GMC Sierra 1500 Bolt Pattern (2007-2022)

The GMC Sierra is one of the most popular full-size pickup trucks in America. It has plenty of room in its stylish and updated cabin, along with an impressive list of optional comfort features and amenities. The GMC Sierra is known for having as much power as an F-150, but with the ride quality of a Cadillac. Regardless of how great your truck is, you will one day need to know the bolt pattern for your GMC Sierra. 

All GMC Sierra 1500 generations made between 2007 and now use the same bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm) and have a 3.07 inches (78.1mm) center bore. Thread size for this version is M14 x 1.5. Use 6 lug nuts that need to be tightened to 140 ft lbs. 

This sounds complete, but don’t let that fool you. The above is definitely not all the information you need regarding the bolt pattern for a GMC Sierra 1500. In this article, we will detail the GMC Sierra 1500 bolt pattern for each generation.

We will also list links for the exact lug nuts to use on your truck. After that, we will discuss the center bore and torque specs. Finally, we will detail all the different tire and rim sizes that are available with each generation’s various engine configurations. 

Bolt Pattern GMC Sierra 1500 

Year RangeBolt PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2007 – 20136×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)3.07 inches (78.1mm)6M14 x 1.5140 ft lbs
2014 – 20156×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)3.07 inches (78.1mm)6M14 x 1.5140 ft lbs
2016 – 20186×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)3.07 inches (78.1mm)6M14 x 1.5140 ft lbs
2019 – current6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)3.07 inches (78.1mm)6M14 x 1.5140 ft lbs

GMC Sierra 1500 Wheel Fitment Guide 

The harsh reality is that if you are planning on mounting a wheel on your truck, you will need to know a lot more than the bolt pattern of your GMC Sierra. So, that’s why we broke down the various factors that need to be taken into consideration for each generation of the Sierra 1500 such as tightening torque, center bore diameter, lug nut size, and the exact thread size of the bolts.

Now it’s time to cover each tire and rim option that came with each engine configuration of each GMC Sierra 1500 generation. 

Bolt Pattern GMC

2007 – 2013

If you’ve got a GMC Sierra with the 4.3L 195 HP engine, then it uses a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, LT245/70R17, or LT265/70R17. Rim sizes for this version of the GMC Sierra are either 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx18 ET31, 8.5Jx20 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, or 7.5Jx17 ET31. 

If, on the other hand, you have the larger 4.8L 302 HP engine, then your GMC Sierra uses a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, LT245/70R17

or LT265/70R17 and a rim size of either 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx18 ET31

8.5Jx20 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, or  7.5Jx17 ET31. 

The GMC Sierra for this generation that is equipped with the 5.3L 326 HP engine uses a tire size of 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, LT245/70R17, or

LT265/70R17 mounted onto a 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx18 ET31, 8.5Jx20 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, or 7.5Jx17 ET31 rim, respectively. 

For the massive 6.0L 367 HP engine, the GMC Sierra 1500 uses a tire size of 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, LT245/70R17, or LT265/70R17, with a rim size of either 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx18 ET31, 8.5Jx20 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, or 7.5Jx17 ET31. 

Finally, if you have the most powerful GMC Sierra 1500 for this generation that has the 6.2L 402 HP engine, then your truck has a tire size of either 245/70R17, 265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/55R20, LT245/70R17, or LT265/70R17. Rim sizes for this year are 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx18 ET31, 8.5Jx20 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, or 7.5Jx17 ET31.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
4.3L V6195 HP245/70R17,
265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/55R20,
LT245/70R17,
LT265/70R17
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx18 ET31,
8.5Jx20 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31, 
7.5Jx17 ET31
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm) 
4.8L V8302 HP245/70R17,
265/70R17,
265/65R18, 
275/55R20,
LT245/70R17,
LT265/70R17
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx18 ET31,
8.5Jx20 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm) 
5.3L V8326 HP245/70R17,
265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/55R20,
LT245/70R17,
LT265/70R17
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx18 ET31,
8.5Jx20 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm) 
6.0L V8367 HP245/70R17,
265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/55R20,
LT245/70R17,
LT265/70R17
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx18 ET31,
8.5Jx20 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm) 
6.2L V8402 HP245/70R17,
265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/55R20,
LT245/70R17,
LT265/70R17
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx18 ET31,
8.5Jx20 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31, 
7.5Jx17 ET31
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm) 

2014 – 2015

If your GMC Sierra 1500 has the 4.3L 285 HP engine, then a tire size of either LT245/75R17, LT255/70R17, LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, or LT275/55R20 is used. Rims for this version of the truck are either 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, or 9Jx20 ET24

The 5.3L 355 HP version of the GMC Sierra uses a tire size of either LT255/70R17, LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, LT265/70R18, or LT275/55R20, mounted onto either a 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, or 9Jx20 ET24 rim. 

Finally, the 6.2L 420 HP version of the GMC Sierra 1500 has either a LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, LT265/70R18, LT275/55R20, or LT285/45R22 tire size along with a rim size of 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, 9Jx20 ET24, 9Jx20 ET24, or 9Jx22 ET24. 

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
4.3L V6285 HPLT245/75R17,
LT255/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT275/55R20
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
5.3L V8355 HPLT255/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT265/70R18,
LT275/55R20
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
6.2L V8420 HPLT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT265/70R18,
LT275/55R20,
LT285/45R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24,
9Jx22 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

2016 – 2018

For this year, if your GMC Sierra has the smaller 4.3L 285 HP engine, then it uses a tire size of either LT245/75R17, LT255/70R17, LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, or LT275/55R20. Rim sizes for this range of years are 7.5Jx17 ET31, 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, or 9Jx20 ET24

For the more powerful 5.3L 355 HP engine, this version of the GMC Sierra uses either a LT255/70R17, LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, LT265/70R18, or LT275/55R20 tire mounted onto a 7.5Jx17 ET31, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, or 9Jx20 ET24 rim, respectively.. 

Finally, for those that have a GMC Sierra with the massive 6.2L 420 HP engine, a tire size of either LT265/70R17, LT265/65R18, LT265/70R18, LT275/55R20, or LT285/45R22 is used. Rim sizes for this top-tier GMC Sierra are 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, 8Jx18 ET24, 9Jx20 ET24, or 9Jx22 ET24

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
4.3L V6285 HPLT245/75R17,
LT255/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT275/55R20
7.5Jx17 ET31,
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
5.3L V8355 HPLT255/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT265/70R18,
LT275/55R20
7.5Jx17 ET31,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
6.2L V8420 HPLT265/70R17,
LT265/65R18,
LT265/70R18,
LT275/55R20,
LT285/45R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
8Jx18 ET24,
9Jx20 ET24,
9Jx22 ET24
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

2019 – 2022

For this generation, the GMC Sierra finally got a few decent turbo options. If you have the 2.7L Turbo 310 HP gas engine, then your truck uses a tire size of either 255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, or 275/50R22. Rim sizes for this V6 turbo truck are either 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 9Jx20 ET28, or 9Jx22 ET28

The 3.0L 277 HP turbo diesel version, on the other hand, uses a tire size of either 255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, or 275/50R22 and a rims zie of either 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 9Jx20 ET28, or 9Jx22 ET28

The naturally aspirated 4.3L 285 HP version of the GMC Sierra for this range of years uses a tire size of 255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, or 275/50R22 and a rim size of 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 9Jx20 ET28, or 9Jx22 ET28

The larger, 5.3L 355 HP version uses a tire size of either 255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, or 275/50R22 mounted onto either a 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 9Jx20 ET28, or 9Jx22 ET28 rim. 

Finally, if your GMC Sierra has the 6.2L 420 HP engine, it’s got a tire size of either 255/70R17, 265/70R17, LT265/70R17, 265/65R18, 275/65R18, 275/60R20, or 275/50R22.  Rim sizes for this massive engined truck are 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8Jx17 ET24, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 8.5Jx18 ET26, 9Jx20 ET28, or 9Jx22 ET28

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
2.7L Turbo I4310 HP255/70R17,
265/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/65R18,
275/60R20,
275/50R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
9Jx20 ET28,
9Jx22 ET28
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
3.0L TD I6277 HP255/70R17,
265/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/65R18,
275/60R20,
275/50R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
9Jx20 ET28,
9Jx22 ET28
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
4.3L V6285 HP255/70R17,
265/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/65R18,
275/60R20,
275/50R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
9Jx20 ET28,
9Jx22 ET28
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
5.3L V8355 HP255/70R17,
265/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/65R18,
275/60R20,
275/50R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
9Jx20 ET28,
9Jx22 ET28
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
6.2L V8420 HP255/70R17,
265/70R17,
LT265/70R17,
265/65R18,
275/65R18,
275/60R20,
275/50R22
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8Jx17 ET24,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
8.5Jx18 ET26,
9Jx20 ET28,
9Jx22 ET28
6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

The GMC Sierra 1500s use 6 lug nuts, but you can’t just put them on any ole way you like. No, in fact, these lug nuts need to be tightened in a specific, crisscross pattern. But wait, there’s more. The lug nuts on a GMC Sierra need to be tightened to a specific torque level. You can, of course, always find this information in the GMC Sierra 1500 user manual, but we put it here for you so it’s all in one place.

The importance of making sure you get your lug nuts tightened properly cannot be overstated. Remember, if you don’t tighten the lug nuts enough, the wheel could fall off. Or, if you tighten them too much, it could damage components and make the wheel nearly impossible to remove next time. 

First, tighten the lugs with a hand wrench about half way. If you try to tighten them all the way right now, it’s going to make it hard to get your lug nuts all torqued down to their proper level.

After you get all your lug nuts about half way on, use a torque wrench to tighten them to the appropriate amount of pressure.

For the GMC Sierra 1500, the lugs need to be tightened to 140 ft lbs. Then. do a basic tightness retention test on your GMC Sierra 1500 lug nuts. To do this, simply tighten your lug nuts and drive for about 30 miles. After that, check them. If they are not all still at 140 ft lbs, tighten the loose ones and then drive for another 30 miles.

After that, check the torque on each of your lug nuts again. If any of them are loose, it means that the rim is warped and needs to be replaced.

Conclusion

The GMC Sierra has plenty of room inside, an updated, stylish cabin, and a long list of comfort and convenience features. The GMC Sierra is as powerful as a truck but rides as smooth as a luxury car. Unfortunately, these points don’t change the fact that you are going to eventually need to know the bolt pattern for your GMC Sierra. 

Regardless of which GMC Sierra 1500 you have, if it was made between 2007 and now it will use a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm) and will have a center bore of 3.07 inches (78.1mm). All GMC Sierra 1500 trucks use 6 lug nuts that have a thread size of M14 x 1.5. The lug nuts on the Sierra need to be tightened down with 140 ft lbs of torque. 

We hope this article helped you learn more about the GMC Sierra 1500 bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!

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