Installed 5-spoke 17" oem Rav4 wheels

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    Bought a set of 17x7 oem Rav4 take-off wheels on ebay, added a set of Michelin Cross Climate+ tires in slightly bigger 225-50-17 from Tire Rack, just had them installed. I like 'em!
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    We like that slightly larger diameter (and section width) tire size. Matches up the speedo with GPS indicated road speed.
     
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    I'm new here- it was reading your posts that led me in this direction.

    A few other minor aesthetic mods coming soon (Valenti tail lights, body-color background behind T emblems, dual exhaust tip, replacing rear Prius emblem with something else), plus I'm also considering doing matte black vinyl on the lowest part of the car, to make the car look less tall and boxy.
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    Would the Rav4 rims work with the stock Prius v tire size? (I'm guessing yes.) I think there's a Camry rim that also works?

    Always interesting to learn about rim cross-politicization, doubly so when the stock rims have plastic wheel covers.
     
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    Well, if you don't like the plastic wheels covers, you can just take them off and show off the aluminum wheels underneath them, although you'll need to pick up some centercaps.

    Pretty sure most late-model 5-lug Toyota wheels for the larger cars should fit. I think the oem Prius v 5 wheel is 17x7 with 39mm offset, and the wheels I bought are exactly the same.

    NOTE: Normal Prius, Prius C and Corolla use smaller 5x100 bolt circle, so those won't fit our cars.

    Our bolt circle is 4.5" x 5, also called 114.3(mm) x 5 (although some online sellers round that to 114 or 115).

    I think the original Prius v wheel offset is 39mm, that determines the relationship between the the wheel and the car's mounting surface, i.e., how far the wheel sticks out. As long as you are within a few mm, you should be fine. (6mm is about 1/4 inch).

    Most oem wheels will have the dimensions and offset cast or stamped into the wheel, usually on the back. As an example, here are the wheels I bought TOYOTA RAV4 17" WHEELS HYPER SILVER STOCK OEM FACTORY RIMS 17 RAV-4 CAMRY SIENNA | eBay , and below I've attached a photo of those dimensions cast on my wheels.

    Other makes also use the same bolt pattern and similar offset (including lots of Hondas, Kias, Hyundais, Nissans, and even some Fords, although most of the Fords have the wrong offset), but if you're looking at wheels from another make you also have to make sure the center hole in the wheel is compatible, I think ours are 60.1 mm. If the wheels you buy have larger centerbore, you can buy adapters for our cars, but (obviously) if the centerbore is smaller, the wheels just won't fit.

    I found this online, but haven't confirmed the info (this shows bolt pattern and centerbore size, but you'd still have to make sure the offset was close to 39mm):

    Honda 5x114.3 CB64.1
    Toyota 5x114.3 CB60.1
    Nissan 5x114.3 CB66.1
    Mustang 5x114.3 CB70.5
    Subaru 5x114.3 CB56.1

    That's a good reason to stick to Toyota wheels unless you can test mount the wheels before you buy them.
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    Looking at some wheels on ebay, I see that some Toyota wheels have an offset of 50mm, which would move the wheels inward 11mm (7/16"), which is probably a bigger change than I'd recommend- might rub, and certainly would change the steering characteristics a bit.
     
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    Wheel offset is all part of the manufactures "Recipe", meaning it is also dependent on wheel width.

    Don't think of it as just one static number, because it's not.


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    I had old 17 inch OEM alloy wheels that came off from our Sienna. It had the same bolt pattern as our new Nissan, but the center bore size was incompatible. I was hoping to use them as winter wheels but did not fit. I ended up listing them on local classifieds. A guy bought them for his RAV4 and was very happy. RAV4 17 inch wheels and Sienna 17 inch wheels had exactly the same spec.
     
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    I would actually say that offset is independent of wheel width. As I'm sure you know, it is the distance from the center of the wheel to the mounting surface of the hub. https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101

    The suspension and steering geometry of a car is designed for a certain offset wheel.

    For a given offset, the backspacing will obviously vary for wheels of different widths.

    But for proper steering characteristics, the offset should ideally stay close to the original.

    In any case, I think in the case of our Prius wagons we are usually talking about wheels the same width as the originals.

    For folks new to these concepts, our cars have wheels like the one shown on the left in this image, with a positive offset of 39mm (about 1.5")
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    Makes sense. Your Sienna wheels had a 60.1mm hole, so they wouldn't fit over the 66.1mm hub of the Nissan.
     
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    LOL,

    You're talking to someone that has the only Wheel Fitment Sticky thread on this forum.



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    LOL right back atcha! Not sure what that's about, tho.

    I'm certainly new here, but Mendel asked a question or two, and I tried to answer it in a clear way, that's all. Not trying to step on anyone's toes.
     
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    If the centerbore is too small, you can use a router with a carbide bit to enlarge it to the correct dimension. Used to do this to make Cadillac Escalade wheels fit an early Dodge D50/Mitsubishi Might Max
     
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    That’s probably fine for older vehicles like your Dodge/Mitsu, but newer cars use “hubcentric” wheels where the wheel is centered on the hub by a precise fit of the centerbore onto the hub.

    https://blog.tirerack.com/blog/turk-t/hub-centric-vs-lug-centric-wheel-fitments
     
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