PIP stock tires safe???

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by G. G., Nov 24, 2012.

  1. PriusPlugIn

    PriusPlugIn New Member

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    I added a little weight to the back of my car. 2 50 lb sandbags, one over each wheel. Really helped with the sliding around...
     
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    thanks. i wasn't sure what the bolt pattern of the rims were 5x100, etc. (i thought from reading about picking up a doughnut/spare that older priuses (prii?) had different rims/sizes).
    i had been turned off to the idea of studs (they wear out quickly, "not good" when there is no snow, added cost, etc),
    but if you've been driving a prius safely since 2006 on them upstate, maybe it's worth the investment. (i was thinking about going *gulp* second hand for the winter tires/rims, and studs seem like they would be near impossible to find)
    thanks for the previous and any following info.
    j
     
  3. G. G.

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    My studded tires I just gave to one of my students at work (he needed winter tires and he drive a Toyota) still had LOTS of stud/tire tred use left on them and I used that set for 3 winters. I don't find that studs wear out quickly at all. Before that, I had a Mercury Sable and ran studs/snows on them for 6 winters. Good luck.
    GG
     
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