The Italian-American automobile car manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., is the parent company to its American subsidiary Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC. It’s registered in the Netherlands, but headquarters are based in London.
FCA US is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is amongst the three largest automobile manufacturers in America. Some of the brands under FCA US include Chrysler, Ram Trucks, Jeep, and Dodge. Among its major departments include its performance automobile branch, SRT, and its accessories and parts division, Mopar.
The right wheel and tire package doesn’t rub against your suspension or frame. It delivers fantastic handling and optimal traction by covering as much tarmac as possible. It also gives your car an excellent tire-to-fender gap and ensures that you have enough clearance for a large brake kit.
The right package delivers a great appearance, making your vehicle a sight for sore eyes. All of this needs a stable budget, and sometimes, budget constraints may mean that you’ll have to work with what you have. For wheels without the ideal bolt pattern or right offset, you can alway choose the right wheel spacers and adapters just for you.
Wheel spacers give you adequate clearance for larger wheels/tires by pushing your wheels further away from the hubs. They also allow you to install aftermarket calipers and larger brake rotors. In addition to spacing your wheels, spacers also allow wheels with different bolt patterns to be set up. The result is better tires positioned to widen the track and provide the right wheel stance. This provides greater handling and better stability.
|MODEL||YEAR||O.E. WHEEL SIZE||BOLT PATTERN||STUD SIZE||HUB/CENTER BORE||OFFSET|
|FULL SIZE (CORDOBA, MIRADA, FIFTH AVE)||68-87||15×6||5×114.3||1/2-RH||L|
|PT CRUISER, TURBO & CONVERTIBLE||00-UP||5×100||12×1.5||57.1||H|
|SEBRING CONVERTIBLE. JX||96-UP||15×7||5×100||12×1.5||57.1||H|
|TOWN & COUNTRY VAN||86-96||14×5.5||5×100||12×1.5||71.5||H|
|TOWN & COUNTRY VAN/ VOYAGER||88-UP||15×6||5×114.3||12×1.5||71.5||H|
A wheel lug or bolt pattern represents the diameter formed by the wheel bolt or lug holes. It’s also called a bolt circle, lug pattern or lug circle. Lug patterns range from between 3 to 10 lug holes. A lug circle measuring 5 × 4.5 means that there are 5 lug bolt patterns with a diameter of 4.5 inches each.
Wheels are identified and categorized according to 4 important measurements:
Where the number of lugs is EVEN, measure the distance between lugs positioned directly across each other.
Where the number of lugs is ODD, measure the distance from the CENTER of any one of the lugs to the OUTER EDGE of the lug sitting diagonally across.
200 – ALL 18″BASE / LIMITED 2011 – 2016 100 ft-lbs
300 – ALL SEDAN / LIMITED 1999 – 2013 110 ft-lbs
300 – ALL SEDAN / LIMITED 2014 – 2018 130 ft-lbs
ASPEN 18-INCH / LMTD 2WD 2007 – 2009 135 ft-lbs
CIRRUS 4 DOOR / LX / LXI 1995 – 2000 100 ft-lbs
CONCORDE 15-INCH / SEDAN 1993 – 2004 100 ft-lbs
CONQUEST ALL / TSI/5-LUG 1985 – 1989 80 ft-lbs
CROSSFIRE ROADSTER / 193-CHASIS 2004 – 2008 80 ft-lbs
CROSSFIRE SRT-6 ALL / 193 CHASIS 2005 – 2006 85 ft-lbs
FIFTH AVE 2/4 DOOR / ALL 1984 – 1989 85 ft-lbs
FIFTH AVE 2/4 DOOR / ALL/FWD 1990 – 1993 95 ft-lbs
GRAND VOYAGER FWD / P205/75R14 1996 – 2001 110 ft-lbs
IMPERIAL 2/4 DOOR / ALL/FWD 1990 – 1993 95 ft-lbs
LASER 14-INCH / ALL/5 LUG 1985 – 1986 95 ft-lbs
LE BARON ALL / ALL/4LUG 1985 – 1995 95 ft-lbs
LHS 16-INCH / SEDAN 1999 – 2001 110 ft-lbs
LHS 4/DOOR / ALL 1994 – 1997 95 ft-lbs
NEON 14-INCH / BASE/LX 2001 – 2001 100 ft-lbs
NEW YORKER 2/4 DOOR / ALL 1986 – 1996 95 ft-lbs
PACIFICA 17″BASE / TOURING-L 2018 – 2018 100 ft-lbs
PACIFICA 17-INCH / ALL 2004 – 2008 85 ft-lbs
PROWLER 2 DOOR / ROADSTER 1999 – 2002 100 ft-lbs
PT CRUISER WAGON / TOURING 2000 – 2010 110 ft-lbs
SEBRING – 16 INCH 16-INCH / LXI COUPE 1995 – 2010 100 ft-lbs
SEBRING – 15 INCH 15-INCH / JX/JXI 1999 – 2007 110 ft-lbs
SEBRING 17-INCH / LXI COUPE 1999 – 2006 80 ft-lbs
SEBRING 15-INCH / JX/JXI 1996 – 1998 95 ft-lbs
T&C VAN ALL / FWD 1990 – 2007 110 ft-lbs
TC ALL / CONVERTBLE 1989 – 1991 95 ft-lbs
TOWN & COUNTRY 17″BASE / LIMITED 2012 – 2016 105 ft-lbs
TOWN & COUNTRY 16″BASE / TOURING 2008 – 2008 115 ft-lbs
TOWN & COUNTRY 16″BASE / LX 2009 – 2011 95 ft-lbs
VOYAGER 5-100 / BASE/ALL 1996 – 2003 110 ft-lbs
Wheel lug torque is one of the most important details that need extra attention when installing a wheel and tire package. Grab your user’s manual because there’s a science to it. Proper torquing requires that the lug nuts be tightened to the manufacturer’s specifications.
First, clean out any lubricant, oil, grease or dirt from your threads. These could lead to overtightening as they weaken torque values. Overtightening can ruin the hub or lug nut.
Once cleaned, apply the lug components manually and finish off by tightening the lug nuts using a torque wrench. Adhere to your vehicle’s bolt pattern as you do this.