Gen III aftermarket wheel thread...post your pictures

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by exbauer, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Justdidit

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    19s aren’t too big for a Gen2, ran 19x7.5 45et for years...can’t imagine the Gen3 has many problems with ‘em..

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    Wheel fitment question... Also, I hate that most of the older posts dont have photos anymore...

    ok, so, I've decided to go with 17's.. While I would love 18's my main goal for this is commuting and Ive read that 18s, will see the most loss in MPG's..

    BUT, the offset seems to be the most mysterious question. I am looking at some Enkie PF01's in 17x7.5. I'd like a conservative flush, if that is even a thing... Do any of you wheel fitment guru's think a +38 would be a good offset? Iam lowered on H&R springs as well.
     
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    +38 should be about as exact to the fender if I remember. You shouldnt have an issue if your just on lowering springs.


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    For Sale - Enkei PF-01 w/ Yokohama | PriusChat

    This was my setup. No rubbing whatsoever. The back might look barely tucked in but if you want flush, just add a 10mm in the back and you’ll be on point. No need to touch the front. ;)
     
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    So, we got the NEW-TO-US Prius 5 home this week. A BP 2014 5 with 27k, owned by a cute retired couple, and it looks new inside and out, but especially inside, like it was never sat in. I wish I drove 6k miles a year.

    With all the knowledge gathered here @ Priuschat, I have already ordered and received the TRD springs, and will get them in soon. Don’t know if I want to do it NOW or wait a while, so I see the difference.

    Also, I get really good MPG’s (usually in the 52-70mpg range) on my short city trips here in the mostly FLAT Sunshine State, but I’ll still get some lighter 17’s soon, Black, and hopefully in the 13-18lb range. Volks or Rays most likely, and 17x7’s (maybe 17x7.5’s or 17x8’s if correct tuck/offset) and keep the skinny tires for MPG’s. One day, I’ll go with wider 18’s, but coming off my OG 2001 4Runner Sport, even 40mpg would be over double what I was getting.

    Above in this thread, there are some alleged Rays in gold, and I priced powder coating for my guy who does my bikes, and it’s around $125 a wheel, without seeing them....

    Do I get a fresh pricey coat on used Rays (or whatever they are, he says they are 13-ish on the bathroom scale) or go for new Volks/Enkei/Rays? That’s the question, after it’s dropped, a “little”, lol.
     

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    Every semi light pair I’ve seen that I’ve liked so far... are $500ish a wheel. I can not justify 20% of what I paid for Wheels.

    Heavy 18’s it is.


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    I agree Loomis, I’ll probably scour CL and try and find a nice used set.... I can’t see paying $2k for worse mileage, right!?
     
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    What if I did 18's at +38? I keep looking at 18 really is the sweet spot for this one.. Same wheels, just in an 18 instead of 17.
     
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    I think you should be good with too on 18’s, 19’s is where i think it gets tricky


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    I got 42 mph on 18x8 18x9
     
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    At this rate anything over 40mpgs is awesome LOL. Now its more fitment. Would I need to roll the fenders with my H&R springs, or do I need to worry more about that when I get coilovers? Rolling the fenders I dont mind it just gets ugly if I need to pull them..
     
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    A quick look pre-drop.

    Rota PWR-FA 18x8 +44 gun metal boat anchors

    If I drove it like a normal car, I got about 48mpg with stocks. If I had drove it like a Prius with stocks I got 52. I’m currently driving it like a Prius and getting 47-48. I’m scared to drive it like a normal car. I might go back to stocks. Lol

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    I’ve been getting 49.9 MPG on 17” FRS rims and non LRR tires.
     
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    Where do you live?

    Another funny tidbit about the wheels. I bought my car at an auction (I’m a dealer) so I don’t know the history as it was a trade in. I noticed with the stocks, which were pretty worn, the speedo was about 2mph off (saying 42 at 40) from a secondary GPS. With the new tires and wheels it’s about 1/2 a mph off. Still fast.

    So the computer calculations on stocks are a bit overly positive.


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    225/45 17 Michelin pilot sport A/S 3's

    Tanabe Springs

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    Looks good. About 21lbs a wheel? How is the mpg? I’m getting 44-45 babying it. Ugh


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    Not sure but Its not light.

    Its been cold so 40-42 mpg, drive in power mode 100% of the time and I don't baby my prius.

    Iphone pics yea I know not too great
     
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    Getting new wheels... Was offered a 3 spoke wheels... Have no idea what its going to look like. Decided to photoahopped to get an idea...
    Yay or nay
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    Do you know your offset? is it +36? Any chance you have a pic of how close they line up with the fender?
     
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