Winter tires, Prius V five from Lexus ES 350

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    Found these wheels with 215/55/17. I assume that I won’t be able to drive with this size tire, but will the rims fit the stock 205/50/17 for my Prius?

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    For $300, I wanted to put some winter tires.

    Thanks in advance!


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    If they're compatible I'd be inclined to swap them for the OEM (use the OEM for snows); they look sweet.
     
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    The size and lug pattern are right (4.5”/114.3mm). No idea on the backspacing. We run 225/50R17 tires on our v Five, so size-wise, these should be compatible. Have to check the speedo correction factor.
     
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    The Wheels and Caps website doesn't show an offset for the 17" Prius v wheels but it's probably the same as for the 16" Prius v wheels which it says is 39mm. It shows the offset for those Lexus ES wheels as being 40mm so they should work fine.

    If I had a do-over, I would buy the 16" Prius v wheels for winter use and buy wheel centers for them on eBay instead of buying 16" steel wheels and hubcaps. Regardless, there is a better selection of winter tires at a lower cost in 205/60-16 than in 215/50-17. 16" wheels also provide a cushier ride over rougher winter roads.

    Wheels and Caps is currently selling refurbished OEM 16" Prius v wheels for $134.67:

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    The refurbished OEM wheels I bought from Wheels and Caps for our Sienna in 2014 were absolutely like new and still are in excellent condition after five winters.
     
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    Going to check them out today. Does $300 sounds like a fair price?


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    Just remember they are seven inch wide rims, so don't expect to put narrow section skins on them, as some do with winter tires.
     
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    Use narrower, smaller diameter rims (with appropriate snow tires) for winter, and the wider, dressier rim for all seasons.

    I'm thinking the potential purchase rims are head-and-shoulders above the OEM's for looks.

    Can you get 16" OEM's on some level? Or a steel Camry rim? Something like that I would use for snows, with appropriate taller/narrower snow tire.
     
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    Can you explain?


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    Meaning 50 sidewalls?


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    No, meaning narrower than the OEM section width 205s, which many people do with winter tires (but I don’t).
     
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    My wife bought the latest tires on the car which were 205/50/17. But looking up the correct stock, she should of bought 215/50/17. I wonder what happened there?


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    Tire guy offered what he had in stock?
     
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    I just put them on as my winter tires, but didn’t buy the winter tires yet. The car drives better with these rims. Not sure about mpg yet. But I am going to take your advice and leave them for my all season wheels. And turn my Oem rims as winter.


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