It is critical to know the bolt pattern of your Chrysler 300 because it is essential in ensuring a secure fit for your wheels. No matter how close the size fits, do not ever attempt to put on OE bolt patterns that do not match the recommended bolt pattern of the vehicle’s manufacturer.
The Chrysler 300 bolt pattern is 5 x 115 mm (5 x 4.53 inches) in all of its generations. This means that the number of bolt holes around the wheel is 5 and the diameter around the bolt holes is 115 mm.
Read more to know what bolt patterns are and how to know which ones are appropriate for your Chrysler 300 vehicle. We have a few FAQs at the end of the article to help you answer a couple of your burning questions.
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What Is The Bolt Pattern?
Bolt patterns are also called lug patterns. A bolt pattern is a form of measurement used to identify an imaginary circle formed by the number of lug holes at the center of the vehicle’s wheel.
To put it simply, the bolt patterns are a measurement of the lug holes and the center of the wheel, which form an imaginary circle. The pattern is made up of two types of digits. The first digit is used to identify the number of bolts/bolt holes used to tighten the wheel. The second set of digits shows the circle’s diameter around the holes.
An example of a bolt pattern is 5 x 114 mm. Digit 5 indicates the number of bolt/bolt holes used to tighten the vehicle’s wheels, and 114 mm is the diameter of the imaginary circle around the bolt holes.
The Bolt Pattern Of The Chrysler 300
As stated earlier, the bolt pattern for the Chrysler 300 is 5 x 115 mm, which applies to all the vehicle generations. These vehicles also utilize a 71.5 mm (2.81 inches) center bore. The lug nuts come with a thread size of M14 x 1.5.
Like any other lug nut, these are required to be tightened with a specific amount of force to ensure a tight and correct fit. For the Chrysler 300, you need to tighten the lug nuts with a force of 176 Nm or 130 lb. ft.
Wheel Specification Of Chrysler 300 All Generation
Chrysler 300 2004-2010
Chrysler 300 engines began production in 2004 with the introduction of the less powerful 2.7i engine. This engine started the first generation of the 300 models with its 2.7-liter capacity and V6 engine design layout. It uses petrol like the rest of the Chrysler 300 engines and can produce a power output of 188 horsepower.
Other engine models of the 2004 era include the 3.5i, which came with a 3.5-liter tank with a V6 engine design and a power output of 255 horsepower. 3.5i engines were fitted in an AWD and RWD configuration to provide versatility. A 5.7i variant was also introduced with a 5.7-liter capacity, 335 horsepower, V8 engine configuration, and AWD or RWD types options.
The last addition to the generation was the 6.1i, which had a 6.1-liter tank with a V8 configuration, used petrol, and produced 425 horsepower. Six engine configurations were made between 2004 and 2010: 2.7i, 3.5i RWD, 3.5i AWD, 5.7i RWD, 5.7i AWD, and 6.1i.
2.7i Chrysler 300 engines from 2004 to 2010 come with 34 to 45 mm stock wheel offset. The tire sizes include 215/65 R17, 215/60 R18, 225/55 R19, and 235/55 R19. These tire sizes are tightly fitted with respective rim sizes: 7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, and 7.5Jx19 ET24.
3.5i RWD Chrysler 300 engines from 2004 to 2010 come with 34 to 45 mm stock wheel offset. The tire sizes include 215/65 R17, 225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, and 245/55 R20. These tire sizes are tightly fitted with respective rim sizes: 7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, and 8Jx20 ET24.
3.5i AWD Chrysler 300 engines from 2004 to 2010 tire sizes include 225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 245/55 R20, and 245/40 ZR21. These tire sizes are tightly fitted with respective rim sizes: 7.5Jx18 ET55, 7.5Jx19 ET50, 8Jx20 ET50, and 8.5Jx21 ET45.
The 5.7i variants and 6.1i engines followed a similar stock wheel offset of 34 to 45 mm. The lug nut/thread size remained the same as all Chrysler 300 generations at M14 x 15.
Chrysler 300 2011- present
The 2011 Chrysler 300 models saw the introduction of the 6.4i engine variant. The 2.7i and 3.5i engines were dropped due to their low performance, but the 5.7i variants remained in production. However, a few adjustments were made to the 5.7i, increasing its power output from 335 hp to 363 hp.
3.6i engines from 2011 to the present come with a 3.6-liter capacity together with a V6 engine configuration. The power output is 292 horsepower, and the configuration is available for RWD and AWD.
The tire size for the 3.6i RWD engines didn’t change till 2004; the options include 215/65 R17, 225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, and 245/45 ZR20. They were configured to thread sizes: 7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, and 8Jx20 ET25.
Our summary comparison chart below will take you through various tire sizes for different generations. Please go through it to get to know the associated rim sizes and the wheel offset dimensions from the 2004 models to the current 2022 Chrysler 300 models.
Chrysler 300 Wheel Specification Comparison Chart
|Chrysler 300 model||Engine type||Years of production||Tire Size||Rim Size||Lug Nut Size/Thread Size||Stock Wheel Offset|
|2.7i||2.7L, V6, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||215/65 R17, 215/60 R18, 225/55 R19, 235/55 R19||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|3.5i||3.5L, V6, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||215/65 R17, 225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 245/55 R20||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|3.5i AWD||3.5L, EGG, V6, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 245/55 R20, 245/40 ZR21||7.5Jx18 ET55, 7.5Jx19 ET50, 8Jx20 ET50, 8.5Jx21 ET45||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|5.7i||5.7L, V8, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||225/60 R18, 245/45 ZR20, 245/40 ZR21, 255/35 ZR22||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24, 8.5Jx21 ET20, 9Jx22 ET18||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|5.7i AWD||5.7L, EZB, V8, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 245/45 ZR20, 245/40 ZR21||7.5Jx18 ET55, 245/40 ZR21, 7.5Jx19 ET50, 8Jx20 ET50, 8.5Jx21 ET45||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|6.1i||6.1L, V8, Petrol||2004,2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010||245/40 R20, 245/40 ZR20, 255/40 ZR21, 255/35 ZR22||9Jx20 ET25.5, 9Jx20 ET25.5, 9Jx21 ET20, 9Jx22 ET20||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|3.6i RWD||3.6L, V6, Petrol||2011,2012,2013, 2014||215/65 R17, 225/60 R18, 235/55 R19, 245/45 ZR20||7Jx17 ET22, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, 8Jx20 ET25||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|3.6i AWD||3.6L, V6, Petrol||2011,2012,2013, 2014||235/55 R19, 235/50 R20, 245/45 ZR20, 255/40 ZR21||7.5Jx19 ET55, 7.5Jx20 ET55, 8Jx20 ET50, 8.5Jx21 ET45||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|5.7i RWD||5.7L, V8, Petrol||2011,2012,2013, 2014||225/60 R18, 245/45 R20, 255/40 ZR21, 265/35 ZR22||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24, 8.5Jx21 ET25, 9Jx22 ET20||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|6.4i RWD||6.4L, V8, Petrol||2011,2012,2013, 2014||245/45 ZR20, 245/45 ZR20, 255/40 ZR21, 255/35 ZR22||9Jx20 ET25.5, 9Jx20 ET25, 9Jx21 ET20, 9Jx22 ET20||M14 x 1.5||34 to 45 mm|
|3.6i RWD||3.6L, V6, Petrol, 292 hp||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,2022||215/65 R17, 225/60 R18, 245/50 R19, 245/45 R20||7Jx17 ET24, 7.5Jx18 ET24, 7.5Jx19 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24||M14 x 1.5||34 to 44 mm|
|3.6i AWD||3.6L, V6, Petrol, 292 hp||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022||235/55 R19, 235/50 R20, 255/45 ZR20, 255/40 ZR21||7.5Jx19 ET55, 7.5Jx20 ET55, 8Jx20 ET50, 8.5Jx21 ET45||M14 x 1.5||34 to 44 mm|
|3.6i RWD||3.6L, V6, Petrol, 300 hp||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022||225/60 R18, 245/45 R20, 245/50 R19, 245/40 R21||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24, 8Jx19 ET24, 8Jx21 ET24||M14 x 1.5||34 to 44 mm|
|5.7i RWD||5.7L, V8, Petrol||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022||225/60 R18, 245/45 R20, 245/40 R21, 255/40 R21||7.5Jx18 ET24, 8Jx20 ET24, 8Jx21 ET24, 8.5Jx21 ET24||M14 x 1.5||34 to 44 mm|
How To Check And Tighten The Bolts
There are vital details to pay in mind when you are checking and tightening the bolts on your Chrysler 300. The first detail you need to pay attention to is the bolt pattern. The good news is that all the models of this vehicle come with the same bolt pattern, making them interchangeable. However, there is a catch.
You also have to pay attention to which type of fitting the model uses. Some use lug nuts, while others use bolts to fit the wheel tightly. The lug nuts can be interchanged as well as the bolts, but you cannot switch one type for the other in the models.
Once you have gone through the chart and identified which tire size, rim size, and offset your vehicle needs, it is time to tighten and check. Start by:
- Step 1: Placing the nuts in the configuration shown in the image. As you can tell, you do not place the bolts in a clockwise or anticlockwise manner but rather in a crisscross pattern.
- Step 2: Use a wheel wrench to tighten the nuts halfway at first to ensure each one is in the correct place. Proceed to use the recommended torque to fit the bolts on the second round tightly.
The torque needed for each model varies; for example, the 3.6i from 2016 requires 176 Nm of torque while the 3.6i 2011 Chrysler 300 only needs 150 Nm.
- Step 3: Proceed to tightly screw the bolts/nuts and ensure they are tightly fitted. Put the cover/center cap to finish the assembling process.
- Step 4: Check the lug nuts after a distance of about 30 miles to ensure they are securely fitted. Keep in mind that the wheel will need to be replaced in case the lug nuts keep coming loose after you have tightened them on several occasions.
An average tire lasts about 4 to 5 years, roughly 60,000 to 75 000 miles. Ensure you make an appointment to replace the tires after this period. It is a form of maintenance that saves on expensive repairs and untimely breakdowns. Rotating the tires from one side to the other is also crucial, and this is recommended to happen after less than 7,500 miles.
The Chrysler 300 series of vehicles have the same thread/lug nut size and bolt pattern. Remember that the bolt pattern is fitted in a criss cross manner with the five lug nuts surrounding the 115 mm diameter of the imaginary circle.
1. Will a 5×114 mm bolt fit a Chrysler 300?
There have been reports of Chrysler 300 owners fitting their wheels with the 5×114 mm bolt instead of the correct 5 x115. Despite some not experiencing problems, you need to know that it is the incorrect bolt and will add additional stress to your wheel.
Some of the problems that can occur when using the 5×114 mm include disc-brake rotor warpage, uneven brake pad wear, and uneven tire wear, to mention a few.
2. Will 22-inch rims fit a Chrysler 300?
You would need to get the correct offset and the right tire size to fit a 22-inch rim on a Chrysler 300.
3. Will Chevy rims fit on a Chrysler?
Chevy rims can fit on a Chrysler if they have the same number of lugs and come with the same bolt pattern. Otherwise, they cannot fit.
4. Can you change the bolts pattern on the wheels?
Wheel adapters are tools used to change the bolt pattern of wheels. This helps incorrectly fit bolts of different vehicles to your particular model. However, not all cars have wheel adapters, so you may be forced to create a custom wheel adapter for your car.
5. Do Chrysler and Chevy have the same bolt pattern?
It depends on the vehicle models. There are various Chevy and Chrysler bolt pattern configurations that need a certain number of lugs, be it 4, 5, 6, or 8. If the Chevy and Chrysler models have the same number of lugs, they are likely to be interchangeable with similar bolt patterns.