How To Measure Wheel Bolt Pattern

How To Measure Your Wheel Bolt Pattern

The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. Common bolt patterns are 4, 5, 6, or 8 lug holes. The diagrams below indicate the proper measuring methods.

See Also: Wheel Bolt Pattern Cross Reference ~ Look-up a vehicle bolt pattern by Make/Model or browse all vehicles with a particular bolt pattern.


Four (4) Bolt

Measure center to center of two holes directly across from each other.

Five (5) Bolt

Measure from the CENTER on one hole to the BACK of the third hole. This is the easiest and most accurate way to “Estimate” a 5-lug bolt circle. You can also measure from the CENTER of one hole to the CENTER of the third hole using 1.05 multiplier to find your bolt circle.

Six (6) Bolt

Measure center to center of two holes directly across from each other.

Eight (8) Bolt

Measure center to center of two holes directly across from each other.

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