Is there a thread for Gen 4 Wheels?

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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    Beezybone New Member

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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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    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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    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
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