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just adding to @paulster2's answer, when it's jacked up if you spin the wheel and look at the rim on the inside(inner side) you might notice a flatspot(a flat deviation to the wheels circular shape), that could cause the noise/vibration, usually happens when you hit a pothole or mount a kerb at speed. if the wheel is flatspotted it can be heated up and bent ...


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Are you sure the rim is true? The wheel is a used one bought off of Craigslist. so it's not new, but no visible damages or dents. If the wheel isn't true, it could be causing the vibration/noise you're talking about. If the wheel is true, it would have to be either the balance job or a bad tire. I'm sorry. does the wheel being true implies it's a ...


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After taking it back to the shop, the mechanic diagnosed it as "the back tire inside rim wheel weights are rubbing" (apparently they didn't rub when those tires were in the front). So rebalance the rear wheels and I'm back in business.


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You can use a parts fiche (aka parts diagram) to get the correct part number. However, things like bearings are usually standard metric sizes so there might be a few manufacturers making the right sized bearing and 'Prius front wheelbearing' is probably enough to identify it. http://toyota.epc-data.com/ is your friend. The Russian language version of it ...


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Not endorsing anyone, but the Amazon compatibility tool that pops up on their site when you're searching for car parts has never steered me wrong, assuming you can match the exact part number to the one provided by whoever you're buying the parts from. Searching a Prius specific forum would also be a good place to find specific part numbers and ...


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An alternative is just covering them up with wheel covers (sometimes called hub caps, but wheel covers cover more than the hub). They can be had quite cheap.


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According to the tire size calculator rpmerf linked to, the corolla setup will be about 2.4% smaller. What this mean? Your speedo will read 2.4% faster than it would on your stock tire. For exemple if the speedo read 100km/h you will be going 97.6km/h in reality. Will it fit Most likly yes it will fit. Since your car could come with tires up to 235mm ...



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