The Jeep Patriot is a front-engine rear wheel drive five-door compact crossover SUV. It’s made by the legendary Jeep corporation, so it’s a really popular vehicle. Jeeps are known to be rugged and low-maintenance, but you will still eventually need to know your Jeep Patriot bolt pattern.
All Jeep Patriots made between 2007 and 2017 have a bolt pattern of 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) and a center bore of 67.1 mm. All Jeep Patriot versions 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The lug nuts on a Jeep Patriot need to be secured with 100 ft lb of tightening force.
While it may be true that the information above is very useful, it’s not absolutely everything you need to know. In this article, we are going to detail the Jeep Patriot bolt pattern in more detail for each generation.
We will also elaborate on the type of lug nuts that you need to use for your Jeep Patriot. After that, we are going to go over the torque specs of the bolts, the center bore size, and other related components. Finally, we will detail all the tire and rim options for each generation’s engine configurations.
Jeep Patriot Bolt Pattern
We expect that you will find the table below to be super helpful when it comes to finding out more information about the Jeep Patriot bolt pattern. After that, we are going to go into some additional information regarding tire and rim size options for a particular engine configuration.
|Year Range||Bolt Pattern||Center Bore||Lug Nuts||Thread Size||Torque Specification|
|2007-2017||5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)||67.1 mm||5||M12 x 1.5||100 ft lb|
Jeep Patriot Wheel Fitment Guide
If you plan on being able to properly fit a wheel on your vehicle, then there’s more that you need to learn other than just the Jeep Patriot bolt pattern. So, below we have outlined all the factors you should be aware of for each generation of the Patriot. These include: center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, whether lug nuts or bolts are used, and the thread size of the bolts.
If your Jeep Patriot has the 2.0L158 HP 4 cylinder engine, then it uses a tire size of 205/70R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET39. The 2.4L 172 HP version uses either a 205/70R16, 215/60R17, 215/65R17, or 225/60R17 tire. Rim choices for this variant are 6.5Jx16 ET39, 6.5Jx17 ET39 and 7Jx17 ET43.
|Engine Size||Horse Power||Tire Sizes||Rim Sizes||Bolt Pattern|
|2.0L I4||158 HP||205/70R16||6.5Jx16 ET39||5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)|
|2.4L I4||172 HP||205/70R16215/60R17215/65R17225/60R17||6.5Jx16 ET396.5Jx17 ET396.5Jx17 ET397Jx17 ET43||5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)|
This range of models is similar for these years, but not exactly the same. If your Jeep Patriot has the 2.0L158 HP 4 cylinder engine, then it uses a tire size of 205/70R16 or 215/60R17 tires mounted on 6.5Jx16 ET39 or 6.5Jx17 ET40 rims. The 2.4L 172 HP version uses either a 205/70R16, 215/60R17,215/65R17 or 225/60R17 tire. Rim choices for this version are 6.5Jx16 ET39 or 6.5Jx17 ET40.
|Engine Size||Horse Power||Tire Sizes||Rim Sizes||Bolt Pattern|
|2.0L I4||158 HP||205/70R16215/60R17||6.5Jx16 ET39 6.5Jx17 ET40||5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)|
|2.4L I4||172 HP||205/70R16215/60R17215/65R17225/60R17||6.5Jx16 ET396.5Jx17 ET406.5Jx17 ET406.5Jx17 ET40||5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)|
Properly Tightening The Bolts
The Jeep Patriots use 5 lug nuts. The lug nuts have to be secured in a specific, crisscross pattern when you mount the wheel to the car again. You can find this info in the Jeep Patriot user manual, but we will leave it here for you.
NOTE: Tightening your lug nuts properly is very important!
If you under-tighten the wheel, it could fall off when you are driving! If you over-tighten the wheel, it can make it hard to get off next time and it can damage components.
Step 1: Tighten the lugs with a hand wrench first.
NOTE: Don’t tighten the lug nuts down all the way just yet. If you tighten them down now it will be hard to get each lug torqued down to its proper level. So, just tighten each one of your lugs about half way.
Step 2: After that, you’ll need to tighten them with a torque wrench to the proper ft lbs. The Jeep Patriot uses a lug tightening force of 100 ft lbs.
Also, it’s absolutely crucial to ensure that your lug nuts are properly tightened after 30 miles or so. If any of them come loose, tighten them down again. If any of the nuts come loose after a second test, then you will have to replace the rim.
When To Rotate Jeep Patriot Tires
Tires need to be replaced after around 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. An old tire that does not have a lot of miles on it is still not safe to use because after a while, tires start to rot. So, after this amount of time, they need to be replaced. There are cases in which this can happen a lot sooner, and there are certainly times where it can happen a lot later, but eventually you are going to need to replace your tires.
It’s a good practice to rotate your tires way before they wear out. In fact, if you rotate your tires at proper intervals, your tires will last a lot longer than otherwise. For the Jeep Patriot, it’s best to rotate your tires every 7,500 miles. Rotating your tires is simple. All you have to do is move the front tires to the back and move the back tires to the front, but swap the left and right sides while you are doing it.
Knowing your Jeep Patriot bolt pattern is important, and rotating your tires is just another example of why. Also, there are a lot of things that you normally can’t see on your vehicle. So, while you are rotating your tires, make sure to take the opportunity to look at your brakes and other things that are usually obscured by the wheel’s presence.
The Jeep Patriot is a regued and reliable mid-size vehicle with plenty of room and plenty of power. It’s important to consider, however, that no matter how well you take care of your vehicle and no matter how good it runs, you are eventually going to need to know your Jeep Patriot bolt pattern.
If you have a Jeep Patriots that was made between 2007 and 2017, then it has a bolt pattern of 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) and a center bore of 67.1 mm. All Jeep Patriots use 5 lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The lug nuts that are used on a Jeep Patriot need to be secured with 100 ft lb of torque.
We hope this article helped you learn everything you needed to know about the Jeep Patriot bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!
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