Depends on if the bolt pattern is the same...
The B5 and the B5.5 Passats bolt patterns are usually 5x112 if I'm not mistaking.
I'm not entirely sure on the 08 Rabbit. I'd gather it's going to be different.
Are you talking about wheels with tires on them - and are you sure they're not 17" classix which was the standard wheel that came on 2006 GTIs and had 225/45/17 tires - those will fit on a 2002 Passat - although the offset is a little low meaning there could be rubbing issues on the inside. I have 16" bionlines (07 Jetta) on my 03 Passat with 3mm spacers so I can use the original lug bolts for 30k miles with no issues
yea, i mean with wheels and tires. I think you're right, that they're 17s. just looked at the thread again, and he didn't specify, but he's looking to possibly trade for 17s or 18s.
said thread: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...25-45-South-NJ
when you say rubbing issues on the inside because the offset is low.. you mean the inside of the wheel might graze along the brake calipers?
Well I never said what offset was too low - ha ha - the Passat calls for an offset of 37 to 45 ish whereas the MK5s call for 50 to 55 or so - I believe the Classix are a 54 offset so OP I think you would need minimum 8mm spacers which means you will also need new lugs. Over $100 for spacers + lug bolts.Mk5/6 offsets are usually HIGHER than what we need, which can casue rubbing issues if they are too high, but as you mention, a small spacer will clear it up.