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    Alright guys the time has come where I am seriously looking into new wheels and tires. I have been looking at these for awhile
    Enkei Tuning TD5 Pearl Black

    But I wanted to see if there were any suggestions so the speedo isn't totally off. I want to have a wider tire so and a slightly larger rim than the stock 15x6. I live in south Texas so crap roads are not uncommon and I don't want to bend and screw the rims over.
     
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    Nice looking wheels. Odd the Enkei doesn't show the weight specs on these wheels.

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    I assume your good with lower mpg? Got any emulator pictures with the wheels on a Prius?

    When I ran 17x7 with 215/45/R17 there was enough rubber to help cushion the rough roads of Alberta. But even here in Dallas with the ground constantly shifting the roads seams and no pot holes - smaller profile tires are bother - currently on my 19x7.5 215/35/R19
     
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    Well technically the wheels are meant for a FR-S, I just like the larger offset and the wider wheel. I'm already getting lower MPG because of all the crap I have mounted to the roof and modded suspension so that is not a concern. I figured I could go with FR-S wheels because they are the same bolt pattern as the prius and relatively the same size. Eventually I want to flare the fenders and have a pseudo widebody look but for now just wheels and tires that are flush with the wheel well.
     
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    I really do as well, a little more expensive but I think they will give me the look I am looking for without the use of spacers and hopefully no rubbing
     
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    What tire size you gonna run? I've found that 215 on a 45 offset wheel is the most you can run without rubbing - especially if lowered.
     
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    Well I need to adjust the ride height on my coilovers when I have a break from school for sure. I was going to run the 215/45zr17 pirelli Zero Nero tires. I think that should give me enough sidewall to not feel every little bump in the roads and not look like its rolling on rubber bands.
     
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    215 on a 17x8 might be ok since it only comes in a 45 offset. 17x9 might be a stretch. I'm guessing if lowered, you'll need to roll the fenders a bit.
     
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    Yeah I really only want to go to 8", 9" is too much for a Prius. I'll save the super wide tires for my RWD vehicles lol
     
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    I got 40mm offset 16x7 motegi's, with 215/55r16. if I hit a big dip they rub just a tiny bit. it looks like there is plenty more room inside for larger offset.
     
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    these are with the 225/50's that came on the wheels. you can see the poke would have caused some serious damage without surgery on the fenders. prius20150623_210228.jpg prius20150623_213120.jpg
     
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    sure wish I could have used those 225's. would have killed the mileage, but the ecopias I bought don't have much more traction than the junk integritys that came on the car.
     
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    I really like the wider tire makes the car look better in my opinion. Hmmm more ideas to consider, I have pirellis on currently, but ever since i found out the FR-S has basically the same wheel set up as a prius, My options are through the roof tire and wheel wise.
     
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    yes wider always looks better, but if the tires are tearing up the fenders, killing mpg and/or acceleration, at a certain point its just too much. I'm thinkin 17 x 7.5 with a deep backspacing and 225/45 or 40 is about as big as you can go without fender surgery or damage.
     
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    Eventually I'll flare the fenders for a faux wide body look but not anytime soon.
     
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    So there has been a new development in this dilemma of wheel selection. I realized that everyone does black or brushed wheels and I want my car to stand out even more.... So I am actually thinking about getting colored wheels or a set I really like and getting them powdercoated. Probably the TM7's
     
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