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By nicolesentra
#245813
I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra S with size 16x7 wheels with a 4x4.5 bolt pattern. I want to purchase OEM rims from a guy with a 2006 Nissan Sentra SER with size 17x7 wheels with a 4x4.5 bolt pattern. Does anyone know what else that I need to check before I do this or if these two are interchangeable? Sorry if this seems like a stupid question. Thank in advance.
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By Mbrice420
#245814
You should be fine. Wheels are the same other then the size (17" instead of 16")
Last edited by Mbrice420 on Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By HyBr1D
#245816
It should be a direct bolt-on being that the pattern is the same. As stated above the only difference is the height (overall wheel radius 17x7). So, your only issue will be to get a smaller profile and tire width since the B15's wheel width is also .5" wider than that of the B16 16x6.5.

So, 16x6.5 @ +45 Offset (205/55/16) ----> 17x7 @ +47 Offset(225/45/17) *If it's the Spec V wheels, non-Spec V wheels have a +50 offset* ..you can also run a narrower tire @ 215/45/17 which also reduces your rim's protection which will reduce sidewall and your wheel height will be reduced as well. The close to perfect match would be the 225/45/17.

You will need to run wheel spacers between 15mm ~ 20mm to fill in the wheel well better.

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By Mbrice420
#245821
225 is a bit large for those wheels imo. I think 205 or 215 at the most. Bigger isn't always better :thumbup:
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By HyBr1D
#245822
Mbrice420 wrote:225 is a bit large for those wheels imo. I think 205 or 215 at the most. Bigger isn't always better :thumbup:


225/45/17 are stock numbers for the B16 Spec wheels.. sooooooooooo... heh. 7" width wheels are from 195-225 I believe... Nissan went with 215/45/17 for the B15 Spec wheels. so, either or will be fine just the 225 are closer to the stock B16 16's than a 215 which will be shorter and less protection for the rim.
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By Mbrice420
#245823
HyBr1D wrote:225/45/17 are stock numbers for the B16 Spec wheels.. sooooooooooo... heh. 7" width wheels are from 195-225 I believe... Nissan went with 215/45/17 for the B15 Spec wheels. so, either or will be fine just the 225 are closer to the stock B16 16's than a 215 which will be shorter and less protection for the rim.


That is true but the Op didnt say they owned a spec V... so I asumed it was base model which comes with 205s and the 2006 SER wheels come standard with 215 so was going that route. But I guess it really dont matter.
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By eXcude
#245824
225's will fit, unless you want less rubber. I don't see the appeal here. It's all tastes/opinions. By the same regards, I personally wouldn't be 'upgrading' to 7" wide wheels. That's no fun :D
By yogib777
#245825
thats a nice swap in my opinion

easy, straightforward
no fender mods

imo
ether 215 or 225/ 45/17s will work just fine
215s are 24.7" tall
225s are 25" tall

you will get a mite better acceleration, with the smaller diameter tire, with a 2.0l motor
imo
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By HyBr1D
#245826
Mbrice420 wrote:
HyBr1D wrote:225/45/17 are stock numbers for the B16 Spec wheels.. sooooooooooo... heh. 7" width wheels are from 195-225 I believe... Nissan went with 215/45/17 for the B15 Spec wheels. so, either or will be fine just the 225 are closer to the stock B16 16's than a 215 which will be shorter and less protection for the rim.


That is true but the Op didnt say they owned a spec V... so I asumed it was base model which comes with 205s and the 2006 SER wheels come standard with 215 so was going that route. But I guess it really dont matter.


I'm aware that the OP has a 2.0L and not an SER/Spec, I was using the SER/Spec's as references for stock tire sizes Nissan used for the B15 Spec and B16 Spec being that they are the same width and used different tire width.

As Barry said, both works it's just a minimal factor of styling/preference (Like Steve said). The difference isn't by much just a bit meatier with the 225 and more traction by 10mm (but also more friction @ no change of power) So, there are up's and down sides to the choices. Remember the OP is coming from a 205, so it will be a huge upgrade in terms of grip BUT either size will add friction.

I'm rolling with 245 so imagine w/2.0L. ;)

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