4 X 100 Bolt Pattern Measurement and Specifications
The 4 X 100 Bolt Pattern or Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) is made up of the stud count (4) and the bolt circle measurement (100), the notional circle determined by the center position of the studs.
How To Measure 4 Lug Bolt Patterns
Measure 4 lug wheel bolt patterns from center to center distance between two studs that are across the hub from each other. This measurement is your bolt pattern diameter. Learn more about wheel dimensions below.
What Vehicles Use Wheels With 4 X 100 Bolt Pattern?
The 4 X 100 bolt pattern is common to HONDA, TOYOTA, VOLKSWAGEN, MAZDA, DODGE, PLYMOUTH, FORD, NISSAN, YAMAHA, CHEVROLET, GEO, KIA and other vehicles. A full list of vehicle makes and models appears below.
Bolt Pattern Torque Sequence / Specifications:
4 X 100 Bolt Pattern Torque Sequence Specifications: 1, 3, 2, 4
|Stud Size||Typical Torque Range in Ft/Lbs||Minimum Thread Engagement (turns)|
|12 x 1.5 mm||70 - 80||6.5|
|12 x 1.25 mm||70 - 80||8|
|14 x 1.5 mm||85 - 90||7.5|
|14 x 1.25 mm||85 - 90||9|
|7/16 in.||70 - 80||8|
|1/2 in.||75 - 85||8|
|9/16 in.||135 - 145||8|
It is prudent to re-torque wheels after about 60 to 90 miles (100km to 150km) of driving. Learn more about lug nuts and torque.
Hub Center Bore
Hub Center Bore: Relates to the center hole in the wheel that centers the wheel on the hub of the car. Since most wheels are mass produced, they have a large center bore to accommodate several different vehicles. If this is the case, it is recommended that you use a hub ring. Hub rings are hard plastic or metal ring that fits between the wheel and the vehicle. This centers the wheel perfectly on the hub ensuring that there is no run out when the wheel is installed on to the vehicle. Without hub rings it is possible to get vibrations even if the wheel / tire assembly is perfectly balanced.
Wheel offset is the distance from the mounting surface of the wheel to the true center line of the rim. A positive offset means the mounting surface of the wheel is positioned in front of the true center line of the rim / tire assembly. This in effect brings the tire in to the fender well more. Conversely, a negative offset means the mounting surface of the wheel is behind the true center line of the rim / tire assembly. This will cause the tire to stick out away from the vehicle.
H = High - Positive Offset, typically FWD (Front Wheel Drive) +45, 40, 35 offsets
M = Medium - Neutral Offset, typically RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) +20 offset
L = Low - Zero to Negative Offset, Offset typically RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) 0 offset
Wheels, Spacers and Adapters
Wheel Bolt Pattern by Make and Model
Comparing to HONDA CIVIC, EX Center Bore: 56.1
Vehicle Make(s) with 4 X 100 Bolt Pattern:
1979-84 AUDI 4000
1976-84 AUDI 4000S
< 1987 AUDI 80/ 90 QUATTRO
1979-84 AUDI COUPE
1984-91 BMW 318/ 325
1979-83 BMW 320, 323
1979-83 BMW 320/ 323
1975-86 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE
2005-08 CHEVROLET COBALT
1975-86 CHEVROLET/GMC CHEVETTE
1984-85 CHRYSLER LASER
1981-85 CHRYSLER LEBARON
1981-85 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
1981-86 DODGE ARIES
1984-85 DODGE CARAVAN
1982-86 DODGE CHARGER 2.2
1993-94 DODGE COLT
1982-84 DODGE DAYTONA
1994-06 DODGE NEON
1994-96 DODGE NEON 4-LUG
1978-85 DODGE RAMPAGE
1990-93 GEO STORM
1991-93 GEO STORM GSI
2000 > HYUNDAI ACCENT
2000-08 HYUNDAI ACCENT
1983-89 ISUZU I-MARK
1987-89 ISUZU I-MARK TURBO
1983-92 ISUZU IMPULSE
1991 > ISUZU STYLUS
2002 > MITSUBISHI LANCER LS 14"
1995-97 NISSAN 200SX
1995-97 NISSAN 200SX SE-R
1991-93 NISSAN NX 2000
1987-90 NISSAN PULSAR, SE, XE
1987-99 NISSAN SENTRA
1986-93 PLYMOUTH COLT
1996-00 PLYMOUTH NEON
1981-85 PLYMOUTH RELIANT
1981-85 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
2007-08 PONTIAC G5 BASE
1988-93 PONTIAC LE MANS
2003 > SATURN ION
2003-07 SATURN ION
1991-02 SATURN S SERIES
1991-02 SATURN SC SERIES
1995-03 SUZUKI ESTEEM
1997-02 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO
1997-03 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO
1985-98 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 4-CYL
1981-98 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 4-CYL
1990-97 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4-CYL
Additional Wheel / Measurement Information
Key Identifying Wheel Dimensions: Wheel Bolt or Lug Pattern (or bolt circle, lug circle, lug pattern, etc.) is the measured diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs or bolt holes. Bolt patterns can be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 10 lug holes. A bolt circle of 5 x 4.5 would indicate a 5 lug bolt pattern on a circle with a diameter of 4.5 inches.
There are four important measurements that are used to categorize and identify a wheel for fitment purposes.
- Rim Diameter The actual diameter of the wheel at the point where the tire bead seats (NOT the outer lip of the rim).
- Rim Width Measure from the inside of the outer lip at the bead seating point to the inner lip.
- Back Spacing From the inside of the wheel at the point where it contacts the hub, brake drum or axle flange to the inside edge (lip) of the wheel.
- Bolt Pattern The measured diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs or bolt holes.
How To Measure Wheel Bolt Pattern
If there is an EVEN number of lugs: Measure center-to-center on lugs directly across from each other.
If there is an ODD number of lugs: Measure from the CENTER of one lug to the OUTER EDGE of the hole diagonally across from it.
Lug Nut Types
Common Bolt Pattern Conversions
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- How to Measure Wheel Back Spacing This measurement is important to be sure you have proper wheel clearance.
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