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I do not own a prius yet but it is to be my next car. I have been looking over this sight it is the best and I hope to share what I can (worked for toyota for short time love the cars not the dealers ) Well any way my Q if anyone knows is which tire is it .
Size
Serv. Desc.
Load Rating UTQG Max
Load Max.
Inflation
Press. Tread
Depth Rim
Width
Range Meas.
Rim
Width Sect.
Width Tread
Width Overall
Diam. Revs Per Mile

Bridgestone Potenza RE92

175/65SR14 81S SL 160 A A
1019lbs.
44psi
10/32nds
5-6"
5"
7.2"
5.2"
23"
906

175/65HR14 82H SL 160 A A
1047lbs.
35psi
10/32nds
4.5-6"
5"
7"
5.3"
23"
919

175/65SR14 84S XL 160 A A
1102lbs.
50psi
10/32nds
5-6"
5"
7"
5.3"
23.1"
902
Sorry bout the format coped from http://WWW.tirerack.com

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George! The last one you have listed matches the one on our 2002 Silver, delivered Dec. 14, 2001 VIN # 20045919 ---

84S XL 160 AA Max 50 psi weight 1102 lbs. Have almost 5,000 miles and planning on getting serviced at 5,000 or maybe 6,000. I think 7,500 is too long! Tires Are wearing good and even , but front ones show more wear than rear, so planning to switch strait front to rear at 5M or 6M and then criss cross oposite sides at 10M or 12M to keep tread on both sides syncronized. I drive about 12,000 a year and am leaning towards twice a year for service. I am not going to be too picky about the freebies when I get it serviced. Planning to get 4 quarts of Mobil 1 but haven't decided on whether to use 0W-30 or 5W-30. Walmart stocks both in Mobil !. synthetic at wal-Mart for 4.77 a quart, and taking it in to the dealer. Can't really trust them. I figure the extra 20 bucks isn't worth squabbling about on a 21,500 dollar car! PS - I have been inflating to 42/40 Cold. Seems to be about the best for performance and tire wear.

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Don Good Ephrata, PA.
 
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Looking over the tires I hope its the 175/65HR14 82H SL 160 A A lower psi. higher load rating and more turns per mile good/ bad? If mine dosen,t have those I might change them. My over all plans for the Hytoy (which is what the name will be) Is to add an armrest, deluxe multimedia upgrade, and trailer hitch from coastal . I'm going with a pioneer tv tuner(gexp7000tv) and six disc dvd (xdv-p9) all controled by the (avm-p900R)
for details just ask . I have a friend who has a prius and he has xm radio with an fm adapter from pioneer so if you want xm or multi cd its not hard to get it installed for about $100 to $200 less then toyota but you will have a wired controler . Well this may make some lol but it still has a gas engine and I think we should be able to get more pep out of it some idea s
are a switch to turn on the gas when you want and good filters never hurt
and i wonder if that tornado thing would help. I'm not saying it's that slow but 10.0 0-60 is almost a danger has any one had any problems in trafic or passing safety is a big deal to me and my wife . How are rolling starts does the cvt do a good job of keeping the car in the quick or does it lag .
Well thanx for all the help and I want to thank all who own one for helping the planet and for everyone out there who says thay don't mak enough polution to hurt the planet thay do .

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Hi George,
Different turns per mile than 902 will throw off your speedometer/odometer. Fewer turns per mile puts more stress on the drive train. More turns per mile drops your top speed (but not your top reported speed). It also makes your engine rev more for a given real speed, which might affect mileage slightly. Also, recheck the load ratings, 1102 is bigger than 1047.

If you think 10.0 is slow, wait 'til you find out it's 12.9. If you're looking for a muscle car, walk on by. Despite that, I find it to be fine for real traffic/passing. The motor driven CVT has MUCH faster response than any gas engine out there. No lag whatsoever, unless you manage to drain the HV battery, then you discover that the Prius engine has far more lag than usual. Why? Because gas engines create most of their pollution during rapid transitions in power output. This is a huge benefit of the electic motor.

Post pics of your tuner in action when you're done! By the way, Coastal may be adding some of that stuff to their lineup soon.

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"I'm not saying it's that slow but 10.0 0-60 is almost a danger has any one had any problems in trafic or passing safety is a big deal to me and my wife . How are rolling starts does the cvt do a good job of keeping the car in the quick or does it lag . "

On Georges comments: I do agree with Robert Snyder
on all his comments. I am just helping to confirm the response of the CVT/Electric motor on acceleration.

I love the capabilities of this car for passing. I find the higher speed acceleration to be quite adequite. The last time I had a car that could do what this one does on passing was in 1972 - a highly modified Ford "X" class street dragster - I was too poor to make it go faster, but it did the 1/4 in about 14.5 seconds at 85 mph and did 0-60 in about 10 seconds.

I think my Prius could have kept up to it from 60-85 mph, maybe not 0-60 but after that.

PS - the 1971 1/4 mile specs for the Chevy Corvette (stock small block) were about the same.

Prius is fine for passing.

steve d.
'02 super white 13000 miles

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Don,t get me wrong I will be buying one . Speed is not that big of deal but I just don't want some kid on a bike won't be pasing me by (lol) but looks like that won't happen . I have only driven one for about 15 min. It felt nice and tight ,comfy , and a lot better than my 95 escort LX (1.9 L) which I am getting about 25-35 mpg out of and it does fine slightly faster feeling then the prius and all it has are good filters but its a two door hatchback and it doesn't help the planet . I must have miss read that sorry . Has anyone bought the hitch from coastl yet and if so is it just for acc. or can I tow 1200 lbs. with it . Is the prius not recomended for towing . I noticed the rav 4 ev says nor reomended for towing but nothing on the prius did I miss it. Well I think you all for your help .

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The Prius is not recommended for towing. There are people (including me) who tow light things.

CoastalETech has 2 hitches now - I bought the 1 1/2 receiver, but the 2" was not available from them when I bought it.

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