Toyota 4Runner Bolt Pattern (1990-2022)

Crossovers are not nearly as popular as they used to be, but the Toyota 4Runner is a pure-bread crossover through and through. It has a ‘body-on-frame’ architecture and can seat up to 7 people. It’s almost like an SUV on the inside and a car on the outside. Regardless of how much interior space your diminutive crossover has, you will eventually need to know the Toyota 4Runner bolt pattern. 

All generations of the Toyota 4Runner use a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm) and a center bore of 4.18 inches (106.1 mm). The Toyota 4Runner uses 6 lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5. These lug nuts need to be tightened down with 76 to 83 ft lbs of pressure. 

While the information above seems complete, there is still a lot more that you need to know. In this article, we will explain all the details regarding the Toyota 4 Runner bolt pattern for each generation. We will also provide links for the exact lug nuts that are needed for the Toyota 4 Runner.

We will also discuss other important factors such as the center bore and torque specs for each generation. Finally, we are going to list all of the various tire and rim sizes that are available within each generation’s engine options. 

Toyota 4Runner Bolt Pattern

Toyota 4Runner Bolt Pattern

Year RangeBolt PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
1990 –  19956×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)4.18 inches(106.1 mm) 6M12 x 1.580 ft lbs
1996 –  20026×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)4.18 inches(106.1 mm)6M12 x 1.581 ft lbs
2003 –  20096×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)4.18 inches(106.1 mm)6M12 x 1.581 ft lbs
2010 –  20146×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)4.18 inches(106.1 mm)6M12 x 1.581 ft lbs
2015 –  current6×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)4.18 inches(106.1 mm)6M12 x 1.576 – 83 ft lbs
Toyota 4Runner Bolt Pattern

Toyota 4Runner Wheel Fitment Guide

If you have to do any wheel or tire work on your crossover, then you’re gonna have to know a lot more than just the Toyota 4 Runner bolt pattern. So, we will go over the various factors that must be considered for each generation of the 4 Runner. 

We have already keyed you in on things like the center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, lug nut size, and the thread size of the bolts. But to go any further, you will need to know the rim and tire options that came with each engine configuration for each Toyota 4 Runner generation. 

1990 – 1995

If your Toyota 4Runner is equipped with the 2.4L 116 HP engine, then will use a tire size of 225/75R15, 31×10.50R15LT, or 265/70R16 mounted onto either a 6Jx15 ET0, 7Jx15 ET8, or 8.5Jx16 ET0 rim. 

If, on the other hand, you have the power powerful 4Runner that has the 150 HP 3.0L engine, then it will use a tire size of either 225/75R15, 31X10.50R15LT, or 265/70R16 and will have a rim size of 6Jx15 ET0, 7Jx15 ET8, or 8.5Jx16 ET0

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.4L I4116 HP225/75R1531X10.50R15LT,265/70R166Jx15 ET0, 7Jx15 ET8, 8.5Jx16 ET06×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
3.0L V6150 HP225/75R15, 31X10.50R15LT, 265/70R166Jx15 ET0, 7Jx15 ET8, 8.5Jx16 ET06×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

1996 –  2002

If your Toyota 4Runner from this generation has the 2.7L 150 HP engine, then it’s going to use a tire size of either 225/75R15 or 265/70R16. Rim sizes for this version of the 4Runner are 7JJx15 ET15 or 7JJx16 ET15. 

If you have the more powerful 3.4L 183 HP 4Runner, then it will have a tire size of either 225/75R15 or 265/70R16, mounted onto either a 7Jx15 ET15 or 7Jx16 ET15 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.7L I4150 HP225/75R15, 265/70R167JJx15 ET15, 7JJx16 ET156×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
3.4L V6183 HP225/75R15, 265/70R167Jx15 ET15, 7Jx16 ET156×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

2003 – 2009

For this generation, the 4Runner got some significantly larger engine options.

If your Toyota 4Runner has the 4.0L 245 HP engine, then it is going to use a tire size of either 265/70R16 or 265/65R17. Rim sizes for this version of the 4Runner are 7JJx16 ET30 or 7.5Jx17 ET30

If you have a 4Runner equipped with the rather large 4.7L 235 HP engine, then it will use a tire size of either 265/70R16 or 265/65R17. Rim sizes for this version of the 4Runner are 7JJx16 ET30 or 7.5Jx17 ET30

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
4.0L V6245 HP265/70R16, 265/65R177JJx16 ET30, 7.5Jx17 ET306×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
4.7L V8235 HP265/70R16, 265/65R177JJx16 ET30, 7.5Jx17 ET306×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

2010 –  2014

Engine sizes get a bit more tame this year. If your 4Runner from this era has the 2.7L 157 HP engine, then it’s going to have a tire size of 265/70R17 and a rim size of 7Jx17 ET15

For 4Runners fitted with the much larger 4.0L 270 HP engine, a tire size of either 265/70R17, 265/70R17, or 245/60R20 is used. Rim sizes for this version of the 4Runner are 7Jx17 ET15, 7.5Jx17 ET15, or 7Jx20 ET15

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
2.7L I4157 HP265/70R177Jx17 ET156×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)
4.0L V6270 HP265/70R17, 265/70R17, 245/60R207Jx17 ET15, 7.5Jx17 ET15, 7Jx20 ET156×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

2015 – 2022

If you have a 4.0L 270 HP 4Runner, it will use a tire size of either 265/70R17, 265/70R17, 245/60R20, or 265/70R17. Rim sizes for this 4Runner are 7Jx17 ET15, 7.5Jx17 ET15, 7Jx20 ET15, or 7Jx17 ET4

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesBolt  Pattern
4.0L VVT-i V6270 HP265/70R17, 265/70R17, 245/60R20, 265/70R177Jx17 ET15, 7.5Jx17 ET15, 7Jx20 ET15, 7Jx17 ET46×5.5 inches(6×139.7mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

The Toyota 4Runner uses 6 lug nuts that must be tightened in a specific, crisscross pattern. These lugs have to be tightened to a set torque level. You can, as usual, find all of this in the Toyota 4 Runner user manual, but we put it here for you so it’s all in one place.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to ensure that your 4Runner lug nuts are properly tightened. If your lug nuts are too tight, you run the risk of damaging components and making the wheel very difficult to remove next time. On the other hand, if the lug nuts are not tightened enough, the wheel could unexpectedly disconnect from the vehicle. 

The first step is to tighten the lugs with a hand wrench or even by hand. Don’t tighten the lug nuts down completely right now. Instead, just get them all on there. Remember, if you tighten them down all the way right now, it won’t be possible to get all your lug nuts torqued down with an even amount of pressure.

Once you get all the bolts on there, then you need to use a proper torque wrench to tighten the Toyota 4 Runner lug to the exact pressure required. For the most recent version of the 4Runner, the lug nuts need to be tightened to somewhere between 76 and 83 ft lbs.

When To Rotate Toyota 4Runner Tires

In general. tires will last around 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. It is important to remember that time takes just as much of a toll on your tires as miles do. After a few years, the rubber that tires are mode of will begin to dry rot. When this process advances past a certain stage, the tires need to be replaced, even if they don’t have many miles on them.

Rotating your Toyota 4Runner tires at regular intervals will make them last a lot longer than they otherwise would have. This comes from the fact that the wheels in a vehicle are not mounted perfectly straight and totally parallel to one another. This is, of course, the manufacturer’s intention, but it’s not possible to get it perfect. This causes the wheels to wear out in an uneven manner.

When it comes to the Toyota 4Runner, the best time to rotate the tires is every 7,500 miles. The good news is that rotating tires is simple. All you have to do is swap the rear tires to the front and the front tires to the rear. In the process, swap them left to right as well. 

Conclusion

While its true that crossovers are not as popular as they used to be, the Toyota 4Runner is a main-stay among sporty families on the go. No matter how practical and situation-fitting your crossover may be, you will eventually need to know the Toyota 4Runner bolt pattern. 

Conveniently, all generations and versions of the Toyota 4Runner  use a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm). All 4Runner models have a center bore of 4.18 inches (106.1 mm) and use 6 lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The lug nuts on the most recent Toyota 4Runner need to be tightened to within 76 and 83 ft lbs of pressure. 

We hope this article helped you learn more about the Toyota 4Runner bolt pattern. Thanks for reading!

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