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Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by padroo, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. padroo

    padroo Senior Member

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    I drove over to Tire Rack in South Bend yesterday and picked up a set of American Racing 15" Wheels for my new 2016 Prius I bought last month. It was new and never titled, salesman said black does't sell. The only 2016 Toyota's they still had in stock were black.

    Anyway these are the wheels I bought.

    American Racing AR919 Machined w/Black Accent

    I intended to have them installed but got there too late in the day and it was an hour drive one way so I just took them with me. I pulled the hubcaps off before we left and my wife said she like the old wheels without the hubcaps but we still got the new ones. We talked it over and decided to wait till spring to mount the tires on the new wheels and install them then.

    Since I am running the original wheels without the hubcaps I need a center cap. I looked around the internet and others have used electrical plugs for center caps so I found these, I hope they fit.

    1EMR6 Knockout Plug, Hole D 2 In, PK 10 - Walmart.com

    They were so cheap I thought I would give them a try.
     
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    Here’s my gen 4 with 17” enkei wheels on stock suspension and 215/45/17 tires.. no rubbing issues and no fitment issues.. could use a moderate drop to compensate the wheel gap but it ride comfort is great and I feel like it handles a bit better as well. MPG wise, I feel like I lost 1 mpg but that’s not too bad considering the Prius looks good with upsized wheels from the 15” stocks.. most people say I could’ve went 18 but I like the look of 17’s..
     

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  3. xliderider

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    OP, curious why you went with the 15 inchers?

    With the expense of new wheels, I would have gone with the 16s, rather than the same size as stock.

    I agree, that the Gen 4 stock wheels look pretty good without the plastic wheel covers. GL with the centercap project.

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  4. Mambo Dave

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    Some of us appreciate the speed and mileage gains to be had in the 15" size. I guess for slower states, and state with a lot more tight curves where handling matters, larger wheels would be OK.

    I like the acceleration of my Gen4, and prefer to keep it that way. To even try to maintain that with a larger wheel, it would have to be a lighter wheel than the OEM 15" - and that sounds expensive (or frail) as heck.

    Plenty of wheel threads in the Gen4 forum - I'm surprised padroo couldn't find one.
     
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    OEM Corolla XSE wheels 18x8” +40 offset
    225/40/18 tires
    Tanabe springs
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    These wheels look amazing on your Prius. I have tried sourcing other Toyota wheels but don't seem to find them in 5x100. Are these 5x100 bolt pattern or is there some kind of adapter used? Apologies if this is a dumb question as I am not a wheel expert. I desparatly want to upgrade my 2019 wheels as I am needing new tires soon.
     
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    Corolla wheels are 5x100 and the offsets are compatible with the Prius.

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    Boy that fitment is mint! If it weren't for MPG impact, 19s would be perfect. How much of a hit on MPG did you take?
     
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    Driving 7~8 months out of the year on our original 17" setup, then through winter on 15" Michelin X-Ice (on 15" steel Corolla rims), the mpg is neck-and-neck. In other words: in winter, on (15") snow tires, I'm getting same mpg as summer, on (17") all-seasons. :cry: Both scenarios are pretty good though, can't complain. :)
     
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    I can't get a read on how your drive from your fuelly, but I'd reckon a bet that anyone who drove conservatively could get similar fuel readings. On the flip side, those of us ... um ... forcing the issue will notice the difference the inertial drag of the wheel weight on both economy and zero-to-60 times.
     
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    I did not need any spacers. The wheels fit perfectly and we’re a direct bolt on. I definitely noticed a significant mpg hit. There is one particular drive that I do regularly, about 15 miles long, and I have noticed about an 8mpg decrease.
     
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    I purchased a Tesla Model 3 Performance and am selling my Prius. I will post an ad in the classifieds section soon. Send me a pm if you are interested.
     
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    Hi everyone. Sold my Prius a while back. It was just too tempting to not sell it with the market so hot. Bought it 2 years ago for $16K and change, and sold it for $25K. Never could have imagined making a profit on a Prius. Anyway, I still have the Tanabe springs and am selling them for $100 shipped if anyone is interested.

    Hi everyone. Sold my Prius a while back. It was just too tempting to not sell it with the market so hot. Bought it 2 years ago for $16K and change, and sold it for $25K. Never could have imagined making a profit on a Prius. Anyway, I still have the Tanabe springs and am selling them for $100 shipped if anyone is interested. Attached are pics of the springs, and pics of the car with springs installed. Local pick up in LA is available too.

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    Congrats on the Model 3! Will the springs fit 2022 prime?
     
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    Sorry I don't know the answer to that question. When I look up the springs, it doesn't specifically list the Prime, but does list every other trim of Prius.
     
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    Do you still have the springs?
     
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    Yes I still have the springs.
     
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    Do you still have the springs ?