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Old 13 Apr 2011, 02:01 am
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Default Can you switch your wheels from you 99 VW Passat over to your 06 Honda Civic?

I just bought new tires for the Passat and then the transmission broke so I bought a Civic. The Civic's tires are really worn and I like the rims better. Can I switch the wheels over or are the wheels incompatible. The Passat's tires are size 195,65-15 and the Civic's are 205, 55-16. Both have 5 lug nuts so they look like they'll fit.
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 02:16 am
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I very much doubt they will fit. The Civic rims are one inch larger in diameter. Also you have to check the lug pattern on each vehicle. Hope this helps.
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 02:31 am
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seems vw are 5x112 honda 5x114.3

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Old 13 Apr 2011, 02:46 am
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No, you cannot switch the wheels from 1999 VW Passat to 2006 Honda Civic. Reason being, the tire specification of these two cars does not match. The former has 195 mm width and 65 mm height tire that fit in to a 15 inch rim while the later has a tire of 205 mm width and 55 mm height that fit in to rim of 16 inch.

Automobile experts generally does not recommend using tires that does not meet the manufacturers specification. They consider it unsafe practice because, you run a higher risk of having an accident out of the incorrect tire size.

Also, to get the maximum life out of your car, manufacturers recommends sticking to the specifications originally provided by them.

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