Join Date: 16th February 2013
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I had a 2.2 cdti SI civic with 17" alloys with 215 X45 X 17" tyres I fitted a set of 16" steel wheels with 205 X55 X 16" tyres for winter use. The wheels have a 55 offset.
I have just bought a new Civic DTI 1.6 but kept the winter wheels , but the winter wheels do not fit, they foul the brake calliper, the standard alloys wheels are 16" with 205 X55 X 16" tyres. The wheels have a 45 offset.
I assume if I fit 10 mm spacers the steel wheels will fit the new car. Are spacers a safe way to proceed?, will the stud bolts be long enough to fully bolt up the wheels, or do I have to fit longer stud bolts to the wheel flange?