Anyone using 225-40-R18 on their 2017 Prius?

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  1. FSAzhar

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    Hey there,

    I just bought my 2017 Prius here in Dubai, UAE.

    I am replacing my standard rims with Enki 18x7.5J Alloys and suspension with Tein Street Basis Z Coilovers.

    Question is :

    (1) Should I put 215-40-R18 or 225-40-R18. Will 225 fit or are they too wide?

    (2) How much should I drop front and back? 30 mm? I dont have any body kit on it at a moment.
     
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    Welcome to PC.

    Tires: When using a 18x7.5" wheel, a 215/40-18 is the better choice, plus that size tire weighs less which is a good thing.

    Coilovers: Roughly ~30mm's sounds reasonable, just remember two basic rules when lowering. 1) The lower you go, the more
    negative camber you automatically get. 2) If you lower a coilover system "to much" or close to its maximum lowest setting, they function poorly & handling / ride comfort suffers a lot.

    What is the offset (ET) & weight of your Enkei wheels ?



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    Go with Volk ZE40 attack wheel instead. Much better.
     
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    Let me get this straight......

    You're recommending an ~$800 Each wheel with a poor offset ?


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    Stock is +43 (??) or so...the volk is +47
     
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    Stock is ET +40, the Volk ZE40 in a 18x7.5" / 5x100 is ET +48.

    Technically ET +48 will work, but that extra ~1/3" offset is moving the wheel & tire Inward toward the suspension strut.

    Concerning wheel pricing: Don't get me wrong, I like quality products & expensive items, but at roughly ~$4000 Dollars
    for a set of new wheels & tires......I'll pass.



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    Is there a link for the Tein street basis coilovers for the prime?
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Offset is 45 and weight is 19lbs per wheel
     
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    I took the measurement, I will drop the car by 30mm
     
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    One of the Priuschat boys?
     
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