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Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum' started by wolvesfordinner, Feb 26, 2012.

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  1. wolvesfordinner

    wolvesfordinner New Member

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    Been lurking for 2 years, took the plunge and decided to join. You people provide some high quality, money-saving, time-saving info for a lot of people. Thanks.

    I went to a local dealer to spy on the new 2012's because I'm obsessed with these machines. Noticed the wheels/covers are quite different from anything I've seen. Any insights on this?

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    SlowTurd I LIKE PRIUS'S

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    go back, pull off the hubcap and take a pic
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    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, the rims are now black with different style wheel covers for 2012. They look much better IMO, we saw them and posted about it last September after seeing them in SF at the PiP launch.
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    Dang. I thought I did a thorough junior member search on this. Maybe I should go back to lurking.

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    This solves the mystery. Thanksir.
  7. Paradox

    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem, and don't go back to lurking, stay and enjoy the fun! :D
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    The black alloys look small and terrible. No way I would remove those covers now.
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    I've already pulled off the wheel covers on my '12, the first step to a "tuner" look,cool!!!
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    The black rims do look nice but I also think they did a much better job with the new wheel covers/black rims underneath. On a 2010/11 I would have most definitely taken off the wheel covers, but on a 12' I may actually leave em on... Until I lose one hitting a pothole around here!
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    I made the biggest stink before buying the 3rd gen Prius, wanting a fancy wheel option on lower trim models, now that I have one, I could not care less than I have 15" wheels with plastic covers. I pump up the tires and go :)
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    Agreed !!! At first glace they look like steelies.


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    Is there anywhere that shows ALL 2010 and new OEM wheel options?
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    There aren't much options. The 2010-2012 Fives are still using the same 17" wheels. The lower trims use silver alloys for 2010-2011 and black alloys (same design) for 2012, but with different style wheel covers.
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    Had the back wheels off of my new 2012 last night to put on the mud flaps. The black is just paint or a coating on the outside facing part of the wheel. The backside is still silver. The hubcap retaining wire left scratches on the black but not down to the silver.
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    What do the 2012 17' alloys look like? Same as 2011?
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    Yes.
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    Yes


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    LOL. We posted at the same time.
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    Cool! I was checking out a MY 12 Five yesterday at my local dealership and I like it a lot. The new front end and tail lights make it look very nice.


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