OEM rims

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by silentak1, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. silentak1

    silentak1 Since 2005

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    They all look like the same Rims to me.

    1) Without Trim Rings

    2) With Trim Rings

    3) Chromed.
     
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    silentak1 Since 2005

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    edit: you are right. I didn't know that it was a "trim ring"

    I'm really feeling the chrome ones....

    Are they 15" or 16"?
     
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    I think 1 and 2 are the same, though. The trim rings seem to be the difference.

    I damaged a trim ring pretty severely trying to park next to a damaged piece of curbing. In the process of replacing it (~US$45) I noticed that the wheels actually look pretty good (arguably better) without the trim rings.

    If I ever wreck another one, I'm just going to remove them all. I've heard speculation that this will affect mileage, but I can't believe it would be enough to matter.
     
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    I removed the trim rings from my rims about two months ago because I think the wheels just look better without, and in the meantime I have not noticed any decreased mpg because of it.
     
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    I agree with Tempus; they're all the same.
     
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    I removed my trim rings several months ago and have not seen any change in mileage.
     
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    silentak1 Since 2005

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    You guys are right. I'm completely blind!
     
  9. IsrAmeriPrius

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    Don't feel badly. Different rims are offered on the Japanese, European and Australian models of the Prius.
     
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    Odd, I could've sworn the 3rd was a chromed Corolla alloy lol
     
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    Let's hope the chromed wheel didn't = $1K non-optional markup by the dealer. Toyota of Orange does that last time I was there.

    Also, isn't it nice that you scratched the protecting trim ring that costed you $45 instead of maybe replacing the rim which could be > $45?

    I'm keeping my trim ring on. :)
     
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