Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by SSG S, Apr 27, 2012.
could you post up some pics?
this one looks good.
i want to see the Scion IQ wheels on the Prius C
17's on my ride, still have good mileage (low 50's) and runs good. Can't tell you how may folks come up and ask what car it is.
Wheel Brand Drag
Wheel Model DR33
Wheel Weight 14 lbs
Tire Size Continental 205/45/17
Tire Pressure Monitors YES, NO ISSUES
Difference felt in ride quality: Handles better, more fun to drive
Fitment Issues NONE
They look good but you may want to correct your specs.. you wrote the specs for the 15 inch
What is the weight of that 17x7 wheel? I can assure you, it's not 14lbs.
i was told at the dealership today that id have to have a zero offset if i changed my rims because of the way the prius has tires to avoid rubbing is this true?
These look great, nothing crazy and goes perfectly with the style of the car. My favorite type look great but don't stand out like HEY LOOK RIMS I GOT THEM. Good choice I might copy
What I've been looking for, and this is harder than I thought, is I just want to swap the 15" steel wheels and plastic covers with 15" chrome rims. They are really hard to find.
New release by Konig "Turn One" and they come in 15'' x 6.5''
Agreed.. zero that are the same width and very very few as small as 6"
Found anything you like yet?
I found these at Tire Rack that use the same size tire 165/65-R15.
Never heard of the Platinum brand
Just heard from a guy at Tire Rack. He says that these rims are too wide for the stock tires. Looks like I'm back to square 1 in trying to find new rims that'll allow me to keep the stock tires. I want chrome (real chrome and not chrome or silver paint) and I'm too cheap to buy both new rims and tires when I have a perfectly good set that's only got 200-ish miles on them. Maybe if I show up at Discount Tire on a slow afternoon and tell him I want a 15x6.5 (at least that's what I think the stock rims are) rim with a 4-100 bolt pattern and have him show me what he can find. He says that the stock tire won't fit on anything wider than 6".
Mattbury, if you don't mind the holes in the rims, the Scion XB has 15X6 steel wheels that I think will fit. There are several "near chrome" powder coats that look about as good as chrome, for much less money. If you want a more "old school" chrome rim, that may be tough to find.
On another note, carefully consider wheel weight and how it's distributed in the wheel. Heavier wheels and/or wheels that have more mass away from the center will degrade performance--although the degredation may be slight. I've always thought any modifications should enhance performance. For the Pc, we're trying to balance looks, handling and MPG. I'm confident solutions are out there--we just need to keep looking.
I am really confused about the whole stock tire size debate because on tire rack it says that the recommended size for a 15x6.5" Wheel is 175/65-15...
My stock tires are Goodyear, so I went to their website and they say for that specific tire, the rim width should be 5" - 6"
I'll go with what they say, not Tire Rack.
Tire rack was supposed to retract that. Stock tire max with is 6" I went to a 15x6.5 and running 185/65/15.
Have you noticed any drop in gas mileage from the increase in tire size?
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