F8L
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F8L

Protecting Habitat & AG Lands, Male, from Grass Valley, CA.

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    1. msg4life
      msg4life
      When you did the transaxle fluid change. I saw it was very opaque. Did your prius shudder by any chance?
    2. Jaquimo
      Jaquimo
      Good day F8L,

      I trust you are well.

      How do you like my entry in the 800 mile club thread at
      http://priuschat.com/threads/800-mile-club.112703/page-8#post-2113154 ?
      Do you think it might qualify for a mention in the rankings? This time last year I managed to reach 800 miles but this year I was nicely surprised with the distance and consumption attained.

      Kind regards

      Jaquimo
    3. BigBear2010
      BigBear2010
      I have just bought a new set of FRS wheels. The information which I found on forums so confused. My current wheels are 15, so what do I need for new FRS wheels?
      1. 2x3mm space for rear, nothing on the front? any spec do i need pay attention?
      2. stock lug from FRS wheels are ok?

      Thanks, Please ignore bad knowledge!
    4. ryano7700
      ryano7700
      I was shocked to see you have a Volt. You have so many posts on this website, I just thought you were complete diehard Prius owner. What happened?

      By the way, I trust your opinion as much as anyone about Prii. That includes anyone I know that works for Toyota.
      1. annabelle12 and F8L like this.
      2. F8L
        F8L
        Thanks, Ryan.

        I still love Prius but the Volt is a better fit for me at this point. I just wanted more of an EV feel than Toyota could provide in the Prius and I need more range than the Rav4 EV. I'm a fan of efficient cars. I try to be knowledgable and keep things honest instead of resorting to fanboy arguments. :)

        Justin
        Oct 23, 2013
    5. xraydoug
      xraydoug
      I guess the thing that got me thinking is if larger wheels hurt mpg. then smaller ones could possibly improve mpg. and pics of aftermarket 15" look like there is plenty of clearence for the caliper. I cant decide now if i will try to fit them I probably should so I can get over it.
    6. xraydoug
      xraydoug
      I think the bolt pattern is 4x100 and I think the offset is similar. but the alum is dirty looking not sure if they would clean up well?
    7. xraydoug
      xraydoug
      oops I was wrong on the defender size it is 185-65-14, but after looking at them closer im not sure they are pretty enough for my new car
    8. xraydoug
      xraydoug
      You seem to know a lot about tire wheel things. I would like to know what you think about using a 14" honda wheel, I have a set with michelin defender that only have 1k on them. I think the size is 195-70-14. I run them with 50psi on my dodge neon that I am going to sell. I dont really like the hubcaps, and I probably would not buy new rims. possibly some used rims, but I already have these I could switch.
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Th 195/70/14 is quite a bit larger than the OE 175/65/15 by 0.8". I am not sure the 14" wheel would clear the brakes even if you managed to find a wheel with the correct offset and bolt pattern.

        The Defender is a pretty good tire but for the money I would try to sell them on Craigslist and use that money towards new wheels that you like. Put the OE tires on them.
        Sep 28, 2013
    9. cupidchild
      cupidchild
      funny that you went from non plug-in to plug-in. Do you like it?
      I also had 2x 2010 Prius (III & IV w/Solar Pkg) both of them were Blizzard Pearl.
      Now I have 2012 Prius V Adv PKG and 2013 Plug-in both Silver. lol
      Did you lower your Plug-in and get new rims? Your Profile picture looks nice. You like charging your car? Isn't it funny. I only had mine for about 2 weeks and I enjoy charging it.
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Sounds like you're just as addicted as I am. :)

        My avatar pic is my old 2012. It had TRD springs and Lexus wheels. The PIP is stock but I'm lowering it with H&Rs next weekend. I'll keep the OE wheels though. I don't like the loss of mpg with 17" wheels nor the decrease in ride comfort. Unfortunately I have a 100+ mile commute so I don't get to fully utilize the charge like it's meant to be.
        Jun 5, 2013
      2. cupidchild
        cupidchild
        100+ mile commute?! Geeze. that's rough.
        Mine is much less but still will take about 2 hrs. b/c of park and ride (mass transit) Why did you get the plug-in if you know you will not get to take advantage of the short 13 mile range battery?
        Jun 5, 2013
      3. cupidchild
        cupidchild
        btw; one thing I really miss going from prius IV to V is my sunroof! I know Plug-in Advanced also does not have sunroof. Do you miss it as well?
        Jun 5, 2013
    10. priusCpilot
      priusCpilot
      Hello there, my name on the #17 spot is wrong but I like the name you posted also haha
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Omg, that's terrible. I know what your name is. I even remember when you posted the first pics of your car all waxed up. lol

        It's fixed. :)
        May 13, 2013
    11. Jaquimo
      Jaquimo
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Sure thing, my friend!
        Apr 20, 2013
    12. mnsweeps
      mnsweeps
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      2. F8L
        F8L
        Yup. Here are the items or ones very similar. Once you get into the store you will find a variety of items that may work better for you. Just make sure you mount everything to studs and NOT drywall itself. lol
        Apr 10, 2013
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    13. Netineti
      Netineti
      Hey! I saw in your signature that you had a solar roof on your Prius c. How did you do that?
      1. F8L
        F8L
        That was my old 2012 Liftback. Not a c. :)
        Mar 20, 2013
    14. Bill Norton
      Bill Norton
      Hey Buddy! Me again to pick your brain!! I like your recommendation of 17x7 and 205/50/17 tires.
      I just realized Discounttiredirect has free shipping.
      I'm considering wheels with only a 38mm offset. I don't care about 'flushness'.
      I would like tire center line to remain stock and not so inboard that there is suspension interference. Have you heard of anyone getting by with 38mm offset?
      1. F8L
        F8L
        That combo will work fine as long as you don't SLAM the car. If you use a regular lowering spring or stay stock then you will not have any problems with a 7" wheel and 38mm offset. I ran a 15x7" wheel with a 38mm offset which is almost the same outside diameter as a 205/50/17.
        Feb 21, 2013
      2. F8L
        F8L
        Feb 21, 2013
      3. F8L
        F8L
        Here is the 205/50/17s. The wheel was a 17x7 45mm offset.
        Feb 21, 2013
    15. Bill Norton
      Bill Norton
      Hey Buddy! I hope you're enjoying the clean power you are now using!

      Is this a good way to contact you?

      I'm trying to figure out exactly what the specs are for a 17" wheel for a Gen3.
      { Width?, 5x100, +45mm, and center bore ? }
      There is so much to read and so few facts.

      I knew you would know. Can you point me to a thread or a list somewhere? Thanks!
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Hiya Bill! You can use a 17x7", 17x7.5", 17x8" wide wheel. The offset should ideally be between 42mm and 46mm. The perfect setup IMO is 17x7" and 45mm offset and as light of a wheel as you can afford. 5x100 is the correct bolt pattern. The place that installs the wheels for you can supply you with the correct hub adapter if needed.
        Feb 18, 2013
      2. Bill Norton
        Bill Norton
        Thanks for the reply! I'm getting ready to buy the wheels talked about in this thread: 2013 Scion FRS Wheels. I have been posting and hopefully we are near the end of figuring this out.
        What do you think? It seems these wheels had interference problems.

        Thanks again, Bill
        Feb 18, 2013
    16. Hausedp415
      Hausedp415
      If you are interested in the tires let me know. I want to get rid of them ASAP since they are wrapped up in bags from America's tires in the back of my Prius taking up space and killin my gas mileage haha. So email me if your interested. I can meet up somewhere if you can't make it all the way to SF. [email protected]
    17. Anthonyjbucci
      Anthonyjbucci
      I sent u a message did u get it?
    18. Melissa5588
      Melissa5588
      Hey , Im not sure if you got my last message but you said you would give me some help picking out tires for my new wheels. I ended up getting 16 inch and they are 6.5 inch wide. The stock upgrade tires on the C are Bridgestone Turanza EL400 195/50/16 but I cant find them anywhere to buy , just the EL400 195/60/16. Will those work? What is your opinion? Thanks
    19. Kore971
      Kore971
      Hey F8L, could you add me to the top 20 list also?, or do i have to post on that forum also?
    20. Jaquimo
      Jaquimo
      Hi F8L, I see you jotted my name in the rankings for the 700 mile tank with my vehicle indicated as a GenIII instead of a GenII.
      1. F8L
        F8L
        Oops! Sorry I missed this. I didn't even know this portion of the site existed. :)
        Aug 21, 2012
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    2016 GMC Canyon All-Terrain 4x4 - Cardinal Red: 2" Leveling Kit | Tepui RoofTop Tent | Morimoto HIDs

    2013 Chevy Volt Base - Summit White - SOLD | Volt Stats | Continental PureContact 215/55/17 tires | Xpel Ultimate clear bra | Llumar Pinnacle tint (F50%,R15%) | Morimoto HIDs | Husky Weatherbeater Floorliners

    2012 Prius Plug-In Advanced - Blizzard Pearl - SOLD

    2012 Prius Three with Solar Roof - Blizzard Pearl w/dark gray interior - SOLD: Lexus CT200h 17x7" wheels | Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 205/50/17 tires | | PIP 15" Wheels | Michelin Energy Saver A/S 195/65/15 tires | TRD Lowering Springs | WeatherTech FloorLiners | Scangauge II | Morimoto/DDM HIDs 5000K | Clazzio Leather Seat Covers | Best Tank: [email protected] | Best Trip: [email protected]

    2005 Prius - SOLD: 900w Kenwood eXcelon (Stealth Install), ARC Audio, Diamond Audio stereo system | 17x 7" Centerline RPM Wheels | Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires | Yokohama dB Super E-Spec | Eibach Pro-Kit | KYB G2 Struts | Progress Technology Rear Sway Bar | WeatherTech floorliners | BT Stiffening Plate| ScanGaugeII | 35w HID Blazer Fog Lights | Morimoto Mini H1 Projector HID Headlights

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