Friday, April 20, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
These are the LED replacement light bulbs you’ll need for a Scion iQ - all model years.
Research has shown me that replacing the incandescent bulbs with LEDs could extend the smaller battery in the iQ by 8-10 months.
Front turn 7440 x2
Rear turn 7440 x2
Low beam H11
Monday, April 02, 2018
I bought 40 spare oil filters from Rock Auto on clearance for $1.15 each.
Oil filters for SCION IQ:
Toyota Part #: 04152YZZA7
Many forums say to use synthetic OW-20 oil, but 5W-20 is recommended.
One oil filter (I use the Toyota brand)
1/4" drive rachet
64mm oil filter removal tool
Rags or towels
Here's a good video for changing it yourself:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4 lug pattern
weight: 38.5lbs with stock 175/60R16 tire
The ranges of possible values for tires and rims for a Scion iQ 2013
Tires for Scion iQ 2013
Diameters: 15.0'' - 17.0''
Width (mm): 175 - 205
Tire aspect ratio (%): 45 - 65
Smallest tire size: 175/65R15
Largest tire size: 205/45R17
Rims for Scion iQ 2013
Bolt pattern 4x100
Diameter: 15.0'' - 17.0'';
Width (inches): 5 - 6.5;
Offset (mm): 38 - 45.
You could move to 17" rims and smaller tires, but your curb weight is likely to increase and thinner walled tires are not recommended on the iQ.
You can also convert your rims from a 4 lug pattern to a 5 lug pattern with spacers. (Spacers do add weight though)
Spacers are two piece conversion wheel adapters that are used to convert a 4 lug nut wheel with 100mm bolt pattern to fit wheels with a 5 lug 4.5" (114.3mm) bolt pattern. They will also space out your wheels for 1.75-inch to help you get enough clearance for wider tires and rims.
A size 175/60 R14 tire weighs between 13 lbs and 14.5 lbs.
A size 185/70 R15 tire weighs between 16.5 lbs and 18 lbs
3) Larger is generally better as a rule of thumb, within normal limits. Larger diameter = less revolutions of the wheel to cover a given distance OR cover same distance faster. Wider = more traction, but too wide can result in interference, especially with steering set wheels.
The lightest weight wheels I've found are made by Konig - called Helium. I ended up purchasing 4x100 lug pattern, 15” diameter, 6.5”width, 10.55lb per rim, wheels for $320 shipped. This reduced the total weight, after adding a tire by 26 pounds per axle. My acceleration truly is better and it appears as if I have gained 1-2 miles more per gallon. My tire height is the exact same as the stock 16” rims (24.27”) using 195/60/15 tires.