Hi all, new Prius C owner

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by farmecologist, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. farmecologist

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    If you remember, could you tag them here? Thx!
     
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    Paging @wjtracy, tips for tpms instruments?
     
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    Update....I ordered a set of Michelin 'X-ICE® SNOW' tires...their latest snow tire.

    Shop Michelin X Ice® Snow Tire for Extreme Weather | Michelin

    Also ordered a set of aftermarket steelies.

    As for the TPMS sensors...I think I will have Costco put them in and then figure out how to do DIY swaps of the summer set later on. I'll probably order some sort of doodad like the 'ATEQ 'Quickset X' I mentioned in post #62.

    BTW - I'm also getting Michelin Cross Climate 2's on our 2012 Hyundai sonata Limited. The car hasn't been driven much lately...but I decided to keep it for now. The Sonata currently still has the *original* garbage OEM tires on it :ROFLMAO:! Only 52K miles on the car though...but yeah...time for a tire change. I also threw new rotors/pads on it ( Power Stop K5376 kit )...gonna look very nice with the new tires! BTW - the Cross Climate 2's looks like an awesome tire. Michelin really did their homework on it.
     
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    There are Prius c steel rims IIRC? Maybe pricier, not needed if you’re not terminal OCD like me…

    OEM would have correct sized hub opening, negating (debatable?) need for adapter rings.
     
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    Just to update, I was able to get the snow tires on.
    • Went with the Michelin X-Ice Snow at Costco. Apparently the X-Ice Snow is the latest iteration of Michelin snow tires.
    • I had Costco mount them on a new set of steel aftermarket rims ( Daughter had the car out of town at the time ).
    • I did have Costco install TPMS sensors as well ( Costco uses Dill brand REDI-Sensors ).
    • I acquired an "ATEQ Quickset X" unit so I can reprogram the TPMS sensors when I switch sets.
    • I got the tires home and attempted to read the sensors with the ATEQ tool. No luck. On a whim I set the make/model to a 2012 Prius liftback instead of a 2012 Prius C...and it *did* read the sensors. Hmm... After a lot of research I discovered that Costco installed the incorrect Sensors! They didn't believe me at first...but once they understood I knew what I was talking about, it didn't take long for them to agree with me. (y). So back to Costco for new sensors ( they were extremely apologetic ).
    • When my daughter got the car back here for the weekend, I bolted on the tires and went thru the TPMS reprogram process with the ATEQ tool. Went perfectly. I'd recommend the "ATEQ QuickSet X" if anyone is in the market for a tool like this.
    Oh...and my daughter also took out the drivers side mirror glass and broke the integrated mirror turn signal on a bad turn in a very tight parking ramp. :rolleyes: Luckily I was able to find a cheap replacement unit on Ebay that was from a donor car. I replaced the entire side mirror unit.

    Also installed a new 12V battery ( O'rielly "super start" brand )...they had a 20% off coupon and it was time to replace it because it still had the original 12V in there!

    Also installed Weathertech floor mats....because winter's coming. (y)
     
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    Well...it actually is "my" car. She is just "using it". (y) Hmm...maybe I should ask her to buy me out on it. Uhh...that's not gonna happen. :ROFLMAO:

    Plus, I figure snow tires are a good investment. Especially since she needs to drive 20+ miles each way to/from work ( in the Minneapolis area ). And probably good to have an operable side mirror as well. (y)
     
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