Gen 2 on Gen 3 wheels

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by hyp3rmil3r, May 22, 2020.

  1. hyp3rmil3r

    hyp3rmil3r Junior Member

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    My tires were completely shot. To the point one totally blew out; that’s what I get for delaying dealing with locking wheel nuts and no key.

    Found gen 3 wheels on fb for $200 on yokohamas all around with 10/32 tread. Guy worked for toyota and had tons of lock key sets and I found the key for my wheel locks!

    Wheels look obviously not stock but not terrible. Car drives MILES better.

    My suggestion if you need tires - check fb marketplace and people are giving away wheel and tire combos all the time.

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    Are gen 2 rims (without covers) that much different? I had a notion they were about the same.

    Good you've got centre caps on. Those hubs rust (uncovered) if it even LOOKS like snow...
     
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    Gen 2 oem alloys have 6 spokes. I kind of like the Gen 2 wheels without the covers on.

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    I recently swapped out a set of gen 2 wheels with my gen 3 to verify noise issue after front bearing replacement.
    And I actually like gen 2 wheels on gen 3 with cover on!

    Should have took some photos! LOL

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    I should say it’s driving better because it’s on brand new yokohamas, instead of bald walmart tires that were garbage. I don’t think the wheels make much of a difference. I just got these because they were cheap and available.
     
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    Yeah people selling third gen 15" rims are finding it hard, even almost giving them away. Unless they're PIP rims... :sneaky:
     
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    When Do yours come out and see the light of day:whistle:?

    Hopefully this winter if nothing else(y).
     
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    Interesting :D

    I have Prius 2 gen. with rims from 3 gen 15' as in #1 post, and i want to buy original 16' rims dedicated to 2nd gen.

    In my opinion, in 15 inches, the wheel looks a bit like a balloon :))
     
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    Agree, a little too much tire, it's all about the mpg.

    Going to put 16 inch Subaru Imprezza wheels on our Gen3 when the current set of tires are done. Screenshot_2020-05-07-14-57-29-1.jpeg

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