Why do some Prius models come with Black OEM wheels? vs Silver?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by techno-Zen, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. techno-Zen

    techno-Zen Junior Member

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    I have the Blizz/White 2010 Prius II, I'd love to add some black rims to it and do love the look of the OEM wheels. But I see some models were made with Black versions of them.

    I wish mine came with the black ones :( oh well
     
  2. mrstop

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    Some were made before 2011 and others were made in 2012 or later ;)

    2011 and earlier = silver
    2012 and newer = black

    I'll trade you, but pickup only...
     
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    If anyone in the Phoenix area wants to trade and can do the work. I've got a 12 pack of your favorite beer with your name on it! lol

    Thanks for answering my question! Makes sense. I don't mind the look of the silver at all, but in the end I want black.

    :)
     
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    You should post in the Private Sales forum. There'll most certainly be someone who thinks the grass is greener on the other side and want your silver rims.
     
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    The 2013 models also come with black wheels, sweet!! Pull off the hubcaps, get the chrome center caps, very nice look....
     
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    I don't feel like messing with swapping tires, but that trade sure sounds tempting.
     
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    Good to see another Greater Cincinnati person! The trade is probably not worth it (it was mostly in jest).
     
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    I'm trying hard to move to Phoenix and by then may have the new wheels I want for mine. I dont like the black. if it all works and you have no luck, I'll give them away but maybe not with the sensors. It could be a few months and is still an "if" but I will keep you in mind if I make it.
     
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    Wow, thank you! Keep me in mind, definitely :)

    Good luck on your Phoenix move, let me know if you have questions on the area.
     
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