If you own a Jeep Wrangler, knowing the proper lug nut size and torque specifications is important for changing a tire or swapping out wheels. The lug nuts help secure the wheels to the axles, so using the right size and tightening them correctly ensures safety on the road. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Jeep Wrangler lug nuts.

What size and thread are Jeep Wrangler lug nuts?

Jeep Wrangler JL from the factory come with metric lug nuts in the size of M14x1.5. This means the lug nuts have a diameter of 14mm and a thread pitch of 1.5mm. The most common thread configuration found on Jeep Wranglers is a 60-degree tapered seat.

Some Wrangler models like the Rubicon may come installed with aftermarket wheels that use different lug nut sizes and configurations. Always check the wheel manufacturer’s specs if you installed custom wheels.

What size socket for Jeep Wrangler lug nuts?

To remove or install the factory M14x1.5 lug nuts, you’ll need a 22mm socket or lug wrench. Many wheel lug nut socket sets will include a 22mm size perfect for Jeep Wranglers. Double check that you’re using a 6-point socket, not a 12-point, to avoid rounding off the lug nuts.

It’s also wise to have a breaker bar or ratchet with enough leverage to loosen the lug nuts. Since they are torqued tightly from the factory, a standard ratchet may not provide enough force to initially break them free.

What torque spec are Jeep Wrangler lug nuts?

Properly torquing the lug nuts is critical to ensure the wheels stay securely fastened while driving your Jeep. Jeep specifies a lug nut torque of 115-125 Nm for the factory wheels. You’ll need a torque wrench to tighten the lug nuts to specification.

Always follow a star pattern sequence when tightening the lug nuts in stages up to the full 115-125 Nm spec. The star pattern helps evenly distribute pressure across the wheel.

It’s also wise to re-check the torque levels after 50-100 miles of driving as the lug nuts can settle and loosen slightly. Periodically checking torque ensures the lug nuts remain tight.

What size are Jeep Wrangler lug nuts?

Which aftermarket Jeep Wrangler lug nuts are best?

While the factory Jeep lug nuts work fine, many Wrangler owners like to upgrade to aftermarket lug nuts for added style and security. BONOSS makes a lug nut kit specifically for Jeep Wranglers that stands out above other brands. Here’s why BONOSS Jeep Wrangler lug nuts are a great upgrade.

  • Stronger steel construction that meets hardness standards for durability
  • Four special lug nuts help prevent wheel theft
  • Available in a variety of options
  • Meets load and vibration testing for safety

For an affordable upgrade over stock lug nuts, BONOSS aftermarket lug nuts are hard to beat. They deliver added security, ease of use, and great looks. Using properly sized, high-quality Jeep Wrangler lug nuts gives Wrangler owners confidence on and off the trails.