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Prius c owners with Alloy Wheels...

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by kkim, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. kkim

    kkim Active Member

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    Can you please examine your wheels and see if you can get some specifications off them? :)

    The information is usually expressed something like 15x6 ET40 or 15x6.5 ET40 and be engraved/cast into the wheel. The 6 and 6.5 represents the width of the wheel and the ET number is the offset. I'm wondering what the width and offset is for both the 15" and 16" OEM wheels that Toyota sells for this car.

    If you can help, thanks a lot! (y)
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    It's good info to have because if you change the offset with an aftermarket wheel and push it to far out of the wheel (lower offset) well you could screw up the aerodynamics of the vehicle and drop mpg. Flush looks great but it could cause a mpg loss depending on the setup. :)
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    The wrong offset also puts extra stress on the wheel bearings and can cause them to wear out quickly.
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    The specs show 15x5 and 16x6 sizes but no offsets though.


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    I have some 4x100, 15x6.5 ET40 wheels on the FIT right now that would bolt right up onto the c which is why I'm wondering what the offset and width was of the OEM c alloys.

    I'll test fit them and check for rubbing when time permits. :)
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