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silverceli21
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Feb 20, 6:55am - #107170 
TIRES

hey guys im getting 18's need to know wut peeps think about 35's or 40's...no shit that 35's give you a crappy ride but how bad? and do 40's really offer that much more protection...o yea and if anyone has close up pix showing differences in how much tire is around happywink


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trog2233
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Feb 20, 6:58am - #107171 
Heres mine...with 35s

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Feb 20, 7:40am - #107172 
with 40s

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celicat23
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Feb 20, 9:02am - #107173 
I had 8.5x18" with 215/40 profile tyres on my toyota carina, together with some stiff shocks&springs. it was a pretty hard ride. but it took a bit over 2 years before I started notice any vibrations in the steering wheel (i.e: the wheels needed balancing again 'cause of the abuse).

I ran 8.5x19" with 225/35 profile tyres on a '98 golf I had. in just one summer, i started feeling vibrations through the steering wheel.

ride quality really isn't that different between the two. the 35's felt a BIT harder. but you can do a lot with springs and shocks/dampers to soften it up. but what you got to realise is that your rims won't last 5-6 years. so i guess it's a matter of how long you're planning on keeping them.

btw: if you want to keep the correct rolling radius (or whatever it's called) on the wheels - the celica should have 40 profile tyres with 18 inch wheels (as far as I know...). 35 profile is for 19's.

and I havn't tried 30 profile yet, but I've asked a store selling rims&tyres about them - and they said I should be prepeared to get my wheels straightened out once every 2 months or so 'cause of the abuse they'll have to take with so little rubber.

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