Jerry P said:Joel, The wheels look great! Wish I could put something like that on my Silver AM but alas, still got one boy in college so wheel/tire money is tight. Do you have any clearance problems? I'd be a little wary here in big-time snow country since it tends to build up in the wheel wells.
I also should add that the '04 Prius uses the same wheel and tire combination as an '04 or '03 Corolla.e6tme said:Joel,
What are the specs of your wheels? (Size and offset) Tirerack doesn't seem to list any 17" wheels for the 04 Prius. What is the aspect ratio of your tires?
Also, is there a link to the Japanese Toyota parts site?
dgwilkinson said:The new wheels and rubber look great. How do they affect performance ie) acceleration and MPG?
Also, how much has the handling been improved, particularly chicane type of manuevering? I traded-in a WRX for the Prius and about the only thing I miss about the WRX is its superb handling. I'm just not used to floating around on these cushy type of tires.
greenmachine said:I'm not sure if these will fit but I think they'd look really nice how can you tell?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 2453853049
WirelessToy said:Is your posted size 205/40 17 correct? Or did you mean you put on a set of 205/45 17's. If you look at http://www.1010tires.com 's tire size calculator they indicate that the size you posted is EXACTLY right for a first generation Prius (185/65 14). If put them on an '04 your speedometer could be more than 4% too fast. General rule of thumb is not to exceed 3% difference. As I read it it appears that the 205/45 17's would be a better choice as the speedometer reading would be only.8% faster. Stock tire would turn 850.3 revolutions per mile while the 205/45 17 would turn 857.3. This compares much better to the OEM tire than the 205/40 17 indicated which would turn 886.9 revolutions per mile.
Perhaps I am missing something...