What are these rims?

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  1. toronado455

    toronado455 Member

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    Saw these yesterday - matching color of car. What are these?

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    That could have been a picture of my car. Those are the STOCK rims on a Touring version Prius with the hubcaps removed. It happens that the wheels perfectly match a magnetic grey Prius.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(narf @ Aug 28 2007, 05:16 AM) [snapback]502845[/snapback]</div>
    Could it be they expected to sell more magnetic grey Prius than they did so used the excess paint to paint the touring rims? :p :D

    (Joke)


    I actually quite like the colour but couldn't resist.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(patsparks @ Aug 27 2007, 01:54 PM) [snapback]502849[/snapback]</div>
    Or,
    Could it be they thought the most popular color would be Magnetic Grey, so they painted the rims to match the largest number of cars?

    Actually, I expect they thought that the portions of the wheel that show through the wheel covers should be dark, and the grey hides brake dust nicely.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(toronado455 @ Aug 27 2007, 03:27 PM) [snapback]502838[/snapback]</div>
    Do you think removing the plastic rims will affect your gas mileage?? :unsure: I like the look without but dealer said they understand the rims are there to help with the mileage. I would also think the plastic would protect the wheel in adverse weather.
    Conrad
     
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    These are the stock rims that came on my 2004.

    Have any like this shown up in NA?
    (I've been looking through photos posted on PC but haven't seen any)

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    Here they are in context...

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(samiam @ Aug 28 2007, 05:18 PM) [snapback]503461[/snapback]</div>
    those are cool! i've never seen those before!

    SOT, but WHAT A GORGEOUS COLOR! that blue is beautiful!
     
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    samiam Antipodean Prius Poster

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(doubleg2005 @ Aug 29 2007, 03:13 PM) [snapback]503579[/snapback]</div>
    Why thank you! I quite like it too. I will say that the Prius I nearly bought was black (it was purchased by someone else quicker off the mark than I), so maybe we have similar tastes... B)
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(samiam @ Aug 28 2007, 03:18 PM) [snapback]503461[/snapback]</div>
    I've never seen those before. They are nice. A bit of an AMG Mercedes look.
     
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    Ditto.. AMG was the first thing that cmae to mind.. of course the spokes are a bit narrower.

    <drool> Dark Blue Mica.... (aka Spectra Blue Mica)
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(narf @ Aug 27 2007, 12:46 PM) [snapback]502845[/snapback]</div>
    Wow, I never realized that the Touring rims had wheel covers! :D
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tideland Prius @ Aug 30 2007, 03:29 PM) [snapback]504131[/snapback]</div>
    Cool -- thanks Tideland, I didn't know.
    Sorta fits the name "Boo" though...
    B)
     
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