New Winter Wheels and Tires

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by vinnysca, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. vinnysca

    vinnysca New Member

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    When I bought Summer wheels and tires for "Matilda" a couple years ago, I decided to mount Winter tires on my stock wheels. Several months ago, I ended up giving my Winter wheels/tires to a friend who desperately needed a new set of tires for his Prius (I'm such a good friend :D).

    A few days ago, I saw a great deal from Tirerack.com on 15" wheels with snow tires for less than $650.00. They look pretty awesome!

    Geez, if I can have different "Shoes" for "Matilda" every season, I would. I may have to ask for some of that bail out money from President Obama. LOL :rockon:

    Below are pics of Matilda's Winter & Summer shoes.
     

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    drees Senior Member

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    Those summer shoes are very pretty.

    Any idea how much the winter wheels weigh?
     
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    birnando Junior Member

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    I agree.
    The summer tires especially looks really good. Excellent match with the car.
    Congrats:)
     
  4. vinnysca

    vinnysca New Member

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    The rims alone weigh 17 lbs according to Tirerack.com. do not know about the tires though. I was going to weigh them, but forgot and had them already on the car. :(

    But the Summer ones I did weigh and they are a whopping 45 lbs each! (Wheel and tires).
     
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    Not knowing that much about your summer wheels, I have a question. Are there more lug nut holes available than are actually used? Or is that just part of the style?
     
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    vinnysca New Member

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    It's just part of the style. There are only 5 dedicated lugnut holes and you can never get them on the wrong way.
     
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    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    It isn't part of the style, these wheels have 2 pitch circle diameters so they can be used on different cars.

    Nice looking wheels!
     
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