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Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by james brooks, May 12, 2020.

  1. james brooks

    james brooks New Member

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    Hey all, im so excited to be a part of the group. Ive wanted a prius for a long time because im a tech geek. just picked up a 13 with 55k and im amped to pick it up this week.

    already looking at ways to make it cooler. came across the prime wheel covers but noticed they have aluminum wheels under them, would those wheel covers work on my steel rims?

    thanks! happy to be here.
     
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    congrats and welcome! idk anything about wheel covers, but all the best!(y)
     
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    Welcome :) I’m a newer owner as well. I got a 2014 5 weeks and 2900 miles ago and I’m loving it. Bet you’re excited to pick it up. Enjoy!
     
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    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Congrats & welcome James!

    I think your car has smaller wheels than the Prime, so you wouldn't be able to use those covers directly.

    You can get aftermarket wheel covers that will fit. Generally you want the lightest ones you can find for MPG, but the strongest ones you can find for durability. That can be tricky.
     
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    Congrats on the excellent purchase!

    I am not sure if you like the idea, but my opinion on the matter of wheels is that the black steely is
    the best look on the white prius c. It would go up against any rim, $5k or free, and I would still pick the steel!
    Oh, and it is pretty cheap aka free lol.

    I also put in a few bucks to get the bolt covers and hinge covers for the door jams,
    and also the latch plates. Very interesting touch that cleans up the jams.
    I also added a carbon fiber shorty antenna (not the greatest pic)
    I got all of them from wish.com and if you can wait a couple/few weeks, should only cost maybe around $20 total.
    Can probably find them stateside for a few $ more.

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  6. james brooks

    james brooks New Member

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    yeah the black steelies look sexy AF. I'll pop mine off this weekend and see how i like it. tanks!
     
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    When I had your year Prius C I consider these wheel covers really good looking and they’re only like $34 for a set of four. eBay has them. F5EDA4F8-280F-46F4-9630-2EECCEEF0881.jpeg
     
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    nice, you painted the nose black too huh?
     
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    And if you look closer you’ll see some chrome molding between the black and the white for added effect.
     
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    oh yeah, that ties in the rims. you got some patience and skill my friend.
     
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