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post #1 of 11 Old 06-08-2017, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie Wheel advise

Hi,
I have bought 06 XB with 147,000 miles
My 2 of my Wheels are Corroded and wondering should I Vinyl wrap them or Dip
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Re: Newbie Wheel advise

Where they have the fax bolt heads, how would wrap look over them? Might be better to dip them. Are new wheels in your future or is this a long term look? Things to think about.
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This is WHY I bought steel wheels as I knew that winter would kill my wheels over time (I have the same wheels you do) !! Now I run winter tires then put my good wheels on when winter is done !!!!
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Re: Newbie Wheel advise

I had the same issue with my factory OEM 7 spoke wheels. They were corroding pretty bad around the center caps. I was also having issues with the tires loosing air. Found out after disassembling the tire, the clear coat was peeling pretty bad around the tire bead. Lots of Toyota alloy/aluminum wheels corrode or oxidize in the salt belt areas. Proper way would be to clean the corrosion via sandblasting or proper sanding, paint, and clear coat.

I think you would be better off buying a new set of wheels. I ended up going back to my factory steel wheels with wheel covers.
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A friend of mine just had th3 same issue with a cheap set of chrome aftermarket wheels. Th3 chrome was coming off the inside lip off tge wheel allowing air to leak from the bead. Couldnt fix it...
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Thanks everyone.
I figured since my car gets enough attention as you can see even when radio is clearly not even in the car when you look in car . Someone decided that I must have hidden it win wink , why would he take it out he who own this Xb must've have hidden it instead so the needed to look .
So let me bust out his window and check for sure , on Saturday
So buying more I don't think so , but maybe I will try sand blasting l. What's a good brand to dip with and I am thinking red and black
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Re: Newbie Wheel advise

Help please. I have 15's factory on my 06 xb scion and plan to put on sacchi s2 hypersilver 16".
I hear people say try 17's and 16's are too small but I HAVE 15' and thats smaller than 16's . Kinda confused
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Help please. I have 15's factory on my 06 xb scion and plan to put on sacchi s2 hypersilver 16".
I hear people say try 17's and 16's are too small but I HAVE 15' and thats smaller than 16's . Kinda confused
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Always remember one thing. At the end of the day, you are the one who has to be satisfied with your wheel choice. 15's will give you a smoother ride. I have friends that run 18's for that certain look, but the ride is rough and mileage suffers. Your choice.
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Re: Newbie Wheel advise

Thanks Guys,

I agree so I went ahead and bought them. Any suggestions on what is a good size to run. I was thinking about 205/40/16
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Re: Newbie Wheel advise

There's a web page here: Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible which will tell you what combination of rim diameter and aspect ratio - which is the sidewall's depth expressed as a percentage of the tread's sectional width, IE a factory spec bB tyre is a 185/65%x15", the 185/55% ones that some use are too small and a 195/60% is close enough to be legal in terms of odometer error. Then, when you go up an inch on the wheel, the aspect ratio must be reduced proportionally, which is where the calculator tool on that web page comes into its own.
I don't know what margin of error is permitted under USA construction & use legislation, but here in the UK, 10% under is permitted on the circumference of the tread, but not so much as a fraction of a percent larger is allowed, as that makes the odometer and speedometer read low, which could cause involuntary breaches of the speed limits. Slightly smaller circumference is ok though, as that will cause the recording instruments to read high, so making the driver think that they're driving faster than they are.

It's unlikely that an 18" wheel would be technically legal here as even the lowest aspect ratio ("profile" as the GTA generation will insist on calling the percentage) available for an 18" wheel may be enough to take the total size in terms of circumference and overall gearing higher than these numbers are with a stock 185/65% on a factory wheel.
So go as large as will fit under the mudguards, but if the circumference of the new wheel/tyre combination is too large, then allow some extra cash for having the speedometer/odometer transponder replaced with a bespoke one to set the dials' readings right.
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Agreed but that will course higher speeds and maybe .. Speeding tickets !!!!
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