Yes, that's what I meant by "direct fit". The Macpek / RSSW ATA755CG will only fit Toyota/Lexus. No other cars.Make sure if you get the aftermarket ones that they are hubcentric, or get the adapters.
Wheel specs for stock 18" and -1" are in the attached pic. (225/65R17 is stock for the XLE.)Note that our Hybrid Limited will come with 18" 235/55R18 wheels, but we will go with -1" / 17" for the winters. Either 225/65R17 or 225/60R17. 225/65R17 is the closest, but 225/60R17 is also within 2%. Blizzak WS80 comes in the former, and X-Ice i3 comes in the latter.
The 17x7 steels at my local shop are CAD$90. The 17x7 aluminum rims shown above at the same shop are CAD$140. So, CAD$50 (US$35) difference.having had a winter set of alloy rims, I wouldn't do it again. roads can get pretty bad (potholes), and if you badly dent or warp the rim, expensive to repair or replace. steel wheels, while not looking the greatest, are much cheaper to replace. just my own opinion.
Hmmm... From the spec:Hmmm... Both 225/65R17 and 225/60R17 are within an acceptable variance range of the stock Limited 18" 235/55R18:
However, we know that the XLE trim gets 225/65R17. If we were to assume that the preferred 17" size is 225/65R17, then 225/60R17 is not within an acceptable variance range.
I'm not sure if I'm overthinking this or not, but perhaps I should specifically look for a place that sells 225/65R17. The problem is my local shop sells the Michelin X-Ice i3 for a decent price, along with direct fit rims, but that tire only comes in the 225/60R17 size. I'd have to go elsewhere to find the right size tires, in a different brand (like the Blizzak WS80).
We get on average 65" of snow (over 100" the last two winters.) Have used the stock rims/tires on our 2004 Highlander since new and plan to do the same when we trade it on the Rav4 Hybrid this spring. I will concede that our 12 year old rims are looking pretty ratty from close up though.Wondering if anyone will be using the OEM rims and tires that came on their rav4 hybrid for the winter months for those of you who get snow?
Well the turning lock certainly is. Possibly something that could be adjusted?Hmmm... From the spec:
Steering - Type Electric Power assisted rack and pinion
- Overall Ratio 14.5:1 (XLE), 14.7:1 (LTD)
- Turns (lock to lock) 2.83 (XLE), 2.68 (LTD)
- Turning Circle
(curb to curb)
34.8 Ft. (17-inch tires)
36.7 Ft. (18-inch tires)
Wheel Size 7.0 x 17 in. (XLE)
7.0 x 18 in. (Limited)
Tread Width (front/rear) 61.8/61.8 (17-inch wheels)
61.4/61.4 (18-inch wheels)
Would the Limited and XLE be tuned slightly differently, for the different tire sizes?
I'm confused as to why they're different. The turning ratio on the Limited is slightly higher, but also for some reason as you say the turning lock is a bit smaller.Well the turning lock certainly is. Possibly something that could be adjusted?
When I asked my wife how's the ride so far, she says it's good. Then I told her I fitted the car with 215/70R16 BLIZZAK DM-V2 tires. After winter, she can decide if the stock 18" tires still giving a comfortable ride.Here's hoping that the 16" Blizzak tires I bought will do. Each tire says it's able to carry 1,400 lbs of load if I'm not mistaken, this was the first time I paid attention to the load/capacity of a tire, haha.
I was first going to shop for alloy wheels until someone on another forum suggested the costly repairs in the event that they are damaged when running into potholes and such so I sent with steel rims, also from Costco.
I was considering hub caps because on my Civic, they are bolten on securely by the lugnuts. Not true for Toyota with just eight clips I believe to keep them in place. I'm not going to bother making the wheels look pretty, haha. It's my wife's car and we don't pimp our rides anyway.
Good to know the 16" rims will still clear the brakes.When I asked my wife how's the ride so far, she says it's good. Then I told her I fitted the car with 215/70R16 BLIZZAK DM-V2 tires. After winter, she can decide if the stock 18" tires still giving a comfortable ride.
According to this site:^^^
Offset on the wheel might be a factor.