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Old 10-26-2011, 04:07 PM
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I have a Mazda MX3 which I recently damaged and plan to sell some parts and give to junk yard. The wheels from that car are nice 14" aluminum wheels along with great tires which are not very old and contain great treads.

My '93 Honda Civic Hatchback CX currently has 15" wheels/tires on it which I want to remove and put the Mazda wheels on it. The bolt pattern is identical, which many of you may know, many 4 x 100 bolt patterns from other vehicles will work, but it's the center hub which determines whether they can actually fit. In this case, the center hub of the Honda is too big for the Mazda wheels. Therefore, I have two options, but prefer one and this is where I need input.

Option 1 is to purchase regular 14" rims and use the tires from the Mazda. Option 2 is using the Mazda rims and tires, but thinking about using spacers to make them fit. I'm not sure of any other option if I want to use these tires. Therefore, anyone care to provide input if using spacers is a good idea and/or any other options I may have.

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Old 10-26-2011, 04:29 PM
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Either option would work, really. If you go the spacer route, get just as thick as you need, that way you can have as many threads engaged as possible on the wheel studs.
 
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