some of the Dodge Caravan generations that you need to know. Things like the Dodge Caravan center bore, its wheel tightening torque, and the thread size of the bolts.

2008 – 2010

If your Dodge Grand Caravan was made between 2008 and 2010 and has a 3.3L V6 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/65R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET40.

If, on the other hand, your Grand Caravan has a 3.8L V6 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/65R16 or 225/65R17, with a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET40 and 6.5Jx17 ET40, respectively.

If you’ve got the top-end 4.0L V6 Dodge Caravan from this year’s range, then it uses a tire size of 225/65R17 or 225/55R19, mounted to either a 6.5Jx17 ET40 or 7Jx19 ET40 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
3.3L V6175 HP225/65R166.5Jx16 ET405×5 inches (5x127mm) 
3.8L V6197 HP225/65R16 225/65R176.5Jx16 ET406.5Jx17 ET405×5 inches (5x127mm) 
4.0L V6251 HP225/65R17 225/55R196.5Jx17 ET40 7Jx19 ET40 5×5 inches (5x127mm) 

2011 – 2014

Dodge Caravans that are made between 2011 and 2014 that use the 3.6L V6 engine come with either 225/65R16, 225/65R17, or 225/55R19 tires and use either a 6.5Jx16 ET40, 6.5Jx17 ET40 or 7Jx19 ET40 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
3.6L V6283 HP225/65R16225/65R17225/55R196.5Jx16 ET406.5Jx17 ET40 7Jx19 ET405×5 inches (5x127mm) 

2015 – 2020

2015 to 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan that use the 3.6L V6 engine use a 225/65R17 or 225/55R19 tire mounted on either a 6.5Jx17 ET40 or 7Jx19 ET40 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
3.6L V6283 HP225/65R17 225/55R196.5Jx17 ET40 7Jx19 ET405×5 inches (5x127mm) 

So, What Does The Tire Size Actually Mean?

When it comes to tire sizes, it can be a bit confusing. So, we will break it down for you. The very first number in a tire size is the width of the tire in millimeters. So, that means that a P205/65 R14 tire has a width of 205 millimeters. After that, the second number is the ratio of sidewall to width. That means that if you are dealing with a P205/65 R14 tire, it has a sidewall height of 133mm (205 * 0.65).

The letter is related to the tire’s performance. R is generally standard or regular, while Y or Z-rated tires are ultra-high performance models.

The most familiar figure is the tire’s internal diameter in inches. This one is pretty straightforward and means that a P205/65 R14 tire has a 14 inch internal diameter.

Properly Tightening The Bolts

Properly tightening the lug nuts on your vehicle is of utmost importance. Once the rim has been changed, the lug nuts have to be tightened in a specific way. You can always find this info in your Dodge Caravan user manual, but seeing as you are already here, we let it here for you so that it is all in one place.

Make sure to tighten the nuts in a crisscross pattern. First, start with a hand wrench and tighten them down about half way. If you tighten them all the way right now, then you are going to have vibration and alignment problems.

After that, you want to tighten them all the way with a proper torque wrench. Remember to fully tighten them in a criss-cross pattern to 100 ft lbs.

Don’t just trust it! Make sure to test your lug nut holding force. A good way to do this is to drive for, say, 30 miles. After that, check the lug nuts to make sure that they are all still as tight as they should be. If any of them are loose, tighten them down and perform the test again. If after driving another 30 miles or so, you check your lug nuts to find that one or more of them has come loose, then you more than likely need to replace your rim.

When To Rotate Dodge Grand Caravan Tires

On average, tires generally last about 5 years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first. After this amount of time, they more than likely need to be replaced.

While on the surface, it may seem like the amount of miles put on the tires is all that matters, but this is not the case. After a while, the rubber that the tire is composed of will start to break down. Depending on the environment, this can happen sooner or later, but either way, it’s going to happen. 

So, if your tires are that old, then you need to replace them. Long before your tires wear out, however, you need to rotate them. In fact, if you rotate your tires regularly, they will last a lot longer before you need to replace them.

For the Dodge Caravan, we recommend rotating your tires every 7,500 miles. Rotating your tires is easy to do. You just need to move the rear tires to the front and the front tires to the back. While doing so, make sure to swap the left and right sides.

Rotating your tires is another practical reason why it’s important to know the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern. Also, while you have your tire off, make sure to take the time to inspect the inner workings of your wheel and the other components that are used hidden behind the rim. 

Conclusion

The Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the most popular vans for a reason. It can seat a million passengers, it’s known to be relatively reliable, and it’s not that expensive. Those facts, plus the generous engine options and premium features make the Dodge Caravan a no-brainer for families. Just like with any other vehicle, however, there will come a time where you need to know the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern. 

For this vehicle, it’s easy to keep up with. This is because all Dodge Grand Caravans use the same 5×5 inches (5x127mm) bolt pattern and have a 2.82 inch (71.6mm) center bore. The Dodge Caravan use 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be torqued down to 100 lb-ft.

We hope this article helped you learn everything you needed to know about the Dodge Caravan bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!

Leave a Comment