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Old 12-11-2008, 04:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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[SOLD] Highway Warrior - '00 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Manual
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
I was thinking that they still measure the bolt pattern from center of one hole,across to the opposite hole.That may not be valid anymore.I was interested in a later model HONDA wheel and the parts guys said they wouldn't fit my car,as HONDA had subsequently changed their bolt pattern.-----$150 is a great price if they'll fit! I'll see if I can find that weight.
I'm pretty darn sure the lug sizing measurement scheme hasn't changed.

The only thing besides offset that could prevent a 4x100 wheel from fitting on any 4x100 hub is center bore. Center bore is the hole in the middle of the wheel that allows the hub to sit slightly inside the wheel. It looks like the CRX's center bore is 56.1mm, while the Protege's center bore is 54.1.

Mazda - Vehicle Bolt Pattern Reference

Honda - Vehicle Bolt Pattern Reference

Since the Honda bore is slightly bigger, the Honda wheel should fit over the smaller Mazda hub. However, I would be more hesitant to try squeezing Mazda wheels over Honda hubs.

I haven't found any information about Honda changing bolt patterns in the '90s, though they did go to a 5-lug pattern for the current generation Civic.

2006 Miata Touring 5MT
2006 VW Jetta TDI 6AT (Sold to buy Miata)
2000 Mazda Protege 1.6L 5MT
2002 Mercedes C230 Coupe 5AT (Water damage, totaled)

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