Dodge RAM 1500 Bolt Pattern – All Years (+Wheel Specs)

The Dodge RAM is Crysler’s answer to the Ford F-150, which has been America’s best selling pickup since infinity ago. So, as you would expect, the RAM is a capable full size pickup truck that can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Regardless of how tough your truck is, you will eventually need to know the Dodge RAM bolt pattern. 

If your Dodge RAM 1500 was manufactured between 2019 and now, then it has a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm) and a center bore of 3.07 inches (77.8mm). This version of the RAM uses 6 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. These lug nuts must be tightened down with 130 ft lbs of force.

If, on the other hand, your Dodge RAM 1500 was made between 2012 and 2018, it will have a bolt pattern of 5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm). The center bore for Dodge RAMs of this era is 3.07 inches (77.8mm). This version of the Dodge RAM uses 5 lug nuts with a thread size of M14 x 1.5 that need to be torqued down with between 118 and 140 ft lbs. of force.

Dodge RAM 1500 trucks made specifically in 2011 use a bolt pattern of 5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm), a center bore of 3.07 inches (77.8mm), and 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.25. The lug nuts for this truck need to be tightened down with between 118 and 140 ft lbs of force.

Year RangeBolt PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
20115×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)3.07 inches (77.8mm)5M12 x 1.25140 ft lbs
2012 – 20185×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)3.07 inches (77.8mm)5M14 x 1.5118 – 140 ft lbs
2019 –  20216×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)3.07 inches (77.8mm)6M14 x 1.5130 ft lbs

This information, however seemingly complete, is not entirely comprehensive. In this article we will go over the bolt pattern in greater detail for each generation of Dodge RAM 1500. We will also list the exact lug nuts that need to be used for each respective generation.

We will also over the center bore hub, and lug nut torque specifications. After that, we will provide information regarding the tire and rim combinations that are available with each engine option.

Dodge RAM Bolt Pattern

Dodge Ram Bolt Pattern
Dodge Ram Bolt Pattern

Dodge Ram Wheel Fitment Guide

If you plan on properly fitting a tire or wheel on your truck, you will need to know much more than the Dodge RAM bolt pattern. We have already covered things like the center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, and thread size.

2011

If your RAM 1500 is equipped with the 3.0L V6m then it uses a tire size of 275/60R20 or 285/45R22 mounto onto either a 8Jx20 ET19.05 or 9Jx22 ET19.05 rim. If, however, your RAM 1500 has the 3.6L V6 engine, then it will use a tire size of 265/70R17, 275/70R17 or 275/60R20. Rim sizes for this version of the RAM are 7Jx17 ET25.4, 8Jx17 ET25.4 or 8Jx20 ET19.05.

If you have the RAM 1500 that has the massive 5.7L V8 engine, then its going to have a tire size of 275/60R20, 275/60R20 or 285/45R22 mounted onto an either 8Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx20 ET19.05 or 9Jx22 ET19.05 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
3.0L V6237 HP275/60R20, 285/45R228Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx22 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
3.6L V6300 HP265/70R17, 275/70R17, 275/60R207Jx17 ET25.4, 8Jx17 ET25.4 8Jx20 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
5.7L V8389 HP275/60R20, 275/60R20, 285/45R228Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx22 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)

2012 – 2018

If your RAM 1500 from this area has a 3.0L V6 engine, then it has a tire size of 275/60R20 or 285/45R22 with a rim size of 8Jx20 ET19.05 or 9Jx22 ET19.05. If you have the slightly more powerful RAM 1500 that has the 3.6L V6 engine, then it’s going to use a tire size of 265/70R17, 275/70R17 or 275/60R20. Rim sizes for this variant of the Dodge RAM 1500 are either 7Jx17 ET25.4, 8Jx17 ET25.4 or 8Jx20 ET19.05.

If you have a RAM 1500 that has either the 3.6L ‘Rebel’ V6 or 5.7L ‘Rebel’ V8 engine, then it’s going to use a tire size of 285/70R17 and a rim size of 8Jx17 ET25.4. For RAM 1500 trucks from this generation that have the 5.7L V8 engine, a tire size of either 275/60R20, 275/60R20 or 285/45R22 is used. Rim sizes for this truck are 8Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx20 ET19.05 or 9Jx22 ET19.05.

For the most powerful version of the RAM 1500, however, the 5.7L TRX V8 engine is used. This version of the RAM 1500 uses a tire size of 265/75R16 or 275/70R17 and a rim size of 7Jx16 ET25.4 or 7Jx17 ET25.4.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
3.0L TD V6237 HP275/60R20, 285/45R228Jx20 ET19.05 9Jx22 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
3.6L V6300 HP265/70R17, 275/70R17, 275/60R207Jx17 ET25.4, 8Jx17 ET25.4, 8Jx20 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
3.6L Rebel V6300 HP285/70R178Jx17 ET25.45×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
5.7L Rebel V8 389 HP285/70R178Jx17 ET25.45×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
5.7L V8389 HP275/60R20, 275/60R20, 285/45R228Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx20 ET19.05, 9Jx22 ET19.055×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)
5.7L TRX V8389 HP265/75R16, 275/70R177Jx16 ET25.4, 7Jx17 ET25.45×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm)

2019 – 2021

The Dodge RAM 1500 trucks from this era that uses the 3.0L V6, 3.6L V6 or 5.7L V8 engine uses a tire size of 275/65R18 and a rim size of 8Jx18 ET19.05. If, however, your Dodge RAM 1500 from this generation uses the 3.0 D ‘Rebel’ V6, 3.6L ‘Rebel’ V6, or 5.7L ‘Rebel’ V8 engine, then it uses a tire size of LT275/70R18 and a rim size of 8Jx18 ET19.05.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
3.0L V6260 HP275/65R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)
3.6L V6305 HP275/65R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)
5.7L V8395 HP275/65R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)
3.0L D Rebel V6260 HPLT275/70R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)
3.6L Rebel V6305 HPLT275/70R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)
5.7L Rebel V8395 HPLT275/70R188Jx18 ET19.056×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm)

Retightening The Bolts

The Dodge RAM 1500 uses either 5 or 6 lug nuts. These lug nuts must be tightened in a specific way. You can always find this info in the Dodge RAM user manual, but we’ve gone through the effort of putting it here for you. 

Tighten your lug nuts by hand or with a basic wheel wrench first. Make sure not to tighten them fully right now. Just put them about half way on. otherwise, you could run into serious vibrational issues later. After you get all the lug nuts on, you will have to use a proper torque wrench to get them all to the right pressure. For the most recent Dodge RAM, the lug nuts need to be tightened to 130 lb-ft.

It’s important to make sure your lug nuts retain their set pressure. This can be done by tightening all your lug nuts and then driving for around 30 miles. After that, check your lug nuts again with a torque wrench. If any of them are loose, just tighten them again for now. After that, drive another 30 miles and do the same test. If, at that point, any of the lug nuts are loose, then you will have to replace your rim. 

When To Rotate Dodge RAM Tires

Tires last around 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. It may seem odd that time can affect their health. The unfortunate science of the matter, however, states that after a few years tires will begin to dry rot. Once this process advances past a certain point, the tires in question are no longer safe to drive on and need to be replaced. 

It’s never good when tires must be replaced and its seldom inexpensive, especially if you have to replace all 4. That’s another reason why it’s so important to rotate your Dodge RAM 1500 tires at regular intervals.

Doing this will make your tires last a lot longer than they otherwise would have. Remember, the wheels on vehicles are not mounted 100% perfectly straight and parallel to each other. Car makers try their absolute best to do this, but it’s basically impossible with today’s technology.

Because of this, tires do not wear evenly, so you have to rotate them to get the most possible mileage out of them. For the Dodge RAM 1500, the best time to rotate the tires is every 7,500 mile.

It’s easy to rotate your tires. All you have to do is move the rear tires to the front and move the front tires to the rear. In the process, make sure to swap the tires from left to right as well. That’s all, folks.

Conclusion

The Dodge RAM is a strong, capable pickup truck that is known for its ability to haul big loads while providing a comfortable ride. No matter how much you love your Chrysler version of the F150, you will eventually need to know the Dodge RAM bolt pattern. 

If you have a Dodge RAM 1500 that was made between 2019 and now, it’s got a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm) and a 3.07 inch (77.8mm) center bore. This RAM uses 6 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. The lug nuts have to be tightened down with 130 ft lbs of force.

If you instead own a Dodge RAM 1500 that was made between 2012 and 2018, it will have a bolt pattern of 5×5.5 inches (5×139.7mm). The center bore for this RAM is 3.07 inches (77.8mm). These RAMs use just 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be torqued down to somewhere between 118 and 140 ft lbs of pressure.

Dodge RAM 1500 trucks made specifically in 2011 are a different story. Everything is the same other than the thread size. This version of the Dodge RAM uses a thread size of M12 x 1.25.

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