black 2011 Prius with 17" Enkei EKM3 wheels

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by tanginapare, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. tanginapare

    tanginapare New Member

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    sup y'all...

    just picked up my rims from SHAWNB2 earlier today...17x17, gunmetal in color...thanks for the hook up Shawn! great guy with a sick ride!!!

    hopefully the car will look even better when the suspension is put in next weekend! can't wait!

    thanks!
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  2. HAWAIIANBUILT

    HAWAIIANBUILT Active Member

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    HEY TANGINAPARE !!!

    That is one clean setup !!!

    Real nice wheels and what a hookup from Bruddah Shawn !!!

    I can't wait to meet you and see your Prius in person !!!

    The March Meeting 411 is still underway !!!

    Hope you have a great weekend !!!

    :):):):)

    Rodney
     
  3. spiderman

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    Wow, a clean car... looks sick dude.
     
  4. Scotty Danger

    Scotty Danger Junior Member

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    I think that I pm'd Shaun about these same wheels. I wanted to put them on my black gen II.

    Congrats - looks really good! Let us know if you take a MPG hit
     
  5. tanginapare

    tanginapare New Member

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    Thank! Scotty, i'll let u know if I take an MPG hit...car will look better when it's lowered...
     
  6. drunkin master

    drunkin master Contributing Member

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    Car looks good, wheels look good too.
     
  7. shawnb2

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    I think you did too at one point. I had made sure I posted them in the open to new and previously interested people that I had finally decided to sell them before I did. Hope no hard feelings, not to mention I really didn't want to ship them. Was trying to sell local.
     
  8. whereisd

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    Hi Tanginapare-

    Did you happen to get mileage calcs, looking to get wheels and have the sunroof as well...curious if the mileage loss is significant with the wheel you selected. thanks-
     
  9. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    The wheel is less likely to drop your mpg significantly. The tire will, however. Expect about a 3-4mpg drop if you choose a good tire. The Genii drops between 4mpg and 6mpg when upgrading to a larger, wider and heavier wheel/tire combo.
     
  10. shawnb2

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    I sold him the wheels and figured I'd chime in. Since I had the factory 17's to begin with I kept the factory Yokohama's (A20 I think) and only lost maybe 1-2 MPG's. I'm not the fuel miser type to begin with but on average with te stock 17's I would average 48mpg's. Once I switched to the Enkei's it woul average 46-47mpg's. Mostly due to the extra drag of the multi spoke configuration I'm sure. The wheels are 4lbs. lighter than stock so it kind of offset it. Hope this helps. On a side note, I loved the factory Yoko's. I would have bought them again but didn't come in 19's which is what is on the car now.
     
  11. 32kcolors

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    You meant Toyo, not Yokohama. It's the Toyo Proxes A20.
     
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    You sir are correct. My bad. Been awhile since I had them. Thanks for the correction.
     
  13. priusrick

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    I was looking at these, let me know what your change in MPG ends up being. I am torn between looks and paying higher gas and tires.
     
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    The change will be determined by your tire choice more so than the wheels. We've determined that wheels, unless grossly under or overweight have a very minimal effect on overall MPG. :)

    I'm still waiting for someone with e GenIII to do a true MPG test between 15s and 17s or 18s. Most people just slap them on then give a random number for their loss. Some even claim an increase which is a joke.
     
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    I think I am also concerned with the extra tire cost considering I will be driving more than 25,000 miles a year. I had ASA AR1's on my BMW and loved the look.
     
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    The tire price does increase but it really depends on what tire you get. The Kumho ectsa ASX 215/45/17 is cheaper than the 185/65/15 Michelin Energy Saver or my dB Super E-Spec. In general though, equivalent quality tires will be more expensive as tire size goes up. My Michelin Primacy MXM4s were $139/ea.. So you lose money on the tires and the fuel drop BUT the look damn good! lol
     
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    these may be not the same for all but this is what I get on the wheels I have right now..... my commute is 100 (home-office-home) with freeway traffic and 2 hill climbs (3k-4k feet I think).... if I don't use the route with the hill climb the mpg is on the high side of the average..... I also don't drive slow... 70-75mph when there is no traffic....

    OEM 15's - I was getting at least 50+mpg when I was using these set of wheels

    17's TE37 17x7.5 with 215/45/17 Falken 912 tires - average is about 45-48mpg ...

    18's Tom's TN-06 with 215/40/18 Continental DWS tires - car shows 46mpg on my first 400 miles on these wheels/tires combo...
     
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    Thanks, bino!
     
  19. noweyout

    noweyout Trying to get used to it

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    That is one WIDE ASS wheel!!! Looking good though
     
  20. Caug1

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    Tint and drop a must.
    Looks good.
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