Four 15 inch wheels without hubcaps

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by hb1148, Oct 21, 2016.

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    I saw a previous post about this but can't find it now so it's probably a repeat. Anyway, hadn't seen a red one with the hubcaps removed and the end caps in and thought it looked pretty nice, so here it is. I can't help wondering why Toyota covers these nice looking wheels with those plastic hub caps unless it's like someone mentioned, it's an attempt to improve aerodynamics. Anyway, I haven't noticed any negative impacts on MPG. Sorry, lighting conditions could be better.

     
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    IMG_0857.JPG Would look even better with red rotors and black lug covers
     
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    I'm thinking of doing it one way on one side for a while and see which I like in the long term.
     
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    Careful the aerodynamic differences don't pull you into a big circle.
     
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    I do like the look. But I'm terrified that it will affect the aerodynamics of the car. ;) Besides..... I'm lazy. I'll probably use the covers till I ding one up pretty bad or lose one. In any case, thanks for the photo. It's nice to know that something more attractive his hiding under the plastic.
     
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    For some reason when ever I see a Prius (3rd and 4th gen) with out the wheel trim, it reminds me of a Prius taxi. Those trim pieces are always gone on the taxis. So that sorta ruins the look for me
     
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    We bought a new car in 1995, and going on past history, I removed the wheel covers - but only on the kerb side. The other driver wasn't so convinced, though. It was like that for a few years till someone wanted to use it as a wedding car - so I put on the brand new, immaculate wheel covers - and they stayed.
     
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    Pretty nice looking, now I'm going to have to add those! :)
     
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