Steel Wheels for 2007

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  1. T.S. Elliot

    T.S. Elliot Junior Member

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    Hello all. I have an admirably performing 2007 with 150k on it. Relatively new Mich. defender t + h currently, but ideally would like another set of wheels with winters on them. I found this local set in 185 65 15 and the guy says they were mounted on a 2007 corolla. The tire sizes are the same, are the wheels compatible between a prius and corolla?

    $400 for a set of x Ice and wheels a good deal?

    Also is there a good way to check tread, maybe if I found a micrometer in the garage I wouldn't have to buy anything?

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    If they have good tread depth left and aren't very old, yes. If you were to buy steel wheels, they would likely be about $50 each, and the tires if at least 2/3 depth are worth $50 each. I would offer $350.

    An easy way - take a tongue depressor or similar stick, put in the tread away from a wear bar, scribe the stick where it leaves the tread (with a sharp scribe or very sharp pencil or even a pocket knife), the remove the stick and measure the distance from the end of the stick to the mark. That's your tread depth. Measure this in at least two places on all four tires - if they were run in one position the tires from the front will be worn more.

    From the photos, they look to have good tread depth.

    Edit - Tire Rack price for this package new is $714.60
     
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    Great price... Go for it!!! Gas mileage won't be so good but that's the least of your worries in the town you listed as "Desolation Row." Heard its solid ice all Winter... Glad you aren't the like the nervous nellies in the PNW lowlands who ruin our roads with snow tires on all Winter even when it's rare to get even one snow storm a year and almost no opportunity for long term ice.
     
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    FYI, if you wanna know how rough the town the original poster lives in:

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    Yes.

    The 2007 Prius wheels are 6Jx15 ET45 It has a width of 6 inches and a diameter of 15 inches. The ET45 shows that these wheels have a positive offset of 45mm.

    The bolt pattern is 5x100. A bolt circle of 5x100 would indicate a 5-lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 100mm.

    Tread size is M12 x 1.5. indicates [stud diameter] x [thread size]. Both are measured in millimeters

    Center bore 54.1 The size of the hole in the center of a wheel. It is measured in millimeters.

    The 2007 corolla has steel wheels with all numbers identical.

    I personally bought a set of steel wheels for mounting snow tires from a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta for a total $50/set. It has 6Jx15 ET47, 5x100, but different thread size M14 x 1.5 so I bought a second set of bolts for $20 and the center bore is 57.1 so I bought a set of 4 center bore adapters from 57.1 to 54.1 for $10/set. Brand new snow tires Blizzak WS80 for $340. Total for everything $420. I enjoy them the past 2 winters. The Prius with the snow tires drives better than my Honda CRV AWD with all weather tires in ice and snowed roads.
     
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    Good idea that's cheap and good little investment. Just try to do it the right way without guessing. These are still available I hope to look at them next week. Been busy, maybe he can come down a bit on price.
     
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    I'm using Corolla rims with snow tires, on my 2010. Here's the info I've got:

    Corolla steel rim, part no: 42611-02471 (2003-2008 corolla or matrix, CE, LS, S)

    I got them through a dealership as part of a snow tire package. The rims were $70 (CDN) apiece, in late fall of 2010. Appeared to be brand new.

    And I used these lug nuts, though open ended, the studs show rusty. A smidge of oil helps with that:

    steel rim lug nuts, part no: 90942-01007 (plain, open-ended, galvanized)

    Also, I found 2" ABS end caps make a decent centre cap. They're slightly loose, so I cut a "rubber band off an old bicycle inner tube, push that on like a gasket, then tap the cap over that. Holds it well.
     
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    Center caps? Somehow I figured you for a spinner hubcap man. :whistle:

    Spinner Hubcaps
     
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