4 X 4 Bolt Pattern Measurement and Specifications
The 4 X 4 Bolt Pattern or Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) is made up of the stud count (4) and the bolt circle measurement (4), 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 4 Bolt Pattern?
The 4 X 4 bolt pattern is common to POLARIS, KAWASAKI, CROSLEY, AUSTIN HEALEY, JENSEN-HEALY and MG vehicles. A full list of vehicle makes and models appears below.
Wheels with 4 X 4 bolt pattern are sometimes found on small utility trailers. More about trailer wheels...
Bolt Pattern Torque Sequence / Specifications:
4 X 4 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 KAWASAKI KLT185A/KLT185 Center Bore: 0
Vehicle Make(s) with 4 X 4 Bolt Pattern:
1972-80 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE
1939-52 CROSLEY ALL MODELS
1972-80 JENSEN-HEALY ALL
1987-88 KAWASAKI KLF110B MOJAVE 110E
1985-88 KAWASAKI KLF185A/KLF185 BAYOU
1986-87 KAWASAKI KLT185A/KLT185
1981-82 KAWASAKI KLT200 3 WHEEL
1983-84 KAWASAKI KLT200C 3 WHEEL
1982-83 KAWASAKI KLT250A 3 WHEEL
1984-85 KAWASAKI KLT250C PRAIRIE
All MG MIDGET
1985-86 POLARIS 250 SCRAMBLER
1991-93 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BLAZER
1997-98 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BLAZER
1999-00 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BLAZER
1996-99 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BOSS
1985-87 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BOSS 2X4
1989-93 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BOSS 2X4
1987-88 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BOSS 4X4
1989-93 POLARIS 250 TRAIL BOSS 4X4
1990-93 POLARIS 250 TRAILBOSS
2000-01 POLARIS 250 XPLORER 4X4
1987 POLARIS 250X CYCLONE
1994-95 POLARIS 300 2X4
2006-07 POLARIS 300 HAWKEYE 2X4/4X4
1997-99 POLARIS 300 XPLORER 4X4
1996-99 POLARIS 300 XPRESS
2000-02 POLARIS 325 MAGNUM
2001-02 POLARIS 325 TRAIL BOSS SE
2000-02 POLARIS 325 XPEDITION
2008-09 POLARIS 330 TRAIL BLAZER
2003-09 POLARIS 330 TRAIL BOSS
1999-00 POLARIS 335 SPORTSMAN
1990-93 POLARIS 350L TRAIL BOSS 2X4
1990-93 POLARIS 350L TRAIL BOSS 4X4
2003-05 POLARIS 400 SPORTSMAN
2001-02 POLARIS 400 SPORTSMAN 4X4
2004-05 POLARIS 400 SPORTSMAN 4X4
1994 POLARIS 400L 4X4
1994-97 POLARIS 400L BIG BOSS 6X6
1994-97 POLARIS 400L BIGBOSS 6X6
2000-02 POLARIS 400L SCRAMBLER 2X4
1995-97 POLARIS 400L SCRAMBLER 4X4
1994 POLARIS 400L SPORT
1995-98 POLARIS 400L SPORT
1993-94 POLARIS 400L SPORTSMAN 4X4
1995-96 POLARIS 400L XPLORER
1997-98 POLARIS 400L XPLORER 4X4
1999-02 POLARIS 400L XPLORER 4X4
1996-97 POLARIS 400L XPRESS
2000-01 POLARIS 425 XPEDITION
1996-98 POLARIS 425L MAGNUM 2X4
1996-98 POLARIS 425L MAGNUM 4X4
1996-97 POLARIS 425L MAGNUM 6X6
2006-07 POLARIS 450 SPORTSMAN 4X4
1999-01 POLARIS 460 DIESEL 4X4
1999-02 POLARIS 500 MAGNUM
1999-00 POLARIS 500 RANGER 6X6
2001-02 POLARIS 500 SCRAMBLER 2X4
1997-98 POLARIS 500 SCRAMBLER 4X4
1999-09 POLARIS 500 SCRAMBLER 4X4
1996-02 POLARIS 500 SPORTSMAN 4X4
2001-08 POLARIS 500 SPORTSMAN 6X6
2003-06, 08 POLARIS 500 SPORTSMAN HO
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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