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Is it possible that they will have enough clearance.It looks close! They are on my 2006 Civic Hybrid with good summer tread ,but not LRR tires. I am hopeing they will fit the CRV for summer use. That way I won't have to balance everytime I switch rubber! Hal:)
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I want to get the wheels off the 16" Civics from 2006 that have the super-amount of rim on them, to the point where it's almost a flat circle. It should fit. People put the 16" Cr-v wheels in place of the models with the 15"s all the time. Iassume it will fit, but I'm not sure on the width of the Civic wheel, I know the Crv is 6".



 

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Thanks Lizzurd:
I was concerned about the caliper clearance. I guess I will have to purchase another set of wheels! Was hopeing I wouldn't have to do that! Got three sets for the Civic. I guess I can put them in the garage sale , sure don't need them. Hal:(
 

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The 15" wheels won't fit your 2006.
 

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Might 15" steel rims fix my '05 V?

I'm about to buy a dedicated set of off-road tires and wheels for my '05 CR-V and really haven't found any aggressive off-road tires for 16" rims that will keep my overall diameter within 5% or so (The 5AT is already geared too low for off-road work as it is). If I can get 15" wheels to fit I find that there's all sorts of tires that would work. I know that the OEM 15" cast aluminum wheels will not fit the 2005 but since steel is so much more dense than aluminum I'm hoping there's a chance that the barrel of the steel rim is larger than the cast aluminum. By the way, I'm looking at Tire Rack's steel rims (and have e-mailed them with my dilemma). Anybody know if it will work?

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I'm about to buy a dedicated set of off-road tires and wheels for my '05 CR-V and really haven't found any aggressive off-road tires for 16" rims that will keep my overall diameter within 5% or so (The 5AT is already geared too low for off-road work as it is). If I can get 15" wheels to fit I find that there's all sorts of tires that would work. I know that the OEM 15" cast aluminum wheels will not fit the 2005 but since steel is so much more dense than aluminum I'm hoping there's a chance that the barrel of the steel rim is larger than the cast aluminum. By the way, I'm looking at Tire Rack's steel rims (and have e-mailed them with my dilemma). Anybody know if it will work?

Thanks.
It is not the thickness of the alloy wheel that stops a 15 inch from clearing the brakes....It is the size of the calipers and rotors that will not allow a 15" wheel to fit.
 

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It ios not the thickness of the alooy wheel that stops a 15 inch from clearing the brakes....It is the size of the calipers and rotors that will not allow a 15" wheel to fit.
I don't think the answer is as simple as that. What I'm saying is that while the critical dimensions (width/bead profile/outside diameter/ lug hole and hub hole placement/ hub face/ offset, etc.) of the OEM cast aluminum wheel is identical to the steel wheel, I know for a fact that the steel used is ~3X more dense than cast aluminum and since the steel wheels don't weight 3X as much as the cast aluminum, there must be some secondary dimensions that are different between the two. Also, each is constructed differently with steel wheels usually comprising of two pieces of mild sheet steel stamped and welded together while our cast wheels are basically just a simple gravity cast. The result is that the dish of the rim portion of the wheel might be substantially different (I've also heard it referred to as the "barrel") and could provide some additional clearance for the caliper. I measured .480" of clearance between the caliper and my rim on my 2005 EX's cast front rims and if the 15" wheels are just a "mini" version of the 16" rims than there would be ~.020" of interference between the 15" cast wheels and my calipers on my 2005 CR-V. Because it's so close it warrants some investigation on my part because there are so many advantages of going to 15" rims for true off-road tires.
 

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I don't think the answer is as simple as that. What I'm saying is that while the critical dimensions (width/bead profile/outside diameter/ lug hole and hub hole placement/ hub face/ offset, etc.) of the OEM cast aluminum wheel is identical to the steel wheel, I know for a fact that the steel used is ~3X more dense than cast aluminum and since the steel wheels don't weight 3X as much as the cast aluminum, there must be some secondary dimensions that are different between the two. Also, each is constructed differently with steel wheels usually comprising of two pieces of mild sheet steel stamped and welded together while our cast wheels are basically just a simple gravity cast. The result is that the dish of the rim portion of the wheel might be substantially different (I've also heard it referred to as the "barrel") and could provide some additional clearance for the caliper. I measured .480" of clearance between the caliper and my rim on my 2005 EX's cast front rims and if the 15" wheels are just a "mini" version of the 16" rims than there would be ~.020" of interference between the 15" cast wheels and my calipers on my 2005 CR-V. Because it's so close it warrants some investigation on my part because there are so many advantages of going to 15" rims for true off-road tires.

Have you looked at a CRV with 16 inch steel rims to compare the gap between the caliper and the rim?
 

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I have been thinking of trying this as well as I have a set of Civic 15" mags. I may try it when I install my winter tires. 020" could be ground off the Calipers you would think? Let us know if you try it. Hal:eek:
 

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15" Rims on an 06 CRV

So here's the deal. I've got a 2000 CRV EX with the 15" rims. I bought a set of snow tires for it from Discount tire (rims and tires) which are also 15". I'm in the process of buying a 2006 CRV EX. My question is will the 15" snows which fit on my 2000 fit on the 2006? Thanks.
 
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