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Old 11-27-2008, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, PriusChick from Southern California Beach.
I recently purchased a Beautiful shiny Black Prius-Pkg #6.
It has all the options, exception of a sunroof.
Navigation, XMradio, 6CD, back up cam, upgraded speakers/subwoofer.
custom mats, Pinnacle ceramic limo black tint 99.5 UV rejection.
Shark fin antennae. I 'm looking for some nice wheels 18"-20".
low profile tires to maintain similar mpg.
IDK any suggestions?
Maybe Scion wheels?
Have only driven it a few times so still on the first tank of gas,
so far, 51.8 mpg without really trying. Will read the posts about hypermiling.

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Old 11-28-2008, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The aerodynamics of the wheel will be important. I would check the threads about special wheel covers for the Prius. There is a kit made in Japan that looks pretty neat.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My neighbor just had a sunroof put in on her new Prius. It looks pretty good but she took about a 4 mpg hit becuase she has it open all the time. And as far as wheels and tires go its going to be hard to find a narrow, lightweight combo with minimal rolling resistance in the 18-20inch size. Guess it really matters how far you want to take it. Bling bling or mpg bragging
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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One of the lightest 18" wheels you can get (at reasonable cost) is the Enkei RP-F1, weighing just 17 pounds for the 18" x 7.5" combo that would probably suite a Prius. I don't know if they're available drilled with your car's 5x100 bolt pattern, but Enkei makes a whole variety of fitments, so I'd assume you'd be able to get your size.

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Rpf-1s do come in the 5x100 pattern, but the offset is key. They have very limited offsets. I also recomend this wheel, as it is amazingly light. It is also a very sharp design. Hopefully you realize aluminum or bust here, unless you want to dish out the coin for mags. Chrome is insanely heavy.
Why so big for wheels? Looking for handling?

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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HI, and thanks for the response,
I'll do the research on the Enkei wheels.
Where would be a good place to purchase..for starters online website?

Nah, not really for handling. I'm pleasantly surprised with the handling and
a few of the other features as well.

Just trying to make her look cutsie ...while maintaing similar mpg
.. hee hee hee
as someone previously posted: "bling bling or mpg" mmmm...
i'll try to attempt both......
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