Can I transfer wheels and tires from 2006 HHR to my 1998 Malibu

Asked by Jul 07, 2012 at 10:00 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Our 2006 HHR has died and before it is scrapped I want to transfer the wheels/rims & tires to our daughters 1998 Malibu which is in need of new tires. The HHR tires are relatively new and I would hate to just scrap them.

The 2006 HHR tire size is 215 / 55R16 / 93H. The 1998 Malibu tires read, 215 / 60R15 / 94H. Im just simply not an authority on wheels/rims & tires and could use some advice if these would fit the Malibu.

Would be happy if I could just take the wheels off the HHR and install the on the Malibu.  Easier than removing the tires from the wheels on both cars.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Tire diameter with the 16" would be 25.31" and the Diameter of the 15" ones would be 25.16". A slight error on the speedo, It will read .63% slower speed. So at 55mph it would read 52mph. I'm not sure on the lug nut spacing or backspace on the rims, but have you a least tried to mount the new tires on the older car, see if they clear the calipers?

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