Function of wheel covers

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Peter III, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Montgomery

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    It does just enough to keep it real, without looking cheap. Works for me. I still think going with custom rims is the real deal. I just don't have the time and effort it takes to maintain them and I have nothing but respect to those who do. All my cars had custom rims, up till now. This will work for me for now.
     

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    Didn't realize they make that much of a difference!
     
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    Any small improvement in fuel efficiency and drag reduction seem worth it to me,in a car made for just that purpose.
     
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    Yes. That's why I leave the covers off for local short trips (which have a lot of stops and hills), but put them back for the 1% aero drag reduction on long trips. The covers weigh about 3.5 pounds total. That plus the weight of the standard wheels is supposedly less than the weight of equally aero bare wheels.
     
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