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19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres #106468 Feb 19, 9:17am Feb 19, 9:17am
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19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres
I almost can't lower my celica anything at all. And fitting 19 inch rims (as I will) with out lowering the car any, will look really bad.

So, I'm thinking about using 40 profile tyres on the 19's instead of 35 profile (as it should be) so the car will
sit higher off the ground. Then lower it about 20mm front and 30mm rear.

But will 19's with 40 profile fit? Will there be enough room between the front/back of the fender(s) and the wheels?
Anyone with 19's and 35 (or, even better, 40 profile) that can give an educated guess? smile

And does 8.5x19" with a 30 offset fit front & back? Or does anyone know any wider 19's that'll fit?

Thanks for any help with this!!!

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106469 Feb 19, 9:19am Feb 19, 9:19am
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u can't use 40 series on 19s on our cars...will scrap like crazy!!! thumbsdown

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106470 Feb 19, 9:53am Feb 19, 9:53am
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Also a 40's will really throw off your odometer. You gotta go with a 35, but if you plan on using your celi as a daily driver be prepared to replace your tires when they blowout after you hit a pothole. It's inevidatable that you'll hit a pothole, everyone does grin They will also add a lot of rotating mass, so you might want to look into upgrading your brakes. It's safer to stick with 18's & a 40 series side wall, it'll fill up the wheel well real nice.

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: trog2233] #106471 Feb 19, 9:58am Feb 19, 9:58am
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Originally Posted by trog2233
u can't use 40 series on 19s on our cars...will scrap like crazy!!! thumbsdown

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: v3n0m] #106472 Feb 19, 12:23pm Feb 19, 12:23pm
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On one of my "old" cars, I had 8.5x18's with 215/35 profile rubber. worked great. Check it out at:

http://www.toyota-forum.dk/home2/images.asp?id=78&page=3

http://www.toyota-forum.dk/home2/images.asp?id=90&page=4

Yeah, it's a toyota "corona" i think you called it. it's called "carina" here in europe. anyways... who cares? smile

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106473 Feb 19, 12:29pm Feb 19, 12:29pm
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I have 19x8.5 w/ 235/35 and theres about a 1/2 clearance from right to left. There isnt a height issue, theres more than enough room for that w/ a 40 its the side to side thats the prob. and I also have a 1.2in drop


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Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106474 Feb 19, 7:59pm Feb 19, 7:59pm
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For everyday driving, 19's just aren't practical on a celica IMO. Go with 18's or 17's.


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Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: Evan] #106475 Feb 20, 5:39am Feb 20, 5:39am
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Originally Posted by Evan
For everyday driving, 19's just aren't practical on a celica IMO. Go with 18's or 17's.


I had 19's with 35 profile on my '98 golf. Logically I should have 20's on my celica smile

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106476 Feb 20, 3:35pm Feb 20, 3:35pm
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y cant you just lower ur car more and get 18s or somthing?

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: silvergts] #106477 Feb 23, 1:09am Feb 23, 1:09am
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Originally Posted by silvergts
y cant you just lower ur car more and get 18s or somthing?


My driveway doesn't allow me to lower the car enough to make big rims with the correct tires look "that good". I won't be able to lower it enough to close the gap that'll be between the wheel arches and the tire.

Thought about air/hydraulics - but living in norway, the
price for the parts and installation, together with the
total lack of anyone with any experience, makes it too impractical. So filling up the arches with too big wheels seems to be the only solution.

I've been thinking about 18's aswell. www.german-wheels.com (schmidt wheels) sells some good looking 3 piece 18" rims, with 8.5x18 up front and 9.5x18" (or something wild like that) on the rear. But once you've had 19's, you don't want to go back to 18's again smile and, in my opinion, the best size for the celica's big arches are 19's.

I think I'll have to find a store with 19 inch tyres with 40 profile in stock, so I can put them up against the car and see if it'll fit...

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106478 Feb 23, 2:02pm Feb 23, 2:02pm
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Downsize your rims.

Rims that big belong on Bling Bling Escalades. Not on Celicas. You'll save yourself some money by seeing those rims to someone else and getting cheaper tires in the process. 17's are ideal.

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Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106479 Feb 23, 5:30pm Feb 23, 5:30pm
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So just a thought, but as far as i know the widest wheel that will fit the celica (with a front wheel drive offset)is 8" wide. Could be wrong... does anyone have wider then that?

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: celicat23] #106480 Feb 23, 5:51pm Feb 23, 5:51pm
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yep get 35 thats what i have

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: DjFox1270] #106481 Feb 24, 3:23am Feb 24, 3:23am
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Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Downsize your rims.

Rims that big belong on Bling Bling Escalades. Not on Celicas. You'll save yourself some money by seeing those rims to someone else and getting cheaper tires in the process. 17's are ideal.

*ndy


Guess it all comes down to your own personal taste. For me, 17's are for golf mk2's, polo's...small cars like that. Escalades? Needs 20's...atleast! :-)

And I'm not trying to put anyone down. Get whatever you like. If you like 17's, get them.

It's your car&money - do what YOU like.

Re: 19 inch rims with 40 profile tyres [Re: HJC_Celica] #106482 Feb 24, 3:29am Feb 24, 3:29am
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Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
So just a thought, but as far as i know the widest wheel that will fit the celica (with a front wheel drive offset)is 8" wide. Could be wrong... does anyone have wider then that?


Schmidt wheels sells 9x18 for the front and 9 or 9.5x18's for the back wheels. I don't understand what offset these should have tho. Check the page yourself, if you're interested:

http://www.german-wheels.com/fahrzeugaus...mber=V2%2CV3-18

Link to picture of the wheel:
http://www.german-wheels.com/images/felgen/gross-500x/VN-Line-3-tlg-18.jpg

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