Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by exbauer, Jun 24, 2010.
Sorry for the crappy pics...
The specs are in my sig...
Guys newbie here and I have a quick question...I really like the 18" for my 12 Prius IV but dont want to lose a lot of MPG so I might get the 17" so at least I wont lose that much of MPG compare to the 18s...NOW I found an 18" wheels and its way lighter than the factory 17s and most of the 17s out there so do you guys think its better to have a lighter 18s than a heavy 17s?
How many miles do you drive a year?
Hahaha... That's a good question... I drive 400 miles a week!
Light weight bigger rims help as do the LRR ( Low Rolling Resistance) tires. When they are combined , your mpg loss is less.
I would estimate it would cost you an extra $10/mo to run a good LRR 17" setup. More for 18s as the hit may be slightly higher and tire choices are fewer and they cost more/wear out faster. Look at what your average mpg is now and reduce it by 3-4mpg or more. The consider tire replacement cost at $90/ea vs. $160/ea. with tire wear being maxed at about 55,000 for 17s and 18s and 90,000 for 15s. Do all the math to come up with a cost per mile analysis then figure out what makes you happier between saving money and straight flossin'.
thanks for the reply...last question, is't the same spring as the 2010-2011 coz Im planning to get tein h tech springs today?
Springs are the same.
thanks much..just placed my order
last question ( I hope) 2010, 2011, 2012 Hub Centric Ring the same ? Same size?
Does anybody have Enkie PF01 wheels on their gen III?
Here are the FRS wheels.
Saw a recent ad on the board for a set of the PIP alloys.
Im so excited on mine...got my Tein H Tech springs this morning and my friend is going to install it tomorrow then will pick up a set of 18" Enkei RPF1s in the evening...hopefully I'll get a set of Continental DWS on thursday will post pix after its done.
Love those wheels!
Just wondering is there any change of the MPG.
What is it with you lazy folk taking pictures inside of a dark garage?
dkim48 at the top of the page has your dark garage for you, he/she lit up the garage and then took the car out in the dark evening and took the pix....for the Zero coming out of the sun effect.
I don't have them on my Priuys but I do on my 2009 Corolla S. I love the look & think they would look nice on a Prius too. I'm running 17x8 +35mm offset on my Corolla.
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