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The Exact Bolt Pattern Of A Toyota Sequoia

The Exact Bolt Pattern Of A Toyota Sequoia

We’ve written extensively about the Toyota Sequoia and numerous questions you can have about this vehicle- from the type of fuel to the most common problems we’ve already covered quite a bit.

But today, we will talk about the information you need to have to select the correct new tires or rims for your Toyota Sequoia. Specifically, we’ll take a look at the bolt pattern for each generation. Let’s start with a quick answer:

Generations of the Toyota Sequoia made from 2008 onwards have a bolt pattern of 5×5.9 inches (5x150mm), a center bore of 5.5 inches (139.7mm), and five lug nuts with a thread size of M14 x 1.5 that need to be tightened with 96.6 ft-lbs (131nm) of force.

Generations of the Toyota Sequoia made between 2001 – 2007 have a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 inches (6×139.7mm), a center bore of 4.2 inches (106.1mm), and six lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5 that need to be tightened with 83 ft-lb (113 Nm) of force.

However, that certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Below we’ve outlined the bolt pattern in more detail for each generation. We also discuss what lugs/bolts are used precisely, the exact diameter of the center bore hub, and the torque specifications of the bolts. Finally, we also have information about each engine type’s exact tire size and rim size. You should know precisely what you can and cannot buy this way. Read on!

Wheel Fitment Specifications Per Generation

To fit a wheel properly on your Toyota Sequoia, you’ll need to know more aspects than just the bolt pattern. Below we’ve outlined all the factors you should be aware of for each generation of the Toyota Sequoia. These include: center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, whether lug nuts or bolts are used, and the thread size of the bolts.

We also want to clarify that the below-listed specifications are the same for all models within that generation. The Toyota Sequoia, of course, comes in different trim levels and engine options. However, these bolt patterns, lugs used, and torque specifications do not change for other models within a generation.

Furthermore, we also listed the exact tire and rim size used with each engine option to give you a precise idea of what tires you can and cannot buy.

2018 – 2022

Toyota Sequoia with a 5.7 VVT-i engine has the following specifications:

  • Tire size: 275/65R18 or 275/55R20
  • Rim size: 8Jx18 ET60 or 8Jx20 ET60

2008 – 2017

Toyota Sequoia with a 4.7i engine has the following specifications:

  • Tire size: 275/65R18
  • Rim size: 8Jx18 ET60

Toyota Sequoia with a 4.7i engine has the following specifications:

  • Tire size: 275/65R18 or 275/55R20
  • Rim size: 8Jx18 ET60 or 8Jx20 ET60

2001 – 2007

Toyota Sequoia with a 4.7i engine has the following specifications:

  • Tire size: 245/70R16, 265/70R16, or 265/65R17
  • Rim size: 7Jx16 ET15, 7Jx16 ET15, or 7.5Jx17 ET15

Retightening The Bolts

As said before, the latest Toyota Sequoia generation that we discussed has five lug nuts. These need to be secured in a specific way when you mount the wheel to the car again. This information is stated in the owner’s manual, but we’ve gone through the effort of instructing you here. Toyota advises you to bolt these nuts in the way that’s shown below. You have to follow a crisscross pattern.

5 lug bolt pattern
Five-bolt pattern

In the second round, you tighten them with the wheel wrench to the appropriate lbs-ft or nm that we’ve stated earlier. Please note that the newest generation of the Toyota Sequoia needs to have the bolts tightened to 96.6 ft-lbs (131nm) of force.

It’s expected that your wheel also has a center cap or cover. These need to be secured in the same pattern. Please tighten them first-hand snug with your hands. Then, use the wheel wrench to tighten them another one-quarter turn.

It’s also important to check if the lug nuts are still secured after 30 miles (48 kilometers). Please make sure they are all in place and still tightened with the proper force. If not, tighten them again and recheck. If this keeps happening, you’ll need to replace the wheel.

When Or Why To Rotate/Change Tires

Suppose you’re changing your tire. You also need to know when to change or rotate it precisely. Let’s first talk about changing your tires. Tires usually last around 60,000 – 75,000 miles or 4-5 years. After this period, they need to be replaced. Sometimes this happens earlier, and therefore, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the tread wear indicators. These are shown in the image below. These indicators show when the tires have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in) or less tread remaining.

image explaining thread indicators on a tire

Another occasion when you’ll need to take off your tires is when you’re rotating them. In the owner’s manual of the Toyota Sequoia, it’s said that this needs to happen every 5,000 – 7,500 miles (8,000 – 12,000 kilometers) for FWD or RWD vehicles. For AWD vehicles, it’s recommended to do this every 3,000 – 5,000 miles (5,000 – 8,000 kilometers). It’s advised you rotate the tires in the exact way that’s shown below. The front tires are moved to the back, and the front tires move crisscross to the front.

image explaining how to rotate tires

Closing Thoughts

We’ve taken a deep look into the lug nuts and bolts of the Toyota Sequoia so you can pick up the perfect rims or just know how to change a tire.

We’ve also measured up the center bore hub diameters and bolt torque specs to give you the full scoop. We’ve done the heavy lifting to make sure you know what fits and what doesn’t.

So, whether you’re rolling in a Sequoia from ’08 and beyond (which can still last for years to come), or you’ve got one of the classic models from ’01 to ’07, we’ve got you covered. Your Toyota Sequoia is a beast of a machine, and we’re here to make sure you’ve got all the info you need to keep it purring along. Trust us, we’ve been under the hood more times than we can count.

So, here’s hoping this deep-dive helps you make those tire and rim choices a breeze. Keep your Sequoia in top-notch shape and happy driving, friends!


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