Temporary tire interchangeable with another make?


#1

I just bought a lovely used 2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback. It did not come with a temporary tire. I am junking my 1996 Mazda protégé and am wondering if that temporary tire will work with the Prius. I cannot find specs in the Toyota owner4s manual for the temp tire but the Mazda temp tire still has its numbers visible.

Thanks!


#2

Attached is a link to a cross reference chart for wheel bolt patterns. The chart will tell you if it’s interchangeable.

http://roadkillcustoms.com/hot-rods-rat-rods/Wheel-Bolt-Pattern-Cross-Reference-Database.asp?Makes=TOYOTA&Models=PRIUS


#3

You could just try it and see if it fits and you will know for sure.


#4

It appears the Prius has 5 lug wheels and the Mazda 4 lug so there is no chance of fitting.

The Prius should have a tire size label in the drivers door jam showing the temporary spare size, this will aid in finding the correct diameter but not with bolt pattern.


#5

Since it won’t work, you might buy a used one at a junk yard, or buy a new wheel on line and then a tire to fit. Is there a spare well to fit a spare tire? If so, make sure the wheel/tire fit into it. If you are lucky, the spare well might accommodate a full size spare.


#6

I haven’t looked at the spare in a while but I thought it had a number of holes in it for use on different bolt patterns? To me the important part would be the diameter. We are talking about the space saver spare aren’t we?


#7

“I thought it had a number of holes in it for use on different bolt patterns?”

Don’t believe I’ve ever seen a spare that fit that description


#8

Must have been my imagination then. Looked at a bunch of pictures and they all just have the standard bolt holes. Must have been all the vent holes. I guess I’d just try to get the right one from a junk yard. I think they are only $10-20. Around here they are used for the wheels for boat docks but there really isn’t much of a market for them.


#9

@Bing

You sure you weren’t thinking of aftermarket alloy rims?

I’ve seen a few with 2 sets of mounting holes :neutral:


#10

Check your local salvage yard. In big cities there will be yards that specialize in Toyotas. Pick up a tire and wheel. They will probably have one in new condition…


#11

+1 @Caddyman