GET YOUR DEDICATED SNOW TIRES NOW !!!

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  1. Mendel Leisk

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    Noticed that pic. Would like to track down type "C". (y)
     
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    The one pisser though: no shoulder (something to stop a socket from hitting the rim).

    For me through Amayama $85 (CDN) for 20 new (including shipping). Meh, I better resist: I'll just put a drop of oil on the tip of each, what I've got.
     
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    The EBay link you posted might in fact be this:

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    Part no: SU003-04733

    If they had shoulder they would be perfect, but ok if you're careful, the only one working on your wheels.
     
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    Question is, would it work on both steel and alloy wheels?
    If I use that part number on this site. Shows it is not compatible with PRIUS PRIME.
    SU003-04733 - Toyota Parts Deal

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    It doesn't have the captured washer, wouldn't work on the alloy rims.
     
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    I've purchased Gorilla lug nuts that were dimensional identical to OEM captured-washer style, to replace lock nuts. Not sure they were any cheaper, but readily available on Amazon.
     
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    I went ahead & bought these steelies that were posted in here for my 2016 Prius three touring
    Pacer Steel Wheels #84B-5618-1, 15x6", ET41, Hub Bore 72mm, ~$132 Shipped.
    www.ebay.com/itm/1-New-15X6-Pacer-84B-FWD-Black-Mod-Wheel-Rim-41-5X100-5X115/222722776123?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649


    I then bought the new
    Continental Tire Launches the VikingContactâ„¢ 7

    I like the $70 gift card along with the 3 yr road side warranty with Continental. I also read that last yr this tire was first in class over in Europe. It looks like a really GD tire
    It came out to $306.85 with the giftcard. Not bad for a brand new tire that just came out


    Thanks everyone for all the advice
     
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    A good rule of thumb...whatever category of new tires you need, look closely at the newest models on the market. The top tire makers leap-frog each other with better casing design, better rubber compounds, better tread patterns. No one brand is always the best.

    That video made a very important point. Real winter tires have much better ice traction than the best all-season or all-weather tires. Even the all-weather tires (all-seasons with the mountain & snowflake symbol) may be good in deep snow, but they don't have the best ice cornering and braking.

    91 sizes of that winter tire model! I'd rather pick exactly the tires I want and wait for the retailer to get them in from the distributor's warehouse than to take whatever the retailer suggests just because they have it in stock in my size.
     
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    I got the tire & the rim, what's the best aftermarket lug nuts for this set up. I would like to keep the OEM lug nuts separate from these wheels. It would have to be acorn style right? I'm not picky just an affordable safe set .

    Thanks guys for all the info
     
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    You got steel wheels, right? The Toyota OEM parts # is 90942-01007. This link from previews comment will take you to an online dealer site (part #11 in the diagram), but it is bit expensive @$2.39/each. You need 20 pc. That's $47.80 plus shipping.
    Wheels for 2006 Toyota Corolla | Toyota Parts

    What I bought for my spare steel wheel (shown on my comment GET YOUR DEDICATED SNOW TIRES NOW !!! | Page 12 | PriusChat) is this, but I don't know how they will hold using whole winter long with salt. QTY 20: OEM WHEEL LUG NUT FOR TOYOTA CHRYSLER GM 90942-01007, UAP-36-034 | eBay
     
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    Aftermarket lug nuts...the face of the nut needs to match the shape of the contact surface on the wheel. Most aftermarket wheels have a conical contact, so the lug nut needs a conical face. Many other factory wheels use the conical contact. Toyota OE alloy wheels use a flat face. Honda OE wheels (at least in the past) use a spherical face. The nut in posting #244 above shows the conical face. Beyond matching the contact surfaces, you can have the choice of chrome or plated, color, hex or other shape, height (as long as the stud doesn't bottom inside the acorn nut).
     
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    My Pacer Steel Wheels #84B-5618-1, 15x6", ET41, Hub Bore 72mm,

    Arrived yesterday & my Continental Viking 7 tires are coming on Wednesday.

    Can't wait to put these snow tires on my Prius, just cracked the 30k mark, its been 1 month & I already put 3k. I'm avg 53MPG.
     
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    They should work on the aftermarket steel rims you got, which I am assuming will take a conical face. The only thing is that they are thinner tuner lugs which require a special key to use your wrench. Make sure not to lose the key and keep it with the car when you have those wheels on in case you need to service the tire on the road. I have similar tuner lugs for my aftermarket alloy wheels. I don't like to be needing those adaptor key, so I am looking for a regular alloy that can be used with OEM lugs.
     
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    The choice of any type of "tuner" nuts with a spline or other not-a-hex is just a matter of appearance. If you like the look and willing to keep track of the wrench adapter, you're good. The inset photo shows the conical seat. I don't care about the look and don't want to bother with the adapter...and the ones I had weren't threaded correctly...so I junked them and got ordinary chrome acorn hex lug nuts from Amazon or eBay or a local auto parts store. The acorn nuts have a sealed top dome. As long as they have the correct thread diameter and pitch and enough depth so they don't bottom out on the end of the stud, they're fine.
     
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    Not fer nothing
    but a 4x4 lugger can be a lfesaver when needed due to lugs being over tightened by an impact wrench.
    And also give you 4 bites at the apple of lug size. Of course if you don't make sure the 4x4 you have works with the size lugs on the car, it can also be thrown into the forest with every other piece of equipment that is 0 help when needed for a the specific set of circumstances anyone finds themselves in a pinch.
    Changing a tire during inclement weather or on the shoulder with heavy traffic or on unstable terrain can be exasperated by having to use the OEM wrench without a cheater bar attached even sometimes with properly torqued lugs. With terrain issues the OEM scissor jack can also be a nuisance. That thing can take a half hour to lift the car high enough to get one tire off the ground, if one knows where to put it and how to sting together the pieces of the handle in the first place. Add another half to full hour to find the instructions in the owners manual. Add a curb in the way of that scissor jack handles turning radius and you've got a perfect storm for lots of #^%$^$%&^&..
     
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    The OEM Toyota scissor jack is a particular nuisance: the single eyelet design, that the hook bar connects into, dances around like crazy, and looks to be cast from garbage pot-steel, spalls off with every revolution.

    It's good to do trial run, if only to verify all the pieces are there and how it works.

    Also good to have a scrap of plywood to put under it, in case you're using it over soft earth.
     
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    YES! and YES!
    When you get the piece of wood to set the jack on, be sure it is thin enough so you can get the jack under the lowered car with a deflated tire. Also consider some waterproof item to kneel or sit on and some gloves in the tire change kit. And a flashlight. Do the dry run in your driveway in good light, then picture what you need to get the job done at night in the rain or snow.
     
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