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Tire Swap from 04 Impala to 06 impala

Okay Quick question hoping someone can answer for me. So i have an old 04 impala with a blown headgasket sitting on my street which we are planning to junk in the coming weeks. I was fortunate to upgrade to an 06 Impala which im pretty sure has stock rims and worn out treads on the tires. However i bought new tires for my old 04 impala which have 90% of the tread left. Im pretty sure the 04 has stock rims also. I was wondering if i would be able to do a quick swap of the rims and tires from my old 04 impala to the 06 new impala since the specs for both are the same. my question is if i can do that without having to take the tires off my old rims and put them on the new car which would be more work or if i can just switch them without any extra work. Sorry if my question sounds confusing im new to the forums and thank you guys for the help in advance!!
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IF your car has the Stock 16's and your new 06 has 16's yes they are the same size... 16X6.5 and I have seen some around where that have the Stock 00 to 02 5 Star that are on my 00 on the 06. Some like the Look of them. I do as well. Really I like all the 00-05 wheels.

However if your new car has RPO of PA9, PFH or P04 then you would need to maybe replace the tires because they would be 17's and not the normal 16's...

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Okay Quick question hoping someone can answer for me. So i have an old 04 impala with a blown headgasket sitting on my street which we are planning to junk in the coming weeks. I was fortunate to upgrade to an 06 Impala which im pretty sure has stock rims and worn out treads on the tires. However i bought new tires for my old 04 impala which have 90% of the tread left. Im pretty sure the 04 has stock rims also. I was wondering if i would be able to do a quick swap of the rims and tires from my old 04 impala to the 06 new impala since the specs for both are the same. my question is if i can do that without having to take the tires off my old rims and put them on the new car which would be more work or if i can just switch them without any extra work. Sorry if my question sounds confusing im new to the forums and thank you guys for the help in advance!!
My first thought was the tire pressure monitor system.

I have one 2002 Impala with the TPMS, and that system did not use pressure sensors in the tires. (It looked for the sensed wheel speed to change relative to the other wheels.) If your 2004 is set up like mine, with those wheels moved to the 06, I think you will see the TPMS light come on.

I'm not sure if the setup changed between 02 and 04 - it might have - the transition to this technology moved quickly (thanks to congress) so it could be that your gen-7 2004 may have a more advanced setup compatible with the gen-8 2006 model such that the only issue will be to resync the car to the sensors.

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They are the same bolt pattern. Size isn't really a big concern unless the wheels on your 04 are 18inches or bigger. 17inch rims will fit on a 06 no problem. 18 is where it's kinda iffy. My 07 had 18's and they barely fit. Some have reported the tire rubbing the strut in the rear. In that case you can take a hammer to the strut or by spacers. But in your case I'm assuming they are 16/17 inch wheels. The only thing you might have issues with is tire pressure monitoring system.


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Thank you guys for all the info it is definitely helpful! So after I got back from work yesterday I checked the specs on the tires and they are both 225/60R16's. For extra reference, below are the Rims that are on each of the vehicles I am working with.

2004 Impala Rims


2006 Imapala Rims


From all the responses what i have researched it seems like I can just transfer the wheels (Tires and Rims) from the '04 to my '06 without having to dissemble them and switch the tires onto the other rims. My plan is to do this over the weekend and hope that nothing goes wrong haha. My only concern now is that some of you have said i may have a problem with my tire pressure sensor. I was just wondering if I can drive with the sensor on or if it will put it in fail safe mode. I only ask because i've had trouble with the Traction control sensor which reduced engine power when it came on. Also if it does go off can i re-sync it myself or would i have to take it to an Auto shop so they could do that.

Again thanks for the responses guys they were really informative and helpful!
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My only concern now is that some of you have said i may have a problem with my tire pressure sensor. I was just wondering if I can drive with the sensor on or if it will put it in fail safe mode. I only ask because i've had trouble with the Traction control sensor which reduced engine power when it came on. Also if it does go off can i re-sync it myself or would i have to take it to an Auto shop so they could do that.
If the 04 wheels have the sensors, and they are compatible, you can do it yourself. It's explained in the owners manual. That said, I find it a PITA, and take it to a tire store - they have a tool which can do it much faster, and they may not even charge you for it.

As far as I know, the TPMS warning will not affect drive-ability. It's just a light on the dash, albeit an ever-present nag

If you want the light out, my guess is that the worst case scenario is that you get four sensors installed. I've had them replaced (and resync'd) at Discount Tire for something like 50-60 dollars each. You might could get a discount on all four.

And you can probably find the sensors (for an 06) online cheap, but you will still need to pay someone to install them, including re-balancing the tires, so any savings doing it that way may be more trouble than it's worth.

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Okay thank you! Im going to try and do the switch and see what happens. Im not too sure if the 04 has sensors on the tires or if they are even compattible since i havent had the time to check yet. But i will make sure to give an update to this post on what happens once i do everything that way if anyone ever has the same problem they may be able to use this as reference.
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Love them wheels myself. Really between them and the SS wheels for the 04-05 it is a Toss up on what ones I like more

Always forget about the TPMS... Sadly without the Stems on the older wheels, you will get a Service Tire Monitor.. Starting in 06 I keep forgetting they changed from a system that is on the car to on the wheel.

I would call around and find out what it would cost to have them installed on your wheels. Ask after the price, What it would cost to install the 4 new ones you have, If the cost is cheaper to find off Ebay there are a ton of sellers that has them for sale I have seen some lower then 50 for the set of 4, however most now days are 50 and higher in price. I know when Les S did mine on my 12 Burban, It cost me 120 for each tire installed, So I m sure if I would have had my own it would not have been so costly.

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