Aftermarket Wheel Thread

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by SSG S, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. mahout

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    The real key is the wheel specs.
    bolt circle 4x100mm; hub bore 68.5mm
    offset down to 40 mm minimum
    6x15, 16,or 17" but use a tire that isn't more than 23.8" diameter. Or section more than 205 but reduce diameter slightly with wider tires toi not affect mpg or acceleration. Thats for OEM RIDE HEIGHT> IF LOWERED IT ALL CHANGES>
    make sure the spokes clear the calipers.
     
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    DAI, GTS DW50, black chromed, 16 inch x 7 inch, 40 mm offset, 195/60r16 run @42psi (5% bigger!,too long of a story), no TPMS installed, perfect fit, image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    So after a lot of back and forth on 16's or 17's I decided to pull the trigger. Was going to go higher end, but figured why, I can get a decent wheel and not worry and the weight was in the zone. Pics are not that great, but you get the jist. I swapped out my alloy 15's and will try to sell them locally.

    Wheel Brand: Rota
    Wheel Model: Grids (white)
    Wheel Weight: 14lbs
    Size: 16x7
    Offset: 40mm
    Tire Size: 195/50r16
    Tire Pressure Monitors: Yes, no issues
    Difference felt in ride quality: Too soon to tell - gotta get the tires worn in first, but so far so good.
    Price Paid: $600 for the wheels only
    Fitment Issues: None and lowered on Tein H-Tech's
     

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    ^^
    That setup looks awesome! Need more/better pics though. How are the MPG's? Any immediate difference?
     
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    I know, it's that time of day where the sun just isn't going to give me enough to get a decent shot, but I will follow up with better pics.

    So far the MPG is about the same. It was a short 15-mile commute back from the shop in stop and go traffic so I need more time to see what the effect are. I believe the setup is pretty close to the OE plus size specs (16" 195/50r16), however I don't know what the OE offset or width is.

    I was having a lot of buyers remorse at first. All of the pics I have gone through over the last 3-weeks of 16 vs. 17 and then seeing cars like camery's and accords/civics where the new setup actually made the car looked like it was raised...I can say waiting for my car was a bear. I've got a two inch finger gap which is slightly more than I had on the previous setup so not bad at all. I love the slammed look, but not going through that one again, been there done that. I have to say so far I am happy.

    As for the tires, I have Continental Extreme Contact DWS and all of the reviews say horrible for the first 300 miles or so because they are squirley. I can say it's true for my short ride, but it should improve after the film wears off. Good meaty tire for the beat up roads around here.
     
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    Looks really good. Nice set up. I'm going to tint mine for sure...
     
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    I love those!
     
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    how much do the stock wheels weigh? i am having serious trouble finding a consistent number...
     
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    has anyone experienced better mpg after switching to a lighter wheel?
     
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    Usually not. The aero drag [and tire rolling drag] play a much bigger part on fuel economy than the couple pounds you save on rotational inertia. Given identical wheel aerodynamics, a lighter wheel may gain you a tenth of an MPG in city (just a rough guess), but zero on highway as you're already rolling so inertia plays almost no part.
     
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    Maybe asked already... (?)

    How has (if at all) the upgrade to larger tires changed your MPG?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    The consensus is that 16" wheels (as long as they're lighter than the stock steel wheels) will not effect MPG's significantly depending on tire size. If you maintain a 185/195 width LRR( Low Rolling Resistance) tire, you should stay the same. 17" and up have been said to have negative consequences (3-5% MPG reduction).
    If anyone has input, please correct me.
     
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    Ya! I like those visors too! Do u know what brand are those & how much ?
     
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    which ones are you referring to?
     
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    Go check on page 4 #62 & #69 reply
     
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    Looking to swap out my wheels to this wheel. It's going to be a 17X8. Hopefully it will fit or I'm going to be doing some chopping. Looking to have them gold plated or painted Nike box orange.
     
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    If anyone is interested in a set of Volks Gramlights 57D 16X6.5 let me know.
     
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