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I find The 19” wheels on the PHEV Dynamic and HEV Excel a pain to clean. Too many spokes, nooks and crannies. Anyone think similar or swapped theirs? 

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28 minutes ago, Roger_N said:

I'll ask the man down the car wash next time I go.

Ask your man if what they spray on to clean the wheels is not going to cause longer term problems to the wheel.

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42 minutes ago, Catlover said:

Ask your man if what they spray on to clean the wheels is not going to cause longer term problems to the wheel.

Non acidic TFR mixed with water, I use that then jet wash and then at the end of the shampooing of the whole car I go for the wheels with the mitt too and rinse off with the jet wash. All clean and healthy. Hybrids wheels never get too much of a brake dust or cooked dirt as they are always cold, except winter salt that becomes sticky like a black glue 😉👌

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But, Tony, what does the man at the car wash use, that’s what I was addressing to Roger. I saw one time someone blaming a car wash that he regularly used blaming a car wash for early deterioration of his wheels.

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I’ve seen so many car wash people using high pressure jet washes close up and personal not only on the car body but the wheels/tyres, never a good thing in my book. I always do my own cars I know what’s going on and what I’m using on the car.

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The last few cars I've had have been ones with very multi spoke wheels and a pain in the ubik to wash.

The ones on my Rav design are fantastic, so easy to keep clean.

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A couple of cars ago I had a Jaguar F type with these wheels.  Never again would I have a car with a wheel like that.f-type_c2p18511_1_1.thumb.jpg.809f34b6fcbca4c56d34830178cd1dfd.jpg

The Avensis I have now has these wheels, what a difference when it comes to cleaning them.

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They are similar to the wheels on my previous Volvo. Very easy to clean and get to the back or inside of the wheel too. And to be honest I am not over fond of the look of the wheels on my RAV. A bit too bling for me, Much prefer simple design/styling 

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The Rav wheels.  So easy to clean, smooth ride and although i am a careful driver, they protect against kerbing unlike the trendy 21 inch spinnaz with rubber band tyres.

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26 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

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My problem is I can't buy a spacesaver due to the fact they are 19" 😟

Iain

 

Good job done 👌

These does not look that bad to clean to me, Corolla and some Mercedes Evs and other electric cars has seriously crazy designs that makes cleaning a nightmare, except if is done contact less or with valet brush. Here a Hyundai alloys, the only good bit is that they cover the discs nicely so less rust and the size is superb for comfort, efficiency and against kerbs 😉👌 And here the easiest wheels that I ever cleaned, Auris hybrid 2010. 

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28 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

My problem is I can't buy a spacesaver due to the fact they are 19" 😟

The Rav4 Excel 2022MY has a space saver (same wheel style) fitted as standard although the wheels are 235/55r19 I would imagine this should be OK

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2 minutes ago, Roger_N said:

The Rav4 Excel 2022MY has a space saver (same wheel style) fitted as standard although the wheels are 235/55r19 I would imagine this should be OK

What size is the space saver tyre Roger ?

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38 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

IMG_20220227_154038657.thumb.jpg.e4662e71a69b5877d3aa8239e355e422.jpgIMG_20220227_154038657.thumb.jpg.e4662e71a69b5877d3aa8239e355e422.jpgIMG_20220227_154058125.thumb.jpg.56b5aa2b72a0d394014b64c14c8b7e48.jpgIMG_20220227_154006052.thumb.jpg.2ae5955572c611d5fac19255d3ce57b5.jpgMust say I like 19" wheels as far as cleaning goes and enjoy washing them.

My problem is I can't buy a spacesaver due to the fact they are 19" 😟

Iain

 

buy a 18” spec saver, perfectly OK.

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Hi

as said before I find the 19 inch wheels very easy to clean though I use 2 different size wheel brushes.

You will find that an 18 inch wheel will work as a spare as said here before

Terry

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Iain

Whether you have 17”, 18” or 19 “ wheels the circumference of the tyre is the same. With a bigger wheel the height ( side wall ) of the tyre is reduced to compensate. So you could use a space saver from a 18” or 17” wheeled RAV on a 19” wheeled one. I’ve got a 18” full sized spare ( from a previous RAV) 

 

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51 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

IMG_20220227_154038657.thumb.jpg.e4662e71a69b5877d3aa8239e355e422.jpgIMG_20220227_154038657.thumb.jpg.e4662e71a69b5877d3aa8239e355e422.jpgIMG_20220227_154058125.thumb.jpg.56b5aa2b72a0d394014b64c14c8b7e48.jpgIMG_20220227_154006052.thumb.jpg.2ae5955572c611d5fac19255d3ce57b5.jpgMust say I like 19" wheels as far as cleaning goes and enjoy washing them.

My problem is I can't buy a spacesaver due to the fact they are 19" 😟

Iain

 

The 19” wheels on the PHEV are much more more convoluted in their design. Those are fine and would happily have them. 

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18 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

What size is the space saver tyre Roger ?

Still waiting for mine to be delivered, it could be in the next couple of weeks so at present I don't know but most of them are smaller than the full size wheel, I will let you know when I can check it.

 

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1 hour ago, Hybrid21 said:

What size is the space saver tyre Roger ?

You can download the owners manual and take a look ...

Toyota offer two types of compact spare - T165/80D17 104M and T165/90D18 107M. The later would be a better match for a 235/55R19 101V. Information taken from the latest manual (so for a car built in Feb 2022).

Edit: the above taken from the HEV manual. The PHEV manual specifies only one compact spare - the T165/90D18 107M

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I did ask the dealer and he said that Toyota do not supply a spacesaver for my vehicle, and I would need to purchase a full size 19" wheel, at over £800 😮

I also read somewhere that a spacesaver needs to be no more than 10% smaller than the other wheels rolling radius ?

Iain

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1 hour ago, robo1 said:

Iain

Whether you have 17”, 18” or 19 “ wheels the circumference of the tyre is the same. With a bigger wheel the height ( side wall ) of the tyre is reduced to compensate. So you could use a space saver from a 18” or 17” wheeled RAV on a 19” wheeled one. I’ve got a 18” full sized spare ( from a previous RAV) 

 

Thanks for the info Keith, just need to get my head round this 😃

I would have thought the dealer should have been more helpful then,  as he told me that Toyota didn't do a spacesaver for my vehicle and I would have to buy a full size 19" spare at over £800. He said that he had already supplied a few to other customers.

Iain

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15 minutes ago, Hybrid21 said:

I did ask the dealer and he said that Toyota do not supply a spacesaver for my vehicle, and I would need to purchase a full size 19" wheel, at over £800 😮

I also read somewhere that a spacesaver needs to be no more than 10% smaller than the other wheels rolling radius ?

Iain

The T165/90D18 107M is 1.7% larger than the 235/55R19 101V - so it's a pretty good match and perfectly fine as a get-you-home spare

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