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Well I`ve got a new 2012 Rio lx. It has P185/R65/15 tires. The dealer wants like $100.00 CDN., plus for a black steel rims. So I asked them if the older model Rio`s rims would fit. They gave me not sure and a bunch of other dumb responses. So can anyone tell me if the rim sizes have gone up from 2010-2012 or even 2001 -2012 intotal? Also the tire contour designation is J. Actual manual says 5.5J x 15.It has 4 x100 bolt pattern. Hub and offset..I`m not sure. This confused alot of tire guys off in other shops I went to. It`s also called the Tire Bead Profile. If the rim sizes have changed then the wrecking yards won`t have what I need. The wheel size designation is probably written inside all the original owners manuals somewhere as it is in the 2012 Rio. So if anybody has some help on this one I`d be greatful.
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All I know is my 2004 Rio had 5.5J X 14 inch rims. Not sure of the offset but they were also 4 X 100 bolt pattern. Seem to recall 32MM offset, back when I was considering chrome rims for it.
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I know the first generation Rio's had a 4x100 bolt pattern. That's what your looking for. There's also the offset and centerbore.

4x100 means 4 holes for bolts which are spaced 100mm apart, and most rims with this bolt pattern will bolt up to your hubs unless the centerbore size is smaller. If it's bigger it's not a big deal, you can get hubcentric rings to correct it if your lug nuts/bolts aren't tapered or acorn style to center the rims on the hub.

Google offset/centerbore/wheel spacer/hubcentric ring/acorn style-60 degree taper (lug bolts/nut shape) and when you figure out what these words mean you'll know enough to choose your own wheels.

If you go with a different size wheel and need new tires, this site has a nice tire size calculator you can use to determine what size tires you need to keep the speedometer right. You can compare up to 5 different tire sizes at a time!

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Remember, there are negative and posative wheel offsets.
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