Last post on Feb 01, 2012 at 3:31 AM
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Toyota Yaris, Tires, Wheels, Hatchback
#14 of 23 Re: tires size for hatchback [mvg]
Nov 13, 2008 (2:03 pm)
These are the sizes available for a 2008 YARIS:
#15 of 23 Tire and wheel question
Dec 13, 2008 (10:45 am)
I just bought a new toyota yaris hatchback 2008 and i would like it to hook it up so i want to know what would be like the biggest wheel and proper tire for this type the car. Any advice help. Thank you.
P.S. I don't know anything about tires and wheels, i just know that the tire size is like 15".
#16 of 23 Re: Tire and wheel question [The_Gamaliel]
Dec 15, 2008 (10:18 am)
Just take a look at the previous message. The largest size 15 tire would be a 205/55-15
#17 of 23 Re: 15/14 inch wheels [lewjac3]
Apr 08, 2009 (1:55 pm)
I think larger wheels will significantly increase your mileage by making the overall gearing higher. The tradeoff will be slightly slower acceleration. As 'Bama points out, the overall diameter is determined by the tire size ratio(ie A 175/70 will have a larger overall diameter than a 1175/60, because the distance from the wheel to the outside of the tire is 70% of 175mm, versus 60% for the 175/60).
Oct 23, 2009 (12:02 pm)
first tank was about 38 mpg. Getting better requires a lot of diligence and habit changes in driving as well as careful drivetrain selection.
We bought a '09 3 door white manual Yaris. I was not happy with Toyota for putting on the 15 inch rims/tires. Bigger tires cost more and more to turn! More rubber contact to the road means more friction.The 14 inch with smaller tires will give you a better mileage. It has taken a lot of care and time to relearn matching this cars clutch and gear match ups since the engine revs are a lot quicker than other standards in the fleet. We keep our speed no more than 60 mph and use the highest gear possible to cruise in. In other words, drive it like a diesel. RPMs under 2000. That got us to 40 mpg.
At 5000 miles, we caught a nail in the side wall of the rear tire. Rather than replace it with another 15 inch. We located two 14 inch rims and carefully selected another 14 inch tire with the same height as the 15 inch ones. 175/70 R 14. That one has the same width as the recommended 175/65 R 14 and the height of the 185/60 R 15, but more narrow. Best of both worlds. That bumped up another 2 mpg's. I am waiting for the next few tanks to come in to decide if that reading is in error or correct. So at this point it is looking like 42 mpg's. City. Oh, I do a bit of coasting in Neutral as well and use the cruise control.
I copied my post from another forum and brought it here. Rule of thumb, the fatter the tread gets and/or the shorter the tire, lower gas mileage. So best tire/rim size should be a 175/70 R 14. If you go up another size in the 14", the tread gets wider which will defeat your purpose. I wish 13" rims would fit in the front like the older Tercel and Mazda 323's.
#19 of 23 Re: tires size for hatchback [highmiler650]
Apr 18, 2010 (10:00 am)
hey bro! what size rims would i need for the 185/60-15 tires for the Yaris Hatchback?
also, will this work on a 2007 Yaris?
Thanks for the information.
Tom MY 2007 YARIS HATCHBACK
#20 of 23 Help...2007 Yaris wheels
Aug 29, 2011 (9:02 am)
Just bought an 07 yaris. I am an idiot at vehicles, but would like to put on a set of darker (smoke grey) rims. Don't need super fancy, just wannna jazz it up a little. What do I google/ebay/craigs list for?
do I just put 15x5 by 100 thread? 4 holes? 5 holes?
Can I just put em on or do I need to alter the vehicle in other ways? Or does that matter by what size I buy. I think the same size with some style would be fine. Any advice would be great. Thanks
#21 of 23 dumb question
Jan 30, 2012 (9:06 am)
My wife bent her wheel the other day and I was wondering if you have to use a "yaris" wheel, or if you could substitute?
#22 of 23 Re: dumb question [robias]
Jan 30, 2012 (7:06 pm)
Any other wheel with the same diameter, section, and offset will sub right in. For instance, you could use almost any 14" or 15" (depending on which rims your wife's car has) rim from other Toyotas will probably work.
#23 of 23 There's more to wheels than what's been stated.
Feb 01, 2012 (3:31 am)
There's more to wheels than what's been stated. The wheel has to clear the brake parts - and none of the conventional dimensions tells you anything about that.
So be careful. If you want to get the same exact wheel that came on the car, you're best bet is a dealer. If you are willing to have something "about the same", then try Tire Rack, Discount Tire, or a local tire dealer.